Review: The Lower Depths
Nine Years Theatre’s Mandarin adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s classic takes us into a dark world where hope is but a mirage – gritty, but still good to watch
Review: Singin’ in the Rain
If you’re looking to have a splashing good time, check out this West End smash hit – it’s almost impossible not to come out of the theatre grinning
The seven filmmakers of '7 Letters'
Seven homegrown filmmakers come together to weave tales inspired by our city and its people. We speak to them about their filmic tributes
12 movies to catch for the rest of 2015
With half the year – and most of the superhero blockbusters – behind us, it’s time to get pumped about a new crop of films
Interview: Paul Husner
Sun-drenched oils on canvas
Art and theatre events
Loke Hong Seng: A Social Portrait of Singapore
The local photographer captures the development of Singapore between 1963 and 1985 – including the fight for independence to modernisation – in his solo exhibition, showcasing photos that have never been displayed before.
K Sajeev Lal: From Singapore with Love
Sajeev Photo Studio specialises in taking portraits of young male foreign workers, to use as comp cards to find wives in South Asia.
Pakistan-born artist Khadim Ali makes his solo debut in South-East Asia. Inspired by events such as the 2001 Taliban destruction of two Buddha statues in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, to childhood memories of his grandfather reciting the Persian Book of Kings to him, his works’ powerful messages are contrasted with their small sizes.
Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be Continued
The photographer, theorist, photography historian and critic explores the maritime world vis-à-vis globalisation. The pieces on show include chapters from Fish Story alongside two film works, Lottery of the Sea and The Forgotten Space.
Centre Stage: Musical Theatre Workshop
Established as a platform for youths to pick up skills in musical theatre, Centre Stage School of the Arts' brings back the Musical Theatre Workshop this August. The workshop will be led by resident director of the international touring production of Singin' in the Rain, Anton Luitingh, as well as dance captain Duane Alexander. The duo have previously also worked on productions including Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar and most recently, The Sound of Music. Musical Theatre Workshop 2015 will be held over six days, with a session each for juniors (aged 7 to 14 years) and seniors (aged 15 to 25 years) each day, culminating in a showcase performance on the last day for participants to show off their newly acquired skills.
Annual Special Exhibition 2015
This exhibition charts the development of printmaking from the early ’60s to the present day, and also documents STPI’s role in shaping the course of contemporary art in Singapore and the region.
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Top art museums and galleries in Singapore
The world’s largest and best overview of Peranakan life over three floors
Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking
Regular courses and workshops at this filmmaking and photography hub
Art and science coexist in the same space at Marina Bay Sands
A cluster of galleries take over this former military encampment
MINT Museum of Toys
A private museum with the largest collection of vintage toys in Southeast Asia
Singapore Art Museum
20th-century Asian visual art housed in a colonial building