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Arts & Culture

DASTAK, Singapore’s Hindi Theatre Festival is back again on 15-18 November

DASTAK, Singapore’s first and only 3-day Hindi Theatre Festival, announced its 3rd year edition to be held in Singapore between 15th - 18 November 2018 (3pm & 8pm) at Blackbox, Goodman Arts Centre. The festival is supported by National Arts Council Singapore, Krescendo Communications and other local sponsors. DASTAK, which translates to ‘knocking’ in English, is a knock on the …

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Get into the Christmas spirit with W!LD RICE brand-new holiday musical, A $INGAPORE CAROL!

This November, get into the true "spirit" Christmas with a brand-new musical extravaganza, A $ingapore Carol. For the 16th edition of its must-see holiday pantomime, W!LD RICE puts a hilarious, heart-warming spin on a Charles Dickens classic. All about love, redemption and the true meaning of Christmas, A $ingapore Carol promises to be the perfect family entertainment of the season. "For over 175 …

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Under the Carpet: #metoo hopes to create a safe space for Singaporeans to talk about sexual assault & harassment

If you’ve been tuned into the world news, you’d have heard about the #metoo movement popularised by actress Alyssa Milano when she took to Twitter to share her personal experience with sexual harassment following the sexual misconduct allegations on Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. Thousands of people around the world started to share their stories under that hashtag, #metoo – about …

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LASALLE College of the Arts holds Singapore’s first contemporary Asian art histories conference

LASALLE College of the Arts will be hosting leading artists and academics in modern Asian art from 3 to 5 December 2018 at Singapore’s first major international conference on Southeast Asian Contemporary art histories. Art and Action: Contemporary Art and Discourse in Southeast Asia. Co-convened by Jeffrey Say, Programme Leader, MA Asian Art Histories, and adjunct lecturer Iola Lenzi, the …

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‘Off Centre’ by The Necessary Stage

The Necessary Stage’s (TNS) landmark play, Off Centre makes its return to the stage more than two decades since its premiere in 1993. Written by TNS’ Resident Playwright, Haresh Sharma, Off Centre casts an honest and unflinching spotlight at how mental illness is regarded in Singapore society. The play remains relevant today as it was more than 25 years ago, …

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Travelling for Deepavali? Where to go and how to save while celebrating

by ValueChampion Deepavali is just a couple of weeks away. For those who want to explore how the Festival of Lights is celebrated worldwide, we compiled a list of some of the best destinations to visit. Deepavali (Diwali) is the second to last public holiday left this year, a stark reminder that 2018 has somehow ended as fast as it began. …

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No more live music at Blu Jaz Cafe – is the jazz scene in Singapore dying?

Singapore’s beloved Blu Jaz Cafe has had its public entertainment license revoked on 10th October meaning that they will no longer be able to hold any live performances or jam sessions. Described as the last remaining pillar in Singapore for the music scene, Blu Jaz has been a lively gathering space for musicians and music lovers around Singapore for the …

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She’s A Great Way to Fly, a theatre variety show produced by Tan Kheng Hua

On weekends from 26 October to 4 November, The Substation co-presents She’s A Great Way to Fly with veteran actress and producer Tan Kheng Hua, a theatre variety show featuring new works by a medley of young artists who dissect the national brand representative. “Women of my generation grew up aspiring to be the Singapore Girl. But I wanted to …

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