Mark Singapore’s birthday with fun arts events
Take time to appreciate Singapore’s culture and celebrate the country’s birthday through these meaningful arts and culture events this month. Catch free music concerts and performances online or in-person, or bond with family members over National Day-themed arts workshops. Read on for our recommendation of arts and culture events to check out.
Design Your Own National Day Stamp
Delight the little ones with this family-friendly activity. Children are encouraged to let their creative juices flow and design their very own National Day stamp to commemorate Singapore’s 56th birthday. Presented by Singapore Philatelic Museum, the free online event runs until 15 Aug, and four of the most creative entries will walk away with a set of Singapore stamps. Learn more about Design Your Own National Day Stamp here.
Sit back and enjoy a medley of songs in this online concert performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The performance commemorates Singapore’s National Day and diplomatic relations between Australia and Singapore. The concert programme includes Bach’s Allegro Spiritoso and Lumen Prime Aurore by famed Australian composer Mary Finsterer. Tune in to the virtual concert on Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page or Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel.
National Day Celebrations With The National Museum
Take a walk down memory lane with the National Museum of Singapore’s month-long National Day celebration programme. It offers a wide range of family-friendly activities including a scavenger hunt, a performance by multicultural music ensemble Open Score Project, and an interactive storytelling session. The programme ends 31 Aug. Learn more about National Day Celebrations with the National Museum here.
Where The River Always Flows VI
Unwind and enjoy this free, virtual concert by homegrown music collective the TENG Ensemble that was livestreamed on 8 Aug. The show celebrates Singapore’s diverse culture through its performance of timeless local classics with Chinese music instruments. Tune in to Where The River Always Flows VI here.
SSO National Day Concert
Fans of National Day songs are in for a treat. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Joshua Tan, will perform a medley of National Day classics at this 29 Aug online concert featuring famous violinist Kailin Yong. Get tickets to SSO National Day Concert here.
(Photos: Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, National Museum Singapore, The TENG Ensemble, Wild Rice Theatre)