Mummyfique Picks: Light To Night Festival At Singapore’s Civic District

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By Damelza Harris-Olsen
January 16, 2018

The Light to Night Festival returns for its second edition and looks set to paint Singapore’s Civic District in a dazzling array of colours as it transforms iconic cultural institutions and parks into a creative canvas with spectacular works of art.

The Festival will expand from an anniversary celebration event by National Gallery Singapore in 2016 to become a precinct-wide arts festival together with The Art House, Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, Asian Civilisations Museum and The Esplanade.

Themed ‘Colour Sensations’, look forward to a vibrant kaleidoscope of public art and activities by artists from Singapore and beyond, including interactive light projections, immersive colourscapes, illusionary play with mirrors, and participatory indoor works and performances that span seven programme zones in the precinct – making it the largest precinct-wide visual, literary and performing arts festival in Singapore.

The Festival runs for 10 days, from 19 to 28 January 2018 and starts from 5pm till midnight on weekends (Fri & Sat). Visitors can still enjoy the outdoor light art installations from 8pm till 10pm on weekdays (Sun – Thurs). The installations inside National Gallery Singapore follows the institution’s opening hours, except Friday and Saturday when it will close at midnight.

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Why We Think Its Great

Its a great way to introduce the kiddos to a little bit of history without completely boring them. Drop snippets of trivia about the landmarks as you enjoy a little picnic and admire the beautiful light up. Seeing it in pictures is one thing but there’s nothing quite like being there to soak in the atmosphere and mesmerising beauty of our history lit up.

Damelza Harris-Olsen is your multi-tasking, on-the-go mum to two active little boys. When not stuck on writing, you’ll find her on adventures with her husband and sons, on a photoshoot somewhere painting faces or on a home (re)decorating binge.