It's all happening at The Arts House! - Apr & May 2014 listings
We turned 10 last month and celebrated this milestone with a 10-day festival from 26 March – 6 April, centred on the theme “The Next Page”. As we mark this milestone, we are also very eager to look forward to the next decade of supporting more artists and writers.
Following a successful launch of the first Singapore International Translation Symposium (SITS) last year, this year’s event will gather local and foreign speakers and participants from academia, industry and the arts to explore the theme, “Theory + Practice”. In addition to a series of thought-provoking lectures and panel discussions, budding translators and language lovers can look forward toTranslation Slam Singapore and The Great Singapore Translation Machine, in which different translators work together to turn a short piece into another language within the shortest possible time.
In conjunction with SITS 2014, we will organise the first-ever Literary Translation Book Camp in Singapore, which brings together writers, translators and editors for an intensive week of workshops and discussions focusing on best practices in literary translation, creative writing and editing. The boot camp comprises workshops in three separate language tracks, translating Chinese, Tamil and Malay texts respectively into English.
This April and May, Going Places continues to take audiences on a lyrical tour through various corners of Singapore. This visual-audio installation exhibition, which runs till 18 May, features almost 50 recordings by 26 poets of their poems about places in Singapore, including Bras Basah by Prof Edwin Thumboo; Shophouse, Victoria Street by Eileen Chong; Katong by Damon Chua; Amoy Street Houses by Lee Tzu Pheng; Epigrams for Changi Beach by Robert Yeo; Merlion by Alfian Sa’at; as well as a specially commissioned piece of The Arts House by Pooja Nansi.
Sing Lit 101 returns for a second season, with a focus on Singapore Chinese Literature. Literary scholar and poet Dr Tan Chee Lay will give three introductory lectures on poetry, novel and essay, each by focusing on the works of three prolific and respected Singaporean writers – Zhou Can, Yeng Pway Ngon and Wong Yoon Wah. These sessions in English will undoubtedly allow more Singaporeans to appreciate and understand Singapore Chinese writing in new light.
Silver Writing: Radio Play returns for yet another season to provide lifelong learning for senior citizens through the art of creative writing. The weekly workshops, which run from 16 April – 6 June, will teach participants to develop story ideas which culminate into recordings of radio plays at the end of the programme.
For these and other events at The Arts House, please download:
April 2014 listings
May 2014 listings
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