Friday, November 03, 2006

The Garden Re-lived! Readings for The Substation

Wednesday, 8 November 2006 The Substation Garden/Timbre 7.30 – 9.30pm $25 inclusive of one drink

Some of Singapore's most accomplished poets and musicians are getting together in support of The Substation, at a venue that has long been dear to the hearts of the Singapore arts community: The Substation Garden.

The Garden Re-lived promises to be a potent evening of poetry, music and magic under the trees. It features Robert Yeo, Yong Shu Hoong, Koh Tsin Yen, Dr Leong Liew Geok, Paul Tan, Cyril Wong, Teng Qian Xi and Ng Yi-Sheng.

Now also known as the place where Timbre music bistro bar is located, The Substation Garden is a magical haven in the centre of the city. Since The Substation first opened its doors in September 1990, the Garden has been the site of memorable ­­-- even legendary ­– arts events, many of them 'firsts' in Singapore. There were the Round-the-Clock gigs by local rock bands, storytelling under the bodhi tree, the Word of Mouth poetry readings, flea markets, plays, and special events like Kuo Pao Kun's Tree Celebration of 1991, one of the
earliest multi-disciplinary arts events in Singapore which included installation art, plays, and readings around the theme of nature.

The Garden Re-lived will recall these special moments in The Substation's history, while looking forward to the future and celebrating Singapore artists' spirit of generosity. The poets and musicians are giving their time and talent pro bono, in support of The Substation. True to the spirit of the Garden, a place which has weathered many changes yet carries a timeless quality,
The Garden Re-lived is a reminder that there are larger things than our individual day-to-day concerns.

And that's not all: The Garden Re-lived will kick off a new series of performances and readings in The Substation Garden, running through 2007. The series will include a new reading/performance inspired by the 'relay reading' of the Jean Giono novella The Man Who Planted Trees, read by Kuo Pao Kun and other performers/dramatists during the 1991 Tree Celebration.

The series is presented by The Substation, produced by Richard Chua (Artistic Director, Little Red Shop, a new local theatre company) and directed by Jonathan Lim (creator of the Chestnuts comedy show and Associate Artistic Director of Wild Rice).

With support from: Timbre, Gatecrash, zeropointfive, Little Red Shop and Crashout.

Event Details:

Title: The Garden Re-lived! Readings for The
Date: 8 November 2006
Venue: The Substation Garden/Timbre
Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm

Tickets: $25/ $18 inclusive of one drink, from
Gatecrash (excludes ticketing charge).
or The Substation Box Office, 45 Armenian Street, tel:
6337 7800 (opens 12 – 8.30pm, Mon-Fri).
Enquiries: 6337 7535 or 6337 7800


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