Night Festival 2011

Take note of the dates for the annual Night Festival 2011: 26 & 27 Aug, 02 & 03 Sept. Yes. This year I'll definitely make time to check out this event.

(Find out more about this Facebook page for Night Festival 2011!)

Missed out the last year Night Festival which also featured "Taxi-Girls & Taxi-Boys". Here's the clip:

I am also curious to check out the Night Festival programme at The Substation.
This year the Night Festival takes its inspiration from the histories and cultures of the Black Sea, retelling stories of the cultural crossings and maritime journeys that have fed our own cultures and imaginations.

The Substation is presenting a diverse range of contemporary and experimental film, dance, performing arts and music programmes. Participate in The In-Between Food Court by Daniela Beltrani, watch local musicians and sound artists play in sessions curated by Bani Haykal, experience a two-part Capoeira performance and workshop, watch a series of films curated by Victric Thng, and see a number of performing arts pieces by various artists, curated by Ezzam Rahman.

From The Substation, "Night Festival 2011".

From the National Museum of Singapore website: Night Festival 2011 is presented by National Museum of Singapore with Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum, Sam at 8Q, Singapore Management University and The Substation. Similar to the immensely popular summer festivals of Europe, the Night Festival aims to inject cultural vibrancy and life into the heart of the city. Yay!

The streets of Bras Basah will be transformed into a magical playground for the annual Night Festival 2011.

The event by the National Museum of Singapore is in its fourth year.

The extravaganza will see more than 30 performances, including workshops and films.

The line-up will also feature a mix of local and international acts such as the Eva Quartet from Bulgaria.

The festival takes place over two weekends - August 26 to 27 and September 2 to 3.

Stamford Road will be closed for the Night Festival to traffic on the following days:

- Thursday, August 25, from 1am to 5am
- Friday, August 26, from 1am to 5am and from 9pm to 2am
- Saturday, August 27, from 9pm to 2am

During the festival, visitors can enjoy complimentary late night admission to the National Museum of Singapore and the Singapore Art Museum.

Lee Chor Lin, director of National Museum of Singapore, said: "This year's Night Festival takes inspiration from the area between Bras Basah and Stamford Road.

"It's the first cultural and civic district, since Sir Stamford Raffles founded Singapore.

"We've tried to trace the voyage made by our forefathers coming from different parts of the world, specifically into Bras Basah and Stamford Road. So we're bringing together lots of great music from those parts of the world."

From Channel NewsAsia, "Night Festival 2011 set to be magical playground".


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