Lunchtime concerts and getaways for the WFH warrior
If you are a WFH warrior looking for new ways to recharge during the workday, try catching a lunchtime concert from the comfort of your home or visiting an online showcase of design projects by up-and-coming Singapore design talent. Here are our top picks of arts and culture events to enjoy on your lunch or coffee break, to avoid WFH burnout.
Be inspired by innovative designs
Visions Of The Future
This virtual exhibition features seven innovative designs of everyday objects and materials that reimagine new ways of living after the Covid-19 pandemic. The items, conceived by emerging Singaporean design talent, include a soap-making machine that can be used to create 100% natural soap, and an inflatable textile that can keep a wearer warm when inflated. This exhibition is presented by the DesignSingapore Council and curated by multidisciplinary designers Wendy Chua and Gustavo Maggio of Forest and Whale, who mentored the young designers showing works in the exhibition. Check out Visions of the Future here.
Relax to tunes at noon
The Lunchtime Concert Series
This free online concert series by Lasalle College of the Arts features performances by the band AJL Groop, led by Singapore drummer Aaron James Lee on 15 Feb, 1pm. Relax and hum along as they perform original compositions and pieces from the Great American Songbook. The performance will be streamed live via Lasalle’s YouTube Channel. Learn more about The Lunchtime Concert Series here.
Discover storytelling through dance
Dance En Scene
Rethink the art of movement and storytelling through this series of commissioned dance films. Featuring four free films, each 60 minutes long, the initiative hopes to celebrate the diversity of culture and artmaking of Chinese artists living in cities such as Hong Kong and Taiwan. This programme is presented by Esplanade, and it will be on from 26 Feb to 14 Mar. Register for Dance en Scene here.
Explore Chinese classical music
Fantasia – Nanyin Reimagined
If you have an hour to spare, catch this online performance of Chinese classical music nanyin, presented by the Siong Leng Musical Association. The hour-long concert features classic nanyin tunes rearranged with electronic music and Western instruments. The performance is part of the Esplanade’s Huayi Festival of Arts and it will be livestreamed on 27 Feb, 3pm. Get your tickets to Fantasia – Nanyin Remagined here.
Learn about home from home
@ Home, Truly: A Digital Experience
Take a walk down memory lane and explore moments and experiences unique to growing up and living in Singapore. This online experience of the National Museum of Singapore exhibition Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore features illustrations of historical moments in Singapore from the 1950s to today. The drawings are done by artist such as Jeanette Yap, who goes by the moniker jhawnette, and Lee Xin Li. Learn more about @ Home, Truly: A Digital Experience here.
(Photos: DesignSingapore Council, Lasalle College of the Arts, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, National Museum of Singapore)