Wan Qing CultureFest 2017

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

04 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017

10.00am - 9.30pm

Wan Qing CultureFest is back for its seventh edition! Join us in celebrating Singapore’s rich Chinese arts, literary and heritage scene with two bustling weekends of cultural activities. This year’s festival will showcase the best of yesteryear as well as contemporary programmes, from iconic local 60s music and traditional Chinese performing arts, to energetic live acts by Singapore’s best youth groups. Expect an exciting weekend of offerings including heritage trails, guided tours, cultural workshops, craft bazaars, live performances and more. Join us at Wan Qing CultureFest for a cultural extravaganza not to be missed!

Activities are free unless otherwise stated.

 

Carnival Booths


From fortune-telling to retro games, there’s something for everyone at Wan Qing CultureFest 2017. Collect your activity passport at our Reception Desk and try your hand at our activities booths to win a mystery prize! Activities include Fortune-telling, Chinese Calligraphy, Local Childhood Games, and a Retro Photo-booth. 

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 12.30pm – 8.30pm

 

Snack Booths


What’s a festival without some yummy treats? Feast on these local delights while you learn more about Chinese tradition and heritage! Snacks include traditional biscuits, ice cream, and more.

Fees apply.

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 12.30pm – 9.30pm

 

Fun with Clay (Auspicious Chinese Motifs)

Create adorable clay figurines in the shape of auspicious Chinese animal motifs, and learn the hidden meaning behind each motif! 
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 11 Nov 
Time: 1pm – 3pm 
Venue: Lawn

 

Wing Chun Martial Arts Class


Get fit with friends and family as you learn the ancient martial art of Wing Chun with Instructor Daryl Yeo. Pick up some basic moves in this family-friendly class!
No registration required. Suitable for children 5 years and above.

Date: 4 Nov
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Lawn

 

Zumba Class


Groove to a playlist of energetic Mandarin pop songs and sweat it out at our Zumba Class! Make new friends and get healthier together in this family-friendly class. 
No registration required. Suitable for children 5 years and above.

Date: 5, 12 Nov
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Lawn 

 

Parent-Child Crosstalk Workshop


Get ready for some family fun as you learn the traditional performing art of Chinese cross-talk!
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 4 Nov
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Storytelling Techniques Workshop


What’s the secret to telling a good story? Learn some basic storytelling techniques to become a more captivating speaker!
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 5 Nov
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Discovering Chinese Opera Workshop


Participate in a special workshop and get hands-on experience in Chinese operatic movements and make-up, suitable for all ages! 
Fees apply. Register at peatix.com/user/1035460/view 

Date: 11 Nov 
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session) 
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1) 
Admission: $10 (admits 2 people)

 

Chinese Knot-making Workshop


Get crafty and learn how to make a traditional Chinese knot in this fun workshop, and bring home a cultural souvenir!
Fees apply. Register at peatix.com/user/1035460/view 

Date: 12 Nov
Time: 2pm – 3pm (first session); 3.30pm – 4.30pm (second session)
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)
Admission: $10 (admits 2 people)

 

Storytelling


Join our popular Mandarin storytelling sessions conducted by local authors and veteran storytellers! Each session will feature a different story and fun craft activities.
No registration required.

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 3pm – 4pm; 5pm – 6pm
Venue: Gallery 4 (Level 2)

 

Public Talk: The Influencers of Modern Cheongsam in Singapore: 1920s to 2000s


Find out more about the significance of the cheongsam from the early twentieth century to the 2000s in this talk conducted by Ms. Chung May Khuen, Deputy Director of Heritage Conservation Centre.
Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 4 Nov
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Public Talk & Book Launch: Wan Qing Yuan and the 1911 Revolution


Meet the descendants of Dr Sun Yat Sen's revolutionary comrades at the launch of “Wan Qing Yuan and the 1911 Revolution” – the third volume of the Memorial Hall’s book series on Singapore's three prominent Chinese pioneers who were involved in the 1911 Revolution.
Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 5 Nov
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1) 

 

Public Talk: The Fascinating World of Chinese Opera


Delve into the colourful world of Chinese opera, more commonly known as wayang, and learn more about this fascinating art form and its various styles. Watch a live demonstration of operatic movements in this talk conducted by the Chinese Opera Society (Singapore).
Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 11 Nov
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Public Talk: Art of Tea Appreciation


Enjoy aromatic Chinese tea and learn more about the delicate art of tea brewing and appreciation.
Conducted in English. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 12 Nov
Time: 11am – 12pm
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1)

 

Balestier Heritage & Food Trail


Uncover the history of Balestier and embark on the Balestier Heritage & Food Trail to explore heritage sites and sample delicious local delights along the way. 
Conducted in English and Mandarin. Fees apply. Register at peatix.com/user/1035460/view

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 3.30pm – 5pm
Venue: Reception Area
Admission: $5 per person. Includes a bottle of mineral water and a loaf of traditional bread.

 

Monument Tour: A Bungalow & A Revolution


The Memorial Hall (former Sun Yat Sen Villa) is an important instrument in Dr. Sun Yat Sen’s revolution against the Qing imperial government.
Conducted in English. Fees apply. Register at peatix.com/user/1035460/view

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Reception Area
Admission: $5 per person. Includes a bottle of mineral water and two postcards.

 

Special Exhibition Guided Tour


Learn more about the secret motifs embedded in children’s clothing and accessories from the late Qing to early Republican period with our volunteer guides as they take you through the Memorial Hall’s special exhibition, Stitches of Love: Hidden Blessings in Children’s Clothing and Accessories!
No registration required.

Date: 4, 11 Nov
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Mandarin); 1.30pm – 2.30pm (English)
Venue: Reception Area

 

Permanent Galleries Guided Tour


Take a tour of the memorial hall’s many galleries and learn more about Singapore’s role in the 1911 Revolution.
No registration required.

Date: 4, 5, 11, 12 Nov
Time: 2.30pm – 3.30pm (Mandarin); 3pm – 4pm (English)
Venue: Reception Area 

 

Afternoon Concert 


Catch an energetic display of Chinese performing arts by Singapore’s best youth groups, right here at Wan Qing CultureFest 2017!

Date: 5 Nov
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Performances: NUS CAC Voices, Sino Wushu, Musical Calligraphy

Date: 12 Nov
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Performances: NUS Chinese Dance, Tic Tac Toe, Singapore Young Voices Choir 

 

Evening Concert


Date: 4 Nov
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Performances: LED Lion Dance, Crosstalk Performance by Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), The Nursery Rhyme Project: Imagine Our Songs, Wing Chun Martial Arts Show, Chinese Acrobatics


Date: 11 Nov
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Performances: Cantonese Opera Performance, Orkestra Sri Temasek, Parent-Child Skit Performance, Unplugged Music with Vee, LED Water Drums 

 

Outdoor Movie Screenings


Enjoy a movie under the stars – bring your picnic mats and catch an outdoor screening of these popular films!

 

Big Shot’s Funeral

Date: 4 Nov 
Time: 3pm – 5pm 
Venue: Lawn 

 

Road to Dawn
Date: 4 Nov 
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm 
Venue: Little Paradise Room (Level 1) 

 

Kung Fu Panda 3
Date: 5 Nov 
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm 
Venue: Lawn 

 

Sing 
Date: 11 Nov 
Time: 3pm – 5pm 
Venue: Lawn 

 

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Date: 12 Nov 
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm 
Venue: Lawn 


Clay Animals Workshop (Auspicious Chinese Motifs)


Create adorable clay figurines in the shape of auspicious Chinese animal motif, and learn the hidden meaning behind each motif! 
Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No registration required.

Date: 11 Nov 
Time: 1pm – 3pm 
Venue: Lawn