Singapore Youth Festival Celebrations Brings the Arts To Gardens By The Bay

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Close to 3,500 students to showcase artistic talents

For the first time, instead of indoor concerts, the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Celebrations will be held outdoors at the Gardens by the Bay. It will feature Display Bands, Drum Corps and a Combined Schools Chorus of 400 students and Street Art performances this weekend from 4 to 6 July 2014. This year, the programme will further feature schools’ alumni who had participated in past festivals. They will be performing with students from their alma mater at Gardens by the Bay on Sunday, 6 July 2014. There is also a parent-and-child art competition on the same day for the pair to bond by creating artworks about the Gardens and the SYF Celebrations.

The SYF Art Exhibition from 10 to 23 July will feature 148 artworks by students. Based on the theme, ‘artist’, the students’ artworks provide an insight into their journey towards creative expression, manifesting their artistic visions in ways that are personal and distinct. It also captures the myriad ways students perceive the world around them and represent their place in it. About 600 submissions have been received from 145 secondary schools and junior colleges/Centralised Institute for the SYF Art Exhibition. Members of the public can enjoy the artworks at the ICA Galleries at LASALLE College of the Arts, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Jurong Regional Library, Tampines Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library.

Satellite events, which include a line-up of art activities, as well as dance, drama and music performances, will be held at the Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Jurong Regional Library, Tampines Regional Library and Woodlands Regional Library on Saturday, 12 July 2014 from 2.00 to 4.00pm.

Close to 3,500 students from primary and secondary schools, junior colleges/Centralised Institute and Special Education schools will be taking part in the various SYF celebrations over the next three weeks.

Admission to all performances and exhibitions at all venues is free and open to the public, except the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay where admission charges apply. More details on the programme are listed in the Annex.

The SYF is an annual event organised by the Ministry of Education to develop and celebrate the artistic talents of students. For more details of the SYF Celebrations 2014, please visit https://www.singaporeyouthfestival.sg/.

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