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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

15 – 21 May: Singapore 2017

poetry fest

Saturday, 20 May, 11:00am  @ The Arts House

SEMINAR: sgPoems 2015/16 Anthology

This seminar discusses the Singapore poetry landscape based on the first publication by the Poetry Festival (Singapore).

The anthology showcases poems by finalists in Poetry Festival’s competition over the last two years as well as featured poets during the festival in 2015.

The event unveils with a discussion on the anthology by Hazirah Mohamed, Gwee Li Sui and Subramaniam Kannappan.

FORUM: Our Poetry: Giving Meaning to Poetics & Politics

With panelists Gwee Li Sui, Annaliza Bakri, Ramchander and Zhou Hao, the forum aims to unravel the role of poetry in today’s social and cultural imagination, where poetics and politics have been encapsulated, blended or even relegated. It will be moderated by Dr Azhar Ibrahim.

Admission is Free, click here to RSVP

Aferwards, grab a couple of buddies and head down to Montana at PoMo Mall for some Spoken Word poetry and drinks!

Spoken Word at Montana

Darling Buds of May: Spoken Word, 20 May, 6:00pm @ Montana, PoMo Mall (beside SOTA)

Co-organised by Poetry Walls Singapore and Poetry Festival Singapore
Venue Partner: Montana

Ticketing, Details & RSVP link: http://spokenwordmay.peatix.com/

 

yarra dn

17 May, 7:30pm @ Dance nucleus studio

Revisit fundamental components in contemporary dance with movements sets that work the body from the ground up.
Level of Class: Intermediate/ with dance background/ foundation
More about Yara lleto and registeration can be found here

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Film Screening – “The Art of Looking” by John Berger @ STPI, 17 May, 7pm

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. Each evening we see the sun set. We know that the earth is turning away from it. Yet the knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.” – John Berger

Realised as a portrait in works and collaborations, this creative documentary takes a different approach to biography, with Berger leading in his favourite role of the storyteller.

Admission is free.

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LA JEUNE FILLE SANS MAINS, 21 May, 2 pm
(The girl without hands)

Rating: M18 – Nudity

*In French with English subtitles
A poor miller gets tricked by the Devil and accidentally sells his daughter for a bit of gold. But Satan can’t take her because she’s too pure and has wept on her hands. So Satan orders the miller to cut her hands off. It’s the beginning of the young girl’s journey towards freedom. This movie is an animated adaptation of the Grimm brother’s fairytale.

Click here to book your tickets!

 

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