Celebrating Our Grands (COG) with Families for Life (FFL)
Every grandparent has a story to tell, and when you capture these stories in a book cover, you might just walk away with prizes like a weekend staycation or F&B vouchers! This COG campaign aims to show appreciation and honour grandparents, granduncles and grandaunts in the family. So bond with your Grands and join in #FFLGrandStories2020 Book Cover design contest that will run from 3-17 October on the FFL Facebook page, and Instagram page.
This year’s COG activities include an online docent-led tour of the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) “The River in Art” Virtual Tour for multi-generation families on 10 Oct and 11 Oct. (Note: Tours are fully subscribed.)
That’s not all! Join FFL Facebook quiz at 7.30pm on 10 Oct and have some fun with your Grands by teaming up with them for a “Do You Remember?” trivia quiz to identify images of historical places/objects from the past. Who knows, you might walk away with a weekend staycation prize too!
SMU Arts Festival 2020 (A-PART)
A-PART, an arts festival by the Singapore Management University (SMU), will be held online this year. As part of the university’s 20th anniversary celebrations, watch eight original productions by SMU’s Afro-Brazilian percussion group, dance, drama and literary clubs, wind band and strings ensemble, chamber choir; and visit a virtual photo gallery by its photography club. The A-PART arts festival is available online for free from 2-30 October.
Planet or plastic?
Plastics have become an indispensable part of our lives. Whether in our daily lives or the vast oceans, plastic waste is everywhere. Learn about the global plastic pollution crisis through more than 70 impactful photographs and videos in an exhibition by National Geographic. The exhibition will trace the history of plastic from its invention in the mid-1800s to present day and will highlight the work of researchers, scientists and artists who spotlight the fragility of the natural environment and how they are working on solutions to this urgent problem.
The exhibition is ArtScience Museum’s first exhibition to launch since re-opening after Singapore’s circuit breaker, and runs from 12 September to 28 March, 2021. Tickets are available from $12 at the Marina Bay Sands website.
If you miss attending musical concerts, fret not! Bring the soothing classical music by The Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) into your home with SSO’s digital season, SSOPlayOn!, which has concerts available on YouTube, as well as steamed live online via SISTIC Live.
In October, the highlights include Debussy, Wagner and Shostakovich conducted by young conductor Kahchun Wong. In the President’s Young Performers Concert on 10 October, the marimba takes centrestage with young Singaporean percussionist Julia Tan. SSOPlayOn!’s final concert in October will see Darrell Ang conduct Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, as well as two Orchestral Suites.
The SSOPlayOn! Digital season is available on YouTube, and the ticketed online concerts are priced from $10 and can be purchased at SSOPlayOn!.
Psyched for Science
Is your child fascinated with how things work or anything to do with science? Encourage this budding interest with this series of science workshops that are suitable for children aged 5 years and above that will cover the themes of salt, foam, colour and liquid. Sign up and receive material kits for some science experiments that you can conduct at home.
The workshops run on 4, 11, 18 and 25 October at 10am on the SAFRA Jurong Facebook Page, but registration needs to be done at least 7 days before the day of the workshop. The workshop fees, which include material kit and delivery, are $5 for SAFRA members and $8 for guests. Register at mySAFRA portal, mSAFRA mobile app or any SAFRA Customer Service Counters (9am - 9pm daily).