Things to do, watch and listen this week: Sep 14 to 20

Things to do, watch and listen this week: Sep 14 to 20

Beat the mid-month slump with rejuvenating arts and culture activities. Shake up the little one’s bedtime story routine with an interactive multimedia tale, unwind with soothing tunes at a digital Chinese music concert, or find inspiration in your everyday with the help of urban sketchers. Read on for our recommendations of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.

Literary Arts

The Ant And His Ocean By Yeng Pway Ngon

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Jazz up your child’s bedtime story with Singaporean author Yeng Pway Ngon’s The Ant and His Ocean. Enjoy it as an interactive multimedia story told in English, or as an audio recording in Mandarin. The experience is part of the literary series little red comma, commissioned by the National Arts Council, produced by digital publisher Tusitala, and presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, which presents stories by Singaporean writers in engaging digital forms. Enjoy The Ant and His Ocean here, or explore other works under the series here.


SCO Digital Chamber Concert: Nocturne

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Take a moment to destress. Tune in to a music concert that seeks to evoke the serenity of the night. The online concert by the Singapore Chinese Orchestra, available from 18 to 27 Sep, features classics such as Moonlit Night on a Spring River and Taiwanese folk tune Ti Or Or. Tune in to SCO Digital Chamber Concert: Nocturne here


IHC CultureFest: 2020 Urban Sketch Walkthrough

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Go on a virtual tour of the Indian Heritage Centre with a team of urban sketchers to learn more about the artefacts on display and see how they sketch the objects. This event is part of the Centre’s CultureFest, which celebrates the diversity of Indian arts and culture in Singapore. Join the Urban Sketch Walkthrough at the Indian Heritage Centre’s Facebook page on Sat (19 Sep), 11am.

Literary Arts

Serial Short Stories Project

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Get involved in a crowdsourced story project by The Arts House and Singaporean authors Suffian Hakim and Xie Shi Min. The authors are creating a serialised fiction story with ideas crowdsourced from Facebook and Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) threads. New chapters of the story are released every Friday, and readers can share ideas for the next chapter during Facebook and Reddit AMA sessions held every Sunday by the writers. Read about the Serial Short Stories Project here.

Visual Arts

Art Access Appreciation

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Explore this virtual art exhibition organised by ARTPODIUM, a local collective of art lovers. The show features works by 21 artists in Singapore, which are for sale. Part of the sales proceeds will be donated to the non-profit organisation ItsRainingRaincoats, which supports the wellbeing of migrant workers in Singapore. Explore the Art Access Appreciation virtual exhibition from Fri (18 Sep) here.

(Photos: Yeng Pway Ngon, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Indian Heritage Centre, The Arts House and Art Podium)

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