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Weekly Picks: Singapore (29 October – 4 November 2018)

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Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2018 by Emergency Stairs, Centre 42, 3 – 10 Nov

Catch Southernmost: One Table Two Chairs Project 2018 from 3 to 11 Nov 2018 at Centre 42 – an arts festival for the future presented by experimental theatre company Emergency Stairs. Immerse yourself in a week of artistic experimentation and dialogue across art forms, cultures, time and space. Purchase your Festival Passes and festival production Journey to Nowhere tickets, or sign up for the Physical Masterclass to learn under Cambodian and Javanese dance masters. Find out more here.


Right of the Soil, a book launch and reading by Yong Shu Hoong organised by Ethos Books, The Arts House, 4 Nov, 2pm

In his sixth collection of poetry, two-time Singapore Literature Prize winner, Yong Shu Hoong, contemplates how a person is invariably bound to the land on which he first sets foot. Exploring the four fundamental elements of air, water, fire and earth, Right of the Soil navigates questions about belongingness and birthright. Aside from reading new poems, Yong will be sharing about his creative meshing of heartfelt ruminations with world-building, and how the infamous 10 Courts of Hell in Haw Par Villa inspired an integral section in this latest addition to his oeuvre.

More information here.

Weekly Picks Singapore 29 October 4 November 2018

Singapore Eco Film Festival 2018 by Pangolin Productions Pte. Ltd., 1 – 4 Nov, ArtScience Museum

Singapore Eco Film Festival 2018 is an inspirational event bringing together all the eco organisations and storytellers in Singapore, to celebrate and accelerate solutions for our environment!

It’s a jam-packed programme over 4 days filled with unforgettable experiences; including eco films, insightful panel discussions, activities & workshops for all ages!

We hope to use the festival to foster more collaboration & ignite a public passion towards protecting our environment! And guess what? It is (and always will be) free and open to the public. Families, children & people of all abilities welcome!

Find out more at the website.

Cerita Cinta (Love Story) by Akulah BIMBO SAKTI (I am the MAGIC BIMBO), 1 – 4 Nov, Esplanade Theatres on the Bay

For Roslan, whose dispassionate wife’s routine includes cooking Asam Pedas for him and their two children, food is one of the few things that add colour to his life. Like the dish, his temper tends to rise and hit boiling point, all too quickly sometimes. Gentle and affectionate one moment, he singes and sears the next.

At home, there is unspoken love, and there are painful scars. There are responsibilities, and there is the ideal of what a home should be. How will the cycles of joy and sadness, resentment and resignation be broken when they are always teetering on the brink and on rinse and repeat? What are his limits of control?

First staged in 1995, Cerita Cinta marks playwright and director Noor Effendy Ibrahim’s return to Malay theatre since Bilik Ahmad Berdaki (2009). Presenting an unabashed view of the threads that bind a family, it examines the dysfunctionality of an atypical Malay household.

More information here.

 

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