Bethesda Frankel Estate Church, in partnership with volunteer welfare organization New Hope Community Services, will present a two-day arts festival on 16 and 17 December 2017. Titled ‘Placeholders’, the event aims to engage the community to reflect on what it means to be ‘place holders’ amongst displaced individuals and families alike during the Christmas season. All proceeds will go towards the setup cost of Kampong Siglap Life Skills Training & Retreat Centre, an initiative by New Hope Community Services (NHCS) to provide skills training and upgrading for their beneficiaries, in a conducive environment.
There will be fun and festivities as the arts festival breathes life into an abandoned building at 10 La Salle Street. A select group of 14 artists will be putting up art installations in various rooms of the former Siglap Primary School, as they explore the idea of displacement and refuge.
Over at the Bethesda Frankel Estate Church (BFEC) grounds at 4 La Salle Street, highlights include live music by the likes of Jean Tan, Ethel Yap, and Alvaro Sanchez, as well as food stalls by Springleaf Prata, Meet & Melt, and Street Submarines. Those who love interactive activities can also have a go at the Escape Room, try badge-making, or enjoy the live mural stations. An artists’ market will also showcase art prints, handmade jewellery, stationery, and craft. Parents of kids will also be delighted to note that there will be a bouncy castle onsite, for all children aged six and above.
FB page: www.facebook.com/PlaceholdersArtFest
Venues: 4 La Salle Street, 10 La Salle Street
When: 16 - 17 Dec 2017,