Weekly Picks Singapore 17 23 September 2018

Weekly Picks: Singapore (17 – 23 September 2018)

The Golden Record 2.0, NUS Arts Festival 2018, 21 – 22 September 2018, University Cultural Centre Theatre

At the NUS Arts Festival 2017 was staged part one of The Golden Record, inspired by the 40th anniversary of the 1977 NASA launch of Voyager I and II, the interstellar crafts that carried two ‘Golden Records’ deep into space. The play opened the ‘cultural Noah’s Ark’ and examined its interstellar contents in the new light of the 21st century. The Golden Record 2.0 now shifts the focus: from the local to the universal. Given the chance to select the sounds, images and greetings that portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, what message would Singaporeans choose to communicate with the universe? NUS Stage gathers these tokens of our world’s sights, “our science, our images, our music, our thoughts and our feelings” and presents this ambitious time capsule to a live audience before it is sent to the stars.

More information here.



Artist Talk: A Place Becomes A Space, with Hayati Mokhtar and Min-Wei Ting, The Susbtation, 22 Sept 5PM

In this artist talk the featured artists of the Substation’s Deathsong exhibition, Hayati Mokhtar and Min-Wei Ting, will discuss their artistic processes and their use of the moving image in contemplating places and the stories embedded within them. The talk will be moderated by Benjamin Yap, The Substation’s new intern, who is also an aspiring young filmmaker.

Find out more about the Deathsong exhibition here.



CEX Slam 2018, by CausewayEXchange, 22 Sept 8PM

CEX Slam is a bilateral poetry slam between Singapore and Malaysia, where each country sends a contingent of 5 poets to go up against each other to find out who gets to take home the poetic bragging rights for the year. Like a friendly football match, it is not about the points and neither is it necessarily about the poetry – it is about the exchange.

CEX Slam 2018/19 is the second edition of CEX Slam. Revived and rebranded in 2016, each edition of CEX Slam is a two-legged tie – each leg hosted by each country as they alternately host the CEX Festival every year. CEX Slam 2018 is the first leg of the 2018/19 edition, and this year Malaysia will be visiting Singapore at The Arts House at the Old Parliament. Join us to celebrate this CausewayEXchange and cheer for all of us. Audience encouraged to come in their country colours to support their teams, Singapore (Red) & Malaysia (Blue).

Find out more here.

A Community Theatre Workshop for Local and Migrant Youth, The Hive, Nanyang Technological University, until 2 Dec

Moving In is a 3-month long series of drama workshops aimed at bringing together young Singaporeans and young low-income migrant workers to create art.​

By engaging in drama games and activities, the participants will explore similar and differing worldviews and life circumstances. This project aims to dispel misconceptions that one group might have about the other, and most importantly, to create opportunities to integrate migrant workers into the Singapore society.

If you’re a Singaporean or low-income migrant worker between the ages of 18 and 30, you’re invited to join the programme as a participant. The workshop is free. To register or find out more information click here.


First Storeys – Open Call for Stage Manager and Actors, 23 Sept, Goodman Arts Centre

First Stories is seeking actors and a stage manager for a theatrical installation to be staged in March 2019. First Storeys is a historical investigation of the ‘kampong to metropolis’ narrative in Singapore. Through speculative narratives supported by archives and oral histories, the theatrical installation will uncover the resettlement period from the 1950s to 1990s. The project hopes to record less known stories of Resettlement Officers, tease out issues faced during the resettlement period, and how the general Singapore population received the first Housing and Development Board (HDB) projects.

More information on application details here.


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