In addition to the immersive experiences that form the multi-sensory backbone of the day-long showcase, the following programmes took place for the audience to experience the pulse of Singapore’s contemporary creative scene.
• Talent sharing—The creative talent behind Singapore: Inside Out share their creative journeys, influences, inspirations and aspirations alongside their London counterpart.
• Panel discussion between esteemed architects and design professionals from Singapore and London on how they understood and saw the business of design.
• Live poetry and literary conversations between writers from Singapore and London.
• Singapore’s experimental music scene presented a new realm of entertainment at the showcase.
Complementing the Singapore: Inside Out showcase were a host of partner events that further widens the viewfinder on Singapore’s creative scene and growing pool of talents. From multidisciplinary exhibitions to live gigs and DJ performances, these unexpected events across the city will offer a slice of Singapore’s arts, music, as well as dining scene.
• Immersive dining company The Gingerline presented an experimental, multi-dimensional dining adventure in a hidden location along the East London Line. Featuring a mouth-watering course of mysterious flavours and dishes inspired by Singapore, the hotly anticipated event was sold out in just four minutes.
• EX PARTE, a visual art exhibition brought together established and emerging British and Singaporean artists, featuring multidisciplinary works and performances that offered diverse and critical responses to the concept of Expatriatism.
• Rough Trade and Singapore Tourism Board, in collaboration with The Music Society, Singapore (SGMUSO) presented Singapore Live, a series of live music showcases featuring Singapore’s most prolific musicians, singer-songwriters Charlie Lim and Gentle Bones, indie rock quintet Pleasantry, electronic act .gif and art-meets-music duo NADA.
• A special edition of Mixmag Live featured djB, from Singapore’s world-renowned nightclub Zouk, together with the exciting line-up headlined by DJ Black Coffee, one of South Africa’s most popular house music exports at Village Underground.