1.MOIC National Ice Cream Day
In commemoration of National Ice Cream Day on 18 July 2021, the much-anticipated Museum of Ice Cream Singapore is kicking off celebrations with a mini ice cream hunt! Complete with other exciting perks and prizes up for grabs, MOIC has collaborated with ice cream parlours and old school ice cream carts across Singapore. To participate simply visit any one of the participating brands to collect a set of limited edition MOIC stickers and an ice cream map that will lead you on your hunt through a variety of other dessert shops.
All participants stand a chance to win an exclusive and private tour for up to eight guests at the sold-out MOIC Singapore, when they post a pic of themselves enjoying a delicious scoop of ice cream on Instagram and tag MOIC.
Participating brands include, Tom’s Palette, Holy Cow Creamery, Denzy Gelato, The Humble Scoop, Kind Kones, Merely, Dopa Dopa, Gelatolabo, Smoocht Pantry, Burnt Cones, Inside Scoop, Butterknife Folk, Sweet Cheeks, and FATCAT Ice Cream Bar.
2. Resin Play
Resin Play is a space dedicated to all things resin. Through offering high quality resin art supplies for sale and conducting resin art and jewellery workshops in their cosy shophouse space, this studio caters to participants from all walks of life including beginners, serious crafters and resin enthusiasts.
Worth $100, the Resin Art Pouring Workshop happening on 16 and 17 July 2021, is a 2-hour child-friendly session which invites guests to choose from any one of three projects – Resin Art on 1 Canvas, Resin Art on 2 Coasters, and Galaxy Resin Art on 2 Coasters. In this workshop you will learn a variety of ways to play with resin in a relaxed environment, and explore the endless possibilities of creating your very own unique resin pour using a wide array of colours and magical pigments.
Interested participants should note that Resin Play utilises non-toxic, high quality resin and colour pigments to help you create your special piece. Each participant will also be granted the option to top up $50 for another resin pour project during the workshop, subject to material availability and time, and can enjoy 10% off art supply purchases on the day of the workshop.
Address: 37 Beach Road (at the end of Purvis Street) #02-02, Singapore 189678
Operating Hours: (Mon, Thurs-Sat): 10:30am-6pm
3. Tuft Club
Tuft Club is Singapore’s modern take on the traditional craft of rug-making. Offering workshops using slow-made textiles for all individuals seeking to learn a new skill, the brand’s rug tufting workshop worth $195 invites guests to create their own contemporary rug or 64×64 wall-hanging piece in just 4-hours!
Receive detailed guidance on tufting, operating a tufting gun, design transferring on monk’s cloth, and tufting techniques, to create your very own bespoke piece. For a single cost, Tuft Club will provide all necessary rug-making equipment such as a tufting gun, a 70x70cm cut of monk’s cloth, 25 colours of cotton yarn or 50 colours of premium wool yarn, rug-tufting frames, fabric glue, and Oxford backing finishes.
The workshop will also provide each participant with access to projectors to aid in sketching each design, and free delivery of all completed projects within 2-3 weeks. Other workshops available include the creation of bespoke tuft mirrors for the same price of $195.
Tuft Club Art Studio
Address: 57 Circular Rd, #03-01, Singapore 049412
Operating Hours: 10am-10pm, daily
4. Heaven Spot
Joining a slew of other like-minded organisations such as The Fragment Room, Heaven spot is our nation’s first-ever graffiti art studio where one can vandalise walls in spray paint without a government certified permit!
Worth an estimated $40 for one participant, $78 for two, $114 for three, $148 for four, and $180 for five, Heaven Spot provides each customer with 30 square feet per pax to paint on, 2 cans of paint per person in colours of your choice, a pair of safety goggles, a ladder, overalls, and a gas mask to keep you from inhaling paint fumes, free of charge!
All participants will also be guided on the basics of spray painting and various techniques before the start of their session, though all are invited to let their creativity direct their individual processes. Currently available for private bookings only, each session will run an estimated 1-hour with a maximum capacity of 5 participants per timeslot. In this way, Covid-19 safety regulations are upheld by ensuring that all patrons will not be crossing paths with strangers, other than the staff. Participants are also permitted to bring their own food and drinks if they wish, and can opt for equipment upgrades such as additional spray paint and more comfortable pro gas masks for an added cost of $5. Participants are also invited to bring a piece of their work home at an extra cost of $15!
Address: 3 Lorong Bakar Batu, #03-01, Singapore 348741
Opening hours: Tuesday to Thursday: 5pm – 10pm | Friday to Sunday: 10am to 9pm
From now till 31 December 2021, experience art in new and innovative ways through the ArtScience Museum’s latest permanent gallery space that celebrates curiosity, innovation and experimentation through cutting-edge virtual reality artworks.
Fully equipped with state-of-the-art VR headsets and controllers, this all-new VR Gallery presents an immersive experience unlike any other before. Featuring some of the world’s most renowned artists, scientists, museums and film festivals, the ArtScience Museum invites you to venture on ‘a journey of pushing the boundaries of reality and discovering the unexplored’.
Worth $12 per ticket for Singaporean adults and $10 for children, students, and other concession card holders, this Virtual Reality experience requires all guests to be of at least 13 years of age.
Hyperrealities @ ArtScience Museum
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Operating Hours: 10am-7pm, daily
6. T:>Works N.O.W
Helmed by Artistic Director Noorlinah Mohamed, ‘N.O.W. 2021’ also known as the Festival of Women by Women, will run as a completely digital experience for the second year in a row. Set to serve as a digital fundraising event for Noorlinah’s Singapore-based, independent and international performance company, T:>Works, this event will showcase digital exhibitions, live streamed performances, online workshops and a variety of interactive conversations.
Blurring the lines between art and real life, each exhibition and performance is expected to focus on the Singapore society’s under discussed topics such as the invisibility of Tamil women, narratives of joy within historically marginalised communities, and the uncomfortable questions surrounding intimacy, desire and well-being in ageing bodies. Designed to reposition provocative issues and invite open conversations and dialogue on varying perspectives, the T:>Works N.O.W digital event is free for all and will run from now till 31 July 2021.
7. Read! Fest 2021
Embark on a journey of self-discovery with Read! Fest 2021. Anchored by 12 key books and topics, Read! Fest will host over 60 programmes from now till 18 July 2021. These programmes include talks by world-renowned authors, workshops and other experiences, each curated to immerse participants in a world of thoughtful ideas.
Complete with discounts and promotions by Kinokuniya, Popular Bookstore, Times and GoGuru.com.sg, Read! Fest’s most notable programme includes the Big Book Giveaway, which is an annual community event by the National Library Board where pre-loved books can be taken home for free. Other programmes include the Read for Books charity book donation drive, happening from 10-26 July 2021! In this drive, one book will be donated to selected beneficiaries for every 10 people who read for at least 15 minutes.
Read! Fest 2021