Things to do, watch, listen this week: 30 Nov to 6 Dec
Kick off Dec with exciting arts and culture offerings that you can enjoy anywhere. Catch a concert premiere that features some of the finest composers and performers from Asia, explore popular exhibitions by the Singapore Philatelic Museum virtually, or watch a heartfelt play by a homegrown theatre company. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.
Unboxing New Music: Sounds Of Asia
Enjoy works by Asian composers in this full-length digital concert recorded for the Singapore International Festival of Arts. The programme features music by composers such as Singapore’s Koh Cheng Jin and Malaysia’s Yii Kah Hoe, and the works are performed by Singapore-based music group Ensemble Æquilibrium. This concert is pay-as-you-wish, and available on-demand until 6 Dec. Book your tickets to Unboxing New Music: Sounds of Asia here.
Singapore Philatelic Museum – Virtual Tour Of Past Exhibitions
Travel back in time and enjoy popular exhibitions organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They are available as virtual experiences and include shows based on popular characters such as The Little Prince and Harry Potter. These virtual shows are available until 31 Dec. Go on a virtual tour of past exhibitions at the Singapore Philatelic Museum here.
Don’t miss this digital theatre presentation by Toy Factory Productions, which is available until 6 Dec. The original online play about two broken souls on a cruise ship, caught in a pandemic, offers a light-hearted take on finding solace in a time of crisis. It is written and directed by Andy Pang, and stars Marc Valentine and Tan Rui Shan. Watch Still Sailing here.
The Silence Of A Falling Tree
Take a chill day and enjoy a relaxing guided tour filled with original compositions, instructions, dialogue, foley, and field recordings. Led by multidisciplinary artist Irfan Kasban, participants are to experience this immersive journey at recommended locations. This production is part of the Singapore International Festival of Arts and will run until 6 Dec. Learn more about The Silence of a Falling Tree here.
The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines
Hone your media literacy skills and learn how to discern fake news with interactive exhibits on display at this showcase by the National Library. The exhibition, held at the National Library Building in Victoria Street, features original copies of Singapore’s earliest newspapers dating from the 1820s, and a fun, fake news-busting game for the whole family. Learn more about The News Gallery: Beyond Headlines here.
(Photos: Singapore International Festival of Arts, National Heritage Board, Toy Factory Productions, National Library Board)