Singapore will see its first festival dedicated to translation and intercultural endeavours when The Select Centre rolls out the inaugural TranslateSingapore on 31 October. Spanning over two weeks, the festival will present a stimulating line-up of programmes that are targeted not only at practitioners and students, but also members of the public who have an interest in language and culture.
The festival features four main tracks: industry, public, literary and education. The industry track is anchored by the Singapore Translation Symposium (3 Nov), a one-day forum that gathers practitioners, policymakers, academics and other stakeholders to discuss issues and trends in the translation sector.
The public programme, The Art of Subtitles, invites the public to consider the underappreciated craft of subtitling in film, theatre and television, with a panel discussion and the screening of Singapore’s earliest Hokkien opera film.
Select@Singapore Writers Festival presents a series of literary programmes showcasing the intercultural and interdisciplinary aspects of literature and the arts, while well-known translators Daisy Ng and Jeremy Tiang will share their
experiences with students and conduct translation workshops at schools.
SINGAPORE TRANSLATION SYMPOSIUM
3 Nov, 9am – 5pm
Ngee Ann Kong Si Auditorium, School of Accountancy Level 2
Singapore Management University
Full-day Pass: $80 (Standard); $60 (Students, senior citizens)
Half-day Pass: $60 (Standard); $40 (Students, senior citizens)
Tickets are available at: http://ptix.co/1j2jn9g
THE ART OF SUBTITLING TALK + SCREENING
5 Nov, 7.30pm
Golden Mile Tower. 6001 Beach Road, #05-00. Singapore 199589
$10 (Standard); $8 (Students, senior citizens, Singapore Translation Symposium
Tickets are available at:: http://ptix.co/1L3G4RK
Select@Singapore Writers Festival
31 Oct – 8 Nov
SWF Festival Pass is available at: www.singaporewritersfestival.com
When: 31 Oct - 12 Nov 2015,