Textures

13 - 22 Mar
10am – 10pm
The Arts House

Textures: A Weekend of Words celebrates Singapore literature and its diverse community. No longer a solitary experience, reading becomes a shared adventure through performances, installations, and workshops that will take you on a trip through the literary worlds of local authors.

The third edition of the festival takes on the theme “These Storied Walls”. Inspired by The Arts House’s many identities as a Scotsman’s planned estate, our nation’s first parliament, and now Singapore’s literary arts centre, the walls of The Arts House have been etched with the stories of those who have walked these halls.

This year’s programming features more installations and participatory activities that invite you to go a step further — move a bit closer and look a little longer. As you discover undiscovered narratives of your own, join those who have come before and weave your story into the tapestry of The Arts House.

Textures is co-commissioned by The Arts House and #BuySingLit, and supported by National Arts Council

#TexturesSG #Textures2020 #TheseStoriedWalls #BuySingLit

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PROGRAMME LINEUP


13 Mar
Friday
14 Mar
Saturday
15 Mar
Sunday
Throughout Festival

13 Mar, Friday

#BuySingLit Book Bazaar Thumbnail 
#BuySingLit Book Bazaar
by BooksActually

6pm – 10pm
Bookstore | Gallery I
Free
Dear Author Thumbnail 
#BuySingLit Book Bazaar
by BooksActually

6pm – 10pm
Bookstore | Gallery I
Free
House of Cheah Thumbnail 
House of Cheah
By Cheah Sin Ann

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | VIP Room
Free
In Universe Thumbnail 
In Universe
by Troy Chin

10am – 10pm
Front Lawn
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Gallery II
Free
*Admission for audiences age 10 years and above
Say What Ah? Thumbnail 
Say What Ah?
by Our Monster Tongues

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Film Gallery
Free
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club Thumbnail 
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club
by AJ Low and Drewscape


Exhibition | Front Lawn
Free
Editorial Consultations Thumbnail 
Editorial Consultations

10am – 1pm, 3 – 6pm
Council Room
Ticketed
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience Thumbnail 
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience
By Tusitala (featuring Debbie Ding, Ng Xiao Yan, Justin Tiang, Jolene Tan)

6 – 10pm
Exhibition | The Print Gallery
Free
re:VERSE 4.0 Thumbnail 
re:VERSE 4.0
by MatterLess 所谓诗社

7.30pm
Performance | Living Room
$10
Handbook of Daily Movement performance Thumbnail 
Handbook of Daily Movement Performance
by Marc Nair, Mantravine, Sudhee Liao & Audrey Ng

8 – 9pm
Performance | Play Den
$15
Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator's Dilemma Thumbnail 
Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator's Dilemma
by Bhumi Collective

8 – 9.30pm
Performance lecture | Blue Room
Free with registration
Book Clinic Thumbnail 
Book Clinic
by Ethos Books

8 – 10pm
Gallery I
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

9 – 9.30pm
Performance | Gallery II
$10
*Admission for audience age 16 years and above

 


14 Mar, Saturday

#BuySingLit Book Bazaar Thumbnail 
#BuySingLit Book Bazaar
by BooksActually

11am – 10pm
Bookstore | Gallery I
Free
Dear Author Thumbnail 
Dear Author

10am – 10pm
Visitor Services Counter Foyer
Free
House of Cheah Thumbnail 
House of Cheah
By Cheah Sin Ann

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | VIP Room
Free
In Universe Thumbnail 
In Universe
by Troy Chin

10am – 10pm
Front Lawn
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Gallery II
Free
*Admission for patrons age 10 years and above
Say What Ah? Thumbnail 
Say What Ah?
by Our Monster Tongues

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Film Gallery
Free
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club Thumbnail 
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club
by AJ Low and Drewscape


Exhibition | Front Lawn
Free
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience Thumbnail 
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience
By Tusitala (featuring Debbie Ding, Ng Xiao Yan, Justin Tiang, Jolene Tan)

11am – 10pm
Exhibition | The Print Gallery
Free
Adventures of a Kampung Boy Thumbnail 
Adventures of a Kampung Boy
by BronzAge Gamelan

11am – 12pm, 2 – 3pm
Performance | Chamber
Free with registration
Penghulu Di Kota Batu (Village Chief in the Concrete Jungle) Thumbnail 
Penghulu Di Kota Batu (Village Chief in the Concrete Jungle)
by Kelana Pantun Temasek

11am – 12pm
Performance | Play Den
Free with registration
Textures Thumbnail 
Book Launch of The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida


11am – 12pm
Book Launch | Screening Room
Story of A Journey (一段旅程,一段故事) Thumbnail 
Story of A Journey (一段旅程,一段故事)
by Lee Chuan Low

11am – 12.30pm
Panel Discussion | Blue Room
Free with registration
Book Clinic Thumbnail 
Book Clinic
by Ethos Books

12 – 6pm
Gallery I
Free
Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups Thumbnail 
Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups
by Felix Cheong & Jeffrey Tan

12 – 2pm
Performance | Around The Arts House
Free
Crossing Writing Genres: The Demands of Craft Thumbnail 
Crossing Writing Genres: The Demands of Craft
by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé, Gwee Li Sui, Yeow Kai Chai

1 – 2pm
Panel Discussion | Living Room
Free with registration
Contemplating Mortality: Writing About Illness & Death Workshop Thumbnail 
Contemplating Mortality: Writing About Illness & Death Workshop
by Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé

3 – 5pm
Workshop | Council Room
$15
Creating Characters - Tamil Writing Workshop Thumbnail 
Creating Characters - Tamil Writing Workshop
by Saleem Hadi

3 – 5pm
Workshop | Living Room
Free with Registration
Handbook  of Daily Movement screening and panel discussion Thumbnail 
Handbook of Daily Movement screening and panel discussion
by Marc Nair, Sudhee Liao

4 – 5.30pm
Screening/Panel Discussion | Screening Room
Free with Registration
Talk with Mr Shaik Kadir Thumbnail 
Talk with Mr Shaik Kadir

4.30 – 5.30pm
Panel Discussion | Blue Room
Free with registration
Panggilan Pulau (An Island’s Call) Thumbnail 
Panggilan Pulau (An Island’s Call)
by BronzAge Gamelan

5 – 6pm
Performance | Chamber
Free with registration
Sollum Swaramum Thumbnail 
Sollum Swaramum (As part of Poetry with Music series)

5 – 6pm
Performance | Play Den
Free with registration
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

6.30-7pm, 8.30 – 9pm
Performance | Gallery II
$10
*Admission for audience age 16 years and above
Editorial Consultations Thumbnail 
Editorial Consultations

7 – 10pm
Council Room
Ticketed
Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator's Dilemma Thumbnail 
Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator's Dilemma
by Bhumi Collective

7 – 8.30pm
Performance lecture | Blue Room
Free with registration
re:VERSE 4.0 Thumbnail 
re:VERSE 4.0
by MatterLess 所谓诗社

7.30pm
Performance | Living Room
$10
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Handbook of Daily Movement Performance
by Marc Nair, Mantravine, Sudhee Liao & Audrey Ng

9 – 10pm
Performance | Play Den
$15

 


15 Mar, Sunday

#BuySingLit Book Bazaar Thumbnail 
#BuySingLit Book Bazaar
by BooksActually

11am – 6pm
Bookstore |Gallery I
Free
Dear Author Thumbnail 
Dear Author

10am – 10pm
Visitor Services Counter Foyer
Free
House of Cheah Thumbnail 
House of Cheah
By Cheah Sin Ann

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | VIP Room
Free
In Universe Thumbnail 
In Universe
by Troy Chin

10am – 10pm
Front Lawn
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Gallery II
Free
*Admission for patrons age 10 years and above
Say What Ah? Thumbnail 
Say What Ah?
by Our Monster Tongues

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Film Gallery
Free
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club Thumbnail 
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club
by AJ Low and Drewscape


Exhibition | Front Lawn
Free
Editorial Consultations Thumbnail 
Editorial Consultations

10am – 1pm, 2 – 5pm
Council Room
Ticketed
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience Thumbnail 
Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience
By Tusitala (featuring Debbie Ding, Ng Xiao Yan, Justin Tiang, Jolene Tan)

11am – 8pm
Exhibition | The Print Gallery
Free
The Story of the Redscarf 辛苦了,红头巾 Thumbnail 
The Story of the Redscarf 辛苦了,红头巾(Chinese storytelling for Kids)
by Patrick Yee余广达

11am – 12.30pm
Performance & Workshop | Blue Room
Free
Book Clinic Thumbnail 
Book Clinic
by Ethos Books

12 – 6pm
Gallery I
Free
Digital Literature Panel Thumbnail 
Digital Literature Panel
by Charlene Shepherdson (Singlit Station), Christine Chong (Tusitala), Troy Chin (Writer)

2 – 3pm
Living Room
Free with registration
Book Launch of Memorandum: A Sinophone Singaporean Short Story Reader Thumbnail 
Book Launch of Memorandum: A Sinophone Singaporean Short Story Reader
by Quah Sy Ren and Hee Wai Siam

3 – 4pm
Book Launch | Screening Room
Free
Speak, Spake, Spoke, and Spoken Thumbnail 
Speak, Spake, Spoke, and Spoken
by BooksActually

3 – 4pm
Performance | Screening Room
Goddesses of Words - Angry Indian Women Thumbnail 
Goddesses of Words - Angry Indian Women
By Grace Kalaiselvi

3 – 4pm, 7 – 8pm
Performance | Play Den
$15
Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups Thumbnail 
Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups
by Felix Cheong & Jeffrey Tan

3 – 5pm
Performance | Around The Arts House
Free
Patrick Yee's Magical World of Illustration Thumbnail 
Patrick Yee's Magical World of Illustration (余广达的魔幻画笔工作坊)

3.30 – 5pm
Workshop | Blue Room
Free with registration
Village Idiot - A Wayang Kulit Performance Thumbnail 
Village Idiot - A Wayang Kulit Performance

4 – 5pm
Chamber
Free with registration
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

5 – 5.30pm
Performance | Gallery II
$10
*Admission for audience age 16 years and above

 

Throughout Festival

Dear Author Thumbnail 
Dear Author

10am – 10pm
Visitor Services Counter Foyer
Free
House of Cheah Thumbnail 
House of Cheah
By Cheah Sin Ann

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | VIP Room
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Gallery II
Free
*Admission for patrons age 10 years and above
Say What Ah? Thumbnail 
Say What Ah?
by Our Monster Tongues

10am – 10pm
Exhibition | Film Gallery
Free
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words Thumbnail 
O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words
by Kamini Ramachandran & FERRY

7.30 – 8pm, 9 – 9.30pm
Performance | Gallery II
$10
*Admission for audience age 16 years and above
In Universe Thumbnail 
In Universe
by Troy Chin

10am – 10pm
Front Lawn
Free
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club Thumbnail 
Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club
by AJ Low and Drewscape


Exhibition | Front Lawn
Free

 


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