The Living Room
The Living Room brings you more chats with guests from the entertainment scene as well as with people whose stories will touch and motivate you.
|1||20/05/13|| Bindi Irwin|
Bindi Irwin speaks about her work in convervation and her father Steve Irwin's legacy.
|2||13/05/13|| Yaacov Agam|
Arguably Israel's highest-selling and most iconic artist, Yaacov Agam is considered one of the founders of kinetic art and is able to create a multitude of illusions. His works have been shown in retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Musee National d'art Modeme in Paris, and the Tel Aviv Museum. He will be showcasing a series of his works at Capella Hotel for two weeks. Also joining us, Motti Abramovitz from the Bruno Art Group to chat about how relevant this kind of art is to collectors here.
|3||06/05/13|| Glass Anatomy: The Musical|
Toy Factory Productions has unveiled its upcoming Chinese blockbuster production - Glass Anatomy: The Musical – featuring 20 international and local talents. Director Goh Boon Teck joins us with lead actor Julius Foo who has learnt to play the trumpet for his role!
|4||16/04/13|| Trading Stories|
Discover Singapore's pioneering trades through firsthand accounts of six tradesmen and community contributions. It's the National Heritage Board's community exhibition called Trading Stories. To tell us more are Jerome Lim, a community contributor and a representative from the National Heritage Board.
|5||15/04/13|| World Gourmet Summit|
Singapore's most esteemed culinary event, the World Gourmet Summit is upon us again. It celebrates the world's finest flavours and brings together some of the finest chefs. What's in store for us this year? We find out from head of Peter Knipp Holdings, organiser of the WGS.
|6||08/04/13|| Battling Homelessness|
The Art of Battling Homelessness" and it is about how every child should have a decent place to call home. This is an anti-poverty campaign by ACS (International) in support of Habitat for Humanity and we're joined by Ms Kathleen Manley, Acting Principal, ACS International and Mr Yong Teck Meng, National Director, Habitat for Humanity Singapore to tell us more.
|7||01/04/13|| 8 Women|
Based on the film of the same name which started Catherine Denevue, 8 Women starts it run at the SOTA Drama Theatre 29Mar. Featuring Daisy Irani and Tan Kheng Hua, they join us with director Samantha Scott-Blakchall to tell us more.
|8||18/03/13|| A Peranakan Twist to a Spanish Favourite|
Adapted from a famous literature text by Spanish playwright Garcia Lorca" THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA" this original flamenco theatre adaptation is set in an Asian Peranakan household. We're joined by the performers to tell us more.
|9||11/03/13|| Leaping Fish In The City|
Are we living in a complex labyrinth and trying to find a space to breathe? Are we passing each other but have never noticed each other? These are some of the questions this piece would like to answer. Joining us from 'Leaping Fish In The City' are the director Ang Gey Pin, producer Beverly Low and sound designer Nikolai Nickolov.
|10||04/03/13|| Amber Rose's Healthier Cakes|
Amber Rose's beautiful collection of 'healthier' cakes hits the shelves in Feb 2013 and is packed full of fabulous ideas for cake and dessert lovers who like the lighter side of life. Amber Rose, who is proud to have made cakes for Stella McCartney, Kate Moss amongst others believes that cakes look and taste wonderful by using ingredients such as fruit and honey, as well as ancient flours such as buckwheat, spelt and chestnut flour, rather than traditional, processed flours and sugars. She joins us in the Living Room.
|11||25/02/13|| Asia's 50 Best Restaurants|
Singapore will have the honour of hosting the inaugural Asia's 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony, held on 25th February 2013.The Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list is part of the World's 50 Best Restaurants programme, this annual review will recognise the region's growing culinary diversity and quality, in line with global culinary trends, through a convergence of opinion from restaurant industry experts from around the world.We're Joined by the spokesperson for the Event, William Drew.
Singapore's first locally themed t-shirt exhibition designed by everyday Singaporeans is up amd running at the Arts House. Organised by local arts initiative, GoodEyeDeer, the exhibition showcases selected works – alongside photo prints of mature talents modelling the t-shirts. From art advocates to patriotic citizens of all ages, visitors can see and explore how the designers injected their own personal interpretations and perspectives on well-known local icons, such as the Merlion, Samsui Women, HDB flats and ERP, just to name a few. To tell us more about their inspiration for this exhibition are the organisers Serene Tan and Ang Puay Lin.
|13||04/02/13|| Being Together: Family & Potraits - Photographing with John Clang|
Now on at The National Museum of Singapore Being Together: Family & Potraits - Photographing with John Clang. This exhibition explores the theme of the 'Family', the central building block of Singapore society, by looking at Singaporeans' sense of identity, rootedness and connection to their families both in Singapore and abroad, in cities such as London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo. John joins us to tell us more.
|14||28/01/13|| Valentine's Day Dating Fest|
In the run up to Valentine's Day, we chat with dating experts Violet Lim, CEO of Lunch Actually and Joan Ong, owner of dating agency Champagne JSG. And as part of Dating Fest, a 5-week long celebration, they'll also chat about Masquerade Ball – Dinner and Dance; its record setting finale event.
|15||21/01/13|| Local Bourse|
We take a look at how the local bourse may fare in the week ahead with Lai Kwok Loong, who's an equity dealer at Phillips Securities.
|16||14/01/13|| Singapore Symphony Orchestra's 34th Anniversary Concert|
Two of Singapore's most outstanding young musicians – 22-year-old violinist Loh Jun Hong and 14-year-old guitarist Kevin Loh – will join Lan Shui and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra for its 34th Anniversary Concert at the Esplanade Concert Hall on January 18. They join us to tell us how it all began for them and what to expect from the concert.
|17||07/01/13|| Parth Tewary's 'Dialogue 411'|
The album Dialogue 411 was born in Parth Tewary's New York City apartment near the East River and encapsulates the journey of an artist traipsing through life. Within a month of its release, it garnered 20000 facebook fans! We chat with Parth to find out his inspirations.
|18||31/12/12|| The Best of The Living Room|
Say 'Esplanade' and what comes to mind? The 'durian'? Theatres? At some point you must have watched a performance there, walked through the mall or even visited the library@esplanade. But have you ever wondered what it takes to run a world-class performance venue? We chat with Ravi Sivalingam, Director of Operations and he brings us on a behind-the-scenes tour of our favourite 'durian' in this "off the couch" Living Room special.
|19||24/12/12|| Singapore's Young Composer|
One of our home-grown musicians, John Chua was recently awarded the European Talent Award for Best Film Score at SoundTrack Cologne 9.0, Germany, the first Singaporean to receive the prestigious recognition given to up and coming young composers. He was the only Asian composer nominee this year and beat 14 other entries from Europe to clinch the award. Looks like he's nipping at the heels of Hollywood composers Howard Shore, Hans Zimmer and John Williams! We chat with John to find out what inspires him.
|20||17/12/12|| Saving Sharks from Extinction|
In conjunction with Celebrate The Sea, the 1000 Kids 1 Message initiative is calling for 100 kids to convene at Resorts World Sentosa on the 29th of Dec to make an important New Year resolution: To save sharks from extinction. Michael Aw, an underwater photographer for National Geographic, gives us the low down.