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Quick Beats: Events for August 2019
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Quick Beats: Events for August 2019

The month of August is going to be buzzing in this little red dot. Music aficionados will be in for a treat, with chart-topping artistes such as LANY, Westlife, and The Vamps making a rare stop here for their tours. For the hipsters, the organisers of Baybeats are bringing the new LiveWire stage to the festival. Fun date night ideas are also all around the city, with thought-provoking exhibitions and festivals to celebrate local brilliance in the spirit of the bicentennial year; not forgetting the quintessential Films At the Fort, a premier open-air cinema for cliques and couples alike. Can’t…
Awakenings: Social Activism In Asia That Speaks To The Masses
Arts

Awakenings: Social Activism In Asia That Speaks To The Masses

Following successive showings in Japan and Korea, Awakenings: Art in Society in Asia 1960s-1990s will make its Southeast Asian premiere at National Gallery Singapore from Friday, 14 June to Sunday, 15 September 2019. Featuring 142 provocative artworks by more than 100 artists from 12 countries in Asia, Awakenings spotlights a critical turning point in Asia’s post-war history that saw artists — and the public — assert their identity and become advocates for change through art. The period between the 1960s and 1990s was characterised by ideological confrontations, rise in nationalism, rapid modernisation, and a wave of democratic movements across Asia.…
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