The Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) first digital edition of IHC CultureFest showcases the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the lens of the epic literary work Ramayana. The eclectic line-up of online programmes will explore a wide variety of Indian art and culture forms and their influences, bound by common values and themes.

IHC CultureFest 2020: Digital Edition will take place from 5 to 20 September 2020, and its programmes can be enjoyed for free online at IHC’s Facebook page and website.

IHC CultureFest 2020’s more than 40 programmes, which include performances, demonstrations and workshops, will be spread across 5 to 20 September, with new programmes introduced every week to keep festival-goers coming back.

Key Highlights

  • Opening Programme: ‘SITA’ by Apsaras Arts – 5 September (7- 8 PM)
  • Multicultural Dance Drama Series of Ramayana – 6 September (6 PM)
  • Youth Community Showcase – 4 September (6 PM)
  • Cultural Variety Videos – Weekdays (6 PM)
  • Traditional Koothu Performance – 15 September (6 PM)

Panel Discussions

  • LIVE’ Panel Discussion – How does Indian Culture Promote Good Leadership? – 23 September (5 PM)

Workshops and Demonstrations

  • EPIC! e-Book writing workshop – 9 September (2 PM)
  • Madhubani Art workshop – 12 September (1 PM)
  • Ashoka Flower Watercolour workshop – 19 September (1 PM)
  • Interactive Storytelling session through Odissi and Puppetry – 13 September (11 AM), 19 September (2 PM)
  • Chef Devagi Sanmugam Cooking Demonstration – 13 September (12 PM)
  • Sri Lankan Food Cooking Demonstration with Mrs Indra Iswaran – 20 September (12 PM)
  • Urban Sketch Walkthrough – 19 September (11 AM)

On-site activities

  • Curators Tour – Starting point for the free guided tour will be at the Visitor Services Counter located at level 1 of IHC. Limited to 5 participants per session.
  • Madhubani Community Art Wall & Paintings @ IHC!

This digital edition of IHC CultureFest has also enabled IHC to support Singapore’s arts and culture scene, by working with more than 100 artistes and practitioners to present the various performances, programmes and workshops.

As part of the centre’s engagement with youth, IHC also partnered Diploma in Communication Design students from the Temasek Polytechnic School of Design to create this year’s IHC CultureFest logo and key visual. The students were inspired by artefacts featured in IHC, and by the different facets of the Ramayana, traditional Indian arts, culture and heritage for the designs.  

To enjoy IHC CultureFest programmes, please visit here, or IHC’s Facebook page.