Things to do, watch, listen this week: 19 to 25 Apr
There is much to celebrate this week with the rich arts and culture offerings available. Catch art installations inspired by local literary works and Malay proverbs, watch a play about the migrant experience in Singapore, or visit an arts centre from the comfort of your home. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Don’t miss this travelling literary art installation, where a bookshelf filled with books, paper sculptures, stickers, miniatures and terrariums are ferried on a truck to three neighbourhoods – Jurong, Yishun and Toa Payoh. The roving installation, on until 25 Apr, invites the public to learn more about Singapore literature. Learn more about Textures 2021 here.
Paw-verbs On The Lawn
Spot popular Japanese artist Juno’s (@mofu_sand) vivid cat illustrations on the Malay Heritage Centre lawn. The drawings, displayed as standees, are based on Malay proverbs and they highlight how cats are used in Malay literary culture to convey human behaviour. The standees are exhibited until 30 May. Learn more about Paw-verbs on the Lawn here.
You Are Here
Immerse yourself in this play about the migrant experience and sense of belonging. Staged by local theatre company Wild Rice, the one-woman show is directed by theatre-maker Edith Podesta and stars actor-poet Pooja Nansi. This theatre production is held at The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre in Funan Mall from 22 Apr to 2 May. Get tickets to You Are Here here.
Sparkle And Serenity – Beethoven And Mozart
Tune in to this relaxing online concert by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, featuring music by Beethoven and Mozart. The performance features violinist Kong Xianlong, clarinettist Ma Yue, and cellist Chan Wei Shing. The concert is pay-as-you-wish and it can be streamed online until 30 Apr. Get tickets to Sparkle and Serenity – Beethoven and Mozart here.
Louise Hill: Singapore Streets
Feast your eyes on vibrant, hand-finished Giclee prints featuring scenes of Singapore by Singapore-based artist and graphic designer Louise Hill. The works are on show at the multi-concept space Siri House in Dempsey Road, and visitors can also catch the artist at work as she finishes limited edition prints in inks and gold foil on Fridays. The exhibition is on until 14 May. Learn more about Louise Hill: Singapore Streets here.
(Photos: The Arts House, Malay Heritage Centre, Wild Rice Theatre, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Siri House)