The annual #BuySingLit movement is back with a bang for its fourth year running. Explore our diverse literary landscape like you never have before: go beyond just reading – hear, see, touch and even taste the world of Singapore literature, also known as SingLit in short. Participants both young and old are invited to embark on a journey around Singapore, traversing familiar heartlands to the iconic Jewel Changi Airport, and even the revamped, historic Pasir Panjang Power Station. These locations set the stage for multi-sensory activities such as gem biscuit-making, music performances, writing workshops and dramatic readings, that will unlock new perspectives on local literature.
More than 60 exciting programmes will be held over two weekends from 6-8 and 13-15 March. Advocating ‘Buy Local, Read Our World’, #BuySingLit aims to raise awareness about SingLit by celebrating stories from Singapore. The movement gathers homegrown book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits to encourage more people to embrace and discover SingLit.
#BuySingLit 2020: Children’s Programmes
Hello SingLit! X Arts in Your Neighbourhood
Organised by Woods in the Books
Hello SingLit! brings different ways to embrace and celebrate stories by our authors. In collaboration with Arts in Your Neighbourhood, Hello SingLit! travels to Bedok Town Square for a #BuySingLit children’s book fair. Meet homegrown authors, listen to stories and celebrate SingLit with us!
Let’s Go Read OutSide!
Organised by 3Pumpkins
Let’s Go Read OutSide! brings Singapore children’s literature right into void decks and playgrounds, transforming these everyday spaces into imaginative places where books come alive. Aimed at children aged 10 and below, the programme includes pop-up children’s libraries and experiential workshops.
The Children # SingLit Library will be at South Central Family Service Centre (4-8 March) and 3P Children Arts Lab (Boon Lay) (11-13 March).
The Let’s Go Read OutSide! Workshops will be held at South Central Family Service Centre (7 & 8 March) and 3P Children Arts Lab (Boon Lay) (14 & 15 March).
Singapore Literature Project: Local Stories
7 & 8, 14 & 15 March
Organised by Act 3 International
This programme will feature four drama-based workshops, inspired by four different Singapore literary works, catered to children between the ages of 18 months and 9 years. Combining reading, storytelling and role-playing with music, simple props and costumes, the workshops will provide children with an all-round experience to discover, enjoy and love Singapore literature.
The Basket by RolyPoly Family
7 & 8 March
Organised by Derring-Do Dance
Based on Quek Hong Shin’s book The Incredible Basket, this is a dance theatre performance for young audiences. Performers from Rolypoly Family will take the audience on an exploration of the possibilities, and inspire the tall and short audience members to discover what the basket can conjure in our lives and in our imaginations.
More info: https://thebasketdancetheatre.peatix.com/
Start date: 6/3/20 0:00
End date: 15/3/20 23:59