Uncanny Yishun: A Poetic Tour of Yishun | #BuySingLit

Uncanny Yishun: A Poetic Tour of Yishun

Date & Time

8 March
Tour 1: 10am - 12pm
Tour 2: 10.15am - 12.15pm
Tour 3: 2pm - 4pm
Tour 4: 2.15pm - 4.15pm

Note: All tours will start on time. Please come ten minutes before the tour to register. Latecomers will not be entertained.

Venue

Yishun MRT, Exit B
Note: Meeting point is the bicycle park just behind Yishun MRT Station.

Admission

$15. Register here.

Description

Uncanny Yishun, Singapore’s most in/famous territory. Through poems, flash fiction and flash non-fiction, this tour seeks to blend the happenings of Yishun and feelings about the place, while contrasting and comparing various perspectives about it. From residents to visitors to people who only know Yishun from all the weird stuff that’s happening, Uncanny Yishun hopes to capture the town as living experience.

Meeting point is the bicycle park just behind Yishun MRT Station. Refer to the picture below:
Image credit to organiser

One of the many stops we will be making on the tour (no swimming allowed, even though this is Yishun):
Image credit to organiser

The tour will end at Khatib MRT station, so please plan your subsequent travel arrangements accordingly. Please bring a waterbottle, umbrella, sunglasses and sunscreen if necessary. This is a rain-or-shine tour.

Tour Curators
Marc Nair is a poet who works at the intersection of various art forms. He is currently pursuing projects that involve photography, movement and creative non-fiction. His work revolves around the ironies and idiosyncrasies of everyday life. He has published ten collections of poetry.

Crispin Rodrigues is a poet who is interested in the experience and memory. He is currently working on his third poetry collection that concludes his Growth trilogy of poetry collections.

Tour Guides
Lian Sutton is a graduate of the BA (Hons) Acting, and MA in Arts Pedagogy and Practice program at LASALLE. Selected theatre credits include ‘Temple’ and ‘Electra’ directed by Natalie Hennedige, ‘2 Houses’ by Lim Yu Beng, and ‘Those who can’t, teach’ directed by Alvin Tan. He was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Electra’ at the 2017 Life! Theatre Awards. Lian is a co-founder of theatre collective, Dark Matter Theatrics and founder of Nusantara Association of Theatrical Combat.

Sharda Harrison is a Singapore-based theatre maker, who currently works as a freelance actor and theatre educator. She creates and designs visceral and team-building driven movement and drama programs for schools, institutions and companies. In 2013, she set up theatre company, Pink Gajah Theatre, which was commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 to premiere its work, Bi(cara), as well as a reworked version of the show, Temuan (the meeting), at the Perth Fringe Festival in 2017. She runs all wings of Pink Gajah Theatre and has a strong passion for creating socially aware art for theatre and communities. Sharda has performed with many companies in Singapore including W!ld Rice, The Necessary Stage, Cake Theatrical Productions, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Toy Factory. She has also worked as a mentor and facilitator for the Singapore International Festival of Arts and was part of the winning ensemble at the M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2016 for Hotel.

Organised By

Crispin Rodrigues and Marc Nair

About the Organiser

Marc Nair is a poet who works at the intersection of various art forms. He is currently pursuing projects that involve photography, movement and creative non-fiction. His work revolves around the ironies and idiosyncrasies of everyday life.

Crispin Rodrigues is a poet who is interested in the experience and memory. He is currently working on his third poetry collection that concludes his Growth trilogy.