National Theatre Live: Hamlet
Hold on… A movie screening of a theatre production all the way from the Barbican in London…? Might sound like an odd concept, but having personally watched a screening ourselves, we give it our 110% recommendation (scout’s honour) – especially since it comes from the National Theatre Live, a cinema group specialising in first class broadcasts of London productions, to everyone else in the world. And of course, what better impetus to watch than having Benedict Cumberbatch as the leading man Hamlet himself? The actor’s impressive emotional brevity is put to the test in this Shakespearean tragedy, and is stirringly bolstered by the cinematic lighting and stage effects; to the point that you’ll be on your toes the entire three hours. Cumberbitches beware, you might just develop a newfound appreciation for Shakespeare after this.
Date: 21, 23, and 24 April 2016
Time: 7.30pm, 2pm, and 5pm respectively
Admission: $22 – $27
Tickets available at sistic.com.sg/events/hamlet0416
Affordable Art Fair Singapore
For those of you with a little more *cough* budget to spare on the prettier things in life, have your wallets at the ready for the third Spring edition of Singapore’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art. Local and international galleries will be coming together to offer a diverse range of contemporary art; prices start at a very easy $100 and don’t go above $10, 000 – which art connoisseurs will surely recognise as a steal. Even better news: most of the art will be selling at under $7500. Here’s to chucking art elitism out the window!
Date: 22 to 24 April 2016
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Admission: Free – $25
Tickets available at apactix.com/events/detail/affordable-art-fair-spring-edition-2016/
More info at affordableartfair.com/Singapore
Singapore Really Really Free Market
It’s back! And it really is free, we promise. Based on the concept of giving and building a community based on sharing resources and caring for others, the Really Really Free Market welcomes everyone to come on down to swap food, products, and even skills in this installment of considerate bartering. This time, they’ll be located in the trendy industrial/arts space DECK – a gathering of reclaimed containers transformed into the independent art space to support the community of budding photographer in Southeast Asia. By all means, come with your wallet empty; you’ll be leaving with your hearts full.
Date: 23 April 2016
Venue: DECK, 120A Prinsep Street, Singapore 187937
Admission: Free, duh
More info at facebook.com/srrfm
Everyday Folk Market at Enabling Village
The Everyday Folk Market series is back, kicking off with a little collab between The Local People (ie. the same guys who brought you the crazily packed 90s Art Market at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station last month) and Enabling Village, a community space home to social businesses and supporting people with disabilities. We can’t promise it won’t be a barrage of hipsters like the last time, but if you decide to go, look forward to good food, music and art. In celebrating inclusivity, there will be over 50 booths offering unique artisanal works and originals by artists from the special needs community. In addition, local art collective Band of Doodlers will be transforming an art wall live, where you too can join in with a marker; or you could just kick back in the Airmocks lounge area to enjoy short film screenings from The Little Red Ants production house. Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday evening.
Date: 23 April 2016
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Venue: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
More info at enablingvillage.sg/2016/04/13/1369/
Featured image from facebook.com/thelocalpeoplesg.