|Sun Jun 26 2016, 8:00am–8:30pm|
Held every last Sunday of the month from February to July 2016, Car-Free Sunday SG is an initiative in which roads within the Civic District and parts of the Central Business District (CBD) are closed to traffic, transforming the area into a walkable, cyclist-friendly, and activity-filled precinct for families and friends.
This Sunday (26 June 2016), a whole host of activities for Arts @ Civic District, part of Car Free Sunday, will be held on Empress Lawn (in front of Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall). This edition will feature a pop-up breakfast bar with a $5 voucher giveaway for the first 150 visitors, the first ever breakfast concert by the Philharmonic Winds, dance workouts and hands-on craft activities, amongst an exciting line-up of exhibitions, art tours and performances.
Some highlights for this upcoming Car-Free Sunday include:
Breakfast Concert at the Lawn
8:30am – 9:15am: The Philharmonic Winds and Community Drumming Network
9:30am – 10:15am: The Philharmonic Winds and Converge Studios
The popular Philharmonic Winds, the Community Drumming Network – formed by drumming enthusiasts from all over Singapore – will kick-start the morning with enjoyable tunes and rousing beats at the Empress Lawn with the very first NAC-organised Breakfast Concert at the Lawn. Visitors can then join in a dance workout led by Converge Studios and participate in a wide range of art activities, from silkscreen printing their own tote bags, to postcard painting and knitting on a giant loom.
Pop-up Breakfast Bar at the Lawn
The Breakfast Bar will feature yummy café bites from Tiong Bahru Bakery, Kombi Rocks, The Lokal, The Chief, and Two Bakers. There is also a giveaway for $5 Breakfast Bar vouchers for the first 150 visitors. Visitors just need to:
- Like Civic District on Facebook: FB/civicdistrictsg or follow on Instagram @civicdistrictsg
- Collect one $5 Breakfast Bar voucher at the Information Booth between 8am to 10am at Empress Lawn. While stocks last, limited to one voucher per person.
“Moz-art” at Victoria Concert Hall Atrium
9:30–10am; 10:30-11am; 11:30-12pm
Violin duo Alexander Souptel and Masako White present “Moz-art”, a musical mosaic of folk songs as well as short pieces by classical masters. Mozart will also make a special appearance his Car-free Sunday and serenade visitors with his musical charms.
Activities at The Arts House
The Light Beyond: A photographic pilgrimage by Melisa Teo
Globetrotting photographer Melisa Teo will be exhibiting 25 of her latest photographic works in a visual showcase that demonstrates her unique style of shooting and her imaginative interpretation of light. Free admission.
Visitors can try their hand at batik painting under the guidance of batik artist Sadali. Free admission.
The Parliament in Singapore History Exhibition
Through rare archival images and spoken words of pioneer Parliamentarians such as Singapore's founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, Dr Goh Keng Swee and Mr S Rajaratnam, this exhibition captures the spirit of our nation-building journey. Free admission.
Once Upon A Time in Asia: The Missing Mouse exhibition at the Asian Civilisations Museum
Experience a story about friendship and adventure at the ACM as you join Mr Ganesha on his hunt for his best friend, Mr Mouse. This exhibition is based on ACM’s first children’s book, The Missing Mouse. Through hands-on activities, workshops, programmes, and tours, kids and the young at heart can learn about animals – both real and mythical – in Asian art. Free admission. Recommended for children ages 7 to 12.
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