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Quick Beats: November 2021

As the end of the year approaches, let’s look at the events that you can enjoy with friends and family, or even just for yourself this month with our Quick Beats for November 2021!

Singapore Brickfest 2021

Quick Beats November 2021: Singapore Brickfest 2021

If you are into LEGOs, check out Singapore Brickfest 2021 — LEGO® fan exhibition for builders and fans in Singapore. The exhibition contains a gallery with builds by world-class LEGO artists, such as Kelvin Low, Arthur Cao, and Jeffrey Kong. Jeffrey Kong will conduct online workshops alongside the exhibition for fans to take part in as well.

Date: Till 14 November 2021
Location: ION Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm 
Price: Free

You can register to visit the exhibition here. More information and updates can be found on their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra November Programmes

Quick Beats November 2021: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) is bringing the spirit of the holiday season with a curated lineup of concerts featuring highly acclaimed international and Singapore-based musicians.

November sees the likes of violinist Loh Jun Hong, French pianist Cédric Tiberghien and American maestro Carlos Kalmar make up the SSO’s special musical itinerary, bringing works from Mozart and William Grant to life.

The complete list of SSO’s programmes and their respective booking platforms for November can be found on their website.

Night Safari and Singapore Zoo End-of-year Adventures

Quick Beats November 2021: Night Safari

The Night Safari and Singapore Zoo are bringing a new set of visual and experiential activities for visitors that last till the end of this year. At Night Safari, not only will visitors be able to see Berani, one of the rescued Sunda pangolins rehabilitated by Mandai Wildlife Group, they can take part in some Virtual Reality (VR) fun with the Journey with Pangolin Experience.

Rainforest Lumina at Singapore Zoo also features holiday-themed activities, including festive light-up points for photos and, for the first time ever, snowfall right at Singapore Zoo!

Location: Night Safari and Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826

Find out more about these activities respectively at the Night Safari and Singapore Zoo websites.

Singapore Art Museum Exhibitions and Activities

Quick Beats November 2021: Singapore Art Museuum

Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has lined up a series of family-friendly programmes for people to experience. This month, SAM will introduce a new community-based initiative, Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong, a collaborative effort with Singaporean artist and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) lecturer Debbie Ding, with works featuring the changing identity of Jurong.

Their first-ever entirely virtual exhibition, Between the World and Us – A Think! Contemporary Primary School Virtual Exhibition, is also among the programmes. Partnering with CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace, Geylang Methodist School (Primary), Haig Girls’ School, Mayflower Primary School and St. Anthony’s Primary School, the exhibition showcases 18 artworks on the diverse experiences of Primary Four students in the time of the pandemic.

For information on the programmes listed above and other highlights, visit SAM’s official website.

National Heritage Board’s November Event Highlights 

Quick Beats November 2021: Indian Heritage Centre

There’s a whole host of events from the National Heritage Board’s family of exhibition sites for people to take part in this November.

For Deepavali, visit the Indian Heritage Centre! They will be having a Deepavali Open House containing light-up installations and Paper Garland Craft Workshops for visitors to try their hand, among other activities. 

The Malay Heritage Centre will also be having its sixth edition of Art Encounters by Art Outreach, featuring a vibrant site-specific installation by local artist duo Ripple Root that pays tribute to the area’s history as a flourishing port in the 19th century. 

Also, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall will be holding several workshops at their place, including one where you can learn about the perfume creation process.

Lastly, the National Museum of Singapore will also present PSM50: Golden Jubilee of Preservation in Singapore. This exhibition will highlight Singapore’s preservation journey milestones and showcase all 73 National Monuments through various artworks and exhibits.

Visit the official websites of the Indian Heritage Centre, Malay Heritage Centre, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and National Museum of Singapore for more information on the above programmes.

Liked any of the selections we have for you this month, or have others you think we should include in this list or the next? Let us know @ [email protected], or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!

Visuals courtesy of Singapore Brickfest 2021, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Mandai Wildlife Group, Singapore Art Museum and National Heritage Board (in order).

Russell Matthew Loh

Watcher of films and player of games. Dabble with writing in between.

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