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The Scene Catch A Performance By The Singapore Chinese Orchestra Or Participate In The Singapore Writers Festival This Weekend

Catch A Performance By The Singapore Chinese Orchestra Or Participate In The Singapore Writers Festival This Weekend

Catch A Performance By The Singapore Chinese Orchestra Or Participate In The Singapore Writers Festival This Weekend
Spectral Tower by Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Image: Albert Yonathan Setyawan and Mizuma Gallery)
By Amelia Yeo
November 04, 2019
Check out sculptures by Emma Rodgers or head to Mizuma Gallery for an exhibition on symmetry

It might only be the start of the week but it is never too early to start making plans for the weekend. For those interested in the arts and culture, including literary work, you'll be able to immerse yourself in the works of talented artists this weekend. There are exhibitions to see, including one by an Indonesian artist and also a British sculptor, as well as a concert to attend. And this continues throughout the month of November, which is packed with cultural events including the highly-anticipated Singapore International Film Festival 2019.

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

Moses Gay (Image: Singapore Chinese Orchestra)
Moses Gay (Image: Singapore Chinese Orchestra)

1/5 Young People's Concert: Once Upon A Chinese Orchestra

What In a bid to explain the origin and evolution of the Chinese orchestra, a two-day concert helmed by Moses Gay, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra's assistant conductor, seeks to encourage more youths to discover this genre of music for themselves. "For this concert, I believe that the biggest challenge is to overcome the stereotype that Chinese orchestra is old-fashioned, and that it is for old people," said Gay, "but through the use of multimedia, it will help to enhance the experience for the young people when they come to watch this concert." 

When November 7 and 9, at 10.30 am and 5 pm respectively

Radiance of Being by Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Image: Albert Yonathan Setyawan and Mizuma Gallery)
Hallucinatory Archway by Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Image: Albert Yonathan Setyawan and Mizuma Gallery)
Spectral Tower by Albert Yonathan Setyawan (Image: Albert Yonathan Setyawan and Mizuma Gallery)
 

2/5 Variations on Symmetry

What Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan explores the relationship between geometry and materiality through symmetry in his own solo exhibition at Mizuma Gallery, Gillman Barracks. Beyond the rigid and sterile confines of symmetry, he believes that its decorative form of repetition brings out a meditative quality and religious association, factions that he hopes to explore in the exhibition. 

When Till December 15

(Related: You'll Never Expect That Indonesian Artist Irfan Hendrian's Artworks Are Made of Paper)

(Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
Marlon James (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
Roxane Gay (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
 

3/5 Singapore Writers Festival

What The 22nd edition of the Singapore Writers Festival invites participants to rethink the way they view language through the verbal, physical and visual lens, as well as how its constant evolution seeks to accommodate today's world. Participants of the festival will be able to find literary heavyweights such as Marlon James, Roxane Gay, Min Jin Lee and Nicola Yoon helming events discussing their works, as well as the overall theme of language and its effect on humanity in the next week. 

(Related: 5 Local Writers To Look Out For At Singapore Writers Festival 2019)

Edith Podesta (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
Edith Podesta (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
Joel Tan (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)
Joel Tan (Image: Singapore Writers Festival)

Apart from the buzz from the international community, Singapore based writers and theatre practitioners will also be championing various events, including The Limits of Language In Theatre, a programme which will see a couple of familiar faces such as Edith Podesta, Joel Tan and Irfan Kasban discussing current issues in playwriting. 

When Till November 10

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

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Raging Bull by Emma Rodgers Spiritus by Emma Rodgers (Image: Courtesy of the artist)

4/5 Emma Rodgers Exhibition

What British sculptor Emma Rodgers has accumulated a fantastic portfolio having exhibited worldwide and worked with major American film production company, Marvel Studios. Most recently, she has unveiled her first exhibition in Singapore at the lobby of Royal Plaza on Scotts, where four of her sculptures can be found on display. Of them includes Spiritus, a bronze sculpture that was specially created for the exhibition that exemplifies the horse's tenacity to overcome obstacles, together with capes of the riders bellowing in the wind. 

Viewers will be glad to know that 30 per cent of the sales will go towards Sing'theatre's community outreach programme, Sing Me A Story @ NUH

When Till January 20, 2020 

Manam Boodle Fight (Image: Cross Cultures)
Crispy Pork Cheek & Jowl Sisig and Bangus Belly Sisig (Image: Cross Cultures)
Pork Belly Adobo that has been simmered for 12 hours and Chicken Adobo Flakes, as well as Adobong Puti (adobo with coconut vinegar, and chocolate cherry tomatoes)(Image: Cross Cultures)
Crispy Pancit Palabok (Image: Cross Cultures)
 

5/5 Dig into a Filipino Boodle Fight

What Look forward to the comfort of a family-style dining experience as the events platform, Cross Cultures, and Iki Concepts, a Singapore-based restaurant company, brings in popular Manila-based restaurant, Manam Comfort Filipino, that is prepared to serve up a special 6-course Boodle Fight, comprising of classic dishes and modern twists on Filipino cuisine. 

Held in hopes of facilitating cultural exchange between the Philippines and Singapore, diners can dig into a sumptuous Filipino boodle fight at The Horse's Mouth Bar and Yoshi Restaurant, which will feature a mouth-watering array of dishes from pork belly adobo that has been simmered for 12 hours, to Manam’s signature crispy pork cheek and jowl sisig.

Make your reservation by calling The Horse's Mouth Bar at +65 8188 0900 or email crossculturesbycheryltiu@gmail.com

When November 12 and 13

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The Scene singapore chinese orchestra moses gay mizuma gallery gillman barracks albert yonathan setyawan singapore writers festival marlon james roxane gay min jin lee nicola yoon edith podesta joel tan emma rodgers spiritus royal plaza on scotts

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