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City Hall: If Walls Could Talk in Verse

Date & Time

7 March

Workshop: 3pm – 3.50pm @ Seminar Room 3 and 4
Poetry tour and performances: 4pm – 5.30pm. Tour will begin at the City Hall Foyer, continuing at the City Hall Chamber and ending at the Singapore Courtyard, National Gallery Singapore


National Gallery Singapore
1 St Andrew's Rd, Singapore 178957


$10 for Workshop (Register here). Free admission for Poetry Tour.
Note: Tour will start punctually at 4.05pm. Slots will be given to walk-ins if participants arrive later than 4.00pm.


Experience the meeting of history and fiction amidst the soaring architecture of National Gallery Singapore. Multi-award-winning poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingde will hold an afternoon workshop where you can try your hand at penning your own verses. Then, join him and writers Crispin Rodrigues, Grace Chia, Andrea Yew, Hamed Ismail, Lim Rong Chan, Tan Chee Lay, MK Kumar and Ayilisha in a special reading that combines poetry with the immersive multimedia exhibit at the NGS City Hall Foyer, City Hall Chamber and Singapore Courtyard.

Visit here to learn more about the ongoing ‘City Hall: If Walls Could Talk’ Instagram Competition. Stand a chance to win attractive prizes!

Organised By

Poetry Festival Singapore

About the Organiser

Poetry Festival Singapore promotes poetry in all the island’s official languages through programmes such as public readings, keynote addresses, craft workshops, panel discussions and poetry anthologies. It is supported by volunteers and educators from the National University of Singapore, National Institute of Education, Republic Polytechnic and LASALLE College of the Arts, and aims to promote literary excellence in a multilingual, multicultural and multi-generational setting.