Welcome to the National Arts Council's Silver Arts page!Click here to access our Events page, and select "Sep"
to view our fresh line-up of festival programmes. Or, download our Festival Programme here.
For more information on the Arts in Eldercare Seminar 2018, please click here.
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Many Silver Arts festival programmes are free, but do catch our exciting Highlights programmes
specially organised for the festival! See below for more information, and click here to book your Highlights tickets.
Silver Arts advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts.
Organised by the National Arts Council since 2012, Silver Arts is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating seniors and creative ageing. The festival presents collaborations between artists, arts organisations and community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performances to workshops, seniors can showcase their creative talents through co-created content or learn a new skill, enhancing their overall well-being. The festival offers opportunities for seniors to share their stories that shape our collective memories, and forge stronger inter-generational understanding.
Now into its seventh edition, this year's festival will take place over four weeks from 6 to 30 September island-wide. With an extensive line-up of arts programmes and activities, there will be something for everyone. Bring your parents, grandparents, and family to enjoy and experience this year's festival offerings!Highlights of the festival include:
Konsert Gurindam Jiwa (Music of the Soul)
Directed by emerging music phenom Syafiqah 'Adha Sallehin and produced by Saiful Amri, this music concert will present popular tunes by the late Wandly Yazid. A 70-strong Anklung orchestra, comprising students from three secondary schools and retired teachers, will perform alongside Angklung maestro Faridah H A Jamal, pianist Saedah Samat-Alkaff, veteran singers R Ismail, Julie Sudiro and more.
丽的呼声—鼎艺与美香同行 Reliving Rediffusion with Ding Yi
Established local Chinese music ensemble Ding Yi Music Company and former radio presenter Chang Mei Hsiang invite seniors to relive the Rediffusion cable radio experience through nostalgic '80s tunes from popular singers including Fong Fei Fei, Teresa Teng and Fei Yu-Ching. Lee Swee Har, female disciple of renowned local storyteller Lee Dai Soh, will also tell the legendary Chinese story of Ten Brothers accompanied by live music from Ding Yi.
归途赛跑 Tortoise Tales
An original theatre production directed by Chong Gua Khee and written by Tan Liting that revisits the familiar tale of The Tortoise and the Hare. Starring actors Hang Qian Chou and Liow Shi Suen, this heart-warming story about a grandmother and her grandson will end with surprises, as well as an alternate ending or two
《花啦啦歌舞团》音乐剧 Singing Market the Musical
Leading Malaysian musical theatre company, Asia Musical Productions, brings together this entertaining story set in the '70s following a group of market vendors decked in colourful costumes and unforgettable melodies.
We hope to see you at Silver Arts 2018!
How to get involved?
For any other enquiries or opportunities, please contact Doris Teo at Doris_Teo@nac.gov.sg or Janice Seah at Janice_Seah@nac.gov.sg