Calendar

Mar
6
Fri
Read Our World – a #BuySingLit event @ Various locations
Mar 6 – Mar 15 all-day
Read Our World – a #BuySingLit event @ Various locations
In light of COVID19, there’s been some changes to the programme – refer here for more.
The annual #BuySingLit movement is back for its fourth year running. Participants both young and old are invited to embark on a journey around Singapore, traversing familiar heartlands to the iconic Jewel Changi Airport and even the revamped, historic Pasir Panjang Power Station. These locations set the stage for music performances, writing workshops, dramatic readings that will unlock new perspectives on local literature.
More than 60 exciting programmes will be held over two weekends from 6-8 and 13-15 March. Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, #BuySingLit aims to raise awareness about SingLit by celebrating stories from Singapore. The movement gathers homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits to encourage more people to embrace and discover SingLit.
Featured highlights include:
  • Singlit Power House:  Held at the red-brick Pasir Panjang Power Station which is steeped in Singaporean history, there will be theatrical performances (Glorious, Monstrous Hantu Tales by Cake Theatrical Productions), a literary dance party (Singlit Sounds: A Silent Disco by Singlit Station) and a site-specific performance (Modern Resonance ll by sound artist Li-Chuan Chong, spoken word poet Deborah Emmanuel and visual artist Alecia Neo)
  • GoToRoYo – Together at Canopy by UP Collective: Held at Jewel Changi Airport, they present a weekend of fun-filled weekend for families with 3 different performances
  • #BuySingLit Book Bazaar: Lose yourself at the #BuySingLit Book Bazaar – and discover a world of exciting new stories! Organised by BooksActually, the bazaar will bring established and independent publishers under one roof to offer a wide selection of local and regional literature.

For more information about #BuySingLit, please check: www.buysinglit.sg

Mar
8
Sun
Green Day Live in Singapore @ Singapore Indoor Stadium
Mar 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Green Day Live in Singapore @ Singapore Indoor Stadium

GREEN DAY returns to Singapore, ten years after their last live show here. The five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are set to rock the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 8 March 2020 (Sunday).

Green Day will unleash their brand new single “Father Of All…,” which is the lead track on their forthcoming thirteenth studio album of the same name, out 7 February 2020. Singapore will be the very first stop as the rock icons embark on a global stadium tour that includes solo dates in Asia and Europe. Then in June, the band will tour with co-headliners Weezer and Fall Out Boy – The Hella Mega Tour presented by Harley-Davidson, in June then visit Europe, UK and North America, visit cities throughout Europe, the U.K. and North America.

Mar
25
Wed
Four Horse Road 2020 @ The Theatre Practice
Mar 25 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 10:00 pm
Four Horse Road 2020 @ The Theatre Practice

Spanning 150 years in Singapore history, Four Horse Road 2020 will get you on your feet to watch history come alive and unfold around you as you journey through three heritage buildings on Waterloo Street.

This 2-hour theatre journey will bring you back in time to discover some of the best-kept secrets and unsolved mysteries of Waterloo Street and its surrounding area. Be it as a bus passenger, a visitor to the home for the aged and destitute, or just as an observer, audiences play a part in the story as the action unfolds right before your eyes.

Sorting audiences into different routes, Four Horse Road will have audiences back for more as one can experience the journey differently each time they visit. If you missed a scene in 2018, here comes your second chance to catch it again.

During the initial stages of research, numerous stories from the past about Waterloo Street and its vicinity were excavated. Ten were chosen to be developed for the stories in the first
edition in 2018; in 2020, new ones will be added to the collection. While bringing back crowd favourite scenes such as “Bus Hijack”, “Nantina Home”, the bustling restaurant of “May Blossom”, one can look forward to new twists in the returning stories. All the scenes taking place within the Practice building will be new.

Practice’s most intricate production to date
Bringing together partners and people from different walks of life to tell the story, Four Horse Road boasts a team of over 60 creatives, cast and crew, to make the show happen every night. Four Horse Road is one of Practice’s most intricate productions, and one of the largest scale promenade theatre production in Singapore to date.

Brought to life by some of Singapore’s most talented creatives, Four Horse Road 2020 features a 27-strong diverse cast, with the return of familiar and new faces of the Singapore theatre scene, including Sugie Phua, Al-matin Yatim, Dwayne Lau, Grace Kalaiselvi, Goh Guat Kian, Ric Liu, Ethel Yap, Andrew Mowatt and more.

A highlight of this multilingual work is the use of over 10 different languages and Chinese dialects. Adding on the challenge, the cast will also have to tackle various language accents from different eras of Singapore history.

Ticket sales starts 18 December 2019.

Nov
6
Fri
Passages Contemporary Season Festival of New Works by SDT @ Esplanade Theatre Studio
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm – Nov 8 @ 9:45 pm
Passages Contemporary Season Festival of New Works by SDT @ Esplanade Theatre Studio

Passages Contemporary Season will feature three brand new world premieres by excruciatingly creative and genius Choreographers – Timothy Harbour, Natalie Weir, and for the first time in Singapore, Loughlan Prior.

In our world where creativity and inspirations are constantly bursting forth like never before, find yourself in the midst of the most cutting-edge dance works at Passages. Be completely immersed in this festival of the evolution of contemporary ballet as we take it upon ourselves to dare to be different!

Staged in a black box theatre, be sure to secure your tickets early and let’s ride on this manic wave of fine artistry and originality.