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Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) CultureFest
Sat Sep 5 - Sun Sep 20
The Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) first digital edition of IHC CultureFest will take place from Saturday, 5 September 2020, to Sunday, 20 September 2020, and its programmes can be enjoyed for free online at IHC’s Facebook page and website.
This edition showcases the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the lens of the epic literary work Ramayana. The eclectic line-up of online programmes includes cultural performances, panel discussions, workshops, storytelling sessions and cooking demonstrations.
To make it easier for audiences to catch a daily dose of culture, bite-sized videos will be posted on the IHC Facebook page every weekday, with Lunchtime Culture Bites at 1pm, and a Daily Cultural Showcase at 6pm. Special programmes will be uploaded on weekends.
Kicking off the festival on 5 September is Sita, a dance production of celebrated Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma’s Ramayana paintings, brought to life by local performance group Apsaras Arts. Interactive programming and workshops over the Festival duration will also introduce the values of Ramayana to audiences of all ages through interactive storytelling sessions, cooking demonstrations and art workshops.
To complement the offerings online, IHC will also be staging a Madhubani Traditional Folk Art display at the centre’s lobby, where visitors can experience the traditional Indian art form of madhubani through a series of paintings that narrate the story of the Ramayana, and also try their hands at this intricate art form through a special madhubani community art wall on weekends. There will also be special edition IHC CultureFest guided tours of the galleries for festival-goers to sign up for.