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Singapore River Festival 2016 returns in November

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The Singapore River Festival will run from 4- 5 November with the theme “River Connections”

The theme was chosen in celebration of how the river connects our past to the present, and the Singapore River to the community and looks to celebrate the culture, lifestyle and history of the Singapore River

A first in Singapore, a tightrope will be extended across the Singapore River for the opening act, Crossings. The performance will showcase tightrope acrobatics, dazzling choreography, music effects and multimedia projections, exploring the extraordinary theme of connections in all our ordinary lives.

Along the river, the Festival will host a variety of performances and activities across Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. Visitors at Boat Quay can enjoy Circular Spectacular – a street festival on Circular Road programmed by creative non-profit Hyphen, featuring live bands across different genres, roving acts by Australian performance artist Justin Shoulder, a Samba Batucada Band as well as a site-specific light art installation by digital artist FLEX.

Families can look forward to activities such as puppet making and face-painting workshops as well as a kids cardboard and chalkboard playground.

Robertson Quay turns into an open-air cinema and a mass workout area with the Quayside Cinema and Fitness Workshops by the River. Those looking for a relaxing evening can enjoy a popular local film, “7 Letters” while adrenaline enthusiasts can work out at fitness workshops such as Kids Yoga, Barre Bootcamp and Pound Workshop.

The festival will support the Singapore River (SR) Signatures, an award recognising some of the finest dishes along the River. 21 winning dishes were handpicked by four local celebrity chefs, Anthony Yeoh, Bjorn Shen, Cheryl Koh and Nixon Low and restaurants will be dishing out promotions in celebration of the revelry happening along the River.

The Singapore River Festival is a free-for-all event with some ticketed workshops and activities.

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