What to see, watch and listen from home #16
Beat the rainy-day blues with arts and culture. Catch a reading of heartfelt stories, chill out to classical music or enjoy fresh takes on Chinese mythology in art. Keep scrolling for our top picks of what to see, watch and listen, rain or shine.
New Lights/New Works
Listen to a dramatised reading of short works tackling social and familial issues in this initiative presented by Sing Lit Station. Reply When You Can is a project led by playwright Farhanah Diyanah, Inspired by stories gathered through Youth Stories, a collective of social workers and youth from financially challenged families, Farhanah and four other playwrights created these short plays. t,. The reading, performed in English and Malay by theatre practitioners, with English surtitles, will be livestreamed via Zoom. Register to catch the New Lights/New Works reading on 25 July here.
Friday With Friends! Historical Gardens Of Southeast Asia
Learn about the cultural significance of gardens in Southeast Asia through this free, online talk by Professor John N, Miksic and hosted by the Asian Civilisations Museum. The talk will take participants on a virtual visit of gardens throughout history, from the 7th century Srivijaya kingdom to modern-day Fort Canning in Singapore. Satisfy your curiosity and join the Friday With Friends! Talk on 24 July here.
City In Nature
Spend quality family time at a virtual picnic organised by NParks and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription. The virtual event will feature a performance by the Orchestra. Join the celebration Sunday 26 July on NParks’ YouTube page or the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page.
ArtScience Late At Home With Cyril Wong
Watch poems come to life in this spoken word performance by poet Cyril Wong. He presents his work, Love Poems with Wind Chimes, and wind chimes are incorporated in the performance. This show is part of the , which invites artists to perform from home, in response to the pandemic. Watch this captivating performance here.
Mythology: The Remix
Explore this online exhibition, which reimagines characters from Chinese mythology. The exhibition features work by 20 local artists, and it is commissioned by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre and curated by Kult Studio & Gallery. Check out Mythology: The Remix online exhibition here.
(Photos by: Sing Lit Station, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, ArtScience Museum and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre)