CHINATOWN HERITAGE CENTRE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2017 PROGRAMME LINE-UP

A. Chinatown Heritage Centre Mid-Autumn Festival Treat for Seniors

To kick off the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations, Chinatown Heritage Centre is pleased to invite all Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents aged 60 years and above to visit our shophouse museum free of charge from 4pm to 8pm daily.

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Date: 16 September to 31 October 2017
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Admission: Free

Terms & conditions apply:
For Senior Citizens aged 60 years old and above (Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents)
Identification cards to be produced for verification purposes

B. Olden Days Street Storytelling: Tale of Majie’s Gold Fish Lantern

Relive the olden days of storytelling in the streets – right at the doorstep of Chinatown Heritage Centre.

Join author & illustrator Patrick Yee as he draws his picture book characters on the spot while Liang Hui Yu shares Patrick’s tale about the Majie’s Gold Fish Lantern.

Date: 30 September & 1 October 2017
Time: 2pm – 3pm | 6pm – 7pm
Language: Mandarin (Suitable for Families & Children Ages 3 onwards)
Admission: Free of Charge (Storytelling Only)

Remarks:
In the event of bad weather, the event will be held indoors

C. Lantern Workshops

This Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinatown Heritage Centre is the place to be for fun and engaging activities in Chinatown. There will be lantern handicraft lessons available during this festive period.

C1. Paper Cut Silhouette Jar Lanterns Installation Art & Workshop with Sunshine&Love

Installation Art in Collaboration with Chinatown Heritage Centre

Inspired by childhood memories of playing with different types of lanterns during Mid Autumn Festival, Amelia, a Singapore crafter with Sunshine & Love, hopes to recreate the magical experience of playing with lights through this installation.

Using everyday objects such as dry moss, cellophane paper and fairy lights, kitchen jars are turned into illuminated lanterns carrying festive symbols and images of the Mid Autumn Festival!

A lovely photo opportunity for you and your loved ones – capture snapshots and precious memories enjoying mooncakes and tea under a canopy of glowing lights!

Date: 12 September to 8 October 2017
Time: 9am – 8pm
Admission: Free of Charge (Temporary Exhibition Gallery only)

Paper Cut Silhouette Jar Lantern Workshop

Light up this Mid-Autumn Festival with your very own handcrafted lanterns! Get crafty this festive season and DIY a unique paper cut silhouette jar lantern to bring home! During this 1 hour workshop, you will be guided through a step by step process to put together your own jar lantern that can also be used as a night light!

Date: 23 September 2017
Time: 12pm – 1pm | 3pm – 4pm | 6pm – 7pm
Language: English and Mandarin (Suitable for Adults and Children)
Admission: Charges apply

Remarks:
Pre-registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment

C2. My Chinatown Friends Lanterns @ Chinatown Heritage Centre

Brighten up this Mid-Autumn with My Chinatown Friends Lanterns! Create your very own adorable animal-themed lanterns wearing Samsui hats, Chinese clogs and more – inspired by the amazing stories at Chinatown Heritage Centre!

Date: 24 September to 4 October 2017
Time: 9am – 7pm
Language: English and Mandarin (Suitable for Adults and Children)
Admission: Charges apply

D. Mooncake Tasting

Mid-Autumn Festival is a season for reunions and Old Chang Kee has created a special series of mini mooncakes to celebrate Singapore’s multicultural diversity under the same full moon.

Visitors of Chinatown Heritage Centre are in for a Mooncake treat this Mid-Autumn Festival with Old Chang Kee’s mini mooncakes!

Date: 16 September to 8 October 2017
Time: 9am – 7.30pm
Venue: Old Chang Kee and Curry Times at Chinatown Heritage Centre
Admission: Charges apply

E. ART EXHIBITION

Glacy and Friends

Relive your nostalgia with artist Glacy Soh, as she presents her very first solo exhibition at the Chinatown Heritage Centre. The Singaporean artist hopes to relive and showcase the old-world charm of Chinatown through her mixed media paintings. The collection includes an array of both past and present scenes in Chinatown and offers visitors a clear juxtaposition of the old and current Chinatown.

Festivities are part and parcel of Chinatown’s identity and Glacy has included 2 paintings celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival in her series.

The first painting depicts the Lady at the Moon, also known as Chang’e, that has fascinated and is worshipped by many. Offerings that were once central to the worship include pomelos, mooncakes and tea, have now become items of festivity and celebration.

Mid-Autumn Festival is also not complete without the colourful lanterns. In her other painting, Glacy included the familiar cellophane lanterns, in the shapes of goldfish, rabbit and the cockerel, alongside the modern battery operated Angry Birds lanterns. The scene was inspired by a photograph, which in the artist’s opinion, encapsulates the co-existence of the old and new in Chinatown today.

With her 21 paintings, Glacy hopes that the moments that she has captured would strike a, undoubtedly sentimental, chord with her audience.

Date: 1 to 30 September 2017
Time: 9am – 8pm
Admission: Free of Charge (Temporary Exhibition Gallery only)

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