What’s On – November

November is a bumper month of entertainment options - with the Singapore Writers' Festival, Affordable Art Fair, Neon Lights, and a new Disney animation exhibition at ArtScience Museum.

1 – 10 Nov
Singapore Writers’ Festival 2019
Civic District
Embrace the literary side of Singapore in this diverse celebration of the written word. Sessions include talks and workshops with celebrated authors and thought leaders from around the globe, fun children’s activities, and live music performances. Some events are ticketed, but there’s plenty of free programming to enjoy. singaporewritersfestival.com

15 – 17 Nov
Boutique Fairs
The Gifting Edition 2019
F1 Pit Building, Levels 2 & 3
Boutique Fairs Singapore is kicking off the festive season with The Gifting Edition, featuring over 300 independent, design-led, and mostly socially responsible labels. Be spoiled for choice with exclusive launches across gifts and accessories; women’s and men’s fashion and accessories; home and decor; art and lifestyle goods; and children’s apparel and toys. The three-day shopping event includes fun fringe activities: meet charities and other non-profit organisations, pick up a new skill, or unwind with great food and wine on level three. Free admission. boutiquefairs.com.sg

15 – 24 Nov
Artbox Singapore 2019
Singapore Turf Club, The Grounds@Kranji
Over two weekends, Bangkok’s famous flea market returns on new grounds at the Singapore Turf Club. Expect over 300 food, fashion and lifestyle brands selling their wares in creative retrofitted containers. Artists and music acts from Malaysia and Thailand are also heading down. Free.

21 Nov – 1 Dec
30th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF)
Various venues
SGIFF celebrates its 30th anniversary with a dynamic line-up of South East Asian and International films and programmes, including post-screening dialogues, masterclasses, and panel discussions. SGIFF has also launched Nature’s Playground, a mixed media exhibition at Gardens by the Bay, which follows 10 local storytellers, including Anita Kapoor and filmmaker Kirsten Tan on their creative journeys. Tickets and info at sgiff.com.

Neon Lights 2019, Halsey, McginleyX

23 – 24 Nov
Neon Lights
Fort Canning Park
Singapore’s premier outdoor music and arts festival returns with a stellar line-up of international and local indie stars. Head to Fort Canning Green and check out headliners Mumford & Sons and Halsey, along with Honne, Mura Mura, Nick Baker, Aurora and Fleetmac Wood. Neon Lights is an All Ages event and kids are welcome (though they’ll need a ticket if they’re over two years!) $108 adults, $30 kids neonlights.sg

22 – 24 NOV
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, SINGAPORE 2019
F1 PIT BUILDING
The world’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art returns to Singapore to celebrate its 10th year of incredible art buys. This year’s edition will offer a fresh plethora of local, regional, and international talents, presented by over 80 galleries. affordableartfair.com/fairssingapore

2 Dec
(11am-7pm)
The Expat Fairs: Glamourous Christmas Fair, 2019
The Fullerton Hotel
Break out the Christmas spirit and head down to The Fullerton’s stunning Grand Ballroom to browse an exquisite spread of seasonal gifts and tantalising tastes that embrace sustainability and creative local makers. theexpatfairs.com

Big Hero 6 Concept art, Paul-Felix ©-Disney

Until 29 Mar, 2020
Disney: Magic of Animation
ArtScience Museum
Get a rare behind-the-scenes look at some of your favourite Disney animated films as the ArtScience Museum showcases over 500 pieces of art from a wide array of films, including original artworks from Frozen 2. The exhibition also includes projections, audio-visual displays, and interactive activities. marinabaysands.com/museum