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The Substation opens 16th Sep 1990

The Substation at Armenian Street is Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre.[1] Founded by the late playwright Kuo Pao Kun, The Substation was officially opened by then Minister for Community Development Wong Kan Seng on 16 September 1990.[2] Formerly a PUB substation, the facilities at The Substation include a gallery for visual, performance and sound art, a 120-seat theatre, a dance studio and a restaurant-cum-courtyard popular for its musical performances.[3]

The Substation promotes local arts and culture in many ways, from film screenings and performances to poetry readings and forums.[4] Its best known events are Moving Images, a year-round film programme, and Septfest, a month-long celebration of programmes and events, which is held annually to celebrate The Substation’s anniversary.[5]

References
1. The Substation. (n.d.) Home page. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from The Substation website: http://www.substation.org; The Substation: A home for the arts. (1994). (p. 4). Singapore: The Substation. Call no.: RSING 790.205 S.
2. The Substation: A home for the arts, 1994, p. 4; The Substation. (2006, April 28). Today, p. 94. Retrieved from NewspaperSG.
3. The Substation. (n.d.). Facilities. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from The Substation website: http://www.substation.org/facilities; Toh, C. (2007, October 23). From arty to party. Today, p. 32. Retrieved from NewspaperSG; Timbre Group Pte Ltd. (2012). timbre@ the substation. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from timbre by Timbre Group website: http://www.timbregroup.asia/timbresg/main.asp
4. The Substation: A home for the arts, 1994; The Substation website.
5. The Substation. (n.d.). Moving Images. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from The Substation website: http://www.substation.org/our-programmes/moving-images; The Substation. (n.d.).Septfest. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from The Substation website: http://www.substation.org/septfest

 

The information in this article is valid as at 2014 and correct as far as we are able to ascertain from our sources. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or complete history of the subject. Please contact the Library for further reading materials on the topic.

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