What’s On This Weekend: 1 to 3 November 2019 | A List

What’s On This Weekend: 1 to 3 November 2019 | A List

Start your November on a high with an art-filled weekend. Entertain the young ones with a screening of short films based on children’s books, catch a world-famous theatre production or discover Malay art forms new to you. Keep reading for our weekend picks.

Book Lovers

Watch children’s stories come to life on the big screen at the National Gallery Singapore. This screening of short films includes the Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Julia Donaldson’s picture book, Room on the Broom. This event is part of the annual Singapore Writers Festival by the National Arts Council. Details here.


Be inspired by dance virtuosos from the Singapore Dance Theatre at the Esplanade, through this performance which showcases works by four talented choreographers. The show includes the world premiere of a new work by Australian choreographer Lucas Jervies. Details here.

The Far Side Of The Moon

Don’t miss this highly-acclaimed theatre production by Canadian playwright Robert Lepage, at the Esplanade. The play explores the relationship between two brothers after the death of their mother, and it is set against the backdrop of the international space race of the previous century. Details here.

Visual Art

Swing by this exhibition by printmaker Zhang Fuming which takes inspiration from the spiffily attired corporate workers in Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD). This is Zhang’s third solo show and is aptly exhibited in the heart of the CBD at Telok Ayer Arts Club in McCallum Street. Details here.

Malay Culture Fest

Immerse yourself in a wide range of Malay arts and culture activities, including drum and music performances, and dramatized storytelling sessions for young ones.. The festival is held at the Malay Heritage Centre and the programme aims to provide visitors with a holistic understanding of the history of Singapore and the Malay Archipelago. Details here.

(Photos: National Arts Council, Jingkai for Singapore Dance Theatre, David Leclerc, Telok Ayer Arts Club and Malay Heritage Centre)

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