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Preview: Arts House Launches Inaugural Literary Festival – Textures


The Arts House is staying true to its name more than ever, and diving deep into the world of the literary arts with the inaugural edition of Textures, an all new literary festival celebrating the power and beauty of words this weekend!

With over 30 different programmes, Textures explores and champions local writing in all its forms, cultures and languages. Programmes ranges from performances to book sales to even film screenings and author talks. With these varied forms, new life will be breathed into these old and new texts, leading readers and audiences to better connect with the crux of what makes up all literature – the words themselves.

Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Jun Vinh Teoh

We’re personally leaning towards performance events such as The Page On Stage, an adaptation of stories from Gopal Baratham, Colin Cheong, Philip Jeyaretnam and Simon Tay performed by Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Jun Vinh Teoh. Other highlights include the already oversubscribed screening of Wesley Leon Aroozoo’s I Want To Go Home, which premiered in Singapore at the 2017 Singapore International Film Festival to acclaim. Also be sure to look out for writers and authors that have been key in shaping the Singapore literature landscape, from poet Cyril Wong to prose writer Suchen Christine Lim.

A weekend of words and literary delights await you at the Arts House this weekend, so be sure to make time and come on down to Textures and fill your hearts and minds with all the wonders of local writing and beyond.

Textures: A Weekend with Words takes place from 9th – 11th March at The Arts House. Events may be free or ticketed. For full lineup, visit the website here

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