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QUICK PICKS: ShIMBASHI

20 January 2019

Shimbashi doesn’t have the flair of Ginza or the flash of Roppongi, but it holds its own as a hub for business and pleasure. The very workaday atmosphere also makes for excellent street photographs. And if you need to take a break, wander the expansive, landscaped grounds of Hamarikyu Gardens.

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100 Word Stories

#feelingblessed #grateful #Humbled

23 Jan 2019

What is grace? Who is grace? How is grace? 

Cousins couldn’t meet me for tea because of church. I hadn’t seen them in five years. And my mother just died.

Grace?

They’re at the temple every Friday but leave the puppy on the road to die.

Grace?

He tells his followers to bleed for his god. He beats his wives.

Grace?

Light shining through the cracks in my head.

Grace.

Her weekly visits to the old folks’ home to see her abusive father.

Grace.

A day spent with a friend who wants to kill himself.

Grace.

Not platitudes.

100 Word Stories is a weekly series featuring flash fiction by Mackerel and photographs by Daniel Tan.


OUT & ABOUT

ART X TECH FOR GOOD

TIONG BAHRU BOOK CLUB

Join the Tiong Bahru Book Club on 13 February at 8pm as they pore over Tara Westover’s scintillating and terrifying memoir of growing up in a Mormon survivalist family in modern day Idaho.

Click here for more details.

Amusement Park 2100 by Alex Pan & Leon Oh (Broadcast Media)

Amusement Park 2100 by Alex Pan & Leon Oh (Broadcast Media)

Part of Singapore Art Week 2019, Art x Tech for Good champions the sustainable development of people and the planet through art and technology. The exhibition will feature artworks by 13 students from LASALLE’s Broadcast Media, Fine Arts and Music programmes.

The exhibition opens on 18 Jan 2019 and runs to 27 Jan 2019.
The venue is  at Roger&Sons, 115 King George's Avenue, Singapore 208561.

Open Call: Our Imagined Futures

Photograph © Jon Gresham

Ethos Books and Margaret River Press are running an open call for an anthology of short stories that will be composed of ten stories by authors from Western Australia to be edited by Elizabeth Tan and ten stories by authors from Singapore to be edited by Jon Gresham.

The editors are looking for new works in response to the following topics:

-         Fear and hope
-         Heritage, roots and routes
-         Space / isolation – our relationships to the land and environment
-         Identity
-         Change

Head here for more information.

The Future of our Pasts

ORchard: A Stroll Between Valleys

TFOOPFest is a month-long festival (16 February to 17 March 2019) that explores lesser-known stories of the past and present. Organised by Yale-NUS as part of the Singapore Bicentennial, it will showcase 11 projects that investigate the less explored micro-narratives of Singapore’s history, presented via creative and artistic mediums, mainly performances, exhibitions, public installations, books, films, and a web documentary.

Check out their website for more information: http://futureofourpasts.com


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