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Singapore Heritage Festival 2017


Fri May 5 2017, 6:00pm–10:00pm
Sat May 6 2017, 4:00pm–10:00pm
Sun May 7 2017, 10:00am–10:00pm

Where: Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Andrew Road, Novena, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: tateanzur

This year, Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) is excited to offer a rare opportunity to enter Caldecott Broadcast Centre (CBC)*, which will be specially opened to the public. Take the opportunity to explore the space where local productions were conceived and produced, and discover the lesser-known aspects of the fascinating world of broadcast with a host of programmes and activities over two weekends. Join us and be inspired by the immense collective effort which goes into creating productions and the magic of broadcast! *Entrance to SHF 2017 @ Caldecott Broadcast Centre is via Olive Road.

- Studio 6
5 May: 7pm–7:30pm, 8:30pm–9pm
6 May: 7pm–7:30pm, 9pm–9:30pm
7 May: 11am–11:30am, 12:30pm–1pm

Join contemporary theatre company Sweet Tooth by Cake, as they present Studio 6, a performance piece that portrays the dynamism of interactions that occur on set. A lively and modern re-visiting of iconic stories and characters, Studio 6 will involve scripts of best loved comedies, comedy-dramas, variety and children shows.

- Island Stories – Untold Stories of Sisters Islands and Kusu Island
5 May, 6 May: 6:15pm–6:45pm
7 May: 11:15am–11:45am
Free admission

Three storytellers share two tales of how two Southern islands of Singapore came about. The first is a tale of two sisters determined to stay together, and the second is a story of friendship, trust, respect and common goals between two boys of different races and a turtle. Presented as a live radio play, discover the untold tales of Sisters Islands and Kusu Islands, and find out how sound effects are made live on stage. Conceptualised and directed by Jeffrey Tan of Theatre Today. Written by Tina Teo. Performed by Kimberly Teo, Mohammad Hilmi Bin Adul Shukur, and Ranice Tay.

- Walking Caldecott
5 May, 6 May: 6:30pm–7:30pm
7 May: 10:30am–11:30am
Free admission (Limited capacity 25 pax/ tour at a first come first serve basis).
Registration onsite.

Want to know where a certain pair of drama lovebirds met? Or hear about a ghostly encounter on the hill? Or explore where the celebrities take a breather? Join Mediacorp artistes and industry staff as they bring you along the sites that form their fondest memories of Caldecott Broadcast Centre. Tread through areas at Caldecott Broadcast Centre as stories unfold about iconic studios, sets and offices that supported the local entertainment and news industry.

- Video DJ: Pop Rules
5 May: 6pm–10pm
6 May: 4pm–10pm
7 May: 10am–3pm
Free admission

Make a song dedication to a secret crush or a loved one at the Video DJ: Pop Rule. Spanning the different eras of pop culture, accompany our DJs and dance to well-loved tunes from the 60s and beyond, including a disco party specially for the young ones! Get ready to dance the night away!

- From Aksi Mat Yoyo to The Awakening and back again
5 May, 6 May: 6pm–10pm
7 May: 10am–2pm
Free admission

Drop by Aksi Mat Yoyo to The Awakening and back again, a video installation made up of cathode ray TV sets, and catch snatches of scenes from productions of yesteryear. Screening snippets from well-loved dramas, sitcoms and news programmes spanning 30 years, the work forms an evocative timepiece to the TV50 exhibition. Created by Brian Gothong Tan.

- TV50 Exhibition
5–7 May - Throughout Festival Hours
Free admission

Trace the progress of Singapore’s broadcasting history and culture since the 1960s, from the emergence of television in Singaporean homes, to the diversity of productions unique to Singapore’s cultural and national identity. Relive iconic moments created on television, and view main actors’ costumes from past Mediacorp drama productions. As the world globalises and viewers’ expectations evolve, the exhibition closes with a reflection on the future of local television.