Things to do, watch, listen this week: 5 to 11 Jul

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 5 to 11 Jul

Add a little sparkle to your week with a dose of arts and culture. Check out an exhibition on women’s fashion in Singapore and China, bond with young ones over storytelling sessions, or enjoy specially curated films at Singapore’s only film festival dedicated to art. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.


Modern Women Of The Republic: Fashion And Change In China And Singapore

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Feast your eyes on close to 100 artefacts and archival photographs from China and Singapore at this exhibition which spotlights the liberalisation of women’s fashion from the late 1800s to 1970s. Held at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, the exhibition is on until 12 Dec. Learn more about Modern Women of the Republic: Fashion and Change in China and Singapore here.

Literary Arts

Awesome Adventures

Awesome adventures arts and culture

Delight the young ones with this storytelling showcase based on tales from around the world. Comprising five exciting storytelling sessions, the programme is free to view on YouTube until 11 Jul. The online programme is part of StoryFest 2021, an annual storytelling festival co-presented by The Storytelling Centre and The Arts House. Learn more about Awesome Adventures here.


Painting With Light

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Don’t miss National Gallery Singapore’s annual film festival, which showcases international and local films about art. Highlights of the festival include evening film screenings under the glass canopy of the Supreme Court Terrace as part of Evenings on the Terrace, and Southeast Asian Shorts, which screens short films on the stories of Southeast Asia. The festival, which is on until 25 Jul, also offers on-site dialogues with filmmakers about their artistic practice. Learn more about Painting with Light here.

Literary Arts

Read! Fest 2021

Read Fest arts and culture

Explore new worlds and re-examine your perspective on life with the National Library Board’s signature reading festival. Running until 18 Jul as part of the National Reading Movement, the festival features more than 60 programmes ranging from panels and talks by world-renowned authors like Elif Shafak and Austin Kleon, to workshops and lectures from experts such as Professor Syed Farid Alatas and Dr Natalie Pang. Check out Read! Fest 2021 here.

Visual Arts

Noise And Cloud And Us

Noise and Cloud and Us Shwe Wutt Hmon arts and culture

Discover how Burmese photographer Shwe Wutt Hmon uses photography to encourage open conversations about mental health at this exhibition. Her exhibition features photographic and mixed media works made in collaboration with her younger sister, and they document her sister’s struggle with schizophrenia. The exhibition is on at the visual arts space Objectifs until 18 Jul. Learn more about Noise and Cloud and Us here.

(Photos: StoryFest, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, National Gallery Singapore, National Reading Movement, Shwe Wutt Hmon)

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