9 not-to-be-missed events for fun-seekers
The champagne has been popped, the new year is here, it is time to stay woke. But there is no need to bid merrymaking goodbye. The first quarter of 2019 is packed with arts and culture events and activities that promise fun, with many of them kind on the wallet. Here is our curated list, #dontsaybojio.
Photo: The Necessary Stage
- M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
Feed your mind with thought-provoking works at this festival, which feature art forms such as theatre, dance, music and visual arts. Details here.
Photo: Singapore Symphony Orchestra
- SSO’s 40th Anniversary Gala
Celebrate the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s 40th anniversary at this gala concert, with conductor Lan Shui at the helm. Details here.
Photo: National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board
- Singapore Art Week
This annual celebration of the visual arts, jointly organised by the National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board, and the Singapore Economic Development Board, will feature art fairs, gallery openings, exhibitions and public art displays. Highlights include the inaugural boutique art fair, S.E.A. Focus at Gillman Barracks, and the Light to Night Festival in the Civic District. Details here.
Photo: Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore
- iLight Singapore
Watch the city light up with innovative light installations and a multimedia show at this sustainable light art festival. This edition will kick off the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration and it will extend beyond Marina Bay to include the Civic District, Singapore River and Fort Canning Park. General admission to the festival is free. Food and beverage, as well as lifestyle offerings will be available. Details here.
Photo: Visit Singapore
- Augmented Reality Trail Of Singapore River And Fort Canning
Travel back in time with an augmented reality trail app by the National Heritage Board and National Parks Board. Users will get to see what life was like around the Singapore River and Fort Canning some 200 years ago, as well as learn about historic events that took place in the area. Details here.
Photo: Asian Civilisations Museum
- Raffles In Southeast Asia
Feast your eyes on precious items from Raffles’ collection, including loans from other museums and institutions, as well as artefacts that highlight the artistic and cultural richness of Java. This exhibition examines Raffles’ role in the region, which includes establishing Singapore as a British port, and authoring the book, The History of Java. Details here.
- Huayi Festival 2019
The Esplanade’s pinnacle festival for Chinese culture will feature events across genres such as music, theatre and dance, and programmes for all ages. A highlight is The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, a modern take of Shakespeare’s Hamlet by the Beijing Li Liuyi Theatre Studio. Details here.
Photo: National Arts Council
- Arts In Your Neighbourhood
Participate in engaging arts activities and programmes, held right at your doorstep, by established artists and arts groups. This initiative is by the National Arts Council. Details to come here.
Photo: National Heritage Board
- Singapore Heritage Festival
Explore Singapore’s rich heritage, cultures, traditions and customs through trails, tours, open houses and performances held island-wide. Details to come here.