I’m sure you must have heard of the Light to Night Festival that will be here from 19-28 January by now. Back for it’s second edition, the festival boasts of over 30 works of art within the civic district. These include visual installations, music, dance, and literary performances. Night owls who are searching for interesting things to do other than binge watching dramas till the wee hours of the night, this activity is just for you! Here are 5 reasons why you must visit Light to Night Festival 2018!
1. House of Mirrors
Image credits to Honeycombers.
This art installation allows you to walk into a life-sized kaleidoscope with mirrors cleverly placed to alter your perceptions. Getting out of the exhibit won’t be as easy as you think! Walking into the installation will have you confused whether you’re getting nearer or further from the mirrors – as your reflections will tell you otherwise! Also, we predict that House of Mirrors will be a popular spot for Instagram shots! Guys, you know where to bring your girl if she spends too much time staring at her own reflection in front of the mirror.
2. Art X Social
Image credits to The Raclette Factory.
The Light to Night Festival will feature 80 F&B and retail stalls over two weekends. Highlights include henna drawings, retro arcade machines, neon light installations, and even a photobooth! if you’re feeling peckish after walking around at night, do grab a bite here too! Instagram-worthy food options include Salted Egg S’mores Fries, Thai Milk Tea Soft Serves, and Raclette Cheese Potatoes and Sausages! How delicious do these snacks sound? Not to mention, there will be music performances by our budding local musicians! Visitors have the choice of bringing their own picnic mats and sprawling on the Padang ground for front row seats while munching on some finger food!
3. Light Shows
Image credits to Helper Choice.
It is a common sight to see crowds admiring lights projected on our buildings during night festivals! The Light to Night Festival will feature an interesting art installation titled Art Skins on Monuments by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari. This is an artistic light show where the works of local artists will be shown on the facades of our buildings! These include National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House, Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall and the Asian Civilisations Museum.
4. Music Performances
Image credits to Pop Spoken.
Other than art installations, brace yourself for some good music at the Light to Night Festival! The festival will bring in acts by popular local artistes such as Charlie Lim, Jasmine Sokko, and Gentle Bones.
5. Flowers and People – Dark
Image credits to Today.
Besides letting you step into a giant kaleidoscope in House of Mirrors, the Light to Night Festival also provides you an opportunity to be in a magical garden-like landscape! This interactive art installation allows visitors to determine the flower’s life cycle just by the position they stand. Depending on where they decide to stand, they can see the process of the flower either blossoming or fading away.
Date: 19 to 28 January 2018
Time: 10am to midnight
Venue: Civic District
Nearest MRT: City Hall
Admission Fee: Free