Singapore Design Week 2018
Singapore Design Week 2018 has kicked off on 5 March and will end on 18 March 2018. The fifth edition of SDW features a record eight out of nine key programmes that are helmed by industry partners with the support of DesignSingapore Council and partner government agencies such as National Heritage Board and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Design creatives LOPELAB, HJGHER, and Shophouse & Co stepped up to the challenge and are curating their own programmes with new business models.
- Experience Holland Village and Tanjong Pagar through the desing lens. These districts come alive with pop-up stores, workshops, designer open houses, installations, talks and street parties.
- SingaPlural 2018 is the anchor event of SDW. It will be held at the National Design Centre from 5 to 18 March 2018 featuring creatives such as Gabriel Tan Studio and Trigger Design as well as brands such as Ewins, Formica and Kvadrat.
- Wallpaper Handmade 2018 exhibition will include a special showcase of seven Singapore pieces that will debut at Gillman Barracks from 8 March 2018 before being exhibited during Milan Design Week in April.
- International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS) has partnered Chantal Hamaide, founder of French design magazine Intramuros, to curate a key showcase – CARTE BLANCHE – at IFFS.
Visit www.designsingapore.org/sdw for more information.
Singapore Urban Design Festival 2018 – 14 to 18 March 2018
The first ever Singapore Design Festival 2018, themed Stay and Play is a key programme of Singapore Design Week 2018. It is dedicated to urban design and the growing global movement in placemaking and the activation of public spaces.There will be three pillar events – Urban Design Summit, Urban Design Route and Urban Ventures.
- Urban Design Summit will be happening from 15 to 16 March and will feature an international panel of speakers. Schedule and more information on the Urban Design Summit can be found here: www.urbandesignfestival.com. Purchase tickets here: https://UDFSG18.peatix.com/
- Urban Design Route is supported by Urban Redevelopment Authority and is an experiential exploration of urban design through a series of temporary projects around the Tanjong Pagar district to activate public spaces and encourage people to stay and play
- Urban Ventures will feature two days’ worth of placemaking activities along Keong Saik Road from 17 to 18 March 2018.
Textures – A Weekend With Words
The inaugural Textures – A Weekend with Words will explore and champion Singapore writing. Happening from 9 to 11 March 2018 at The Arts House, there will be over 30 programmes. The three-day festival also puts a spotlight on the literary community in Singapore. Enjoy dramatised performances of iconic Singaporean works, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops and other programmes that traverse genres and forms. Public admission for all programmes is free except for The Page on Stage and Note for Note. Register in advance for selected limited seating programmes.
Asian Civilisations Museum Events in March 2018
Enjoy activities at the Asian Civilisations Museum and Empress Lawn for free. Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum on Fridays from 1 pm to 1.45 pm for the free Lunchtime Concerts @ ACM. On 30 March 2018 (7 pm to 9 pm) and 31 March 2018 (1 pm to 8 pm), enjoy Vietnamese music, cultural performances and workshops at the Asian Culture Music Series – Vietnam. [email protected] – Pho-nomenal Vietnam features arts, crafts and folks stories from Vietnam. Visit http://www.acm.org.sg/ for more details.
i Light Marina Bay 2018
i Light Marina Bay 2018 returns with 22 light art installations from 14 countries including Singapore and activities for the public. The sixth edition of the sustainable light art festival will run from 9 March 2018 to 1 April 2018. Complementing the showcase of sustainable light art installations is i Light Sustainability, an umbrella of initiatives to encourage festival goers to adopt sustainable habits in their daily lives. The sustainability focus will also dovetail with the Earth Hour initiative on 24 March 2018 when the light art installations will be switched off for an hour during the annual island-wide lights out event.
- ILLUMI Bar, an LED-lit pop-up lifestyle space will be held at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. Part of its ‘furniture’ is made with reusable plastic tanks. Gather at the lounge and bond over games and activities with your family and friends.
- Art-Zoo Inflatable Park returns this year at The Float @ Marina Bay. Ticketing details at www.artzooworld.com.
- GastroBeats offers food options and music performances at The Promontory. Check out the LED-lit hula hoop stations, music performances and art workshops.
True Colours Festival – the Asia Pacific Celebration of Artistes with Disabilities
The True Colours Festival will be held on 22 to 25 March 2018 at SportsSG at 6 Stadium Walk from 4 to 5 pm. The Singapore International Foundation has brought together two disability theatre groups – Very Special Arts Singapore’s theatre arm Very Special Theatrix and Australia’s No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (NSA) for a showcase “My Home is not a Shell“. It is a creative showcase presenting NSA and VST’s work-in-progress from collaborative training workshops held earlier this year. Free admission and free seating which is wheelchair accessible. Sing interpretation will be provided during the performance. Visit www.vsa.org.sg for more information. NSA’s world premiere of I Forgot to Remeber to Forget, an experimental theatre piece that investigates memory will be presented at the True Colours Festival at 8.30 to 9.30 pm on 24 and 25 March 2018 at SportsSG Auditorium, Admission is free.
M Social Communities Activities in March 2018
M Social Singapore launches M Social Communities, an experiential programme developed by Millennium Hotels and Resorts with the support of Singapore Tourism Board through its pilot Marketing Innovation Programme, starting from March till May. M Social Communities aims to incorporate the Singapore arts scene into the M Social experience by providing an experiential setting for local creatives and artisans who are deeply rooted in their communities, to share their craft with visitors from around the world.
Check out the Beyond Pottery exhibition by Delphine Sng, Eddie Yee and Mark Lee from 5 to 16 March 2018. There is a ceramics creation workshop on 10 March 2018 from 11 am to 12.30 pm.From 19 to 30 March, there will be Origami – A New Fold (Paper in my Attic) exhibition. On 24 March 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm, fold up some fun alongside self-taught origami artist Rae Lim from Paper in my Attic.
CanJam Singapore 2018 Returns 24 to 25 March
CanJam Global, the world’s premier headphone audio show returns to Singapore later this month with CanJam Singapore 2018. This exclusive event will take place on March 24-25, at the Pan Pacific Singapore. The event is open to the public and features audio systems from brands such as Audeze, Beyerdynamic, Cayin, Chord Electronics, FiiO, Focal, Hifiman, iFi Audio, Klipsch, MrSpeakers, Schlit Audio, Sennheiser, V-Moda Westone and more.
Mambo Jambo with DJB and Jeremy Boon at ZOUK on 29 March 2018
Taking on the stages the month will be main highlights, Cosmic Gate (GER) on 10 March 2018, Giuseppe Ottaviani (ITA), local talents KRSTN, MEAN and Sheeq Luna, as well as the first Mambo Jambo of the year on 29 March 2018 which is the eve of the Good Friday public holiday.
A national phenomenon and possibly the longest running party concept in Singapore’s nightlife history, Mambo Jambo was first conceived as a mid-week party targeting virgin partygoers. Over the years, the revelry has evolved into an extraordinary culture of its own with enthusiastic crowds dancing and singing out songs in perfect synchrony to hits yesteryears.
Admission for non-members: S$35 for ladies and S$45 for men.
Beerkini Rocks at Bikini Bar Features Sweatshop Jam and The Illicit Edition
Head over to Bikini Bar at Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa on 10 March from 3 pm to late for Beerkini Rocks. Two of Singapore’s popular rock and alternative bands on the live music scene will entertain guests with rock classics and current chart-toppers. The quintet from Sweatshop Jam will perform upbeat rhythms of 80’s rock mania as well as the familiar top 40s hits while the lads from The Illicit Edtion will make their debut with song covers from the likes of The Doors to Daft Punk. Beerkini Rocks is now in its fifth year, continuing to pay homage to the local rock music scene with an illustrious line-up of bands.
St. Patricks Festival With Guinness Returns 10 March
Guinness St. Patrick’s Festival debuts at Club Street on 10 March and the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival returns to Circular Road from 16 to 18 March 2018. Make sure this year your friends don’t cancel on plans at the last minute by taking the St. Pat’s Pledge. Pledgers can unlock an exclusive 1-for-1 Guinness e-voucher that be enjoyed during the month of March in participating outlets. Festival-goers stand a chance to win exclusive Guinness premiums when they challenge themselves to a Guinness torch run.
Lovers of the iconic dark brew can also stand a chance to extend their celebrations with a friend at the home of Guinness in Dublin, simply by purchasing a Guinness Draught 4-pack (440ml) on Get.Guinness.com.
DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits Returns 24 and 25 March 2018
DFS hosts its sevenths Masters of Wines and Spirits on 24 and 25 March 2018 at The Warehouse Hotels. Over 120 masterpieces from 60 of the world’s most legendary wine and spirits houses will be on display. Attend the Balvenie Master Class Workshop – Single Malt Whisky hosted by The Balvenie Malt Master, David C. Steward MBE and learn how craftsmanship is brought to life at The Balvenie and taste the oldest Balvenie expression ever released. There will also be a Château Latour Master Class Workshop hosted by Rufus Beazley, Sales and Marketing for Château Latour Asia Pacific. The Whisky Panel will be moderated by DFS’s Director of Spirits, Frederik Vanden Bulcke and will feature a panel discussion on whisky experts.
DFS Masters of Wines and Spirits is part of the DFS Masters Series, a signature programme of exhibitions that also includes the highly-anticipated 10th Masters of Time set to take place in Macau in December.
Illumi Fest Run 2018 – 31 March 2018
The Illumi Fest Run returns with a bigger splash. It is part of the i Light Marina Bay and participants can expect getting doused in ILLUMI Glow Water as they run and dance through a new thrilling route in the heart of Singapore – Marina Bay. The run continues into the night with a party to dance the night away at the ILLUMI Fest Village Party Box. Enjoy the GLOW Series of games such as Glow Beer Pong, Glow Bowling and Glow Twister. Skid through the new giant ILLUMI Slide, or have a go at the ILLUMI Paint War!. Register at https://liv3ly.com/registration/event/illumifestrun2018.
For the KIDS
Shell’s Make the Future Singapore 2018 Returns 8 to 11 March 2018
Did you know that buses can run on coffee? Or that a water bottle can light up a home? You’ll find out all these and more at Shell’s Make the Future Singapore, a festival of bright energy ideas and innovation for Asia. For four days from 8-11 March 2018 at Changi Exhibition Centre, virtual reality and hands-on experiences around what is powering our world promise to engage and tell the story of the future of energy.
More details here.
KidZ & Food at KidZania Singapore from 1 to 25 March 2018
Let food nourish young minds and kick-start a yummy learning journey when you visit KidZania Singapore at Palawan Kidz City in Sentosa. These activities are free-of-charge once you have entered KidZania. Tickets for entry into KidZania ranges from S$25 to S$58.
- The Food Lab (located opposite the Independence Fountain) lets kids put their taste buds to the test as they taste different food and flavours while being blindfolded.
- KidZ Kitchen: Drinks and Cheese Skewers Stations at the Main Square offers lessons on concocting smoothies, milkshakes and other drinks using different ingredients. Kids also get to assemble their own cheese skewers.
- Family Cook-Off at the Main Run Square is happening on 10 March 2018 from 11 am to 12.30 pm.
- Bento Making at the Main Square happens on 17 and 18 March 2018 from 12 to 3 pm.
- Cupcake Decorating at the Main Square happens on 24 and 25 March 2018 from 12 to 3 pm.
LEGO Avengers Universe Event – Prepare for Infinity War!
The LEGO Avengers Universe Event – Prepare for infinity War! is held at Suntec City Mall, Level 1 Atrium, East Wing from 3 to 18 March 2018. The free event is open to the public from 11 am to 9 pm. LEGO has launched the highly anticipated LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets and an exciting line-up of Super-Heroes themed activities in celebration of the crowd favourite – The Avengers: Infinity War movie. Simply spend a minimum of 80SGD from 4th to 18th March, which entitles you to participate in the Super Heroes Creation Activity at the event.
Superhero We Festival 2018
Join ground-up inclusive arts movement Superhero Me in an exciting arts festival themed “WILD CHILD” at the Enabling Village this March holidays! The Superhero We Festival 2018 aims to empower children of all abilities to realise their potential and foster inclusion. Enjoy activities such as storytelling, dance, craft and music workshops with free play areas such as the wheelchair-accessible Obstacle Octopus wooden creature obstacle course and Maze to Dinner, a tunnel of tents featuring stories by children from Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool.
The festival takes place on 10 and 17 March from 11 am to 6 pm and from 12 to 16 March from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. The Inclusive Arts Camp, priced at S$50 per child, will be held from 12 to 14 March from 10 am to 1.30 pm. 30 children of diverse abilities will come together to learn and grow through fun and enriching team games and activities.
On 17 March 2018 at 1pm, children and caregivers are invited to get into the groove on the Superhero We Dance choregographed by STEP Studio.
Visit https://superherowe2018.peatix.com/ for more information about Superhero We 2018 and to sign up for programmes.
The Enabling Village is at 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053.