Textures – A Weekend With Words

Textures celebrates the power and beauty of words. It invites audiences to experience and appreciate how words give us the ability to express ourselves as well as give meaning to our lives and the world. With its profound ability to connect and unite, words breathe life into the vast breadth of human thought and feeling, whether spoken or written.

In this weekend of words, we also celebrate Singapore literature and the people who have contributed to it. From mastering the craft to those building a community of writers and readers, they are all part of weaving and strengthening the fabric of our literary landscape.

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Co-commissioned by The Arts House and #BuySingLit
Supported by National Arts Council 



PROGRAMME LINEUp


9 MARCH, FRIDAY

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Out of Print
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Tickets available here

Room of Recommendations
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Free

Roomful of Lost Books and Wandering Writers
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Free

Auguries of Modern Innocence
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery II | Free Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)

Stuck on You
Other Events | 10am – 11pm | Visitor Services Centre Foyer | Free 

Just Write Your Legacy: Guided Autobiography for Seniors
Performance and Reading | 10am – 12pm | Living Room | Tickets available here

The Witness of Poetry: Emotions, Trauma and Healing
Workshop | 2.30pm – 4.30pm | Council Room | Tickets available here

#BuySingLit Bazaar
Other Events | 6pm – 9pm | Blue Room | Free 

Soul to Speak: Readings by Singapore Poets
Other Events | 6pm – 11pm | Screening Room | Free

Proletariat Poetry Factory
Other Events | 6pm – 10pm | Outdoor | Free 

Recitals of Yesteryear – Kata-kata Kita
Performance and Reading | 7pm – 8pm | Play Den | Free 

Note for Note
Performance and Reading | 8pm – 9pm | Chamber | $10, tickets available here

The Page on Stage - A Performance of Words from the stories of Baratham, Cheong, Jeyaretnam and Tay
Performance and Reading | 9.30pm – 10.45pm | Back of Chamber | $20, tickets available here

 

10 MARCH, SATURDAY

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Out of Print
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Tickets available here

Room of Recommendations
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Free

Roomful of Lost Books and Wandering Writers
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery I | Free

Auguries of Modern Innocence
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery II | Free Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)
Modblake | 2.30pm – 5.30pm | Gallery II | Free

Stuck on You
Other Events | 10am – 11pm | Visitor Services Centre Foyer | Free

Hear Stories! Tell Stories! கதை கேளு! கதை சொல்லு! 
Performance and Reading | 10am – 12pm (Tamil)| Play Den| Free with registration here 

Editorial Consultations 
Workshop| 10.30am – 1.30pm (Poetry), 2pm – 5pm (Fiction), 5.30pm – 6.30pm (Non-Fiction) | Council Room 

Go Trishaw Go: Read and Play!《三轮车跑得快》
Performance and Reading | 11am – 12pm (Mandarin) | Screening Room | Tickets available here 

Poetry as Social Commentary or Fleeting Memory
Performance and Reading | 11am – 12.30pm | Chamber | Free with registration here

Building Bridges: Culture and Language in Translation
Talk and Panel Discussion | 11am – 1pm (Mandarin) | Living Room | Free with registration here

#BuySingLit Bazaar
Other Events | 11am – 8pm | Blue Room | Free 

Soul to Speak: Readings by Singapore Poets
Other Events | 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm | Screening Room | Free

The Page on Stage - A Performance of Words from the stories of Baratham, Cheong, Jeyaretnam and Tay
Performance and Reading | 2pm – 3.15pm, 9.30pm – 10.45pm | Back of Chamber | $20, tickets available here

Open: A Boy's Wayang Adventure
Talk and Panel Discussion | 2pm – 3pm | Living Room | Free

Kiasunomics©
Talk and Panel Discussion | 2pm – 3pm | Play Den | Tickets available here

I Want To Go Home: Film Screening and Book Talk by Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Film Screening | 3pm – 4.30pm | Screening Room | Tickets available here

Uttering is Feeling: Poetry of Dissent
Talk and Panel Discussion | 3.30pm – 5pm (English/Malay)| Living Room | Tickets available here 

Herstory
Talk and Panel Discussion | 5.30pm – 7pm | Living Room | Tickets available here

Pledge, Plays, Prose - The Literary Works of S. Rajaratnam
Performance and Reading | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | Chamber | Tickets available here

Tanjong Katong Airnya Biru
Performance and Reading | 8pm – 9.30pm | Play Den | Tickets available here

Proletariat Poetry Factory
Other Events | 6pm – 10pm | Outdoor | Free

 

11 MARCH, SUNDAY 

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Out of Print
Exhibition | 10am – 10pm | Gallery I | Tickets available here

Room of Recommendations
Exhibition | 10am – 10pm | Gallery I | Free

Roomful of Lost Books and Wandering Writers
Exhibition | 10am – 10pm | Gallery I | Free

Auguries of Modern Innocence
Exhibition | 10am – 11pm | Gallery II | Free Advisory 16 (Some Mature Content)

Stuck on You
Other Events | 10am – 10pm | Visitor Services Centre Foyer | Free

#BuySingLit Bazaar
Other Events | 11am – 6pm | Blue Room | Free

Read Me Like An Open Book
Performance and Reading | 11am – 1.30pm (Mandarin)| Chamber | Free

Go Trishaw Go: Read and Play!
Performance and Reading | 11am – 12pm (English) | Screening Room | Tickets available here

The Witness of Poetry: Emotions, Trauma and Healing
Workshop | 11am – 1pm | Council Room | Tickets available here

In the mood for words 息。字亭
Performance and Reading | 11am – 2pm (Mandarin) | Play Den | Tickets available here

Soul to Speak: Readings by Singapore Poets
Other Event | 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm | Screening Room | Free

Making Comics! - Working with Others in the Sequential Arts
Workshop | 2pm – 5pm | Council Room | Tickets available here

Use Your Head
Other Event | 3pm – 4pm | Play Den | Free

I Want To Go Home: Film Screening and Book Talk by Wesley Leon Aroozoo
Other Event | 3pm – 4.30pm | Screening Room | Tickets available here

Trade Secrets
Talk and Panel Discussion | 3pm – 4pm | Living Room | Tickets available here

Arts Critics and Reviewers
Talk and Panel Discussion | 4.30pm – 5.30pm | Living Room | Tickets available here

Who Are You My Country
Other Event | 5pm – 7pm | Chamber | Free

New Trends in Tamil Writings மாறி வரும் சிங்கப்பூர் இலக்கிய படைப்புகள்- ஓர் பார்வை 
Talk and Panel Discussion | 5.30pm – 7pm (Tamil) | Play Den | Free

Making Comics! - Working with Others in the Sequential Arts
Other Event| 6pm – 7pm | Council Room | Free

The Page on Stage - A Performance of Words from the stories of Baratham, Cheong, Jeyaretnam and Tay 
Performance and Reading | 2pm – 3.15pm, 8.30pm – 9.45pm | Back of Chamber | $20, tickets available here

 

JUMP TO YEAR

 


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