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The Scene See A Breathtaking Sculpture At The ArtScience Museum And Catch A Musical Starring Hossan Leong This Week

See A Breathtaking Sculpture At The ArtScience Museum And Catch A Musical Starring Hossan Leong This Week

See A Breathtaking Sculpture At The ArtScience Museum And Catch A Musical Starring Hossan Leong This Week
By Amelia Yeo
November 17, 2019
For art enthusiasts, the Affordable Art Fair starts this weekend, alongside the Singapore International Film Festival
(Image: Sing'Theatre)
(Image: Sing'Theatre)

1/4 A Spoonful of Sherman

What Veteran comedian and performer Hossan Leong takes the stage in the Asian premiere of A Spoonful of Sherman, a musical by Robert J. Sherman that is arriving on our shores, fresh from the West End. Head to the Sota Drama Theatre to catch it, and look forward to singing along to Oscar-winning compositions from films such as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Jungle Book, among many others. 

When November 20 till 30

(Related: Renowned Playwright Stella Kon Tells The Story Of Her Great-Grandfather Lim Boon Keng In New Musical)

(Image: Singapore International Film Festival)
(Image: Singapore International Film Festival)
(Image: Singapore International Film Festival)
(Image: Singapore International Film Festival)

2/4 Singapore International Film Festival

What Film buffs are in for a serious treat at the 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival, as it features 90 films hailing from 40 different countries. This includes the Singapore premiere of the highly anticipated film, Nina Wu by Burmese filmmaker Midi Z, whose narrative is in line with one of the festival visions of celebrating strong female leads this year. Homegrown filmmaker Anthony Chen's film Wet Season will also be opening the festival, followed by the Silver Screen Awards which will recognise Japanese director Takashi Miike and Chinese actress Yao Chen with the Honorary and Cinema Icon Awards respectively. 

When November 21 till December 1

(Related: What To Do In November 2019: Attend Singapore Biennale, Watch The Sweeney Todd Musical And More)

 

3/4 Skyscraper sculpture at the ArtScience Museum

What Standing at 11 metres tall, this whale sculpture that resembles the mammal breaching from the water is an incredible sight to behold, located outside the ArtScience Museum. Made out of five tonnes of recovered ocean plastic and steel support, it was made by award-winning designers Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang from New York-based architecture firm StudioKCA, and brought to our shores by Ocean Recovery Alliance, an environmental non-profit based California and registered in Hong Kong. 

To onlookers, it is a sobering image of the amount of plastic that is polluting our oceans today—150 million tonnes to be exact, with an estimated eight million tonnes added every year. "We created Skyscraper to serve as a physical example of why we need to change how we use and dispose of plastic in the world today," shares Chang. To which Klimoski added, "as the largest mammal in the water, it felt like the right form for our piece to take in order to show the scope and scale of the problem."

When Till December 19

(Related: You'll Never Expect These Sculptures Are Made of Paper)

Surreal Interior by Igor Taritas (Image: Sol Art Gallery)
Surreal Interior by Igor Taritas (Image: Sol Art Gallery)

4/4 Affordable Art Fair

What Head to the F1 Pit Building this weekend, as the 10th edition of the Affordable Art Fair returns to Singapore with works from more than 600 local and international artists to pique your interest. This year, expect new galleries such as Chryse Gallery of Fine Art from Singapore, Jinsan Gallery from Korea and Giant Year Gallery from Hong Kong participating in the fair, while long-term supporters such as Art Blue Studio and Asian Art Platform from Singapore make an appearance once more.  

When November 22 till 24 

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