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Arts Picks: Textures - A Weekend With Words, OH! Emerald Hill, and more

The Page On Stage, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Jun Vinh Teoh.
The Page On Stage, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Jun Vinh Teoh.PHOTO: THE ARTS HOUSE
Novelists Christine Suchen Lim (left), Catherine Lim (right) and Meira Chan.
Novelists Christine Suchen Lim (left), Catherine Lim (right) and Meira Chan.PHOTOS: THE ARTS HOUSE
 Your Touch Turns To Gold by Singaporean artist Anthony Chin.
Your Touch Turns To Gold by Singaporean artist Anthony Chin.PHOTO: OH! OPEN HOUSE

TEXTURES - A WEEKEND WITH WORDS

This new literary festival at The Arts House champions Singapore writing in more than 30 programmes from today to Sunday.

Tomorrow, novelists Christine Suchen Lim, Catherine Lim and Meira Chand discuss their writing journeys in the free panel, Herstory.

Other highlights include theatrical treat The Page On Stage, where actors Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai and Jun Vinh Teoh perform stories written by Singapore writers Gopal Baratham, Colin Cheong, Philip Jeyaretnam and Simon Tay. The Page On Stage is directed by Brendon Fernandez and produced by Tan Kheng Hua.

Textures is co-commissioned by The Arts House and #BuySinglit and supported by the National Arts Council.

THE PAGE ON STAGE

WHERE: Chamber, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Today, 9.30pm; tomorrow, 2 and 9.30pm; Sunday, 2 and 8.30pm ADMISSION: $20 from textures-thepageonstage.peatix. com INFO: www.theartshouse.sg/programmes/textures-a-weekend-with-words

HERSTORY

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane MRT: Raffles Place/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 5.30pm ADMISSION: Free, register at textures-herstory.peatix.com


OH! EMERALD HILL

The eighth edition of OH! Open House's popular art walks examines colonial history and post-colonial perceptions through art created for Emerald Hill and Orchard Plaza.

Among the works is Your Touch Turns To Gold by Singaporean artist Anthony Chin, a 4.9m-tall sculpture of Prince Albert's foot that changes colour when touched, reflecting the Midas touch and how colonial powers used Eastern countries for profit.

WHERE: Emerald Hill - walk starts at Chatsworth International School, 37 Emerald Hill Road WHEN: Tours of 21/2 hours run from 11am to 5pm every Saturday and Sunday this month. Tomorrow's tours are sold out, tickets are available for Sunday ADMISSION: $30 from oh-emerald-hill.peatix.com INFO: www.ohopenhouse.org


THE NIGHTINGALE

The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a singing bird that enchanted an emperor is re-created in this production by the Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Little Company. The Nightingale is recommended for children aged three years and up.

WHERE: KC Arts Centre - Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road WHEN: Until April 20, 10am (weekdays), 11am (Saturdays) ADMISSION: $26 to $49 from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to sistic.com.sg)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 09, 2018, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe