An Intimate Affair @ Goodman Arts Centre, FREE for members & guests


Copyright: Nanyang Technological University

Date: Friday 30th September 2011

Time: 7pm

Tour: Engage the Soul of GAC by visiting its tenants. Experience their daily activities such as rehearsals and studio time

Experience: A figurine/ceramic making session

Feast: Tasty finger foods catered by our host—National Arts Council

Nestled within the culturally rich Mountbatten district, the newly opened Goodman Arts Centre houses the National Arts Council of Singapore and close to 50 arts and creative groups.

There are 35 shared facilities for rental to the arts community including a Black Box theatre, Multi-Purpose Hall, galleries, rehearsal studios, music and art studios, and seminar rooms.

The centre is managed by The Old Parliament House Limited and its vision is to be a youthful and energetic hub providing a wide range of arts offerings.

Located at the former Lasalle College of the Arts, the beautiful grounds with lush greenery provide the perfect setting for inspiration and creative work.

This event is free-of-charge.

To register, please send an email to secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by 8pm Wednesday 21 September 2011 giving your name, membership number, occupation and handphone number.

Your guests are welcome but you’ll need to submit their names and occupations in advance.

Queries? Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo from MediaCorp @ 81137055.

Dialogue with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on the LKY School 7th Anniversary

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to join us in an evening of dialogue with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, Distinguished Fellow of the LKY School and Singapore’s Former Minister Mentor in celebration of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) 7th Anniversary on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 from 5.00 pm at the University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore. The session with Mr. Lee Kuan Yew will be moderated by Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. This will be followed by the unveiling of the two volumes of the French edition of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs titled L’Histoire de Singapour (The Singapore Story) and Du Tiers-Monde a la Prosperite (From Third World to First).

We would be very grateful if you will RSVP your attendance at the earliest as it will help us in making special arrangements that are needed at the School.

We look forward to welcoming you to this special event. Please email me on hemagoyal@nus.edu.sg for any further information.

Singapore Press Club Annual Golf Competition

Our annual Press Club golf competition has been confirmed for the afternoon of 25th October at the Orchid Country Club.

This will be the fourth in the series since we started this annual event in 2008. Members and participants at previous events have good memories of the golfing camaraderie and very attractive prizes.

As usual we will end the event with a sumptuous dinner that non-golfing members and guests are also
invited to attend.

Our club secretary George Joseph and I are in the process of firming up the sponsors and arrangements for another memorable event.

Meanwhile we would like to give you an early heads-up so that you can block this date in your diary.

The registration form is attached. Members are again given an offer you will find difficult to refuse – a golfing competition plus lunch & dinner for only $100!

Golfers who are eligible to join the club are encouraged to do so to enjoy this special rate – we have time to consider applications before the event.

Each member can also invite one guest at $160. We also welcome Corporate Flights at $800 each that come with naming rights. (eg; SPH flight, Mediacorp flight, etc.).

Non-golfing members who would like to attend the event dinner will be charged $35 per head. As with past practice, all diners will also be eligible for our lucky draw prizes.

We look forward to your early registration – please declare your true handicaps. We will announce more details nearer the competition date, including the competition rules and our Guest-of-Honour for the event.

Dicky Goh
Vice-President and Golf Convenor
Singapore Press Club

An Invitation To An Evening With The Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Strings Delight

An evening with Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Dear members,

You are invited to join the SCO for two hours of fine musical entertainment.

You may pick one of the time slots below:

Date: Friday 16th September or Saturday 17th September 2011
Time: 8pm. The concert is expected to last for about 2 hours.
Place: SCO Concert Hall (Former Singapore Conference Hall), 7 Shenton Way

Acclaimed musicians SCO Leader Li Bao Shun and SCO’s Erhu Principal Zhao Jian Hua will perform two erhu masterpieces.

Fire Ritual by renowned composer Tan Dun combines traditional Chinese ritual music with palace music in a lyrical mourning of war and yearning for peace.

Night Thoughts by Liu Nian Qu was inspired by the famous story, “The Overlord Bidding Farewell to his Concubine”.

The orchestra will also present Suite for Chinese String Instruments, a composition that exhibits the mysterious momentum and charming tones of the huqin.

You can find out more about the SCO @ www.sco.com.sg

The concert is free-of-charge.

To register, pls send an email to secretariat@pressclub.org.sg by 2pm Wednesday 7 September 2011 giving your name, membership number, validity of membership, occupation, handphone number and preferred time slot.

Your guests are welcome but you’ll need to register them (giving their names) in advance. Children below 6 years of age will not be allowed into the concert hall.

If the number of interested participants exceeds the quota of tickets kindly provided by SCO, priority will be given to members, and the number of guests per member may be restricted.

Queries? Contact Press Club MC member Carol Foo @ 81137055.