The last weekend of April sees a flurry of events taking place around Singapore, from the HSBC Singapore Rugby 7s to taking part in a slew of activities at Keep Clean, Singapore! 2018. If you’re a sports fan or if you’re just looking to have a good time, there is an event for everyone.
One of the headlining acts at SIFA 2018 is a stage adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984”. Making his debut as new festival director, Gaurav Kripalani unveiled this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) line-up this week. Speaking at the media conference on Monday (5 Feb), the artistic director of the Singapore Repertory Theatre said, “I am thrilled to present a diverse range of art forms and world perspectives in a re-imagined presentation of the Festival to appeal to both newcomers and art enthusiasts.
The Land Transport Authority has removed the accompanying plaques for the mural “Welcome to Jingapore” at stations along the Downtown Line following comments from netizens that the word “Jingapore” was a misspelling. Responding to queries from Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore, LTA spokesperson said, “The title ‘Welcome to Jingapore’ is a wordplay on the artist’s name. By combining his name ‘Jing’ and ‘Singapore’, the work was an attempt by the artist to portray Singapore through his eyes.
Artist Jing Quek has received some flak online over the title of his artwork for the Tampines West MRT station. Singapore artist Jing Quek’s latest work for the Downtown Line Station, Tampines West, has been trending online recently due to the title of the work “Welcome to Jingapore’’. Netizens have been sharing the image of the title of the work on a signboard by the Land Transport Authority questioning the spelling of the name.
Even the process of creating the installation involved interacting with the space and people around. Titled "Lost Colonies", the work resembles a honeycomb as it unravels into a fabric-like structure that seems to drift away.
Cinema operator Golden Village crowned the winners of its inaugural “GV25 Film Shorts” competition at the new Golden Village cineplex at SingPost Centre on Monday (30 October) evening. “GV25 Film Shorts” is a new grant scheme for aspiring filmmakers to make short films in Singapore.
Lauren Yeo started singing classes when she was eight years old. 14-year-old Singaporean soprano soloist Lauren Yeo is in the running for semi-finals after last night’s episode of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Yeo, who started singing classes when she was eight years old and performed a solo recital at the Esplanade when she was nine years old, got three nods from the panel of judges.
“The Addams Family” will run from 15 to 26 November at the MES Theatre at Mediacorp. The Addams family is back! Wednesday, Pugsley, Gomez, Morticia as well as Uncle Fester and Grandma Frump will be in Singapore this November as part of a staging by UK production company Aria Entertainment. The play will see new conflicts among members of the popular family of darkness, mainly surrounding Wednesday’s new boyfriend and Gomez’s struggle to keep a secret from his wife.
Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun has released a new music video for “A Dancing Van Gogh”. Singaporean singer-songwriter Stefanie Sun, also known as Sun Yanzi, released her latest music video for the melancholic ballad “A Dancing Van Gogh” on Saturday (22 October) . The album “Stefanie Sun’s 13th work: A Dancing Van Gogh” will be released on 9 November and pre-orders will be available from 25 October.
He has attracted the wrath of no less than Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for his love of Singlish - or as he would put it, he kena buak goo yoo (being criticised) - but that has not stopped poet and academic Gwee Li Sui, 47, from writing a new book about the language so beloved of Singaporeans.
Sisters Ann-Sophie (left) and Ariane got through to the semi-finals of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Singaporean singers impressed judges in the premiere episode of “Asia’s Got Talent Season 2” that aired last Thursday (12 October). Sisters Anne-Sophie Cazaubon, 10, and Ariane, 12, wowed the judges with their version of Leo Delibes’ “The Flower Duet”.
Visitors to the Big Box hypermart will soon be able to view fashion designs and artwork while shopping for groceries. From 20 to 22 October, the supermarket at the mall in Jurong East will host the inaugural fashion and art festival OUTSIDER. Billed as an “anti-elitist” festival, it will showcase fashion and art exhibitions of designers and visual artists from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as Singapore.
Always wanted to catch The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)? You can do so next week when London’s longest running comedy is staged in Singapore!
“Painting with Light” will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art”. National Gallery Singapore will launch its annual film festival at the Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium & Foyer in October, according to a press release on Wednesday (13 Sep). Titled “Painting with Light: International Festival of Films on Art”, the inaugural film festival runs from 7 to 29 Oct. It will screen works that feature the “transformative power of art, and the passion and humanity of those who live and work with it around the world’, all to encourage a deeper appreciation for the arts through films.
The Silver Arts festival will be returning from 1 to 24 September 2017, offering a slew of activities such as film screenings, concerts, theatre performances, workshops, talks and exhibitions. With nearly 70 veterans and senior citizens taking part in the event’s sixth edition, which is presented by the National Arts Council (NAC), the organisers have put together a total of 38 programmes happening across 20 venues and targeting 42,000 attendees. ...
Still recovering from the long weekend? Well, the Chinese New Year (CNY) festivities have only just got started with Huayi Chinese Festival of Arts and Gardens by the Bay’s Spring Surprise the highlights of this coming weekend, along with a shophouse hip-hop party and a flea market.
The M1 Fringe Festival, which encompasses several art-related activities and showcases, has yet to conclude, and another art festival is all set to kick-off this week. The Singapore Art Week (SAW) promises 12 days of non-stop arts entertainment with several events lined up. Aside from that, the upcoming weekend also has a wide range of activities that will have you spoilt for choice. Options range from the Aliwal Urban Art Festival boasting contemporary art, street dancing and skateboarding, to a nature trek at Bukit Brown cemetery and a motor show.