Things to do, watch and listen this week: Sep 21 to 27

Things to do, watch and listen this week: Sep 21 to 27

Spend quality time with the family and bond over arts and culture this week. Immerse yourselves in a Mid-Autumn-themed puppet performance or find inspiration at an art exhibition. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities this week, or plan your own family-friendly staycation with #SGCultureAnywhere.


Exploring Southeast Asia

Bali girls painting by Cheong Soo Pieng arts and culture

Explore the works of contemporary Southeast Asian artists at this exhibition, which examines the region’s cultural identity. The exhibition, presented by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), can be enjoyed at the Ngee Ann Kongsi galleries on campus, or from home via the virtual edition of this exhibition. Catch Exploring Southeast Asia by 25 Oct.


The Magic Paintbrush

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Keep the little ones entertained with this online puppet performance based on the classic Chinese folktale, The Magic Paintbrush. The performance, by local theatre company Paper Monkey Theatre, is part of the Esplanade’s Moonfest, an annual celebration of the Mid-Autumn festival with traditional Chinese art forms. Watch The Magic Paintbrush herefrom Sat (26 Sep) to 4 Oct, and explore the festival’s other programmes here


Virtual Museum Guided Tour

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Let students from River Valley High School take you on a virtual tour of Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s revamped gallery, and learn how Chinese business pioneers contributed to the development of Singapore’s early days. The tour, part of the heritage institution’s Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival celebration, is presented as a four-part video series. Enjoy the first video of the Virtual Museum Guided Tour here and catch the other videos here. For more of the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival programmes, visit here.


Kahchun Wong Conducts Debussy, Wagner And Shostakovich

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Be treated to an aural feast with this classical music performance by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The online concert, conducted by prominent conductor Kahchun Wong, who is also Chief Conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra and one of the recipients of the 2017 Young Artist Award, will be available from 26 Sep 8pm to 10 Oct 8pm. Get tickets to Kahchun Wong Conducts Debusy, Wagner and Shostakovich here

Visual Arts

ThisConnect: Threading Worlds

Get your dose of emotional well-being through art with this multidisciplinary art exhibition featuring works by  social artist duo Hunny & Lummy – artists Hun Ming Kwang and Quinn Lum Fu Loong. Held in conjunction with Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, the show explores themes of human connection, loss, pain, vulnerability and healing, and will lead to a fuller exhibition in December. Learn more about ThisConnect: Threading Worlds here

(Photos: Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Jack Yam, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and ThisConnect) 

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