Event

Singapore Writers Festival 2019 A Bigger Party Than Expected (Late-Night Programme)

1 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

Fri, 01. Nov
20:00 – 22:30

Cost of entry

$30

The Arts House

Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

Address

Travel Information

  • 195, 961 and 961C (Supreme Ct, bus stop no. 02181) 61, 63, 80, 124, 145, 166, 174, 197, 851 and 961 (Opposite The Treasury, bus stop no. 04249) 2, 12, 33, 147, 190 (High St Ctr, bus stop no. 04229) 75, 100, 107, 130, 131 and 167 (Opposite S’pore Cricket Club, bus stop no. 02029) 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 531, 533, 534, 535, 536, 538, 539, 544, 545, 549, 554, 560, 564, 585, 589, 700, 761, 850E, 868, 951E and 971E (Fullerton Sq, bus stop no. 03011
  • City Hall (10-min walk), Clarke Quay (15-min walk), Esplanade (15-min walk), Fort Canning (15-min walk), Raffles Place (10-min walk)

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Bertha and Heng are getting married and it is, surprisingly, a bigger party than expected because everyone is invited to join in the festivities! Inspired by Rex Shelley’s seminal The Shrimp People, The Arts House transforms into a Eurasian wedding celebration.

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As you enjoy the strains of the wedding band and traditional Eurasian food and drink, wander through the house and encounter performances and interactive installations including ETA 9mins by Main Tulis Group, Jinkli Nona Redux by Edith Podesta, RISK by Cyril Wong, Encrypting Kinships by Bani Haykal and Watch My Damn Mouth by Irfan Kasban and Ruby Jayaseelan, each bringing a unique take on Shelley's words.​


Singapore Writers Festival​​:

The Singapore Writers Festival honours Rex Shelley (1930 – 2009) as the Literary Pioneer for 2019. Known for his seminal work The Shrimp People which documents the consciousness and culture of the Eurasian community in the 50s and 60s, his larger body of work provides vital creative historical documentation. Shelley has received numerous accolades and book prizes. In 2007, he was the Singaporean winner of the S.E.A. Write Award and till today is the only Eurasian to have won the honour. The Literary Pioneer programme is curated by The Arts House.​

​LATE-NIGHT PROGRAMME​
A Bigger Party Than Expected​
1 Nov, Friday, ​
8pm – 10.30pm​
Second floor, The Arts House​
$30, tickets on sistic​

Exhibiting artists

Edith Podesta

Bani Haykal

Cyril Wong

Main Tulis Group

Irfan Kasban

Eurasian Association

Taking part

Arts House Limited

Arts House Limited

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