The Light to Night Festival is back! Everyone’s going, but we’ve shared the best places and performances you won’t want to miss
In case you’ve missed our excitement over the upcoming Light to Night Festival 2018: Colour Sensations event, the spotlight’s on the Civic District this 19 to 28 January. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the arts festival will blanket this city’s iconic buildings and roads with a good measure of neon and Insta-worthy installations, as well as play host to over 30 visual, music, dance and literary art programmes.
Can’t wait? Check out the highlights worth fighting the crowds for:
Watch a play for free – and even have a say at what’s being performed! Pick from 1984, The Great Gatsby, or Frankenstein, and see actors Janice Koh and Daniel Jenkins bring your favourite novels to life under the direction of Samantha Scott-Blackhall.
Walk into this house-sized kaleidoscope and experience colours and shapes so dazzling and fantastic, you might not even recognise yourself. This is definitely God-sent for the ‘Gram.
Uncover the colourful history behind the historical buildings enveloping the Padang – National Gallery, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall and Asian Civilisations Museum – and see how they’ve changed throughout all of Singapore’s history in this guided tour.
Wind down the night and catch musical performances from local artists as you explore National Gallery Singapore. The lineup includes Gentle Bones, Charlie Lim, Disco Hue, Jasmine Sokko, Glen Wee and more.
Catch sundown with an al-fresco style dinner, and don’t forget to bring along your picnic mats! Pack your own spread, or buy them from the stalls at the Padang. This is also the perfect place to witness Art Skins on Monuments, where light projections will unravel throughout the night in the Civic District.
Tip! Transform the face of the National Gallery Singapore by participating in Chromascope – your movement and noises will affect the projections. Put them up on Instagram with #LightToNightSG to share your sights and sounds too! The gallery’s opening hours are extended for both weekends, and exhibitions – including Century of Light – are all free of charge.
With over 30 programmes, performances and installations over the 10 days of Light to Night Festival, there’s no shortage of things to see, experience and snap – so get your cameras ready! Admission is free, folks.
This article is sponsored by National Gallery Singapore