What to see, watch and listen #19
Keep your spirits lifted with an exciting array of arts and culture offerings that you can enjoy from anywhere. From poetry recitals to online concerts and performances, there is something for everyone. Read on for our picks of what to see, watch and listen, or curate your own art-filled day with #SGCultureAnywhere.
Voices From The Heart
Listen to a heartfelt poetry recital by migrant workers, who express their longing to reunite with their families with excerpts from classic Tamil and Bengali poems. The recorded recital is part of the video series, Voices From The Heart, by the National Arts Council, in which migrant workers share their love for poetry. Watch Voices From The Heart here.
A Nation In Harmony
Support talented musicians in Singapore as they take centre stage this Saturday (15 Aug) at the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s National Day Concert online. The livestreamed Concert is hosted by local artist Benjamin Kheng and the concert programme includes National Day classics such as Home and Count On Me, Singapore. Continue your National Day celebrations with A Nation in Harmony here.
Lives After Ponthuk
Trace the history of the Baweanese, one of the sub-ethnic Malay communitiesin Singapore, and the impact of Singapore’s development on their ponthuks, or communal residences, in this web video. Available from Sat (15 Aug) to the end of the month, this is the second episode in the Orang Phebien Webisode series, which looks at the migration history of the Baweanese in Singapore. The series is part of The Arts House’s LumiNation festival, which in its third year, explores the theme of migration among Singapore’s diverse communities. Tune in to Lives After Ponthuk here.
Between 5 Cows And The Deep Blue Sea
Contemplate the relevance of arranged marriages in the modern world with the dramatised reading of Between 5 Cows and the Deep Blue Sea by Brown Voices, a local collective of 12 Indian theatre practitioners. The reading takes the form of an online video, as part of Raga, an Esplanade Presents showcase of Indian performing arts throughout the year. Watch the dramatised reading of Between 5 Cows and the Deep Blue Sea here.
Ideas That Are Lying Around
Open your mind to fresh perspectives with the first instalment of the Residencies Recorded video series by NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, delving into the Residencies Programme’s archives to share resources especially relevant to current times. This edition of three talks explores new ways of exhibition-making and presentation models for arts institutions, reflecting on efficiency, productivity and the necessity of slowing down. Learn more about Ideas That Are Lying Around here.
(Photos: National Arts Council, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, The Arts House, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and NTU Centre for Contemporary Art)