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SWF 2019: A Bigger Party than Expected

Singapore Writers Festival

Bertha and Heng are getting married and it is, surprisingly, a bigger party than expected because everyone is invited to join in the festivities! Inspired by Rex Shelley’s seminal The Shrimp People, The Arts House transforms into a Eurasian wedding celebration. As you enjoy the strains of the wedding band and traditional Eurasian food and drink, wander through the house and encounter performances and interactive installations including ETA 9mins by Main Tulis GroupJinkli Nona Redux by Edith Podesta, RISK by Cyril Wong,  Encrypting Kinships by Bani Haykal and Watch My Damn Mouth by Irfan Kasban and Ruby Jayaseelan, each bringing a unique take on Shelley’s words.

The Literary Pioneer programme is produced by The Arts House.


This year they invite you to join us in considering all the ways in which the verbal, physical and visual languages we use every day affect how we see the world. Language heals and language hurts. Language can tie down and language can transform. In a world that is so simultaneously connected and fractured, who has language left behind? What has language taught us about the past and how must language evolve to accommodate a changing humanity.

Visit https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com for the full programme line-up.

Credits: Singapore Writers Festival

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November 01 2019


Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost: S$ 30
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The Arts House

1 Parliament Lane 179429 Singapore

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1. A Bigger Party than Expected is an immersive programme with both durational and timed performances. Do note that it may not be possible to experience all the performances for the evening.

2. Upon arrival at the Arts House, patrons will choose an itinerary which specifies their route through the timed performances in the house. Itineraries will be colour coded and patrons are advised to follow their route so as to ensure a smooth flow through the house during the programme.

3. Itineraries will be assigned on a first-come first served basis. Do note that if you are arriving as a group, you may not be assigned the same itinerary depending on availability.


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SWF 2019: A Bigger Party than Expected

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