Support Local This Weekend And Watch An Award-Winning Singaporean Film, Then Attend An Exhibition By A Veteran Designer
1/5 Proportion and Emotion: 20 Years in Design with Kelley Cheng 1999-2019
What Since helming Singapore's first independent design magazine that was published 20 years ago, veteran designer Kelley Cheng has worn many hats and made innumerable waves in Singapore's art scene, including founding The Press Room—a Singapore-based visual communication agency. In light of celebrating this 20-year milestone, she has curated a selection of 20 seminal projects from graphic to spatial design, as well as 20 new works that were produced in collaboration with her peers from the design community, all on exhibition at the National Design Centre.
When Till January 5, 2020
2/5 Martin Solveig at Cé La Vi
What Best known for his electronic dance music (EDM) hits such as All Day and Night and +1, French DJ Martin Solveig is no stranger to the international EDM scene and is always among music festival headliners such as Dash Berlin and Don Diablo. This Friday, the DJ will grace the decks at Cé La Vi to spin some of his biggest tracks so party-goers should expect nothing an electrifying evening, no less.
When December 13
3/5 A Land Imagined film screening and post-show dialogue
What Singapore-made feature film A Land Imagined has since catapulted the country's film industry on to the international stage since it was first released in February this year. Apart from receiving the Golden Leopard prize—the highest accolade at one of the most prestigious platforms in the festival circuit, the Locarno International Film Festival—the film has since gone on to pick up two more prizes at the recent Golden Horse Awards in Taipei for best original screenplay and best original film score, beating out renowned composers Ryuichi Sakamoto and veteran musician Lim Giong who were in the running too.
If you wish to experience the film fully on the big screen, it is scheduled to show for the final time in public at The Projector this Sunday evening. Film buffs will also be thrilled to know that writer-director Yeo Siew Hua, producer Fran Borgia, and associate producer Dan Koh will be present after the screening to answer burning questions regarding the film as well.
When December 15
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4/5 An exhibition on Marjorie Doggett's photography
What The lesser-known works of pioneer local photographer Marjorie Doggett will be on show this weekend at The Arts House, as it plays host to a series of images curated by Edward Stokes, who was also behind the photobook Marjorie Doggett's Singapore that was released this year.
For the uninitiated, Doggett's photographs of Singapore carefully documented the cityscapes and historic buildings, which has since contributed immensely to the country's growing efforts of heritage conservation.
When Till February 2, 2020
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5/5 Education Benefit Gala Dinner
What In light of celebrating the 10th anniversary of Singapore-owned company Novena Global Lifecare—a subsidiary of the Dorr Group—an inaugural Education Benefit Gala will be held at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore to raise some $5 million for four Singapore-based charities that advocate strongly for education and training for marginalised communities of children and women from disadvantaged families. The beneficiaries include Dreams Academy, Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, Daughters of Tomorrow and the Singapore Muslim Women's Association.
Guests of the evening will then be treated to an exquisite four-course fine dining experience by four highly celebrated Michelin star chefs. Notably, they are three-Michelin star chef Sebastien Lepinoy from Les Amis, two-Michelin star chef Tetsuya Wakuda from Waku Ghin, one-Michelin star chef Cheung Siu Kong from Summer Pavillion and one-Michelin star chef-restaurateur Beppe De Vito from the ilLido Group.
When December 14
To bolster the company's fundraising efforts, they have also invited the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, as a distinguished guest to be a part of a moderated conversation on empowerment and equal opportunities through education.
The gala is then one of the pit-stops of the Obamas' public engagements in Singapore, where the former President will speak at the Singapore Expo on December 16 while the former First Lady will be sharing her experiences on December 14 at the Singapore Expo as well.