Coming Up: September-October 2020

Zen out in nature or stay safe at home with online shopping and workshops.

By Edmund Wee      2 September 2020

Silver Arts 2020

1-13 September

Celebrating creative ageing for seniors with over 140 artists and community partners, the 2020 edition showcases meaningful performances, workshops and interactive activities. Presented by the National Arts Council for the ninth year, Silver Arts returns in its first-ever digital edition with full online programming to keep our elderly safe yet entertained indoors. Seniors can look forward to 15 daily programmes and activities in English, Malay, Tamil and Mandarin.

Four new works have been specially commissioned and adapted into online presentations such as Old Songs of Redhill Market by Toy Factory Productions, and Indonesianstyle keroncong songs by Wadah Seni Entertainment, with singers from Peranakan group the Gunong Sayang Association. Loyal fans will be able to reminisce with returning artistled workshops such as Foto-Foto Memory Lab: a Writing Workshop for Seniors, a step-by-step video workshop for seniors with an interest in writing, facilitated by Amanda Lee Koe, writer of Delayed Rays of a Star, the #1 The Straits Times and Kinokuniya best-seller.

Seniors will be invited to excavate memory and generate poetry as they look at their old photos. They will then share their photos, memories and creations with the community over a 10-day journey. Further indulge with eight all-time favourite Silver Shorts films, including the 2018 release of New Bike by Kannan Vijayakumar.

Walking In The City

1 September – 6 December
Singapore Art Museum

Hoardings installed around the perimeter of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM), “Walking in the City” is a series that engages with themes such as the history of the SAM buildings, and the island, society, urban development and the environment. The outdoor exhibition is created by Singapore artist Heman Chong, who represented the country at the 50th Venice Biennale. The two featured artworks are “Safe Entry” and “Writing While Walking and Other Stories”, and they reflect the creative process of art as a relationship between text, image and situation.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.