Writing The City Celebrates Singapore's Storytellers
Catch a series of filmed interviews and artistic book trailers featuring some of the city's most exciting writers as well as award-winning British writer Bernardine Evaristo.
WHERE: Cannonball Room, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Mums & Babies: Shaun The Sheep (G)
Shaun and his friends turn the city upside down to rescue the farmer and restore peace to their farm.
WHERE: GV Plaza, GV Tampines, GV Bishan, GV Jurong Point, GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square, GV Grand, Great World City MRT: Various WHEN: Mon, 11am (GV Plaza, GV Tampines), 11.30am (GV Bishan, GV Jurong Point) & noon (GV Yishun, GV Katong, GV City Square, GV Grand, Great World City) ADMISSION: $6, free for babies & children under 90cm TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg. Go to www.gv.com.sg/GVPromotions
From Tales To Legends: Discover
Singapore Stories Floral Display Discover stories of Tanjong Pagar, Redhill, Sisters' Island, Pulau Ubin, Kusu Island, Sang Nila Utama and the Singapore Stone through a floral showcase (left) by Singapore landscape architect Damian Tang. More than 8,000 orchid plants feature in his designs.
WHERE: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Sept 13, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free (admission charges to Cooled Conservatories apply) TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: Free for Singapore senior citizens (aged 60 & above) till Aug 31. Tourist promotion: One child enters free with every two Adult Standard Double Conservatories tickets bought. Print out the offer from the Singapore Tourism Board's Golden Jubilee page to enjoy the promotion. Go to www.gardensbythebay.com.sg
Fina World Junior Swimming Championships
Singapore plays host to the world's top competition for young swimmers. More than 1,000 swimmers aged between 14 and 18 from 100 countries will compete.
WHERE: OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub, 7 Stadium Drive MRT: Stadium WHEN: Tue - Aug 30 ADMISSION: Daily access: $11 (heats day pass) & $21 (semi-finals & finals day pass) TEL: 3158-7888 INFO: Bundle package available. Tickets from www.sportshubtix.sg. Go to www.sportshub.com.sg
Baby & Junior Race
Join eXplorerkid's 11th edition of the Baby & Junior Race. Winners stand to receive more than $10,000 worth of vouchers and prizes.
WHERE: D'Marquee @ Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Sept 19 & 20, 10am - 6pm (various timing for different races) ADMISSION: $16 (eXplorerkid member), $26 (NTUC member) & $36 (public) TEL: 6582-3149 INFO: Register by Sept 6. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.explorerkid.com
Cat Care Workshop: How To Be A Better Cat Parent
This workshop covers topics including nutrition, grooming and behaviour.
WHERE: Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa, 54A Boat Quay MRT: Raffles Place/ Clarke Quay WHEN: Mon, 8 - 10pm ADMISSION: $28, includes a drink & goodie bag TEL: 6536-5319 INFO: Register at www.catcafe.com.sg/updates
Anatomy Of A Short Story
This workshop on the short-story genre is for budding writers aged 11 to 19.
WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, 06-01 Lion Building D, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Tomorrow, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $32 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg
Mechanics In Writing Sci-Fi
This workshop on the science-fiction genre will cover basic concepts and approaches as well as the creation of "worlds" and the hero's journey. For budding writers aged 11 to 19.
WHERE: Singapore Training and Development Association, 06-01 Lion Building D, Tutorial Room 5, 16 Arumugam Road MRT: MacPherson WHEN: Tomorrow, 2.30 - 5.30pm ADMISSION: $32 TEL: 6848-8297/ 6848-8295 INFO: Register at www.alap.bookcouncil.sg
Dr Seuss' The Cat In The Hat
Based on the book by Dr Seuss, The Cat In The Hat has been developed into a witty play by Britain's National Theatre, which will be faithfully reproduced by the Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company.
WHERE: DBS Arts Centre Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre, Robertson Quay, 20 Merbau Road MRT: Clarke Quay WHEN: Wed - Sept 27, 10am (Tue - Fri ), 11am & 2pm (weekend) ADMISSION: $25 & $28 (weekday), $35, $38 & $49 (weekend) TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg
Farmers Market At Loewen Gardens
Get fresh produce, foods, clothes and more at this farmers' market. For the young ones, there will be face painting, a play area and a trampoline.
WHERE: The Pantry, 75E Loewen Road MRT: Holland Village WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6474-0441
SCO Celebrates SG50 - Unforgettable Tunes 2
After the successful debut of Unforgettable Tunes last year, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra returns with another edition, conducted by assistant conductor Moses Gay and featuring pipa musician Zhang Yin and erhu player Tan Man Man.
WHERE: Singapore Chinese Orchestra Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall Level 1, 7 Shenton Way MRT: Tanjong Pagar WHEN: Tomorrow, 8pm ADMISSION: $33 - $74 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg
The Limpeh Show By SKL0
This work by urban visual artist Sam Lo is inspired by the mixed emotions that people have regarding Singapore's late founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew. It looks at the country's socio-political climate and its citizens' sentiments.
WHERE: The Substation Gallery, 45 Armenian Street MRT: City Hall/ Bras Basah WHEN: Till tomorrow, noon - 8pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6337-7535 INFO: www.substation.org
Compiled by Callyn Chow & Chris Tan
The listings on this page are free. Write to Life Happenings, Life, The Straits Times, 1000 Toa Payoh North, Singapore 318994, e-mail email@example.com or fax 6319-8276 at least two weeks ahead. Include the name of the event, organiser, venue, date and time, ticket prices and nearest MRT station, as well as your name, address and contact number. We reserve the right to edit or reject items. Go to www.straitstimes.com (click on Lifestyle) for more listings.