Arts Picks: Neighbourhood arts, huqin concert and more

Kotak Foto is one of the highlights of Arts In Your Neighbourhood.
Kotak Foto is one of the highlights of Arts In Your Neighbourhood.PHOTO: 3PUMPKINS
Art by Jamie Teo is part of a visual walking trail during Arts In Your Neighbourhood.
Art by Jamie Teo is part of a visual walking trail during Arts In Your Neighbourhood.PHOTO: JAMIE TEO

Arts In Your Neighbourhood

Denizens of Pasir Ris can look forward to 10 online and physical events in this biannual arts programme by the National Arts Council. The event spotlights different Singapore neighbourhoods each time.

Highlights include The Puppeteer Prepares by The Finger Players, featuring a puppetry film on Facebook as well as an exhibition at Pasir Ris Public Library; Kotak Foto by 3Pumpkins, where you can see Pasir Ris through a pinhole camera in a roving truck; and visual arts walking trail The Story Of A Place Is In Its Name, with works by artists such as Jamie Teo and Divaagar.

Where: Online; various locations in Pasir Ris

MRT: Pasir Ris

When: March 11 to 28

Admission: Free

Info: artsforall.gov.sg/AYN

Endearing Strings


Endearing Strings by Ding Yi Music Company. PHOTO: 
ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY AND DING YI MUSIC COMPANY
 

Ding Yi Music Company's huqin virtuosos Chin Yen Choong and Fred Chan will show off the versatility of the bowed string instrument with compositions such as Ditty Of Henan, The Billowing To The Sand and Cantonese Medley.

They will play on different fiddles from the huqin family, such as the erhu, yehu and zhonghu.

Where: Esplanade Recital Studio, Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive

MRT: Esplanade

When: March 16, 7.30pm

Admission: $28 via Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to Sistic's website)

Info: Esplanade's website 

Seize the Day: A Celebration of Yeng Pway Ngon


The Chinese-language writer, who died in January, wrote more than 20 works. PHOTO: ST FILE

Writers, translators and publishers will reflect on the life and legacy of the late Cultural Medallion winner Yeng Pway Ngon in this live online event.

The Chinese-language writer, who died in January, wrote more than 20 works - including Singapore Literature Prize-winning titles Unrest (2002), Trivialities About Me And Myself (2006) and Art Studio (2011).

This event is presented by the Singapore Book Council and City Book Room.

Where: Singapore Book Council's Facebook page

When: March 13, 10am to noon

Admission: Free

Info: www.facebook.com/events/475843030099605