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5 Cool Events This Week: Street Superior, Singapore Writers Festival And More

The Singapore Writers Festival 2019 kicks off this weekend but if rare sneakers are your thing, don't miss out on Street Superior over at *Scape.

Street Superior 2019

Sneakerheads, make a beeline for *Scape this weekend. Premier sneaker and subculture festival Street Superior will be taking over the mall with a myriad of activities, including a marketplace for grail seekers and vintage hunters, parkour competitions, a toy convention for serious collectors, a Supreme skateboard showcase, a pop-up cinema, tattoo stations and more, all spread out over five levels. Get your tickets here.

Nov 2 – 3, 12pm – 10pm

*Scape, 2 Orchard Link

The . Of All This

Jointly presented by independent fashion collective Why Not? and creative studio Such A Mood, their first community mixer sees a diverse array of speakers touching on various aspects of fashion, such as the relevance of fashion shows in 2019 and fashion itself as a form of art. Female editor Noelle Loh will be on hand as a speaker as well. Come to hear from different ends of the spectrum – reserve a spot here.

Nov 2, 3pm – 8pm

White Label Records, 28 Ann Siang Road

Singapore Writers Festival 2019

The Singapore Writers Festival is back for a 22nd edition, helmed by lauded poet and first-time festival director Pooja Nansi. Under her charge, the festival is emphasising a focus on language – especially local ones – and their relationship with forming an identity. Headliners this year include Jamaican author Marlon James, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings and Korean-American writer Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Explore the full line-up here.

Nov 1 – 10, Civic District

The Conscious Festival

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Tired of surface level? Us too. That’s why the TALKS at The Conscious Festival powered by @hollandandbarrett are EVERY 👏🏼 THING 👏🏼 BUT 👏🏼 surface level. In fact, each track is a deep dive into climate change and its different aspects. This time, we’ve changed it up, and our tracks are Wellbeing, Business, Planet & Fashion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Did you hear that? FASHION. Yes—a deep dive into fashion with experts from @reflaunt_official, @themillsfabrica, @deploy_london, @getredressed, @levis and local brands @thefashionpulpit and @livingwearco. ✨ WHAT A STEAL. Anyways, because you’re all such loyal fans of #GreenIsTheNewBlack, we’ve got a special discount code for you. Use “IMCONSCIOUS” for 10% OFF all TALKS: #LinkInBio. And if you’re a student, don’t worry, we gotcha. DM us for more discounts 💭 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To everyone else—see you at the TALKS xoxo

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This is no small affair; the Conscious Festival is one of the most visible and critical events in the local sustainability scene. Back for a fifth edition, there are ticketed talks led by experts in various fields such as mental well-being, how businesses can be reformed at a more meaningful level to tackle climate change and lastly, how the younger generation can be actively involved. There are also workshops and a marketplace to cater to those who might be taking their first steps into the scene – check out the full line-up here.

Nov 2 – 3, various times

South Beach


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In our new hit "Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம்," Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai plays Anushka, who in turn has to play a host of characters from Singapore's past, including S. Rajaratnam and a soldier in Rani of Jhansi Regiment. Journey with her and an ensemble of five other actors from Yogyakarta in 1812 to our Padang on that fateful day of 31 August 1963, and you'll see why poet Theophilus Kwek found the play to be "history at its most hair-raising and heart-thumping."⁣ ⁣ (part five of six)⁣ ⁣ Shows are extended till 2 Nov, with tickets still available at SISTIC (direct link in bio).⁣ ⁣ #sgtheatre #singaporehistory #singaporeheritage #singaporebicentennial #sgbicentennial #singaporemuseum⁣

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It’s the final weekend to catch the much-raved-about play Merdeka written by feted local playwright Alfian Sa’at, which has been so popular Wild Rice had to put on additional performances. Malay for independence, Merdeka is a hodgepodge of stories drawn from locals across the past 150 years of Singapore’s history, such as the little-known Rani of Jhansi regiment, a group of Indian women fighters in South-east Asia during World War II. The play is meant to question Singapore’s complex relationship with colonialism – the common perception is that the Singapore is often seen as a poster child for successful colonialism and even till today, continues to glorify certain aspects of it – see this year being marked to “commemorate” the 200th year of British arrival in Singapore. This is certainly one play not to miss out on – get your tickets here.

On till Nov 2

The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Level 4 Funan , 107 North Bridge Road