Indian New Year Open House 2022 at Indian Heritage Centre

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Welcome the Indian New Year this month with an array of immersive cultural activities presented by the Indian Heritage Centre.

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 209924
Dates: 9 & 10 April 2022
Admission: Free, fees apply for workshops

The Indian New Year is celebrated by various Indian sub-communities in Singapore, each with its own unique traditions and practices. Tamil families celebrate Puthandu on the first day of the Tamil calendar month of Chithirai; the Sikh community observes Vaisakhi; while the Malayalee, Telugu and Bengali communities observe Vishu, Ugadi and Pohela Baishakh respectively around this time of the year.

In celebration of this festive period, come revel in the vibrant culture and traditions of our Indian communities at Indian Heritage Centre's (IHC) Indian New Year Open House 2022! Discover elements of the rich intangible cultural heritage that are practised by the various Indian communities through fun craft experiences, cultural workshops, and festive digital programmes, with a special focus on Indian music and musical instruments.

Art Installation by Sunaina Bhalla

Check out fabric block print hangings of musical instruments suspended along the main staircase of the India Heritage Centre by Singapore-based artist Sunaina Bhalla.

Experiential Culture Workshop

Time: 11.00am ‚Äď 12.30pm and 1.00pm-2.30pm
Venue: Activity Room
Cost per workshop: $10/per pax

Learn about the customs and traditions of the Indian New Year through fun storytelling sessions, traditional Indian instruments and hands-on craft experiences.

Tanjore Art Workshop

Time: 1.00pm ‚Äď 4.00pm
Venue: Seminar Room
Cost per workshop: $10/per pax

Try your hand at a traditional Indian art form and create your very own Tanjore masterpiece.

Ragamala Art Painting Workshop with LIVE sitarist

Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Activity Room
Cost per workshop: $10/per pax

Paint a Ragamala art piece (a form of Indian miniature painting) depicting variations of¬†Indian musical modes called ragas while being serenaded by a ‚Äúlive‚ÄĚ sitarist in this art jam¬†workshop.

Indian New Year Music Video 

Date: Available from 10 April 2022

Mark the Indian New Year with an exclusive music video featuring various dance forms and an original composition by the Singapore Indian Orchestra & Choir.

Free Craft Activities 

Come join us for FREE Drop-in Craft Activities themed after Indian New Year traditions at the Indian New Year Open House 2022!

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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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