Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Painkiller for My Foreign Body

Painkiller for My Foreign Body
A showcase of Singapore Film and Video (1967–2007)

To remove foreign body, use a pair of tweezers.
This can only be done if the foreign body is visible and can be easily grasped with a pair of tweezers.
Do not attempt to dislodge the foreign body using a cotton swab or similar tools.
Seek medical help if you fail to remove the foreign body.
Pop painkiller if medical help does not arrive.
Pop painkiller if you do not wish to remove.
Yes, I hope it will infect, break in and spread.

This film programme is a showcase of films and videos from Singapore artists spanning 1967 to 2007, curated by Tan Bee Thiam of the Asian Film Archive. Works by film makers such as Brian Gothong Tan, Eric Khoo, Tan Pin Pin and Loo Zihan will be featured in this screening, which will be held 4pm this Sunday, 4th March, at the Basement of Candid Arts Trust — 3 Torrens St, London, EC1V 1NQ.

For more information, visit www.cogcollective.co.uk

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Film @ ICA

The Bridge
Dir Eric Steel
USA 2005, 91 mins

16 Feb 2007 - 22 Mar 2007

"a haunting work of unquestionable power, full of moments that are bound to linger in the memory, whether we want them to or not."****Financial Times
"throws light on one of the last great taboos" Evening Standard

This unflinching and inevitably controversial film explores the darker depths of human nature and the human psyche. Eric Steel's thought-provoking and uncompromising documentary is an intimate examination of the lives of those people who chose to end their lives by jumping from the mythic Golden Gate Bridge. He recorded harrowing and moving footage during 2004, assembling a powerful and critically acclaimed film.

£8 / £7 concs / £6 ICA Members.
For booking enquiries, please visit:

Talks @ Design Museum

Jan Kaplicky - 360 images

Jan Kaplicky, of Future Systems, talks about the achievements of this pioneering organisation andfuture projects. The London-based architectural and design practice Future Systems consistently challenges traditional design and is known for demonstrating environmental concerns andefficiency without compromising on contemporary form. Past projects include the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground and Selfridges department store in Birmingham.

For booking information see:

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Art & Dance

Barbican Art Gallery

Jeppe Hein
The Curve
9 February 2007 - 29 April 2007
The Curve

Check out Danish artist Jeppe Hein's dynamic installation for Barbican.

Free admission
11am-8pm daily


Queen Elizabeth Hall

Henri Oguike Dance Company
Green in Blue, Little Red / Expression Lines and Tiger Dancing
Monday 26 March 2007 - Tuesday 27 March 2007

Henri Oguike and his troupe is proud to present a electic mix of dance & choreography at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

For more details and bookings please visit:

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Merdeka: The Rock Musical

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Through song and drama, Merdeka: The Rock Musical reinterprets the excitement, fear and danger of the period of independence in Malaysian and Singaporean history, to tell the epic story of ordinary people torn apart by extraordinary times.

Merdeka: The Rock Musical will be held from 28th February to 2nd March, 7.30pm at Greenwood Theatre. Tickets are £5 and more information can be found at www.merdeka.co.nr. Friday's performance is already sold out, but tickets are still available at the door for Wednesday and Thursday.

Anthropology: THREE

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Featuring four shows each exploring a different facet of life in Singapore, Anthropology is Singapore Playhouse London's project for its 2007 season.

The third in its series of four, Anthropology: THREE attempts to define the social other. Desmond Sim's Red Man, Green Man is set at a traffic junction where the lights are perpetually faulty, and examines disillusionment and regression in the face of an ever-present need to keep up and move along.

Raw Material is our next offering, and this psychological drama by Claire Tham takes us into the gritty world of murder, hanging and gay sex with minister's sons.

Anthropology: Three will be held on the 2nd March, 7.30pm at the Clerkenwell Theatre. Tickets are at £5 and are available via phone-order at 079 8152 4062 or email at ticketing.spl@googlemail.com

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht


It's time to get down and dirty as you enter the debauched world of beggars, thieves and whores. There is no honour or morality among the seedy colourful characters of this classic masterpiece, as their fluid and changeable relationships lead to betrayals. The beggar boss Peachum and his wife plot the downfall of the notorious womaniser Macheath who seduced their daughter - but is the revenge as sweet as they hoped? This revolutionary piece of hard-edged, gritty musical theatre features one of the most popular songs of the twentieth century - Mack the Knife.

Battersea Arts Centre
Lavender Hill, Battersea, London SW11 5TN

Performing dates
15 February 2007 to 24 February 2007

Evening at 730pm (No performance Sun or Mon)
Saturday Matinee at 3pm

Ticket prices: 10pounds
Concessions at 6.50pounds

How to book
online: www.bac.org.uk
telephone: 02072232223