SILVER ARTS – CELEBRATING SENIORS AND THE ARTS
Silver Arts is a month-long festival showcasing the meaningful possibilities seniors have in and through the arts in everyday lives. It highlights the significance of arts engagement as people age, and opens conversations on creative ageing - how the arts foster creativity and social engagement towards enhancing the well-being of seniors and the people around them, through imagination and shared experiences. The festival also demonstrates the role of the arts in forging a sense of identity, self-worth and belonging as individuals have access to choices, knowledge and connection to community across generations, cultural backgrounds, and abilities. The festival offers opportunities for seniors to share their stories that shape collective memories and forge stronger inter-generational understanding.
Into its eighth edition, this year’s festival will take place over four weeks from 5 to 29 September islandwide. With an extensive line-up of arts programmes and activities in different languages and dialects, there will be something for everyone.
Download this year's festival programme here: Silver Arts 2019 Programme Booklet
Delight your senses with three Silver Arts 2019 highlight programmes!
- Siong Leng Musical Association’s An Evening of Nanyin Jazz (南爵士夜) merges Nanyin music with jazz and pop and will resonate with audiences both young and old through contemporary renditions of classic tunes such asUnforgettable Love (不了情) and The Evening Primrose (夜来香).
- Fans of romantic duets from classic and modern Malay films can look forward to Soulful Silver Screen Melodies (Sukma Irama Layar Perak), a Malay music concert headlined by singers such as Dato’ Yusni Hamid (Malaysia), Rudy Djoharnaen and Eddy Ali. As a throwback to films from yesteryears, audiences will enjoy songs that transcend the times.
- Sing along to evergreen classics as the Philharmonic Youth Winds join hands with veteran local jazz singer Robert Fernando and two seniors picked from an audition, to present Those Were The Days, at an intergenerational concert that will appeal to families.
Silver Films presents a selection of heartwarming films on living life to the fullest and holding our loved ones close to us. Singapore Silver Shorts 2019 includes two new commissions - Family Affairs by Chai Yee Wei, in collaboration with Dr Liang Wern Fook and A Dream I Did Not Dream by K. Rajagoal in collaboration with Dr Uma Rajan - making their word premiere at the festival.
Tickets go on sale from 6 August 2019 onwards.
DATE YOUR GRANDPARENTS PASSPORT
Looking for an activity to do with your grandparents? Look no further as Silver Arts 2019 offers a suite of senior-friendly and fun-filled programmes and activities for quality bonding time with your grandparent!
Grab a Date Your Grandparents Passport on the last page of the programme booklet and collect stamps for the chance to redeem exclusive Silver Arts collectibles, while stocks last.
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HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
For any other enquiries or opportunities, please contact Doris Teo (Doris_TEO@nac.gov.sg) or Janice Seah (Janice_SEAH@nac.gov.sg).