Things to do, watch and listen this week: Sep 7 to 13
School’s out, time for some artistic fun with the family! Don’t miss the popular Silver Arts festival, which offers family-friendly activities such as a colouring workshop that children and grandparents can enjoy together, and short films perfect for spending quality time with your family at home. You can also explore a virtual exhibition, or get a taste of Shakespearean classics. Read on for recommendations for arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Silver Arts 2020 – Colouring Life With Everyday Shapes
Get creative with the young and young-at-heart in the family in this colouring tutorial led by artist and art therapist Karen Koh. She guides viewers through easy-to-follow steps to create simple sketches through shapes. The workshop is part of this year’s Silver Arts 2020 festival, presented by the National Arts Council and dedicated to celebrating seniors and creative ageing. Learn more about Colouring Life with Everyday Shapes here and view the video here.
Silver Arts 2020 – Silver Shorts
Gather the family for Silver Shorts, a selection of seven heart-warming hits screened at previous editions of the Silver Arts festival. The short films include Love In A Convenience Store directed by Png Zhen Yu and New Bike directed by Kannan Vijayakumar. Read more about the films here, and watch all seven shorts here and here.
Stay At Home With Shakespeare
Enjoy your favourite Shakespearean classics from the comfort of your home with The Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Stay at Home with Shakespeare video series. It features 16 well-known monologues by iconic characters such as Hamlet, Shylock, Romeo and Juliet, drawn from memorable plays like The Merchant of Venice and Hamlet. The monologues are performed by actors reprising their roles from past editions of SRT’s popular Shakespeare in the Park annual series. Watch Stay at Home with Shakespeare here.
Centre For Altered Togetherness
Step into the whimsical worlds of Centre for Altered Togetherness, a virtual exhibition created by motion artist and illustrator Reza Hasni in collaboration with a design studio and a sound artist. Curated by multimedia art programming consultancy, Mama Magnet, the exhibition invites audiences to explore an interactive digital realm made up of six virtual worlds. Start your adventure with the Centre of Altered Togetherness here.
An Evening Of Turkish Delight With Teo Yu Yao And Serhad Sarica
Take a mid-week break and tune in to a classical Turkish music performance by musicians Teo Yu Yao and Serhad Serica. The live, online show promises to transport you to the Mediterranean region. Catch the livestream of An Evening of Turkish Delight on 8 Sep, 8pm here.