Category: Arts

The Small Duck: Jazz Showcase

By Shervon Lee (19S06A), Kuang Shane Qi (19A13A), Asfar Alim (18S03J)
Photos courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

Last Thursday afternoon, a smooth melody emanated from the TSD. This was none other than the members of Raffles Jazz, who were hard at work making the final preparations for their showcase, The Small Duck. As the title suggests, the showcase was held on a smaller scale with a smaller audience. As a result, the performances seemed more casual, where the Jazz members performed for no other reason than to, well, perform.

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Passenger: A Journey with Raffles Photographic Society

By Nicki Chan (18S03C)

“I believe that photography is about storytelling. Photographs tell a thousand words, and can be used to reveal truths, connect with people’s emotions, and promote greater social consciousness.”

– Natasha Zuzarte (18A01B), Chairperson of Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)

Photography is not just a tool, but also an art. Like other artworks, good photographs inspire, enlighten, and move people, and require careful planning and production to induce such an effect. Through Passenger, Raffles Photographic Society (RPS)’s end-of-year exhibition, our resident photographers bypassed the mere displaying of photography skills, aiming to deliver insight and emotion through photo-taking instead.

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One-Two-Many: Raffles Players’ J1 Production

By Zara Karimi (18A01A)
Photographs courtesy of Raffles Photographic Society

What do illegal parking, invented languages, and ethical dilemmas all have in common? Superficially speaking, absolutely nothing. And yet, plays featuring these three completely unrelated subjects were a part of Raffles Players’ J1 Production: One-Two-Many, held at the Theatre Studies and Drama Room from 9–11 November. 

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Finding Beauty in the Banal – The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017

By Adri Faris (18A13A)
Photos courtesy of Sun Jia Ying (18A01D)

Promotional poster for “The Laboratory: ArtShow 2017”

When the word “artist” is mentioned in a casual conversation, images of a beret-donning, mediocrity-fearing, sketchbook-carrying creative inevitably spring to mind. This creative is believed to be living in a dream world, and he only hangs out with his fellow creatives who lead decadent lifestyles.

But this depiction of the “artist” as an exclusive, pretentious creative is far from accurate. It does not even come close to describing the artists that make up the H2 Art Batch of 2018 in Raffles. When I entered the Art Studio on Friday, 27th October, I was warmly greeted by passionate art students who were eager to take me through their works.

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We’re Bringing Broadway Back, Baby

By Elizabeth Leong (18S06G) and Zara Karimi (18A01A)

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The Broadway Babies, after their showcase at the Hodge Lodge last Wednesday

You may have heard of them from their Instagram account, from their posters around school, or by word of mouth. You may have even attended their last show in January. Yes, the lively presence of the Broadway Babies was certainly hard to miss last Wednesday at the Hodge Lodge, where a new batch of members held their very first show.

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