Arts Abound: Singapore Bursts with Two Arts Festivals
If you like to venture out after the sun goes down, the Singapore Night Festival is a nocturnal extravaganza. For two weekends every August (19-20 Aug and 26-27 Aug), the night festival spills onto the streets, transforming Singapore’s heritage, culture and arts into a totally different light. Don’t miss Night Lights, an interactive light installation on the facades of the Singapore Art Museum and the National Museum of Singapore. It’s a feast for the eyes and ears! You may also enjoy spectacular aerial performances, art installations, live music and street performances around Bras Basah, Bugis Precinct and Armenian Street.
If regular hours are more your thing, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (11 August –17 September) presents 20 contemporary performances from local participants and international artists. The programme is a medley of Shakespearean theatre (Hamlet – Collage), dark comedy (The Last Supper), performance art (Everything by My Side), film retrospective (The Sardono Retrospective) and Flamenco dance (The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco), and a dash of contemporary Chinese opera (Paradise Interrupted) thrown in for good measure.
Images: Singapore Night Festival