Arts in Your Neighbourhood heads to the East in its 2020 year-end edition! Explore two iconic neighbourhoods in Singapore with both physical and virtual programmes taking place from 12 to 29 November 2020.
Encompassing music, visual arts, theatre, literary arts and dance, Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 is sure to have something that will pique you and your children’s interest.
Brought to you by the National Arts Council, Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 includes family-centric programmes to get the year-end school holidays off to a wonderful start.
Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 Edition – Arts at Your Doorstep and at Home
The Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 edition casts the spotlight on Kallang and Geylang. A variety of onsite and online programmes have been lined up including self-guided tours, online shows and art installations at surprising locations like a hawker centre.
For families, six programmes have been specially tailored for young audiences. These include theatrical performances that engage the audience, musical experiences and even an interactive story game.
Here are some highlights of Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020!
6 Special Programmes for Young Audiences
From A to Z: The Adventures of Sol and Friends
From A to Z: The Adventures of Sol and Friends is a theatrical performance which features three main characters designed by pre-school students and their parents! Sweet Tooth has turned these figments of children’s imagination into live characters for a performance about a girl named Sol on an exciting adventure to find Maxie, her best friend who gets blown away in a giant storm.
When: 14 November, 2 pm on NAC’s Facebook page. RSVP here.
Invisible Invincible by MySuperFuture Theatrical Productions tells the story of two individuals who find friendship through the power of the imagination. Together, through play and live music, they discover what cannot be seen. Families can join in from home and play along with imaginary objects too! This show is directed by Ian Loy and suitable for children between the ages of 3 to 6.
When: 15 November, 11 am on NAC’s Facebook page. RSVP here.
Jazz for Kids – Hello Humpty!
Jazz for Kids – Hello Humpty! is an interactive music performance that introduces little ones to the world of jazz. Don’t miss the chance to watch a live band playing original and classic tunes in a 45-minute musical showcase. Everyone will have a swingin’ good time and pick up simple lessons about life at the same time. Suitable for ages 4 and up.
When: 22 November, 11am, on NAC’s Facebook page. RSVP here.
A Bitesize of Astronomy
Three sisters, Twinkle, Sunny and Luna, venture out into space to help their friend Rocky save the earth! What will happen on their journey? Will they succeed at working as a team? Explore space through song and dance and learn about the mysterious objects in this entertaining performance. Join the sisters on their musical journey and help them accomplish their mission to save the earth! Suitable for ages 4 and up.
When: 29 November, 11 am, on NAC’s Facebook page. RSVP here.
Stories on Site: The Kallang River Quest
A letter with strange symbols appears in the mailbox. It contains a set of secret clues, triggering off a quest around the Kallang River. Go on a virtual adventure to solve a mystery in The Kallang River Quest – from the comfort of home. This interactive story game is suitable for the young and their families.
When: 12 to 29 November, at this website.
The Great Story of the Infinite Drawing
What important message lies hidden in a giant drawing on a wall at Geylang Bahru? The mural tells the story of a girl and a robot whose worlds are about to collapse. Download the accompanying app here and interact with the mural in a fun Augmented Reality activity! This programme is supported by Embassy of France in Singapore, in conjunction with the vOilah! France Singapore Festival.
When: 12 to 29 November, Jalan Besar Town Council (Wall facing Geylang Bahru)
More Online Programmes
District 14 – Jelajah Bersama Kelan
Hosted by Samad the puppet, this 3-part series of Dikir Barat performance by Kelana Purba will feature vibrant vocal harmonies, pulsating percussion, energetic movements and stirring poetry. Tune in and learn about the significance of Geylang Serai through compositions inspired by the neighbourhood.
When: 14, 21 and 28 November, 2 pm on NAC’s Facebook page. RSVP here.
What are some patterns that we all recognise? How do we interpret different symbols? In November, venture to Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, not just for good food, but to admire a light display of visual art patterns inspired by the surrounding neighbourhood and conversations with merchants on the second floor of the food centre. Get more details here.
When: 12 to 29 November, 8 am to 9.30 pm, Old Airport Road Hawker Centre
Brilliant Corners: The City is Blooming
Home to over 100,000 residents, Geylang’s name is believed to have been derived from a type of edible plant. Drawing on the district’s rich heritage and past, five artists have co-created murals inspired by the lives of those living in the neighbourhood. Download the Brilliant Corners Art Trail app and see Geylang through the eyes of these local artists.
When: 12 to 29 November, 330B Tanjong Katong Road, 190 Tanjong Katong Road, 1881 Tanjong Katong Road, Joo Chiat Complex, Geylang Park Connector Underpass
Let’s Tour Kallang & Geylang
Go on a tour around the Kallang and Geylang neighbourhoods and pick up collectibles from Gachapon machines along the way! There will be pins, keychains, magnets and more to collect – little pieces of treasure that capture the memory of places like the old National Stadium. Rediscover Singapore’s Kallang and Geylang neighbourhoods on this self-guided adventure.
When: 12 to 29 November, Wisma Geylang Serai, Joo Chiat Complex, Kallang CC
Rediscover Singapore With Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 Edition (12 to 29 November)
Whether you wish to stay in and savour the Arts from home with the kids, or hit the streets to explore two of Singapore’s iconic neighbourhoods, Arts in Your Neighbourhood November 2020 edition is the perfect opportunity to do so.
Families, be sure to get the year-end holiday season off to a great start with Arts In Your Neighbourhood’s six programmes specially created for young audiences.
Do also remember to share your experiences and discoveries with your friends using hashtag #ArtsInYourNeighbourhood, and you can receive a limited edition AYN Kallang/Geylang-inspired tote bag!
This feature is brought to you by National Arts Council.