Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns from 19 – 28 January 2024, giving those who get the January blues something lively to look forward to. This year there’ll be 150 visual arts experiences by over 400 partners from all over the world. The ‘Light To Night Festival’ is always a showstopper, with its array of dazzling installations dotted around the island. ‘Art After Dark’ also promises to be a goodie: two distinct nights of entertainment include Rave Night, which features local electronic music artists, and Prom Night, which has live bands and DJ sets. Meanwhile, ART SG fair (artsg.com), will showcase contemporary art from around the world, large-scale installations, curated talks, and film programmes.
Go Potty For Harry
Ever since Universal Studios opened in Singapore, Harry Potter fans (Potterheads) have been patiently casting spells for some Hogwarts action, too. And huzzah – February sees Warner Bros studio bringing its Wizardly World set, Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience to Sentosa. The Coastal Trail will be transformed into a captivating night time woodland trail (aka the iconic Forbidden Forest), featuring mystical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series. Celebrating some of the most iconic forest scenes from the film series, visitors can come face-to-face with the likes of Hippogriff, Nifflers, and more, all of which will be casting their magical style of sourcery.
From 3 February hpforbiddenforestexperience.com/singapore
Expat stories wanted
Despite its ever-changing landscape, Singapore works hard to preserve its history through storytelling. A new project supported by My Community and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth titled ‘My Little Singapore’ seeks to celebrate the diversity of the island through the different people, places, and practices of the different communities who live here. One section will be dedicated to the lives of expats, so if you’re an Australian or Kiwi with a unique and inspiring Singapore anecdote to share about life on this cosmopolitan island, get in touch at email@example.com. Let’s represent!
If you’ve heard the hype around the critically acclaimed musical Hamilton, here’s your chance to experience it at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, this smash takes the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and turns it into a revolutionary moment in theatrical history. Culture, politics, and education are all covered alongside exceptional crooning.
19 April – 26 May sistic.com.sg