1. Astronomy Live Vodcast Series
Photo credits Science Centre Singapore
Location: Online - Facebook
Date: 4 Oct – 10 Oct 2020
Hour: 8 am
For World Space Week, the Science Centre Observatory explores the possibilities of living in space and takes a closer look at the properties of asteroids in the space-ial Astronomy 102 vodcast series. You can also catch up with former NASA astronaut, Dr. Cady Coleman! You can tune in to Facebook to catch the live series.
- 7 – 8 Oct 2020: Do stars have life? Geek out with us as we exchange scientific knowledge about stars and their life cycles.
- 9 Oct 2020: Join us as we catch up with former NASA astronaut, Dr Cady Coleman, who will share her experiences from working at the International Space Station.
- 10 Oct 2020: End the week with a classic debate on the chances of surviving in outer space.
2. Walk for Our Children 2020: Virtual Edition
Photo credits Singapore Children’s Society
Date: 1 Oct – 30 Nov 2020
Fee: $25/adult | $10/child | $60 for 2 adults + 2 children | $85 for 4 adults
You can keep fit while contributing towards a worthy cause by taking part in Singapore Children’s Society’s signature fundraising event that has gone virtual this year, the Walk for Our Children 2020.
You just have to sign up and clock in a minimum of 5,000 steps in a day. All registrants will receive a free care pack with a token of appreciation, sponsored items and a limited-edition Porsche Lego-style car model (while stocks last). If you don’t wish to take part in the virtual walk, you can still contribute by donating to the cause.
Funds raised from this virtual event will go towards supporting our services and programs for children, youth and families in need.
Photo credits SMU Symphonia
Date: 2 Oct – 30 Oct 2020
In HOMEBOUND, SMU Symphonia presents an allegorical digital music picture book of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, deconstructed to draw parallels to the pandemic with childlike whimsicality.
Viewers will have the option of a read-through or a click-through experience as you follow Peter in his preparation for a long-awaited concert. Tragedy strikes with the unexpected arrival of the 'Wolf', leaving Peter's dreams crippled, his instruments crushed, and his friends taken away. As the situation turns grave, will Peter find a way to regain the joy in music he used to feel?
HOMEBOUND is part of the SMU Arts Festival, A-PART, which was devised amid the Circuit Breaker period as a creative response to our shared experiences. The festival presents 8 original productions, including HOMEBOUND, to uplift the morale of a global stay-home audience.
4. Painting with Light 2020
Photo credits National Gallery Singapore
Date: 2 Oct – 25 Oct 2020
Painting with Light is National Gallery Singapore's annual film festival dedicated to films that explore artistic practices, art institutions, and moments in art history that resonate in the present.
This year, the festival returns online with its Southeast Asian Shorts section, featuring stories that reframe the notion of “home.”
In this anthology of short films, tangible and intangible aspects of home—physical dwelling and lived experience—interact in different contexts. Collectively, they reveal the fragility of the concept itself, especially in the face of profound global changes that impact local environments.
Photo credits Jet Ho
Date: Available from 5 Oct 2020
The National Museum of Singapore presents #NEVERBEFORESG, Singapore’s first and largest online art showcase, guest curated by fashion designer veteran and multi-disciplinary artist Yang Derong.
The online exhibit features 140 works by Singapore-based artists in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Showcasing newly commissioned works across various mediums such as photography, fashion, lyrical verse, and gaming, the works are divided into nine chapters, which reflect various themes on the circumstances during Singapore’s circuit breaker period.