Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Weekly Picks: Singapore (5 – 11 November 2018)

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Bras Basah.Bugis Art Sprawl, Handy Road Open Space, outside The Cathay, 9 – 10 November

The Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl is a two-day event that offers an eclectic line-up of arts and heritage offerings for visitors young and old, held along Handy Road Open Space outside The Cathay. ‘Art sprawlers’ can indulge in some “me time” at the lifestyle market and browse locally-designed and produced merchandise, while the adventurous can try out something unconventional such as tarot reading, or get a haircut, an additional piercing or a temporary tattoo! Get creative and take part in a charcoal sketching workshop, or grab a biodegradable paper cup and contribute to the outdoor mural.  Find out more here.

Neon Lights, Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, 9 – 11 November

Singapore’s premier outdoor music and arts festival, is back again! Be prepared for three exhilarating days filled with music and fun! It features a stellar line-up of international and local music acts, alongside an eclectic array of activities. Fans can catch their bands live (like YUNA and INTERPOL), indulge in creative workshops, explore avant-garde performances and roving acts, see art installations, try some delicious food and many other surprises. Attended by music and arts lovers in 2015 and 2016, 2018’s return is set to be one of the most eagerly anticipated and dynamic lifestyle events of the year. Visit the website here.

No Strings Attached 2018 by Paper Monkey Theatre, Goodman Arts Centre, 9 – 11 November

No Strings Attached is a festival organised by Paper Monkey Theatre that features puppetry artists from Asia and around the world. Third year in the running, the festival this year presents works from Australia, Italy, Thailand and Singapore. Come and watch a performance, chat with the artists and DIY your very own puppet. Find out more here.

Fat Kids are Harder to Kidnap X by How Drama, Esplanade Annexe Studio, 9 – 11 November

It’s the 10th anniversary of Fat Kids Are Harder To Kidnap and they’re bringing back some of their greatest hits as well as all new plays inspired by Trump, Kim, Trump-Kim and more. They’ll try their best to fit 31 plays in an hour, but the audience decides the order. Catch the Gala Performance on Nov 10, at 9pm, which will feature special guests, and take home our one-of-a-kind Fat Kids survival kit.

More information here.

One Voice: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts 2018, by National Arts Council, Victoria Theatre, 9 November, 8pm

10 countries. One unforgettable cultural experience. One night only. One Voice: The Best of ASEAN Performing Arts 2018 is a showcase of top songwriting talents from across the 10 Southeast Asian countries that make up ASEAN.

Presented in conjunction with Singapore’s ASEAN Chairmanship, the concert features musical gems from across the rich and diverse cultural tapestry of Southeast Asia, united in One Voice.

Find out more here.

 

Produced by Global Cultural Alliance and supported by Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, this programme is held in conjunction with Singapore Writer’s Festival

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.

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