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Arts Picks: A Wonderland Of Toys, readings at TheatreWorks, poetry on buses and more

Directed by (clockwise from top left) Tan Shou Chen, the dramatised readings are performed by actors such as Julie Wee, Edward Choy and Gerald Chew.
A Wonderland of ToysPHOTOS: ACT 3 INTERNATIONAL, THEATREWORKS, MICHIEL HENDRYCKX

A WONDERLAND OF TOYS

This toy-themed programme for children by arts company Act 3 International combines musical theatre with visual arts - with three workshops teaching them skills such as costume-making and performing.

The 21/2-hour sessions end with a song-and-dance item by the participants. For children aged four to eight.

WHERE: Ion Art Gallery, Level 4 Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sunday, 10am to 12.30pm and 3 to 5.30pm ADMISSION: $42.25 a child (go to act3international.com.sg or call 6735-9986)


Directed by (clockwise from top left) Tan Shou Chen, the dramatised readings are performed by actors such as Julie Wee, Edward Choy and Gerald Chew.

PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN - ORCHESTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSEES

Listen to Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Symphony No. 7 as performed by French orchestra Orchestre des Champs- Elysees, led by principal conductor Philippe Herreweghe (above).

The orchestra uses instruments faithful to the time in which the music was composed, such as period instruments with strings made of guts.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade WHEN: June 9, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $50 to $160 (go to www.sistic.com.sg or call 6348-5555) INFO: www.esplanade.com/oce



Directed by Tan Shou Chen (left), the dramatised readings are performed by actors such as Julie Wee, Edward Choy (far right) and Gerald Chew (second from right).

DRAMATISED READINGS BY THEATREWORKS WRITERS' LAB

Help to shape new writing in these readings of new plays by writers Isaac Lim, Tan Mae Shen and Beverly Wee. Each session is about 90 minutes long, with a 20-minute post-show discussion. They are participants of a series of annual playwriting workshops in 2015 led by Tony Perez, titled Writing From The Heart and organised by theatre company TheatreWorks. The dramatised readings are directed by Tan Shou Chen and performed by actors such as Julie Wee, Gerald Chew and Edward Choy.

WHERE: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Saturday, 2 to 4pm, 4.30 to 6.30pm and 8 to 10pm ADMISSION: Free, register at dramatisedreadings2017. eventbrite.sg INFO: www.facebook.com/theatreworks.sg


SINGAPORE POETRY ON THE BUS

Board bus service 67 with fellow poetry aficionados and be treated to site-specific poetry readings on the bus as it plies its route from Tampines Bus Interchange to Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange.

 
 
 

The readings are led by Singapore Literature Prize winner Joshua Ip and organised by literary non-profit organisation Sing Lit Station.

WHERE: Starts at Tampines Bus Interchange, Block 512 Tampines Central 1 MRT: Tampines WHEN: Sunday, 1 to 3pm ADMISSION: Free, register at facebook.com/SingLitStation

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 02, 2017, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe