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Where Art Tho? – Investigating the visual arts scene in NUS through the lens of one of the university’s very own visual arts clubs, nuStudios.

Where Art Tho? – Investigating the visual arts scene in NUS through the lens of one of the university’s very own visual arts clubs, nuStudios.

Over the past semester, we saw an increasing vibrancy in the visual arts in NUS. With the recent installation of the Here! Arts Carnival Party in NUS as well as an Art History minor, one remains ecstatic about the prospects of the arts culture in the university.   The NUS Centre of the Arts (CFA),...

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Textures – A Weekend with Words

Textures – A Weekend with Words

Celebrating Singapore’s vibrant literary landscape, Textures – A Weekend with Words will explore and champion Singapore writing in over 30 programmes from 9 March 2018 to 11 March 2018. Co-commissioned by The Arts House and #BuySinglit, and supported by the National Arts Council, the inaugural three-day festival also emphasise the literary community in Singapore — from writers, publishers and...

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The Light to Night Festival – Singapore Civic District’s installations set to enthrall visitors

The Light to Night Festival – Singapore Civic District’s installations set to enthrall visitors

A precinct-wide arts festival spearheaded by the National Gallery Singapore along with five other partners, the Light to Night Festival transforms the civic district into spectacular works of art. Unique to the festival is the collaboration of the different art powerhouses in the civic district, ineludibly bringing you an event that encapsulates the best of...

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Watch Me: Aida by Verdi

Watch Me: Aida by Verdi

Magic, Love and Angst to resuscitate your heart into action come 2018. Source: Erich Auerbach/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Coming soon to the Esplanade Theatre is Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida, set to kickstart Singapore Lyric Opera’s (SLO) season 18/19. It’s doors open come beginning June next year, though ticket sales have already begun(hint, hint). Musical and Opera enthusiasts, are...

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Censorship in Singapore

Censorship in Singapore

The Singapore government argues that censorship of political, racial and religious issues to a certain extent is necessary to avoid upsetting the delicate balance of Singapore’s multi-racial society, which begs the question: how far is too far? Silencing Arts The M1 Fringe Festival controversy over two shows Naked Ladies and Undressing Room started on 22nd November 2016,...

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NUS Arts Festival 2017: Brave New Worlds

NUS Arts Festival 2017: Brave New Worlds

If you’ve been attentive to the flyers, brochures and posters around school, you would have noticed that the yearly NUS Arts Festival is just around the corner. Recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the festival’s director, Mary Loh. I asked what her inspiration was behind naming this year’s festival and theme – ‘BRAVE...

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Arts Sector Growing, More Jobs Available: Industry Panellists

Arts Sector Growing, More Jobs Available: Industry Panellists

Job openings in the arts and culture sectors are growing, and the industry is always on the lookout for talented and dedicated individuals to join their ranks. These points were raised at the inaugural NUS Arts Connect 2016, a careers and networking event held at the University Cultural Centre (UCC) on Wednesday (Oct 5). Representatives from ArtScience...

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5 Upcoming Study & Break Spots in NUS

5 Upcoming Study & Break Spots in NUS

During vacations, as we wind down and kick back at home, the various offices of the University Campus Infrastructure (UCI) take advantage of the lack of students on campus and labor tirelessly against a ticking clock to constantly improve and renovate popular study spots, faculty canteens, and break areas for us students. Here are the...

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Hello Goodbye: A Review

Hello Goodbye: A Review

Say what you want about the overused boy-meets-girl cliché, but Hello Goodbye is an undeniably worthwhile romantic comedy. For starters, the restaged play had previously sold out at the Hampstead theatre in London. The story chronicles two acts (both set in the same self-contained apartment): a chance meeting of a couple over a housing mix-up, and their...

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7 Letters: A Love Letter to Singapore

7 Letters: A Love Letter to Singapore

Give a group of top directors the necessary freedom and fund to express their creativity. What you get is a work of genuine love and highest quality: 7 Letters. Not only has it garnered rave reviews from both critics and the public at large, the film will also see its international premiere at the Busan International...

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7 Letters: A TL;DR Review

Artful and incisive, 7 Letters highlights the creativity of Singapore’s film industry. The government-funded collaborative anthology is helmed by some industry heavyweights, such as Eric Khoo, Jack Neo and Royston Tan. With the calibre of directors at the helm coupled with hype around film’s release for SG50, one should expect nothing less than a long...

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7 Hottest Faculty Bash Couples in NUS

With the closing of the Medicine and Science Faculty Bashes last night, the annual Bash pageants organised by the respective NUS Faculty Clubs have finally drawn to an end. The beauty cum personality pageant is a yearly tradition that’s tagged after the Freshmen Orientation Programme at the start of every academic year. In collaboration with the NUS Faculty...

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