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yoga in the wild: a sarawak rainforest retreat

17 July 2018

Mackerel's Carolyn went on a yoga retreat in Sarawak, an event that was part of the Rainforest Fringe Festival 2018 and a piece of programming that had to be explored. She chatted with the other guests, hiked through the rainforest and came back with interesting nuggets about the retreat instructors, Denise Keller and Hendri Take. And, of course, she has something to say about deforestation.



The Symposium #3: Intersections, 28 July 2018

This is an interactive ‘live’ talk show that is into its third session since the start of the year. For this upcoming session, five dynamic individuals with diverse and specialist skills will reimagine the future through the lenses of food, education, urban farming, experience and poetry courtesy of Mackerel’s Marc Nair.

Saturday 28 July 2018
2pm to 4pm
WeWork Spacemob, 8 Claymore Hill, #03-01, Singapore 229572


#EmpoweredToThrive: TEDxPickeringStreet, 04 Aug 2018

If you aren’t already following TEDxPickeringStreet, consider doing so. Their brand of talks is very much focused on inclusion and human-ness.

The theme for this round of talks is the idea of thriving as a species, and not merely surviving or getting by. This latest installment will also feature sign-language interpretation.

We’ve bought our ticket.

Saturday 04 August 2018
9.30am to 6.30pm
Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053


NUS Arts Festival – Critical Conversations: Finding Your Voice, 29 Aug 2018

“I realised that all the books I enjoyed were about somewhere else, not my own hometown. I thought that we needed our own literature in order to know about ourselves.” - Goh Poh Seng

Three local writers from different generations who have published poetry and plays exploring our identity as Singaporeans will talk about how Singaporeans could try to find their unique voice as one nation. They’ll also delve into a discussion of what “Singapore literature” is and could be.

For anyone who is interested in Singapore literature and who continues to search for their own writing voice, this would be an event to consider.

Panel: Phan Ming-yen (moderator), Amanda Chong, Marc Nair

Wednesday 29 August 2018
7.30pm (approximate duration: 60-75 minutes)
NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279

Tickets (free-of-charge with registration):



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