Singapore Night Festival opens to crowds in the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct

The Anooki Celebrate Singapore light show at the National Museum as part of the Singapore Night Festival on Aug 21, 2015.
The Anooki Celebrate Singapore light show at the National Museum as part of the Singapore Night Festival on Aug 21, 2015.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
Spark! from UK performs at the Singapore Night Festival at SMU on Aug 21, 2015.
Spark! from UK performs at the Singapore Night Festival at SMU on Aug 21, 2015.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG
A boy runs across an interactive light installation display titled 'Pixel Wave 2015' by the artists Miguel Chevalier and designers Carolyn Kan and the label Depression during the start of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, on Aug 21, 2015.
A boy runs across an interactive light installation display titled 'Pixel Wave 2015' by the artists Miguel Chevalier and designers Carolyn Kan and the label Depression during the start of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, on Aug 21, 2015.PHOTO: AFP
A boy runs across an interactive light installation display titled 'Pixel Wave 2015' by the artists Miguel Chevalier and designers Carolyn Kan and the label Depression during the start of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, on Aug 21, 2015.
A boy runs across an interactive light installation display titled 'Pixel Wave 2015' by the artists Miguel Chevalier and designers Carolyn Kan and the label Depression during the start of the Singapore Night Festival 2015, on Aug 21, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - The annual Singapore Night Festival opened on Friday night in the Bras Basah-Bugis precinct with a burst of colour and sound.

Visitors to the School of the Arts were treated to a a rousing drumming performance titled Spark! by five LED-lit drummers of the World Beaters Music group from the United Kingdom.

Those at the Singapore Art Museum took in a fire and light performance by local group Starlight Alchemy.

The music and art extravaganza runs for four days over the next two weekends and celebrates Singapore's jubilee year with its theme, Glitz And Glamour.

Now in its eighth year, the event organised by the National Museum of Singapore will see more than 100 programmes put together by both local and international acts.

Among these will be interactive installations, a street parade and a specially comissioned light projection on the facade of the National Museum titled The Anooki Celebrate Singapore.

For the first time, there will be a series of workshops and artist talks for members of the public to get an insight into the creative processes and inspiration behind some of the artwork and performances.

Last year, some half a million people attended the event.

Admission is free while some events are ticketed. Visit www.nightfest.sg for information.