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Singapore HeritageFest 2016
This year’s edition of the Singapore HeritageFest will explore shared stories and communities right here in our neighbourhoods. Visitors can expect food trails, open houses and architectural tours of national monuments and old estates, including Bedok and even Pulau Ubin, home of Singapore’s last kampong.
WOMEN: New Portraits
Discover celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz’s newly commissioned works in WOMEN: New Portraits, a ten-city travelling exhibition that reflects the changing roles of women today. The photographs are a continuation of her 1999 series, Women, and features portraits of outstanding artists, musicians, politicians, writers and philanthropists. Leibovitz, whose collections are held in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) and the National Portrait Gallery (London), is best known for her work for Rolling Stone, Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Friends of Manhattan Series: Alex Kratena x Monica Berg
Manhattan bar is celebrating its anniversary with a special event. They have invited award-winning former head bartender of Artesian Alex Kratena, and his partner Monica Berg – famous for her elegant and minimalistic cocktail creations – for a night of unique concoctions.
Shakespeare in the Park: Romeo & Juliet
The 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death is celebrated with a performance of his popular tragedy and love story, Romeo and Juliet. The lovers are played by Cheryl Tan who previously starred in Beauty World, and Thomas Pang who acted in Tribes. The play is directed by Daniel Slater.
As we tip into May, make good on one of your New Year's resolutions – you know, the one you've resolved to learn more about food beyond just stuffing your face. FoodCine.ma – a film festival devoted to food – is an offshoot of A Design Film Festival, both organised by creative agency Anonymous. The line-up is a homonymous eight ('ate', geddit?) feature-length films and eight shorts that are screening from April 29 to May 14. Seven documentaries, including Barista, Cooking up a Tribute – it follows the Roca brothers in their three-Michelin-starred restaurant – and The Birth of Sake, are making their Asian debut at Objectifs, while Tasteology, a film about the science of flavour, makes its world premiere at the festival, too. Also on the menu are two screenings hosted with food pairings at House@Dempsey and Common Man Coffee Roasters. See www.foodcine.ma for full schedule.
Istana Nature Guided Walk
For five times a year — that’s Chinese New Year, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day, National Day, and Deepavali — the Istana opens its gates to the public. This year, aside from touring the Istana Main Building (for a small fee), you can also take guided tours through the gardens (also with a small fee). Use this opportunity to teach the little ones about flora and fauna, and maybe learn a bit about our history while you’re at it.
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