Textures 2020

Textures: A Weekend with Words celebrates Singapore literature and its diverse community. No longer a solitary experience, reading becomes a shared adventure through performances, installations, and workshops that will take you on a trip through the literary worlds of local authors.

The third edition of the festival takes on the theme “These Storied Walls”. Inspired by The Arts House’s many identities as a Scotsman’s planned estate, our nation’s first parliament, and now Singapore’s literary arts centre, the walls of The Arts House have been etched with the stories of those who have walked these halls.

This year’s programming features more installations and participatory activities that invite you to go a step further — move a bit closer and look a little longer. As you discover undiscovered narratives of your own, join those who have come before and weave your story into the tapestry of The Arts House.

Textures is co-commissioned by The Arts House and #BuySingLit, and supported by National Arts Council

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  • Digital Sing Lit

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 15 Mar 2020 In this future-facing panel, come join in a discussion of how different players in the literary community take Sing Lit...
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Goddesses of Words - Angry Indian Women

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 15 Mar 2020 Angry Indian Women is the second devised play in the Goddesses of Words series, this time inspired by the poems...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • The Story of the Redscarf 辛苦了,红头巾 (Chinese storytelling for Kids)

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 15 Mar 2020 Illustrator and author Patrick Yee (余广达), will read from his latest picture book The Story of the Redscarf. Written in...
    The Arts House, Blue RoomThe Arts House, Blue Room
  • The Village Idiot - A Wayang Kulit Performance

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 15 Mar 2020 Join Paul Ko and Ashley Fong, theatre students from NAFA as they perform an adaptation of Catherine Lim's The Village...
    The Arts House, ChamberThe Arts House, Chamber
  • பெத்த மனம் கல்லு (வானொலி நாடகங்கள்) - The Family Heart is Made of Stone (Radio Dramas)

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 15 Mar 2020 Catch this dramatised reading of radio plays by Tamil radio veteran R. Somasundaram.
    The Arts House, Living RoomThe Arts House, Living Room
  • Adventures of a Kampung Boy

    Theatre, Music, Literary Arts, Festival 14 Mar 2020 The story revolves around Kadir, the kampung boy, and his adventures living in the kampung in Singapore in the 1950s....
    The Arts House, Chamber The Arts House, Chamber
  • Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 14, 15 Mar 2020 Two roving characters, taking their funny banter around The Arts House. They argue over millennial-speak, how to order kopi at...
    The Arts HouseThe Arts House
  • Panggilan Pulau (An Island’s Call)

    Music, Literary Arts, Festival 14 Mar 2020 As an island nation, where does Singapore place itself on the world map and how does she chart her evolving...
    The Arts House, ChamberThe Arts House, Chamber
  • Penghulu Di Kota Batu (Village Chief in the Concrete Jungle)

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 14 Mar 2020 Change, though the only constant in life, has never been a smooth process throughout history. This was what Pak Suleh...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • Speak, Spake, Spoke, and Spoken

    Literary Arts, Festival 14 Mar 2020 The #BuySingLit festival Spoken Word event is back! Look forward to an evening of Singaporean poems performed by the best...
    The Arts House, Gallery IThe Arts House, Gallery I
  • Story of A Journey 一段旅程,一段故事

    Literary Arts, Talk/Workshop, Festival 14 Mar 2020 Whether it is to surround oneself amidst nature, make new friends, try new cuisines, understand another culture or take beautiful...
    The Arts House, Blue RoomThe Arts House, Blue Room
  • Book Clinic

    Literary Arts, Festival 13 - 15 Mar 2020 There is a book for every feeling. Make an appointment with a Book Doctor for a prescription to match your...
    The Arts House, Gallery IThe Arts House, Gallery I
  • Handbook of Daily Movement Performance

    Theatre, Music, Dance, Literary Arts, Festival 13, 14 Mar 2020 We are bodies of consent and dissent, buffeted by permission and expression. We swim towards the shape of safety, drifting...
    The Arts House, Play DenThe Arts House, Play Den
  • O/Aural Waves – Spirited Words

    Theatre, Music, Literary Arts, Festival 13 - 22 Mar 2020 From the ancient era to modern times, spirits, superstition and the supernatural have long been a part of the human...
    The Arts House, Gallery IIThe Arts House, Gallery II
  • Rasa Sarang (라사 사랑) The Translator's Dilemma

    Theatre, Literary Arts, Festival 13, 14 Mar 2020 The act of translation is usually a private affair that takes place when the translator engages with a piece of...
    The Arts House, Blue RoomThe Arts House, Blue Room
  • Sorta Scary Singapore stories - a 360 degree experience

    Literary Arts, Visual Arts, Festival 13 - 15 Mar 2020 Experience horror come to life through 360 illustrations, accompanied by clips from audiobooks by Storytel. Four illustrators interpret a scene...
    The Arts House, Print GalleryThe Arts House, Print Gallery