One of Us is a series of exhibitions featuring the works of Daren Lauchengco, Faith Wong and Sim Kah Lim – three artists with different specialties in ink illustrations, model making and painting.
Art holds a special place in their hearts, giving them a platform to accomplish greater things – even as they face the challenges of having a mental health condition. While these artists bring diverse styles to the table, their message is simple and shared: people are so much more than their diagnosis.
Starting this month, you can tour these free exhibits at Temasek Shophouse and Funan, while breaking down the walls of ignorance and stigma!
4 to 17 November, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Funan (Basement 2 – Opposite Guardian), 107 North Bridge Rd, 179105
Once a vibrant hub of photography studios in the 1890s, Stamford Road and its surrounding precinct was the go-to place for families and individuals from all walks of life who wanted to have their photographs taken.
Today, in the era of social media, photographs are more important than ever before. In commemoration of Singapore’s Bicentennial, “From Brush to Lens: Early Chinese Photography Studios in Singapore” – a new exhibit at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall – creates a visually compelling exhibition to tell the stories of Singapore’s forefathers.
In conjunction with the launch of the exhibition, SYSNMH will be holding its annual Wan Qing CultureFest 2019 across two weekends through 10 November, which is featuring an exciting line-up of more than 30 cultural activities.
From Brush to Lens: Early Chinese Photography Studios in Singapore
Through 3 May 2020
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Rd, 327874
Wan Qing CultureFest 2019
With a programme filled with recently released French movies, Alliance Française de Singapour is screening something for everyone, including heartwarming dramas, side-splitting irreverent comedies, and exciting children’s films that will tug at the heartstring of every movie goer.
From 5 till 17 November 2019, there 22 screenings and 18 movies! This weekend, the lineup includes:
Friday, 8 November:
Sibyl (R21) – 7pm
# IAmHere (M18) – 9.15pm
Saturday, 9 November:
Dilili in Paris (PG13) – 2pm
Roads (NC16) – 5pm
High Life (M18)– 8pm
Sunday, 10 November:
Of Love And Lies (PG13) – 2pm
In Your Hands (PG13) – 4.30pm | Screening followed by a live Skype Q&A
The Shiny Shrimps (R21) – 7pm
Load up your stockings with lifestyle and locally-made gifts and knick-knacks at the second edition of A Very Providore Christmas Market. Say yes to delectable cheeses, premium champagnes from Virginie T, truffle tasting, scented candles, artisanal hand-crafted goods and enchanting home/kitchenware.
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, Andrew Litton, returns this November to conduct a concert that promises to be out of this world. On Friday 8 November, he’ll be blasting off to explore the solar system with a performance of Holst’s much-loved The Planets Suite.
Holst’s seven-movement suite The Planets is one of the best-known pieces of music ever written. Each section is inspired by the astrological character of the planets in the solar system: from Mars, the Bringer of War (which inspired John Williams’ music for Star Wars) to Neptune, the Mystic.
The concert – which is sponsored by the SSO’s Official Radio Station, Symphony 92.4 – also includes Barber’s one-movement Symphony No.1 and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra.
With more than 8 million tonnes of plastic dumped into the oceans every year, now is a great time to take part in a beach cleanup.
And, everyone is welcomed to this one, from young to old. The only requirements: enthusiastic hands and a willingness to get a little sweaty! To join, register your attendance with the Eventbrite link.
Tips: Do bring a hat, sunblock, insect repellent and a bottle of water (no disposable plastic, of course). For safety, please wear closed in shoes. All gloves and trash bags will be provided along with a few tongs. If you have your own, feel free to bring them along.
48th Trash Hero Singapore Clean Up – Changi Beach
9 November, 9 to 11 a.m.
Changi Beach Carpark 1, 300 Nicoll Dr, 498989
Gather in together! When it comes to year end, food and drink features in almost every home or office. Be different when you select fresh and organic vegetables, unique and handmade sauces and condiments, and “da bao” what you want into your shopping bag to make your festive season tasty and memorable!
Fresh vegetables, delectable handmade sauces, artisanal bakes, and natural essential oils and sustainable gifts will feature to thrill the market-goer. Along with this theme, the market will also showcase some eco-friendly products so that we can emphasise that organic and earth-friendly works together.
Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market – The Year End Edition
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La, 277 Orchard Rd., #10-01, 238858
Commemorate the Singapore Bicentennial with us at the Bazaar by the Pier.
Experience Singapore’s remarkable growth from a thriving trading post of the past to the next-generation port of the future at the exciting Bazaar by the Pier. Tour the Singapore Maritime Gallery to understand Singapore’s maritime heritage, transformation and growth; view winning photography works at the exhibition, My Defining Maritime Moment, and immerse in the atmospheric harbour bazaar where exciting fringe activities and delectable food stalls await.
Organised by La Maison du Whisky, Whisky Live 2019 is the place for spirit enthusiast to connect and explore the whisk(e)ys of the world.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary at Andaz Hotel, Whisky Live returns with a gathering of master distillers, brand ambassadors, and industry experts all under one roof. This year marks its largest collection of whisk(e)ys and spirits.
What to look forward to? Beginners can enjoy the artfully and illustrious Gin Garden, where they can sample the participating brands. For the more adventurous guests, the Cocktail Terrace is the place to be, as they enjoy the burgeoning mixology scene in Asia.
Finally, connoisseurs can enjoy Masterclasses led by renowned experts in the industry, such as like the “Rum Journey with Clairin and Veritas” led by Ronan Keilthy (shown), global champion of the 2019 Clairin World Championships and Head Bartender of 28 HongKong Street.
Tickets range from $55 to $199, which you can buy here or at the door.
Cartoons Underground, Singapore’s first and largest Independent Animation festival, is celebrating more than half a decade of independent, underground animation for grown-up kids!
Since its inception in 2012, the homegrown festival has grown from 200 people attending to close to 1,000 people. This year, it received 1,461 entries globally, from 80 countries.
Many of the selected short films are 2D hand-drawn animation, leaning towards simple abstraction. They create believable worlds with engaging narrative stories. More than just humorous entertainment, the screening selects showcase unique directorial voices who have visions and potential, such Knife Hanging From A Tree by JiHee Nam from South Korea.
This year, the festival also dedicates a second part of its International Competition to focus on Women in Animation.
Tickets range from $0 to $50. Get yours here!
Cartoons Underground: Asia’s Independent Animation Festival
9 November, 6 to 11 p.m.
Kult Yard, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terr., 168976
Express your inner Carmen Miranda, and add a little rumba to your Sunda’ with Domingo Tropical at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club.
What to expect? An all-day over-the-top fiesta, where the dancing never stops from merengue and salsa to bachata and more Latin beats by DJ Haihan, DJ Kyle and DJ Sam.
10 November, 2 to 10 p.m.
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, 338987
Catch the Vagabond Comedian’s award-winning show “Walk This Qué” in which he shares about his 1,000-kilometer walk in 38 days!
Following in the footsteps of Bono, The Beatles, Jesus, and Terry Fox, Marcus Ryan chronicles his journey along the infamous Camino de Santiago, a walking pilgrimage from France to Spain.
Answering your everyday questions such as “Can you die from tendonitis?” or “How much ibuprofen is too much?”, don’t miss this one-night-only event at The Merry Lion.
Sunday Comedy Specials ft. Marcus Ryan – Walk This Qué
10 November, 7 to 9 p.m.
The Merry Lion, 8b, #03-00 Circular Rd, 8b, 049364
By Sara Lyle Bow, November 2019 / Photos: respective events and Instagram
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