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Quick Beats: January 2022

Welcome to the new year! Have you made any resolutions yet? If not, you can add exploring events to the list, and our Quick Beats for January 2022 will help you kickstart that journey, showcasing the biggest happenings to come to Singapore this month!

Light to Night Festival 2022

Quick Beats January 2022: Light to Night Festival 2022

The Light to Night Festival returns to the Civic District once again in 2022, bringing along its visual spectacle of light showpieces and art.

The day and night festival promises new interactive art experiences, including an immersive outdoor AR exhibition by Acute Art that features a newly commissioned artwork by artist Ho Tzu Nyen (the first Singaporean artist in their international roster). The famous light projections on Singapore’s iconic buildings also make a return as well as live music and performances within the Gallery.

Date: 14 January to 3 February 2022

Full festival details will be released on 13 January on Light to Night Festival 2022’s official website.

Singapore Symphony Orchestra January Programmes

Quick Beats January 2022: Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Add a little melody to the beginning of the year with Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO)’s list of January programmes.

The start of the month sees the SSO team presenting VCHpresents Chamber: The Elegiac Russian, performing chamber pieces from Russia’s composing greats: Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian and Rachmaninoff. Shortly after, Romanian-born German pianist Herbert Schuch makes his Singapore bow with Schumann Piano Concerto and Mozart’s Jupiter. Finally, January ends with Beethoven, 1806 — featuring Chinese violin prodigy He Ziyu delivering Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.

More information on SSO’s January programmes and their respective booking platforms can be found on their website.

Heartlands Festival 2021

Quick Beats January 2022: Heartlands Festival 2021

Heartlands Festival is back again to rally support for our neighbourhood hawkers and merchants, with activities lasting all the way to February! 

The festival will be based on four themes: Eat, Shop, Play and Celebrate. Various programmes will be held, such as Eating and Shopping Challenges. Participants can also experience heartland tours to learn about their neighbourhood’s culture and diversity. The Heartlights Xperience Trails is another activity to look forward to, featuring displays of light and photo installations of Singaporeans’ favourite local pastimes and landmarks across different heartlands.

Check out Heartlands Festival’s official website to see the complete list on offer.

AliWALL Festival 2022

Quick Beats January 2022: ALIWALL Festical 2022

Arts House Limited presents the first-ever AliWALL Festival, aiming to let participants experience the contrasting worlds of fantasy and reality with its eclectic series of arts programmes on offer.

Part of Singapore Art Week 2022, highlights for the festival include Permission to Dream, which uses fantasy-filled digital art, performances, set designs and sounds to immerse people into a multi-sensory experience. There’s also D’Tour by RSCLS, giving participants an alternative walking tour of Kampong Gelam iconic street art.

Date: 21 to 23 January 2022
Price: Free with registration

More information on AliWALL Festival 2022’s full lineup can be found on their website. Interested participants can register here.

Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Quick Beats January 2022: Dislocations

The National Museum of Singapore is starting 2022 with a brand new exhibition, Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942.

With this year being the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, the exhibition will commemorate the occasion with personal artefacts and immersive exhibits to showcase new perspectives of this event from our nation’s history.

Date: 29 January 2022

More information on the exhibition will be provided soon from the National Museum of Singapore.


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 Light to Night Festival, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Heartlands Festival, Arts House Limited, and National Museum of Singapore (in order).

Russell Matthew Loh

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

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