Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood 我家周边的记艺 by Quek Ling Kiong (A Music Storytelling Trail)


Programme Synopsis

Arts Imprints Around My Neighbourhood is a music and storytelling trail that transforms iconic landmarks in Toa Payoh as unusual sites for pop-up performances. Led by the Music Director of the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra, Mr Quek Ling Kiong, with performances by vocalist Tay Kexin, storyteller Chen Zhao Jin and other young musicians, it inspires residents to rediscover and appreciate the landmarks that they might have forgotten in their neighbourhood.

Journey with us on this music and storytelling trail around Toa Payoh!

Be enthralled by pop-up performances – including melodious music on a myriad of Chinese, Malay and Indian instruments, and interactive storytelling – set against well-loved iconic landmarks in Toa Payoh such as The Toa Payoh Town Park and Dragon Playground.

Starting from HDB Hub, take a walk down memory lane to The Toa Payoh Town Park where it used to be a popular dating spot in the 70s to 80s. Be serenaded by classic love tunes as you reminisce on memories of your first love. Then embrace the inner child in you as we continue the trail to the Dragon Playground where you get to re-live your childhood through familiar stories and songs about this legendary creature. End the trail on a perfect note back at the HDB Hub and enjoy singing along to favourite melodies that you grow up with!

Whether you’re a kid, a parent, a grandparent, or just an adult looking to explore the arts in your neighbourhood, join us for an immersive experience and grab your most-loved company along for a fun and enjoyable time!

This programme is commissioned specially for Arts In Your Neighbourhood 2016.

*This programme is suitable for families and will be conducted in both English and Mandarin.

**Join us in an hour-long craft activity at 9am and 3pm where you will get to make your own props and use them during the performance.

*** For your comfort, you should be in good physical health. You are advised to dress comfortably with comfortable walking shoes and to bring along a water bottle for the trail. The whole trail will take about 2 hours and involves walking in 10-15 min intervals.

Date: 20 March 2016

Time: 10am - 12pm | 4pm - 6pm

Venue: Toa Payoh HDB Hub (Meeting Point: Outside Burger King)


About Arts in Your Neighbourhood

The Arts in Your Neighbourhood programme provides an enriching arts experience at one's doorstep. It is a series comprising interactive arts programmes by established artists and arts groups held at various spaces across the island.

Look out for a myriad of Dance, Music, Visual Arts and Theatre programmes, in addition to many other exciting programmes this March!

Arts for All is an initiative by National Arts Council to promote self-expression, creativity and bonding through the arts by bringing it to where people live, work and play.

For more information, please visit https://artsforall.sg/ayn.


The Artists

Quek Ling Kiong (Artistic Director)

Tay Kexin (Vocalist)

Chen Zhao Jin (Storyteller)

In Merry Motion (Craft Collective)

Sun Mar 20, 2016
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Toa Payoh HDB Hub
20 March 2016 | 10am - 12pm FULL
20 March 2016 | 4pm - 6pm FULL
Venue Address
Toa Payoh HDB Hub, 460 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310460 Singapore
Outside Burger King
National Arts Council (Arts & Communities)