The Undiscovered Side of Me – Arts and Culture activities to explore after working hours
Despite how busy work can get, we’re firm believers that there’s always time to unwind – especially with the arts. As you explore the different sides of the arts through events and activities, you may even find yourself discovering more about your creative self.
With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of after-hours arts and culture activities that you can look forward to in the coming weeks.
ubin, by Drama Box (Singapore)
For the adventurers at heart, your escape from the city doesn’t have to wait until Saturday.
ubin, a part theatre, part collective experience by Drama Box is an immersive and multilingual walking tour you won’t want to miss. The 3-hour journey, filled with theatrical installations, uncovers the stories and sites of Pulau Ubin, inviting participants to think deeper about the island’s past, present, and future.
Scheduled for 25-29 May and 1-5 Jun, ubin is part of this year’s Singapore International Festival of Arts line-up of programmes.
Learn more about and book your tickets for ubin here.
2. Literary arts
National Poetry Competition 2022
If the nature of your work doesn’t quite exercise your creative and literary muscles, then this event might offer some much-needed balance.
Poetry Festival Singapore is back with its 5th edition of the National Poetry Competition, with this year’s theme being “Resurgence”. Amateurs and professionals alike are invited to participate, and poems written in English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil are accepted. If you have a poetry itch you’ve been meaning to scratch, this is the event for you.
No fee is required to enter the competition and winners in each category can receive up to $300 in book vouchers.
Learn more about the National Poetry Competition here.
Elgar Cello Concerto and New World Symphony: Dawn of a New World
Work noise is a real thing, and by the end of the week, it’s not just your mind that needs a break – your ears deserve one too. Tune in to three of the world’s favourite orchestral masterworks on 6 May at the Esplanade Concert Hall, presented by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra with returning guest conductor Mario Venzago.
From Sibelius’s Finlandia and Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85 to Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, this will be a majestic performance that promises to ignite in audiences a sense of liberation, reflection, and hope for the future.
Book your tickets to Dawn of a New World here.
4. Visual arts
Educational resources from Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Good news to all homebodies: art can be enjoyed without so much a step out the door.
SAM currently offers educational resources to help you enjoy contemporary art experiences at your own pace. Dive into their free-to-download learning materials like art videos, worksheets, and educational publications. You can also check out the Make with SAM content series and Fun with Frottage guide to find art activities to carry out at home.
Learn more about SAM’s Educational Resources here.
The Weight of Silk on Skin – Chamber Readings: Plays by Huzir Sulaiman
What kind of woes do the upper-class face, if any at all?
Acclaimed playwright Huzir Sulaiman brings back one of his best plays, The Weight of Silk on Skin, from 9-11 May at the Esplanade Recital Studio. Find out how an upper-class, middle-aged libertine struggles with the regret of lost love, and his attempts to reconnect with the fondest memories from his youth.
Book your tickets to The Weight of Silk on Skin here.