Things to do, watch, listen this week: 9 to 15 Aug

Things to do, watch, listen this week: 9 to 15 Aug

Whether you prefer to chill indoors or hunt for new experiences, there is a smorgasbord of arts and culture offerings, available online and offline, for you to spice up your week. Catch a riveting play that spotlights the world of politics, enjoy an online game based on Singapore’s rich musical theatre history, or tune in to a magic-infused theatrical show from home. Read on for our top picks of arts and culture activities to enjoy this week.

Theatre

Hansard

hansard arts and culture

Don’t miss this witty play by actor Simon Woods about a dysfunctional middle-aged couple verbally sparring over everything political. Screened at Esplanade Theatres on 10, 15 and 22 Aug, the play is a 2019 recording of a live performance at the National Theatre in London. It is directed by Simon Godwin, and stars award-winning actors Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings. Buy tickets to Hansard here.

Multidisciplinary

House Is Open

House Is Open arts and culture

Lose yourself in this online treasure hunt game that draws on Singapore’s musical theatre history and is peppered with interesting trivia from iconic Singapore musicals such as Dim Sum Dollies, Monkey Goes West and December Rains. The game, developed by local musical theatre collective Fill the Vamp, runs until 31 Aug. Have fun with House Is Open here.

Theatre

Playing The Hand

playing-the-hand arts and culture

Prepare to be dazzled by Singapore’s youngest magic duo, Darren and Jerryl, in this interactive magic show. Presented by the Esplanade, the live performance can be experienced from the comfort of your own home until 15 Aug. Get tickets to Playing The Hand here.

Literary Arts

Embark On Your Travel (Writing)

embark on travel writing arts and culture

International travel might be tricky now, but one can seize the lull in trips to hone one’s travel writing skills. This in-person travel writing workshop is led by writer, traveller and photographer Shivaji Das. Participants will learn key writing techniques such as scripting dialogue and developing a narrative arc. Organised by the Singapore Book Council Academy, the workshop is held at Goodman Arts Centre on 14 Aug. Register for Embark on Your Travel (Writing) here.

Visual Arts

Candyland

Candyland arts and culture

Step into the sweet and colourful world of candy at this solo exhibition by Italian photorealist painter Roberto Bernardi. Held at Mucciaccia Gallery at Gillman Barracks, the exhibition features hyper-realistic still life paintings of old-fashioned candy, lollipops, and candy canes that look good enough to eat. The exhibition is on until 19 Sep. Learn more about Candyland here.

(Photos: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Fill The Vamp, Singapore Book Council Academy, Roberto Bernardi)

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