The Bard In The Park

Calling all Shakespeare buffs among us, or parents of Literature students. Singapore Repertory Theatre will be performing Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night. Press Club members can enjoy discounted tickets for the 30th April evening show.

Get a headstart on your Labour Day celebrations by going on a culture-filled picnic with your loved ones this upcoming Public Holiday eve!

Interested? Click on the following link to purchase advance tickets ($45) at a 15% discount.

Note from SRT
The link is valid from now till 29th April.

If you’re not a regular SISTIC customer, you’ll need to fill up an online form before buying the tickets
Registered SISTIC customers just need to key in their customer password to proceed with the purchase

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

From the company that brought you A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing and Macbeth, Twelfth Night is a rambunctious romantic comedy that will have you laughing and falling in love. Picnic under the stars and be romanced by this quirky and endearing comedy. SRT promises an unforgettable and magical evening for one and all. The production will be directed by Bruce Guthrie, Associate Director of The Bridge Project’s Richard III in 2012.

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

Movie Night

In Commemoration of World IP Day   

The US Embassy is extending a special invitation to Singapore Press Club members to attend the screening of two movies – Big Miracle and It’s a Wrap.  The embassy’s hosting the screening jointly with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) to commemorate World IP Day. 

Date: April 30 (Monday)

Time: 6:30 pm

Venue: Golden Village (GV) @ Vivo City

Synopsis of Movies

Big Miracle is a film based on the 1989 book ‘Freeing the Whales‘ by Tom Rose, which covers the true story of ‘Operation Breakthrough,’ a 1988 international effort to rescue whales that were trapped in the ice near Point Barrow, Alaska. The movie stars Drew Barrymore playing a Greenpeace volunteer. Along with her reporter ex-boyfriend (John Krasinski), she convinces rival world superpowers to come together and help save the whales.  The cast of this romantic drama film includes Kristen Bell, Ted Danson and Rob Riggle.

It’s a Wrap is an educational video that goes behind the scenes to provide an insight into the workings of the Singapore film industry and how a movie is made.

There are 30 tickets to be given away. To register, please send an email to giving your name, membership number, occupation and cellphone number.

You may invite up to one (1) guest but you’ll need to submit his/her name and occupation in advance. If the response exceeds the number of free tickets, a ballot may be conducted.

Registration closes on 21st April (Saturday).

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

Press club lunch talk: “Traditional and online media in the new normal”

Lunch Talk

“Traditional and online media in the new normal”

Guest Speaker
Dr Yaacob Ibrahim
Minister for Information, Communication and the Arts

Monday, 23 April 2012 12.15 to 2.00pm
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel 392 Havelock Road, Singapore

The media landscape in Singapore is shifting, with fewer young adults picking up newspapers and watching TV news and preferring to rely on online and social media for information instead. New media also played a significant role in the General and Presidential Elections in 2011, with younger Singaporeans expressing their desire for a greater plurality of views in political decision-making.

Here’s an opportunity to hear the views of the Minister in charge of Information, Communication and the Arts in Singapore and his views on the interplay between mainstream media and new media and prospects for both platforms in the next few years.

To attend the lunch talk, please fill in the Response Form and send it together with your payment to The Secretariat (see attached).

Invitation to Reporting People Power: Media and Political Change in Asia and the Middle East

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY will be holding a conference on Media and Political Change in Asia and The Middle East on 19-20 April 2012. The conference, to be attended by Asian journalists and policy analysts, is organised by The S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information as part of The Temasek Foundation Asia Journalism Forum series.

Speakers at the conference are drawn from Asia and the Middle East, from the media, academia and activist movements. The conference will be held at the Traders Hotel, Singapore. The tentative programme of the conference is attached. We are pleased to invite you to attend the conference.

The conference is a response to the dramatic political upheavals in the Middle East (North Africa and West Asia) which have put popular movements in the spotlight. The organisers want to explore various dimensions of the media’s role in ground-up political change, ranging from grassroots pressure for reform to full-blown uprisings, both in the run-up to major upheavals and in their aftermaths. By comparing experiences across a wide range of Asian and Middle Eastern countries they hope to highlight key trends, opportunities and concerns that journalists and policy makers should be aware of. The conference will look at the power and limits of new media, the trend towards transparency and accountability, the changing role of mainstream media and how the media can contribute to a healthy democratic culture.

19-20 April 2012
Free Admission
Registration start at 6:00 PM, 19 April 2012


Dress Code: Office Attire
Venue: The Gallery, Level 2, Traders Hotel
Registration: Click here to registeronline
(Kindly note that ‘Identification No.’ in the registration form is only mandatory for NTU Staff & Students)
Registration Closing Date : Thursday, 12 April 2012

Please refer to the program for full details of the conference. Places are available on first-come-first-served-basis. Thank you.