From online performances to light projections at a hawker centre

With so many arts and cultural festivals heading into the digital realm due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it may be difficult to choose between all the virtual happenings. But the returning Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) is giving you plenty of reasons to attend, as an eclectic mix of never-seen-before arts activities have been curated, spicing things up in the precinct of Kallang and Geylang this Nov 12-29.

For the very first time, see the AYN line-up supplemented with digital offerings, presented in a mix of 11 digital and physical programmes co-created with artists, arts organisations and community partners. That entails online music, dance and theatre performances, visual art murals, and even a dynamic light projection display at a hawker centre.

Patterns Seeking by SYNDICATE

Some of the key highlights in the AYN November 2020 programme include District 14: 7 Kali Bah by P7:1SMA, a collection of contemporary dance films that allows viewers to see Geylang Serai through the eyes of its community; as well as Brilliant Corners: The City Is Blooming by System Sovereign, a self-guided trail that brings locals to discover vibrant art murals around the neighbourhood.

Also mark your calendars for Patterns Seeking by SYNDICATE, a truly unique light projection and sound display at Old Airport Road Hawker Centre. The works featured are co-created with residents of Kallang and inspired by the patterns of daily Singaporean life. Members can even become part of the conversation by sending in their suggestions here.

Finally, the young at heart will be happy to catch From A to Z: The Adventures of Sol and Friends by Sweet Tooth, a theatrical experience that combines design and performance to bring new characters to life, as designed by the community.

Admission is free for all events; just remember to abide by existing safe distancing measures when attending outdoor programmes and practise personal social responsibility.

Arts in Your Neighbourhood 2020 will head to Kallang and Geylang from Nov 12-29. More information available here.