Arts & Culture

Local commissions lead starting line-up alongside award-winning Canadian production for SIFA 2020

The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) continues to break through with exciting debuts and triumphant conclusions in its 43rd year of festival-making. The first wave of productions for Singapore’s pinnacle performing arts event features new works from local theatre companies Nine Years Theatre, The Finger Players, and The Necessary Stage created in collaboration with international artists. Toy Factory Productions …

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Community Chest launches second episode of three-part documentary series “Add A New Story”

Community Chest has today launched ‘Movement’, the second episode of a three-part documentary series “Add A New Story” made by entertainment platform Viddsee to encourage more public donations to Community Chest. The series is directed by Singaporean documentary filmmaker Eileen Chong, and follows Mindy Tan, a Singaporean photographer as she profiles six individuals whose lives are supported by social service …

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The Substation’s PiakPiakPlace Insta-Comic competition invites Singaporeans to celebrate their struggles and contestation for space with a healthy dose of satire and self-deprecating humour

“You don’t need much space to have sex,” Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, famously said in 2016. But in a country where home ownership is an uphill battle for young adults looking to leave the nest, and spatial concerns like a lack of decent housing for foreign labourers and minority communities remain unaddressed, there is little room for basic …

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Intercultural Theatre Institute presents the Asian premiere of “Lie With Me” this November

The Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), an independent theatre school for contemporary artists, will be presenting the Asian premiere of ‘Lie With Me’ by award-winning playwright Kaite O’Reilly, from 7–9 November at Esplanade Theatre Studio. What’s more, this year’s graduating cohort will be directed by internationally renowned director Phillip Zarrilli. Both O’Reilly and Zarrilli are acclaimed collaborators, whose play ‘richard III …

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Musical Theatre Limited successfully presented first-ever musical about prominent Singaporean historical figure Dr Lim Boon Keng

Musical Theatre Limited (MTL) successfully presented the first-ever musical about Dr Lim Boon Keng, a prominent Singaporean historical figure responsible for helping to shape Singapore’s history during the colonial period – whom many may know as the namesake of Boon Keng MRT Station. In commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial this year, ‘Lim Boon Keng, The Musical’, which ran from 10 to 13 October at …

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Singapore Cricket Club to raise funds for SportCares while commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities

The Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), the premier sports club on the Padang, will be commemorating Singapore’s Bicentennial with two weeks of events and activities, while raising funds for sports development under the auspices of SportCares. Using sport as a force for social good, SportCares leverages sport experiences to make a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and under-served …

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