Reflections Community Arts Festival – Republic Polytechnic


From 17 October to 7 November 2015, helmed by Republic Polytechnic students, Reflections would present 21 events showcasing local acts, collaborations and exhibitions that aim to bring the audience on a journey through recollections of their past and interactions with the people.


This year’s festival has several highlights which include ‘Music, Fun and Friends’ that would be performed by Singapore’s very own MICappella. It would be an evening filled with harmonious entertainment as they bring back their alumni members, like Faith Foon from Final 1 Fame, in celebration of the friendships that were formed through sharing of common passion for music.

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Another musical performance to look out for would be World Drum Night III. The show would feature drummers from ITE College West, Central and East, ITE College West and Central Dikir Barat Percussionists, Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Daiko Drummers and Dikir Barat Group, Singapore Polytechnic Taiko Drums, Republic Polytechnic’s Beats Encore, guest performers Nadi Singapura and ZingO Festival Drums. World Drum Night III would have everyone drumming their fingers and stomping their feet.


As Reflections is a community arts festival, the programmes were carefully thought of to cater to the needs of every age group and their preferences. For the music buff, there is Symphonie de Republique VIII presented by Republic Polytechnic’s Wind Symphony. For a classical night out to Kopi Sessions, the audience would be wowed by bands like Caracal for a stripped down acoustic set.

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Several of the works that would be presented captures the cultural nuances and context of Singapore; Read with Me presented by Operation Theatre is a coming of age play that discusses social issues that are directly relevant to contemporary living; Reminiscence is a double bill of two stories, “Kurun Yang Hilang” and “Shalini”, presented in Malay and Tamil, which explores Singapore’s rich heritage and history.

Happening from 17 October to 7 November this year, with the various performances, workshops and exhibitions; Reflections 2015 has something special for everyone!


Opening Launch
Date: 22 October 2015 (Thu)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Republic Polytechnic South Agora
Ticket Price: Free admission
Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000
Artist/Arts Group: Republic Polytechnic CREATE Club

The Opening Launch would feature 24 CCAs busking around campus, leading up to a performance segment which would provide you with a glimpse of what is to come for the 3 week Festival. Featuring guest artiste, ZingO Festival Drums, the Opening Launch would tell you of all our perspectives of “Our Stories” through different eyes.

MUSIC, FUN & FRIENDS feat. MICappella
Date: 24 October 2015 (Sat)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Studio
Ticket Price: $10
Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000
Artist/Arts Group: MICappella and RP Alumni

Singapore’s very own MICappella will be joining Reflections 2015 in MUSIC, FUN & FRIENDS, a concert celebrating Singapore songs.

World Drum Night III – ConstellAsians
Date: 31 October 2015 (Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Theatre
Ticket Price: $10
Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000
Artist/Arts Group: ITE College Central, ITE College West, ITE College East, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic.

World Drum Night 3 will feature a coalition of music, drums and dance of the world, in an interactive showcase of Singapore’s eclectic mix of talents from the various tertiary institutions.

The concert includes Samba, Japanese, Chinese, Malay Drummers and Beatboxers as well as the inclusion of visual elements such as Sand Animation, Capoeira and Wushu performers in their endless pursuit of connection through their craft, reflecting growth and relevance in this inter- disciplinary collaboration.
The artists discuss the overgrowing impact on our multi-cultural identity and its cultivation in the rapid growth of the lion city.
As new bridges are forged, will it still reflect your sensibilities and your sentiments? Will you lose your personality in your existence?
Embrace yourself as the cultures of the world collide in World Drum Night 3: ConstellAsians.

Wandali (Part of EthnikBeats)
Date: 7 November 2015 (Sat)
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Republic Cultural Centre, Theatre
Ticket Price: $10
Festival hotline: Call 6510 3000
Artist/Arts Group: Gamelan Asmaradana

EthnikBeats features Ethnic Music Groups from all walks of life as they gather for one day of music extravagance leading up to a concert, Wandali, featuring Gamelan groups from Singapore.



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