Singapore Showcase in Edinburgh: 6-30 August

27 July 2009

Renowned as a nation of commerce, cultural diversity and tropical warmth, Singapore has long been regarded as the perfect gateway to Asia, a place to rest a few days before venturing on. Those who look beneath the surface will see a modern cosmopolitan Singapore, infused with a dynamic and seductive energy that spills beyond the 710 square kilometres of this island city-state. The arts have been central to the re-imagining of Singapore. From 6-30 August 2009, a slice of Singapore culture arrives at the Edinburgh Festivals, giving a glimpse into the confluences and connections of Asia and the world in Singapore that belie the sense and sensibility of being Singaporean. The Singapore Showcase builds on the success of the last Singapore Season in London in 2005 to profile the diversity and growing sophistication of Singapore artists, and provides them a most prestigious stage to showcase their talents. In addition to the main Edinburgh International Festival, the Singapore Showcase will be presented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival as well as the Edinburgh Mela Festival. “This Singapore Showcase is another realisation of NAC’s internationalisation programme in bringing local talents to the global audience, and to enhance Singapore’s growing reputation as a global city for the arts,” said Mr Lee Suan Hiang, Chief Executive Officer of the National Arts Council. Download the full programme of the Singapore Showcase in Edinburgh. Fur further information please contact Sylvia Low at