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The Scene Events in Singapore that You Shouldn’t Miss in September 2020

Events in Singapore that You Shouldn’t Miss in September 2020

Events in Singapore that You Shouldn’t Miss in September 2020
By Amelia Yeo
September 04, 2020
Singapore’s annual architecture festival and a slew of digital events keep everyone engaged this month
(Image: Dover Park Hospice)
(Image: Dover Park Hospice)

1/14 Dover Park Hospice Virtual Sunflower Dinner

What The past few months of the pandemic has severely hindered Dover Park Hospice, a non-profit organisation that provides holistic hospice care for terminally ill patients, in their major fundraising efforts. As such, the organisation has taken the 28th edition of its annual fundraiser—the Sunflower Gala Dinner—online, in an effort to continue its work in serving both its patients through their final days, and provide support for their families in these tough times.

Participating guests of the evening's charity event will have their wanderlust curbed and be transported to a tropical island getaway filled with an exciting line-up of entertainment. They will also be treated to a specially curated dinner from a slew of acclaimed restaurants, including three Michelin-starred restaurant Odette, one Michelin-starred restaurant Alma by Juan Amador, Wild Rocket by homegrown chef-owner Willin Low, and many others.

With this digital charity fundraiser, the organisation hopes to raise $800,000. Guests who are not attending the virtual fundraiser dinner can also make their contribution to the organisation through its online campaign, which will be open till October 3. 

When Virtual charity dinner on September 18; Fundraiser closes on October 3

(Image: NAFA)
(Image: NAFA)

2/14 The Dream of Ayutthaya

What Visit the capsule exhibition at Lim Hak Tai Gallery, organised by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), that spotlights Ayutthaya, an ancient city located 80km north of Bangkok, Thailand, that is home to Buddhist temples, monasteries and statues. This year, the institution has chosen the site of Ayutthaya as a stimulus for both students and faculty alike, as they reflect on the new perspectives its breathtaking landscape and culture bring. 

When September 15 to October 18

A dance routine by Shantha Ratii, Pallavi Sharma and Chitra Shankar. (Image:  Indian Heritage Centre)
A dance routine by Shantha Ratii, Pallavi Sharma and Chitra Shankar. (Image: Indian Heritage Centre)

3/14 Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest

What Witness the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage through with a slew of engaging programmes at the first digital edition of the Indian Heritage Centre's annual festival. This year, visitors will be able to enjoy over 40 cultural performances, cooking workshops and guided tours, among many others, each with experiences inspired by the Indian epic, The Ramayana

When Till September 20 

(Image: Gajah Gallery)
(Image: Gajah Gallery)

4/14 (Re)Imagining The Image

What Eight contemporary artists from Southeast Asia including Suzann Victor and Mangu Putra, come together in a group exhibition by Gajah Gallery to contemplate the history of the region's colonial past to present day. Drawing inspiration from a plethora of images—both personal and archival—the artists have reconstructed the original photographs that initially depict natural landscapes of their hometowns and lost histories of their countries, to critique their captured contexts. In doing so, audiences are also challenged to uncover the various meanings layered atop the altered images to discover notions of freedom beyond agendas of control during the colonial era. 

When Till October 11

(Image: Marlborough College Malaysia)
(Image: Marlborough College Malaysia)

5/14 Marlborough College Malaysia's Singapore Admissions Online Open Morning

What Malaysia-based British International Boarding and Day School will be taking its admissions event online this month, to welcome incoming students to explore all that the institution has to offer. Led by academic staff and pupils, parents will be able to look forward to welcome presentations from its school master, Alan Stevens, and take a virtual tour of its 90-acre campus, boarding houses and extensive facilities to aid their children in their academic pursuits. 

Marlborough College Malaysia takes in children for its boarding school programme from the age of nine, and offers the UK National curriculum, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma. The college is also an affiliate of Marlborough College, based in the UK. 

When From September 10 

Idir Davaine: Sneaky Treasures (Image: Cuturi Gallery)
Idir Davaine: Sneaky Treasures (Image: Cuturi Gallery)

6/14 Idir Davaine: Sneaky Treasures

What Delve into the colourful world of French artist Idir Davaine who returns for a solo exhibition with nine paintings on canvas and paper. Inspired by his own collection of visuals, Davaine explores various fluid and distorted forms and invites the audience to interpret the hidden narratives behind each work. Organised by Cuturi Gallery at Artspace @ Helutrans. Call 8182 0214 to make an appointment.

When Till September 20

(Image: Thus I Have Seen Buddhist Film Festival 2020)
(Image: Thus I Have Seen Buddhist Film Festival 2020)

7/14 Thus I Have Seen Buddhist Film Festival 2020

What The fourth edition of the biennial film festival moves into the digital sphere to showcase how Buddhism is taught and practised worldwide. This year, it spotlights 16 films from eight countries, including Hope Frozen, a documentary on the youngest person to undergo cryo-preservation following her death from brain cancer.

When Till September 13 

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(Image: Ground Zero Run)
(Image: Ground Zero Run)

8/14 Ground Zero Run Virtual Challenge

What To raise funds for those impacted by natural disasters in the region, Mercy Relief, an independent humanitarian charity, holds the fourth edition of its annual run online. Runners can choose distances from 1km, 5km and 10km and complete the challenge at their own pace before September 27.

When Till September 27

(Image: #SWAP4EARTH)
(Image: #SWAP4EARTH)

9/14 #SWAP4EARTH: Earthfest X Swapathon 2020

What The inaugural two-day virtual eco-conscious festival, which is organised by the non-profit Centre For a Responsible Future and homegrown social enterprise Swapaholic, features a line-up of workshops, talks, live performances and a marketplace—all to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle. There will also be dialogue sessions by the Lien Centre for Social Innovation and TEDxSingapore to look forward to.

When Till September 13 

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(Image: Singapore Chinese Orchestra)
(Image: Singapore Chinese Orchestra)

10/14 Nocturne

What The Singapore Chinese Orchestra presents the second of its two-part digital chamber concert series, helmed by music director Tsung Yeh. Audiences can look forward to a medley of six songs, including A Moonlit Night on the Spring River, rearranged by maestro Qiu Da Cheng. 

When September 18

(Image: ADDP Architects and OWIU Design)
(Image: ADDP Architects and OWIU Design)

11/14 Singapore Archifest 2020

What The 14th edition of the annual architecture festival themed “Architecture Saving Our World” celebrates responsible design that benefit ecology and humanity alike. The brainchild of Singapore Institute of Architects, the event will include online forums, virtual workshops and decentralised pop-up activities, including the Archifest Pavilion designed by ADDP Architects in collaboration with OWIU Design, which will be presented virtually for the first time.

When Till October 31

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(Image: Esplanade-Theatres By The Bay)
(Image: Esplanade-Theatres By The Bay)

12/14 Classics of Old Shanghai

What Travel back to 1920s Shanghai, as Singapore-based vocalist Skye Sirena serenades audiences with tunes made popular by Chinese divas Zhou Xuan and Bai Guang. This is Sirena’s latest digital concert as part of the Esplanade’s Coffee Morning & Afternoon Tea series, featuring veteran Singapore artistes performing evergreen favourites.

When September 21 to 23

(Image: We The Fest)
(Image: We The Fest)

13/14 We The Fest 2020: Virtual Home Edition

What The annual Jakarta-based music festival is back for its seventh edition, but for the first time, it will present a blend of music, fashion, arts and food events online.

When Till September 27

(Image: Pauline Ballet)
(Image: Pauline Ballet)

14/14 French Open 2020

What With the pandemic affecting tournament dates, the rescheduled French Open will see top tennis players battling it out on the clay courts of Roland Garros, a week after the conclusion of the US Open.

When Till October 11

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