Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) is back this November with close to 70 arts activities happening in 18 locations across the island. There is something suitable for everyone!
This season, look out for many AYN programmes taking place in or inspired by the town of Woodlands!
Stand to win limited Woodlands edition Arts In Your Neighbourhood collectibles!
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Can you spot any familiar Woodlands landmarks or icons in this picture? Name at least 3 in the link below and stand to win a limited edition AYN tote bag and a set of Memory Capsules containing 5 different collectibles inspired by Woodlands! Contest closes on 25 Nov 2018 and winners will be notified via email.
Use promo code "AYN3" in the Grab app for $3 off your ride to AYN events in Woodlands!
Valid on the weekends of 10-11 Nov, 17-18 Nov, and 24-25 Nov, for trips ending at the following locations:
1. Admiralty Park - 31 Riverside Road, Singapore 730000
2. Block 823 - 823 Woodlands Street 82 Singapore 730823
3. Fu Shan Garden - 81 Woodlands Street 81 Singapore 730827
4. Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza/NTUC Foodfare @ Admiralty - 676 Woodlands Drive 71 Singapore 730676
5. Vista Point - 548 Woodlands Drive 44 Singapore 730548
6. 888 Plaza - 888 Woodlands Drive 50 Singapore 730888
7. Woodlands Crescent Park - next to 788E Woodlands Crescent Singapore 735788
8. Woodlands Stadium - 1 Woodlands Street 13 Singapore 738597
9. Woodlands Waterfront Park - 6A Admiralty Road West Singapore 759956
The Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme, an initiative by the National Arts Council, brings enriching arts experiences right to your doorstep! Enjoy interactive arts programmes by established artists and arts groups held at various spaces across the island, including interesting programmes in our featured town of Woodlands this season.
Click here for Programme Booklet!
Look forward to the following programme highlights from 8 – 25 November 2018:
Placing Home: Woodlands
8 – 25 Nov 2018
Locations: Woodlands Waterfront Park, Admiralty Park, Block 823 Woodlands St 82, Woodlands Stadium
For more information about the artworks and other public programmes, please visit: www.placinghomewoodlands.wixsite.com/info
Placing Home: Woodlands is a public art project that explores ideas of home and movement within Woodlands, a pivotal town connecting Singapore to Johor Bahru. 5 new public artworks in the Woodlands neighbourhood invite all to look at our surroundings with a fresh perspective and ask questions about the world in which we live.
Curated by Dr Wang Ruobing, the artists presenting the works are Chiew Sien Kuan, Nhawfal Juma’at, Eko Prawoto, Kayleigh Goh, and Michael Lee.
The Rubbish Prince by 3Pumpkins, Danny Yeo, and Ong Kian Sin
Admiralty Park (Pavilion near slides) - 17 Nov, 6pm and 7.30pm, with fringe activities from 5 - 6pm
Fu Shan Garden - 18 Nov, 6pm and 7.30pm, with fringe activities from 5 - 6pm
Woodlands Crescent Park - 24 Nov, 6pm and 7.30pm, with fringe activities from 5 - 6pm
Woodlands Waterfront Park (Playground) - 25 Nov, 6pm and 7.30pm, with fringe activities from 5 - 6pm
Follow the journey of the Rubbish Prince, a 3.5-metre tall puppet made up of clean recyclables. Given a new lease of life from the recycling process, he leaps back into the neighbourhood accompanied by some of his best friends. Join them on their quest to rescue a fellow puppet character from the effects of non-recyclable waste!
This contemporary outdoor performance ignites and stretches imaginations beyond the ordinary. Through collective upcycling efforts of various community partners in putting this production together, The Rubbish Prince is an allegory to the relationship we have with the materials that we consume and discard daily.
Join in for fringe activities including "plarn bombing" (wrapping structures with recycled plastic yarn) and weaving nettings made from recyclable materials!
Jumbo Fabrica by Sweet Tooth
Kampung Admiralty Community Plaza
Hands-on Furniture Upcycling Session/Installation: 19 – 25 Nov, 11am - 6pm
Trails: 24 Nov and 25 Nov, 4pm - 7pm (Trails start every 30mins, capped at 25 participants each)
Register for the walking trails at: https://jumbofabrica.peatix.com
Jumbo Fabrica is a curated multi-tiered event where old furniture pieces from jumbo flats in Woodlands and the stories of past owners become the source of inspiration. Residents and visitors can join in to learn about the stories and participate in upcycling stations at various void decks to rejuvenate something old into something new.
Jumbo Fabrica culminates in exciting 50-min walking trails where participants arrive at 3 stations planned within the trail. Armed with audio guides, participants listen to audio performances inspired by the residents’ stories, and are treated to live performances at each station.
Follow the Jumbo Fabrica blog at jumbofabrica.wordpress.com!
Musical Notes by Compagnie des Quidams
Mapletree Business City (Plaza) - 8 Nov, 12.30pm
Asia Square (The Cube) - 9 Nov, 12.30pm
Our Tampines Hub (Festive Plaza) - 10 Nov, 5pm and 7.30pm
Bedok Town Square - 11 Nov, 5pm and 7.30pm
3 black and white characters on stilts walk down a street. They approach and whisper musical secrets to members of the audience. From their unique musical instruments, they broadcast different melodies and begin to dance. Both funny and moving, these quirky characters lead the audience in their musical fantasies.
酸甜苦辣 — The Four Flavours of Life by The TENG Ensemble with Lee Wushu Arts Theatre
Bedok Town Square - 10 Nov, 5pm & 7pm
酸甜苦辣 - The Four Flavours of Life is a new series of 4 exciting musical works inspired by a common Chinese saying that describes the multifaceted intricacies of life. It draws references from themes of parting and longing, happiness and sadness, desolation and solemnness, strife and peace. Performed in collaboration with Lee Wushu Arts Theatre from Malaysia, the works embody the confluence of Eastern and Western traditions with modern interpretations and styles, a signature trademark of The TENG Ensemble’s performances.
Check out the rest of the programmes in our Programme Booklet.
Check out some highlights from our previous seasons:
With interactive and visually engaging elements, many AYN programmes are perfect for a day of
family bonding while the kids discover the wonders of the arts at an early age!
The Enchanted Flute by Paper Monkey Theatre – November 2016
This theatrical puppetry performance
inspired by Malay heritage told the story of
a Malay village on a tiny island, whose
tranquil way of life was disrupted by rats.
The tale was unravelled through the nifty
movements of Paper Monkey Theatre's
hand-crafted puppets, with live music
accompaniment by SA The Collective.
Familiar playgrounds at Pasir Ris and West
Coast parks were turned into unusual sites
for pop-up performances, as families
bonded over parent-and-child hands-on
craft activities, music performances, interaction with giant bubbles and a picnic with popcorn and
A Dragon Behind The Door & More! by Sweet Tooth (Cake Theatrical Productions) – March 2017
Young audiences were swept away in a
magical, fun-filled journey with Mini and
her father who woke up to find their house
overrun with spotted beetles. Imaginations
were stirred by larger-than-life characters,
puppets, music, and surprises a-plenty.
Families bonded over craft activities like
weaving a dragon, making a spotted beetle
puppet, and creating their very own mini
Maxx The Cat by The Finger Players – November 2017
Kids and families were immersed in this
colourful theatrical experience with
puppets accompanied by lively music! They
followed the journey of a young girl Sam
and her adopted cat Maxx as they
encountered different creatures in an
exciting series of adventures and
Experience your neighbourhoods in new ways through the arts at AYN! Learn the hidden tales and
forgotten stories of various towns, that are weaved into interactive arts presentations. These
programmes take participants on a journey to discover stories from the past to a renewed
perspective of the present, and possibly, a re-imagined future.
The Real Estates by Jean Loo – March 2016, November 2016, March 2017
The Real Estates was a playful interpretation
of a town’s geographical map. Photographer
Jean Loo and the participants went on
guided photo walks in Toa Payoh, Bedok,
and Yishun, drawing inspiration from these
neighbourhoods’ familiar sights and scenes,
as the guides regaled them with historical
insights. Their photos were then mounted
on art installations forming stunning visual
Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood by Quek Ling Kiong – March 2016, November 2016,
Participants were taken on musical trails
that showcased iconic neighbourhood
landmarks such as the Dragon playground,
the Bedok Food Centre, the Toa Payoh
Town Park and the GV Yishun Cinema, to
uncover the stories of these estates. It was
a fun-filled experience from pop-up music
performances to learning simple drumming
techniques, ending each trail with a special
#seeyoursg by Shophouse & Co – November 2017
Participants saw Jurong through new lenses
- literally through a “viewing and recording”
device designed by artist Samantha Tio,
experiencing how reality and perception are
interwoven at each stop of the trail. They
were able to create and record their own
narratives of the neighbourhood and add on
to the Jurong story as part of an exhibition.
Larger Than Life: The Unspoken Histories of Jurong Neighbourhood by Vertical Submarine –
Larger than Life was a public art showcase of
five site-specific works, curated by art
collective, Vertical Submarine. Through the
activation of public spaces in the heart of
Jurong, these works shared fond memories,
characteristics and the forgotten history of
Jurong with the community.
A commission by the National Arts Council's
Public Art Trust.
Grow a deeper appreciation for the various cultures in Singapore through the plethora of multicultural
arts programmes at AYN!
CROSSING by Riduan Zalani with NADI Singapura – March 2016
This musical feast, reflecting the
progressive multi-cultural society we live
in, pushed boundaries while retaining
identities. The performance led by Young
Artist Award Recipient, Riduan Zalani,
featured an assembly of dynamic and
prominent Singapore arts groups including
NADI Singapura, SA The Collective,
Tamarind Sound Project, OrkeStar Trio and
Bornfire Circus Arts, in a musical
conversation and exchange, reflecting
familiar places, scenes and sounds found
only in Singapore.
Time For Opera! by Ding Yi Music Company and Traditional Arts Centre – November 2016
Ding Yi Music Company and Traditional Arts
Centre presented a series of classics from
traditional Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese
opera specially rearranged for Chinese
chamber music instruments in this
Muzik Kita – Celebrating Malay Traditional Music – March 2017
Performers from Dikir Barat troupes Andika
Kencana and Sahabat danced the night away
accompanied by upbeat traditional songs
played by musicians from prominent groups
such as Sri Mahligai, Sri Gemilang, Nobat Kota
Singa and NADI Singapura.
A traditional arts initiative of the National
Arts Council supported by the Malay Music
Play With Bamboo! by Liong Kit Yeng – November 2017
Audiences experienced a musical showcase
of Asian cultures through the beautiful
sounds of bamboo-made instruments such
as the Indonesian angklung, Chinese dizi and
sheng, featuring a repertoire of traditional
folk songs by Ding Yi Music Company and an
angklungkulintang ensemble led by De Silva
Programmes by international artists
AYN brings world-class arts programmes right to your doorstep!
The Three Belles by Strange Fruit Productions – November 2016
Seductive and charming, The Three Belles
(Australia) transported audience into a
dreamlike world of period charm and
frivolity through a whirlwind of dance and
Inspired by the imagery of a field of wheat
swaying in the breeze, the performers
swayed back and forth on flexible and
strong five-metre high sway poles, twisting
and turning to almost-impossible angles.
Urban Distortions by t.r.a.n.s.i.t.s.c.a.p.e – November 2017
Audiences got up close and personal with
performers from the Brussels-based dance
company co-founded by French artists, as
they presented a contemporary dance
inside giant life-sized plastic bubbles with
live music accompaniment.
Check out the full collection of Arts In Your Neighbourhood programmes from previous seasons:
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