Singapore Night Festival Returns
Joy of joys, Singapore Night Festival at Bras Basah Bugis precinct returns this year from 19 – 27 August 2022. The festival aptly revolves around the theme “Rebirth” and onlookers can expect cool projection mappings, light art installations, live performances, and general creativity and imaginative works. This vibrant event promises more intimate experiential programmes than previous years alongside the usual food and retail experiences. It’s always a great gig with plenty to take in, so we recommend setting several nights aside to enjoy all it has to offer. nightfestival.gov.sg
Epigram Books gets a new home (& cafe!)
After a tough few years, local book store Epigram has a place it can call home. If you’re a reader, head to SAM @ Tanjong Distripark. With a gorgeous view of the port, the 20-seater space features a wide selection of tomes from Epigram Books, as well as other publishers including Ethos Books, Math Paper Press and World Scientific. It’s a serene spot to show some support to a local business as well as browse the latest in local literature.
39 Keppel Road #01-02, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 089065
Muswell Hill hits the limelight
Muswell Hill is a hip enclave in north London and also the name of the latest offering from local theatre group, Pandemonium. The social satire involves a dinner party, eccentric people, a passive aggressive marriage, a tone-deaf blind date and first world problems, and promises laughs along with a bit of a look at our inner selves.
Until 10 July. Drama Centre, 100 Victoria St, #03-01 National Library, 188064. Ticket $35-$85, available from pangdemonium.com and sistic.com.sg
Don’t miss Artscience Museum’s latest virtual reality exhibition, We Live in an Ocean of Air. The immersive multi-sensory art installation first premiered in 2018 at The Saatchi Gallery in London before its Asian debut here in Singapore. Created by Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), it transports you across the globe to California’s Sequoia National Park and blends the animal, plant, human and natural worlds together via a VR headset, heart rate monitor and breath sensors. Groovy.
Until October 2. Artscience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974. marinabaysands.com
If anywhere knows how to do good brunch, it’s Melbourne. So it made us hungry to hear that Melbourne Brunch Festival 2022, organised by Global Victoria and Agriculture Victoria, is taking place around Singapore throughout July and you won’t find boring old Weet-bix on the menus. The selection of restaurants whipping up the likes of eggs benny and smashed avo will use premium produce from Victoria, Australia so arrive with an empty stomach and plan to skip lunch entirely. For further details and participants, log onto the Melbourne Brunch Festival website here.
Calling all SG memories!
Step into Singapore’s past at the Share Your Story, Shape Our Memorial travelling exhibition. Showcasing stories of the island throughout the 1950s – 1970s, this free display is currently moving around venues across the island and will be at Funan Shopping Centre throughout most of July. Find out more at foundersmemorial.gov.sg/shapeourmemorial.gov.sg