Sep 1 - 24

Sep 1 - 24

Silver Arts Festival 2016


Sep 1 - 24

  • Tickets Available Now
  • La-Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Sri Warisan
    Standard: $5

    La-Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Katryna Tan (sold out)
    Standard: $5

    La-Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Syncretic (sold out)
    Standard: $5

    La-Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Ocarina House
    Standard: $2

    Golden Hits of Yesteryears Music Concert (“忆当年” 金曲演唱会)
    Cat 1 (Stall):
    $10 (Standard) | $5 (Senior Citizen)

    Cat 2 (Circle):
    $8 (Standard) | $5 (Senior Citizen)

    Kampong Chempedak (Day 1 tixs sold out)
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Silver Arts advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. 

Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC) since 2012, Silver Arts has become an annual festival that collaborates with community partners to integrate the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. From performances to workshops, the festival enables seniors to showcase their creative talents or pick up a new skill. The festival offers opportunities to enhance the well-being of seniors. Culturally-relevant content will be co-created, and at the same time, seniors can share their stories as well. These stories help shape our collective memories, and forge better inter-generational understanding.

Into its fifth edition, this year's festival will take place over four weeks from 1 to 25 September at more than 25 locations island-wide to encourage greater participation.

BELOW a snapshot of what you can expect at the festival!



  • Thu, Sep 1 at 2:30 PM

    La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Sri Warisan

  • Thu, Sep 8 at 2:30 PM

    La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Katryna Tan

  • Thu, Sep 15 at 2:30 PM

    La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Syncretic

  • Sun, Sep 18 at 7:30 PM

    Golden Hits of Yesteryears Music Concert

  • Thu, Sep 22 at 7:30 PM

    La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Ocarina House

  • Fri, Sep 23 at 7:30 PM

    Kampong Chempedak

  • Sat, Sep 24 at 2:30 PM

    Kampong Chempedak

  • Sat, Sep 24 at 7:30 PM

    Kampong Chempedak

La Teh ∙ La-Kopi

La Teh ∙ La-Kopi is a series of musical performances, workshops and cultural activities designed to inspire and engage audiences at various informal spaces. La Teh ∙ La-Kopi will come with light refreshments.

Event: La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Sri Warisan
Date: 1 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Duration: 120mins
Venue: Tiann’s Bakery (71 Seng Poh Rd, #01-35, Singapore 160071)

Take a walk with the Tiong Bahru Heritage Volunteers to discover the artsy side of Tiong Bahru, then rest your feet and enjoy an interactive Angklung programme, where you will learn how to handle and rattle different notes to perform both traditional and modern songs with the instrument!


Event: La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Katryna Tan
Date: 8 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Duration: 120mins
Venue: Over The Counter (OTC) Café, National Library Building Level 3 (100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064)

Discover more about the works created by seniors that underwent a series of visual arts and animation Community Arts Projects at the Silver Arts Exhibition and be inspired to express yourself creatively! Additionally, enjoy a unique experience getting up close and personal with internationally renowned harpist and Young Artist Award Winner Katryna Tan, as she shares her adventures in her musical journey and delight you with a wide repertoire on the harp.


Event: La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Syncretic
Date: 15 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Duration: 120mins
Venue: Sichuan Dou Hua Restaurant (PARKROYAL on Beach Road) (7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591)

Come enjoy the beauty of Chinese music with popular tunes such as 旱天雷,步步高,寒鸦戏水. Immerse yourself with the sound of the trio: Guzheng, Pipa and Xiao. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand and appreciate these pieces!

Event: La Teh ∙ La-Kopi featuring Ocarina House
Date: 22 September 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Duration: 120mins
Venue: Ang Mo Kio 628 Market & Food Centre (Blk 628 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 Singapore 560628)

Enjoy the beautiful melodies of the Ocarina over teatime and also learn more about this ancient wind instrument. Also, play along with us and be awed by how easy you can learn this instrument in 10 minutes!

Golden Hits of Yesteryears Music Concert (“忆当年” 金曲演唱会)


Date: 18 September 2016 (Sunday) 
Time: 7:30pm (Doors Open Time: 7:00pm)
Venue: Kallang Theatre (1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688)

Producer:  TCR Music Pte Ltd (弹唱人制作室)

Sway down memory lane with veteran singers 黄清元 (Huang Qing Yuan), 李进才 (Li Jing Cai) and 萃霞 (Cui Xia) as they belt out nostalgic golden hits such as “蔓莉”, “小城故事”, “夜来香” and many more.  The concert also celebrates the musical talents of 洪劭轩 (Hong Shao Xuan), 邓淑娴 (Deng Shu Xian), 谢胜之 (Xie Sheng Zhi) and 洪嫦嫔 (Tallin Ang).  Come bask in the light of the exceptional voices of our homegrown talents from the past decades.



Kampong Chempedak

By The Glowers Drama Group

Date: 23 September 2016 (Friday) and 24 September 2016 (Saturday)
Day 1 (23 Sep): 7:30pm (Doors Open Time: 7:00pm) (SOLD OUT)
Day 2 (24 Sep): 2:30pm (1st show) (Doors Open Time: 2:00pm)​
Day 2 (24 Sep): 7:30pm (2nd show) (Doors Open Time: 7:00pm)​
Duration: 60 mins
Venue: National Museum Singapore, Gallery Theatre (93 Stamford Road, Basement 1, Singapore 178897)

Director: Patricia Toh
Translator: Catherine Sng
Text: Peggy Ferroa
“From The Belly Of The Carp”: Roger Jenkins

It’s the late ‘60s in Singapore. The once thriving and busy village of Kampong Chempedak is now quiet because the younger families have moved to the new HDB estates.  When the remaining residents are given notices of resettlement, there are mixed feelings of wanting to remain and wanting to leave for a new way of life.  Why do some of them still want to stay?  Is it gratitude for what the land has given them, familiarity with the inconveniences of a kampong, or a deep sense of community that they fear losing?

This play is based on characters from Roger Jenkins’ book of dramatic poems, From the Belly of the Carp and stories from the cast.

In English, Mandarin and various dialects with subtitles.

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Admission Policy

1. Admission to show/venue by full ticket only. Printed or electronic tickets must be produced for admission.

2. Infants in arms and children under 3 years old will be allowed into the performance venue without a ticket.

3. Adults and children 3 years old and above will each require a ticket for admission.

4. Possession of a ticket does not reserve a specific seat position, unless otherwise stated on the ticket.

5. Latecomers will only be admitted during intervals, if any.

6. No photography, audio and/or video recording is allowed during the performance. 

7. No eating and/or drinking is allowed at the performance venue.

Exchange And Refund Policy

1. The Organiser/Venue Owner reserves the right without refund or compensation to refuse admission/evict any person(s) whose conduct is disorderly or inappropriate or who poses a threat to security, or to the enjoyment of the Event by others.

2. Ticket holders assume all risk of injury and all responsibility for property loss, destruction or theft and release the promoters, performers, sponsors, ticket outlets, venues and their employees from any liability thereafter.

3. The resale of ticket(s) at the same or any price in excess of the initial purchase price is prohibited.

4. There is no refund, exchange, upgrade or cancellation once ticket(s) are sold.

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