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Chinese Cultural Extravaganza 2021

(Re)presenting Culture For Every Generation!

Updated:
June 9, 2021
Image from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Join this year month long Cultural Extravaganza celebration

Refresh, rekindle and respark your experience with our cultural diversity!

Presented by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), the Cultural Extravaganza is an annual cultural fiesta that represents culture for every generation through a wide range of programmes.

After a hiatus due to COVID-19, the month long festival returns this year with a calendar of 20 programmes.

Join in the celebrations either at SCCC or from the comforts of your own home.

Festival highlights for families for this week

Love in Many Colours: An Exploration of Pop Culture and Tradition

love in many colours
Image from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Love in Many Colours is about the journey of expressing love through Chinese festivals, pop culture, and its traditional customs.

Explore the instagrammable installations at the two exhibitions at the Level 1 Concourse and Rooftop Garden of the SCCC.

Love in the Digital Age ( L1 Councourse) - This space features a doodling installation inspired by Chinese numerology used in Chinese pop culture. There will also be a digital retail section featuring local brands under the categories of Love of Fashion, Food, and Self.

Love in Blooms - This exhibition tells the story of how love in traditional festivals and folklore, such as Chinese Valentines' Day and Double Seventh Festival have inspired love in modern times.

From: 14 May - 25 July

Time: 10am-10pm

Where: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Ho Bee Concourse Level 1 and Roof Garden

More info

First Fleet

first fleet
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Jointly presented by Nine Years Theatre and SCCC, First Fleet is a play inspired by Thomas Keneally's novel The Playmaker and other materials on the convict transportation to Australia.

Set in 1787, First Fleet is about the journey of the First Fleet of the British empire which sets sail for Australia with a group of convicts aboard to establish a penal colony.

Along the way, the Governor instructs one of his lieutenants to rehearse a play with the convicts, with the hope of using the power of theatre to rehabilitate them.

The winner of the Production of the Year award at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2020, the play explores the relationships between theatre and humanity.

This is an online stream and the performance will be conducted in Mandarin.

When: 15-29 May

Duration: 1 hour 50 mins

Tickets: $15

Evolution of Ruan

evolution of Ruan
Image from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Learn about the Chinese plucked string instrument ruan and its history in this workshop.

You can even try your hand at playing the instrument under the guidance of professional artists.

The workshop will be conducted in both English and Mandarin.

When: 15 May, 2pm

Where: Multi-Purpose Hall Level 7 of SCCC

Tickets: $5 (15% discount available for NTUC, SAFRA, and HomeTeamNS card holders)

More info

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Event details

From: 14 May-12 Jun

Get the full programme schedule for the festival here.

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