Migrant married women's narratives are at the core of this docudrama directed by Noorlinah Mohamed. Billed as a verbatim performance, this production weaves together the experiences of women from the community as well as insights from researchers and writers Amanda Chong, Dr Quah Ee Ling Sharon and Shailey Hingorani.

These migrant women have to deal with gender, class and economic inequalities in addition to their efforts to integrate into the foreign country, and families as they adopt foreign spouses.

Noorlinah is also the artistic director of the Festival Of Women: N.O.W. 2020, of which this production is part. The festival, which she conceptualised last year, has moved to digital platforms and has a fundraising component called T:>Cares this year.

Donations will go to six worthy causes founded by women, including social impact start-up The Codette Project and volunteer group Keeping Hope Alive. Find out more about these projects at N.O.W.'s digital exhibition and donate here.

Where: T:>Works' Facebook and YouTube channels

When: Saturday (July 18), 7.30pm. Available on T:>Works' YouTube channel till Aug 2

Admission: Free

Info: Festival Of Women: N.O.W. 2020 website


Live readings, a drawing duel and a song-and-dance routine are among the programmes lined up by the Singapore Book Council for its Ready For KidLit event on Saturday (July 18).

Parents looking to entertain kids aged 4 and up can tune in to this event, which kicks off at 10am with authors Woo Yen Yen and Colin Goh reading I'm Very Busy from their Little Dim Sum Warriors bilingual picture book series.

Stay tuned after for poet Deborah Emmanuel's session with silly rhymes and learn how to write a limerick.

At 1pm, lecturer Angela Ng will coach kids aged 5 and up in a session on creating emoji craft and using them to tell a story. At 2.15pm, watch illustrators Darel Seow and Quek Hong Shin in a drawing battle as author Jumaini Ariff tells a story.

The day will wrap up with the Wigglepods, who will sing and dance to Emily Lim-Leh and Kazumi Wilds' story, Benji, Yumi, Origami!

Where: Singapore Book Council's Facebook and YouTube pages

When: Saturday (July 18), 10am to 4.15pm

Admission: Free with registration here


Francois Poulenc's one-woman opera gets the musical theatre treatment in this Singapore Symphony Orchestra collaboration with theatre company Wild Rice.

Staged at the Victoria Concert Hall in May 2018, this production features soprano Jennifer Lien in the demanding lead role of Elle. For 40 minutes, Elle, a spurned woman alone in her bedroom, engages her ex-lover over the telephone on the eve of his wedding with pleas and emotional blackmail as she wrestles with her heartbreak.

Lien is accompanied by veteran pianist Shane Thio, who doubles as Elle's lover on screen projections (designed by Brian Gothong Tan) and on stage.

This slick staging, directed by theatre veteran Ivan Heng, is a good introduction to this 20th-century classic. Tune in to the digital stream on Sistic Live, on a pay-as-you-wish basis, on Saturday(July 18) at 8pm.

Where: Sistic Live

When: Saturday (July 18), 8pm

Admission: Pay as you wish from $10. Read More – Source

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