WOMAD Singapore in the Heartlands, Beyond The Festival Gates

womad_Singapore2006Singapore – Together with the North East Community Development Council, the festival presents another night of WOMADNESS with WOMAD in the
Heartlands. This year will be the fourth edition of the festival’s outreach program and will take place in Hougang (Blk 814, Hougang Ave 10) on 19 August from 7pm. The WOMAD artists, flags and global village of international food and craft stalls will all appear and help bring the spirit, music and color of WOMAD and the world to Hougang.

WOMAD in the Heartlands will feature artist Stevie Goldsmith, who will present a series of workshops that share the movements, stories and music of Aboriginal culture with the school children of Hougang, culminating in a short performance piece.

In collaboration with NUS Centre For the Arts, WOMAD Fringe at the University Cultural Centre Theatre on 24 August at 7.30pm will showcase a performance by India artist group
Gypsies of Rajasthan followed by an intimate workshop session with South African artist Risenga Makondo.

WOMAD Singapore 2006 Details

Dates: Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August 2006
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Time: Gates Open at 6pm on Friday and 5.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

“Live” performances on Friday begin at 7.30pm, 7.00pm on Saturday and 6.30pm on Sunday.

Ticket Prices

ADVANCE (on or before 11pm, THURSDAY 24 AUGUST)
Adult 1 Day $35
Adult 2 Day $57
Adult 3 Day $84
Students / Senior Citizens $26
Family Pass $82
Kids Under 7 FREE
Groups 10% off purchase of min 10 Adult single day tickets
10% off purchase of concession tickets per groups of 5 (for NUS students

Sales at the Gates (25 – 27 AUGUST)
Adult 1 Day $40
Students / Senior Citizens $26
Above ticket prices inclusive of $2 handling & administrative charges.
Please note that only Adult 1 Day and Concession tickets will be on sale at the gates.

Tickets available from

SISTIC www.sistic.com.sg; Hotline (65) 6348 5555

Gramophone record stores located at Paragon, Centrepoint, Parkway Parade, Capitol Centre, OUB Centre, Scotts Shopping Centre, International Plaza and Ngee Ann City.

WOMAD Essentials Package is available only on the WOMAD Shop www.womadshop.com. It comprises of a 3-Day Adult Pass, a festival t-shirt, the WOMADness 2006 Compilation CD, a souvenir program, a choice of 1 beer or soft drink, collected in a limited edition WOMAD cloth bag! All this for only 130 SGD or 41.77 GBP (based on exchange rate 1 SGD = 0.321 GBP).

More information at www.womadsingapore.com.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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