Stamford Arts Centre‘s A Date with Tradition will feature 20 free traditional arts programmes

The event will take place from Aug 26 to 27 in conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival.

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In conjunction with the Singapore Night Festival (SNF), Stamford Arts Centre (SAC) will host A Date with Tradition, an event celebrating the ethnic arts in Singapore from Aug 26 to 27.

Organised for the first time by Arts House Limited (AHL), the event consists of 20 interactive traditional arts programmes that will allow visitors to learn more about the richness behind ethnic arts. 

The line-up of programmes include Singa Rangoli and Chinese calligraphy, where visitors will create their own coloured rice patterns or try traditional Chinese penmanship. These programmes will be hosted by cultural organisations Singa Rangoli and Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore. 

Other programmes are An Evening with Shadows, where visitors can put their own spin on shadow puppetry play with the Paper Monkey Theatre and Sulam Circle, where visitors try their hand stitching a sulam circle motif, an embroidery part of Peranakan kebayas. Sulam Circle will be led by fashion designer Heath Yeo. 

Attendees can also look forward to various multicultural performances including Percussive Rhythms, a performance by the Ding Yi Music Company that showcases the versatility of Chinese percussion instruments. 

Programmes Singa Rangoli, Chinese calligraphy, An Evening with Shadows and Sulam Circle will take place from 7pm to 10.30pm on Aug 26 and 27.  

The Percussive Rhythms performance will take place at three 30 minute time slots – 7.30pm to 8pm, 8.30pm to 9pm and 9.30pm to 10pm only on Aug 26.

Admission to A Date with Tradition is free, and slots for the programmes will be offered on a first come first serve basis. 

The full list of programmes and activities is available on the Stamford Art Centre’s website.

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