Things to do, watch, listen this week: 28 Jun to 4 Jul
Jumpstart your week and the second half of 2021 with exciting, inspiring arts and culture activities. Discover a different side of Singapore with an audio-guided arts walking tour, check out a moving photo exhibition featuring the challenges faced by adults with autism, or lose yourself in a vividly illustrated digital picture book. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities you can enjoy this week.
New World’s End
Explore Jalan Besar through this immersive, audio-guided tour that marries history with fiction. The tour traces the fictional story of a pair of young lovers in 1970s Singapore and takes participants to various spots in the neighbourhood. The tour, which fully launches on 2 Jul, is presented by independent arts organisation OH! Open House and writer-director Kaylene Tan. Learn more about New World’s End here.
Finding What’s Next
Don’t miss this intimate showcase by photographer Bob Lee, which shines a light on the societal challenges faced by individuals with autism. The exhibition at Esplanade Tunnel features photographs, videos and personal effects. It seeks to foster empathy among the public, as well as cheer on families and caregivers of people with autism. Visit the exhibition before it ends on 22 Aug. Learn more about Finding What’s Next here.
The Book Of Tales
Pick up this digital picture book that comprises five illustrated stories by international storytellers and Singapore-based visual artists. The stories range from folktales to fairy tales and the book is free to read online. The book is made available as part of StoryFest 2021, an annual storytelling festival co-presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House. Learn more about The Book Of Tales here.
Note For Note: Universality Supreme
Tune in to this podcast which blends poetry with music and explores the topic of universality. Presented by The Arts House, this podcast is curated and produced by poet ArunDitha. It features ten melodic tracks made in collaboration with other poets and musicians such as Abby Simone, Marylyn Tan and Charlene Shepherdson. It is available until 31 Dec. Listen to Note For Note: Universality Supreme here.
Bite The Tongue
If you have always been curious about translation and language in Southeast Asia, check out this online programme by research and curatorial platform XING. It includes poetry, films, and essays by artists such as Singapore author Lee Jing Jing and Vietnamese filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha. The programme is supported by the National Arts Council under its Digital Presentation Grant and it is available online until 22 Jan 2022. Learn more about Bite the Tongue here.
(Photos: OH! Open House, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, StoryFest, The Arts House, XING)