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First Armenian Street Party kicks off tonight

SINGAPORE — The Peranakan Museum will close Armenian Street tonight and tomorrow night to host its first Armenian Street Party.

SINGAPORE — The Peranakan Museum will close Armenian Street tonight and tomorrow night to host its first Armenian Street Party.

“The Armenian Street Party was conceived with profiling the Peranakan Museum as a forethought, making the museum more relevant to the Singaporean public,” said Bernard Tan, senior assistant director for Audience at Peranakan Museum.

“The inaugural Street Party is held in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibition, Great Peranakan: Fifty Remarkable Lives, drawing a lifestyle parallel to how Peranakans would host grandiose parties for their guests in the past.”

The party is organised by Peranakan Museum and Singapore Management University, and the public can look forward to a mix of traditional Peranakan and contemporary performances. These include Emily The Musical, a musical take of Stella Kon’s acclaimed play, Emily Of Emerald Hill; Motifs Traces, a dance performance by Dance Ensemble Singapore that explores the beauty of Peranakan ceramics; and My Literary Heroes, in which poets and fiction writers Ng Yi-Sheng, Robert Yeo, Clara Chow and Nirosette discuss their literary heroes and how they have influenced them in their own writing.

These will take place at five performance spaces, stretching from the Peranakan Museum, Armenian Street, to the Singapore Management University.

Another highlight at the party is an urban garden that will be created in the alley between The Substation and the museum. It will be transformed into a garden complete with festoon lighting, swings and park benches.

“The community-focused street party emulates a festival-like atmosphere to reclaim the street for the people, aligned with Bras Basah-Bugis (BBB) precinct’s vision to create a vibrant lifestyle destination for locals and visitors alike,” said Tan. CHANNEL NEWSASIA

For more details, visit http://peranakanmuseum.org.sg

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