Featuring an impressive lineup of artists, IT’S THE SHIP’s high-octane, uninterrupted 3D2N experience onboard the award-winning Genting Dream brings to attention ED bigwigs Nervo and Quintino, crowd-favourite hardstyle DJ Darren Styles, electronica bass masters Ookay and What So Not, tropical house DJ Sam Feldt, breakthrough UK tech house duo Solardo, and award-winning Trance DJ Ben Nicky. IT’S THE SHIP also shines the spotlight on the Asian hardstyle and hip hop pioneers with Asia’s premier euphoric hardstyle artist Theo Gobensen from Singapore, Singapore’s own viral rap sensations Fariz Jabba and Yung Raja, Malaysia’s blazing duo Bass Agents and rap icon Joe Flizzow, and Australian breakout hard dance star DNA. The sixth rendition of Asia’s Largest Festival at Sea, IT’S THE SHIP, will be setting sail from the 13th to 15th November.
Bvlgari officially unveiled its breath-taking Dream Maker holiday installations – the splendid Fireworks Tree and magnificent Serpenti Necklace Light Structure – at ION Orchard Members of the public can experience the interactivity of Bvlgari’s Fireworks Tree and Serpenti Necklace Light Structure by downloading the following applications for free from both the App Store and Google Play, for iOS and Android users, from 8 November 2019:
Bvlgari’s Dream Maker Holiday Installations will be on display at ION Orchard, ION² from 8 November 2019 to 1 January 2020, 10am to 11pm daily.
In celebration of Barbie’s 60th Anniversary this year, Barbie® teams up with The Singapore Tourism Board to profile home-grown talents, and share how these talents bring their respective brand campaigns – Passion Made Possible and You Can Be Anything – to life through their inspirational stories. Members of the public are invited to a showcase of 60 Barbie dolls in customised outfits created by 18 local creatives and design brands, held at *SCAPE, #02-14 from now till 30 November 2019. The showcase features the original works of 18 local creatives and design brands, hailing from a range of design disciplines, including illustration, embroidery, and fashion design. Among them are fashion designer and stylist Josiah Chua, and lifestyle brand Onlewo, as well as Jian Yang, whose collection of some 12,000 Barbie dolls ranks among the world’s largest.
For more information vist their Facebook page here.
Gelam Gallery Alive, organized by Colorinc Pte Ltd and supported by Singapore Tourist
Board, is a lively arts and craft market with numerous performances. This event will be held at the
recently opened first ever outdoor art gallery Gelam Gallery @ Muscat Street over 2 weekends in
November, 16-17 November and 23-24 November 2019. The opening hours are 4pm to 10pm. Free
entrance. Visitors can visit this unique gallery and at the same time participate in the various art and craft demos like dried flowers arrangements, the art of macramé, hand-painted bags, silkscreen painting on bags, scarves, accessories, crochet dolls and clay art, etc… For performances, be entertained by the juggling and mime artists, dancers and other performing artists throughout the 2 weekends.
For more information, visit https://www.theadmin.sg/gelam-gallery-alive
Sentosa’s signature Island Lights will return bigger and better from 16 November to 31 December, with local and international artists as well as boat owners coming together to transform and illuminate Sentosa Cove Village with photo-worthy light art, alongside festive programming set to the backdrop of the marina! Taking centrestage among various highlights this year is a 135m-long space where guests will be able to explore and immerse themselves in the landscape of unique light art installations created around the theme of “Celebration”. Curated by design studio Space Objekt in their first foray into art curation, renowned co-founder Tina Fung will be among seven local and international artists of different
disciplines, who will bring typically two-dimensional mediums to life at Island Lights.
For more information visit, https://www.sentosa.sg/en/things-to-do/events/island-lights
Affordable Art Fair, the world’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art, returns to Singapore from 22 – 24 November 2019. This year’s edition will offer a fresh plethora of local, regional, and international talents, presenting over 80 participating galleries and more than 600 local and international artists.
Whisky Live Singapore 2019, Southeast Asia’s largest premier whisk(e)y and spirits showcase, counts down to the final few weeks before celebrating its momentous 10th anniversary with an enticing list of brands, masterclasses, collaborations and limited releases. From 9 to 10 November 2019 at Andaz Singapore, delight in the expertise of master distillers, brand ambassadors, industry experts and barmen from over 70 whisk(e)y and spirits brands and renowned bars. Organised by French spirits house La Maison du Whisky, Whisky Live Singapore has evolved to become a multi-faceted extravaganza, where drink explorers and enthusiasts can Sip, Share & Shop throughout the two-day affair.
The iconic pop-up mega event Artbox will feature over 300 creatives, entrepreneurs and retailers to bring about an elevated placemaking experience at the Singapore Turf Club for two consecutive weekends (15-17 November and 22-24 November).
Visit http://www.artbox.sg/ for more information.
Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), the 13th edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) returns with over 45 specially curated family-friendly programmes taking place at 13 locations across three weekends from 7 to 24 November 2019. With this edition’s town focus as Punggol, more than 50% of AYN November’s programmes inspired by the neighbourhood will bring out the interesting contrast from its origins to the space it is envisioned to be. Once a village with poultry, pig and vegetable farms, Punggol has transformed into a waterfront town and is now home to Singapore’s youngest population. The neighbourhood-centric programmes encourage Singaporeans and residents in the area to participate and rediscover Punggol together through the arts.
For more information on Arts in Your Neighbourhood, visit https://artsforall.sg/AYN.
Singapore Biennale will return for its sixth edition from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020. Commissioned by the National Arts Council and organised by SAM, the Singapore Biennale is the country’s pre-eminent platform for international dialogue in contemporary art. The Biennale is anticipated by art lovers and visitors as a highlight of Singapore’s cultural calendar and is known for its thought provoking art and meaningful exchange of ideas. The last edition in 2016 welcomed over 600,000 visitors, signalling a heightened interest among both local and international audiences in understanding the Southeast Asian region through contemporary art.
SB2019 will take place from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020 across a network of sites and will feature prominently at National Gallery Singapore and Gillman Barracks, as well as other cultural and heritage venues.
Back for its 35th edition, the French Film Festival returns as part of Voilah! France Singapore Festival, with an exciting lineup of 27 latest feature films and classics from 4 to 17 November 2019. The annual festival celebrates French storytelling through various genres including comedy, romance, drama and a newly introduced sexy section that will be sure to delight and captivate the audience. Every edition of the longest-running foreign film festival in Singapore explores matters close to heart and delves into topics that expose the vulnerabilities that make us human. From first love to love lost, personal identity to conforming to societal expectations, and growing up pains to mid-life crises, the festival promises an emotional introspection for its attendees.
For more information of the French Film Festival, please refer to www.voilah.sg
For the first time in Southeast Asia, Cartier will be presenting the exclusive CLASH DE CARTIER STUDIO in Singapore. Following the successful global launch of the Clash de Cartier collection in Paris earlier this year, the Maison will be recreating an experiential pop-up in November – allowing guests to explore the collection in an unconventional and immersive space. The pop-up exhibition—centred around Cartier’s newest fine jewellery collection launched earlier this year—will welcome you into the collection’s universe of duality and polarity, through the three themed spaces of Music, Art and Literature (the last sees poets stationed at a bookshop to provide guests with customised haikus before they leave). In addition to the full Clash de Cartier collection currently found in stores, visitors will get a sneak peek at the white gold pieces that will be launching in April 2020.
The CLASH DE CARTIER STUDIO is open to public from 15 to 17 November 2019 at STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery.
Visit the website here to register and make an appointment.
Comedy Central has unveiled its line-up of 12 Asian comedians for Stand- Up, Asia! Season 4! One of the network’s original productions, this season evolves the stand-up show format into a stand-up and sketch hybrid, coupled with the boldest and funniest comic talent to celebrate Asian comedy. Stand-up, Asia! Season 4 will air in Asia in November. These 12 acts will join sketch duo and hosts, Benjamin Kheng and Hirzi Zulkiflie of the The BenZi Project. Get ready to be tickled with the smartest dose of funny satires that play on Asian culture, social norms and idiosyncrasies.
The previous seasons of Stand-Up, Asia! will be available for you to binge watch to your heart’s content on the Comedy Central Play app from 1 – 12 November 2019.
For more information about Comedy Central in Asia, visit www.comedycentralasia.com.
The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) celebrates its 30th anniversary with a dynamic line-up of films and programmes from 21 November to 1 December 2019. The largest and longest-running film event in Singapore since 1987, SGIFF is an internationally-recognised discovery ground of independent cinema in Southeast Asia. Film lovers can look forward to experience the magic of cinema through the rich stories that reveal the texture of life signature to Southeast Asia, while taking the pulse of films around the world. At the same time, they can also connect with the cinematic talents and deepen their appreciation for films through post-screening dialogues, masterclasses, panel discussions and talks.
Date: 21 November 2019 – 1 December 2019
Get ready for a jam-packed November filled with all kinds of film festivals and more! From a Whiskey festival to even an array of art festivals to keep yourself busy with, stay tuned as we bring you our curated list of happenings that you’ll not want to miss.