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Bahrain Art Week Singapore: An Interview with ArtBAB Founder Kaneka Subberwal and Artists Jamal Abdul Rahim and Faika Al Hasan

The Kingdom of Bahrain holds an enviable 5,000 year history. Naturally then, they’ve had plenty of time to grow their artistic landscape, evolving from the traditional to the contemporary and now equipped with a diverse range of distinctive styles across the board. But as with any ‘product’, it is key that the world becomes aware of

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Preview: Asian Youth Theatre Festival 2018

After a rousing inaugural edition last year at *SCAPE, the heart of Singapore’s youth scene, the Asian Youth Theatre Festival returns for its second run, this time heading up north and taking place at venue partner Republic Polytechnic. Presented by Buds Youth Theatre, for one weekend in November, youth theatre companies from Singapore and the

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019: Still Waters

In January 2019, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is returning for its 15th edition! Announcing the programme in a launch party at the Esplanade Annexe Studio yesterday, this year, the annual arts festival has curated works that respond to or parallel Singaporean artist Suzann Victor’s Still Waters, the second time the festival will be adopting

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Museum Musings: National Gallery Singapore Launches OUTBOUND Commission Series

National Gallery Singapore is set to launch OUTBOUND, a brand new series of artwork commissions to trigger unexpected and meaningful art encounters for visitors beyond the exhibition galleries. These unique commissions are meant to greet visitors as they walk around the Gallery, designed to provoke critical reflection, curiosity and playfulness. Curated as an ongoing series, each

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Preview: Southernmost – One Table Two Chairs Project 2018 presented by Emergency Stairs

Building on from the success of their inaugural Southernmost Project launched in 2017, Emergency Stairs returns with the 2018 edition of the experimental theatre festival this November. Taking its name from traditional Chinese opera’s convention of ‘southern’ stages and the one table two chairs performance format, the Southernmost Project was conceptualised as an “arts festival

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Preview: Provenance by Autopoetics

This October, SOTA, NAFA and NUS teachers Chelsea Crothers, Laura Hayes and Maiya Murphy are coming together to form Autopoetics, as the three physical theatre practitioners debut onto the scene with a brand new performance – Provenance.  The concept behind Provenance was when Laura Hayers devised the idea of a (play)box, mixing and curating objects, images, sounds and

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Licha Stelaus Productions: An Interview with Founder Richard Chen and Oboist Quek Jun Rui

This November, Licha Stelaus Productions is bringing in the renowned Saint-Marc Children’s Choir (Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc) as they present an evening of family-friendly tunes from various Disney films. But as a French choir, of course they’ll be presenting them not in English, but French! Best known for appearing in the 2004 Academy-award nominated movie Les Choristes,

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Review: Because it’s Fun by The Fool Theatre

Bullying comes in all forms, and at times, in the most surprising of ways. Far too often, it is children and teenagers who are crueler than adults, not realising the extent of their actions done ‘because it’s fun’. New theatre company The Fool Theatre (TFT) debuts onto our local scene with a brand new, original

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Archifest 2018 Ends With Over 150,000 Visitors Revelling In The Art Of Design For Life

Archifest 2018 drew to a close last week, with a closing party at Millenia Walk. The two-weekend long annual festival, celebrating architecture and the built environment, took place from 28th September to 10th October and welcomed over 150,000 visitors. Over the course of the festival, visitors participated in activities island-wide, from architectural tours, workshops, symposiums and

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National Museum of Singapore Celebrates 131st Anniversary with Weekend of Fun Activities

Way back on a fateful Wednesday, specifically, 12th October 1887 at 5pm, the 14th Governor of the Straits Settlements, Sir Frederick Weld, ceremoniously opened the Raffles Library and Museum at Stamford Road. What was once a humble effort to spur intellectual inquiry in the region has since grown into a massive institution, outliving the Japanese Occupation and

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