A significant part of our work in literary arts concentrates on Writing the City, an online platform for the exchange and showcase of UK and Singapore writers where the writing community can share work, receive feedback and access opportunities to take their writing forward.
We also hold many offline activities in the literary arts. For example, Dickens 2012, which was a series of dynamic literary events to celebrate one of the world’s most inspiring authors, Charles Dickens.
Click here to see photos of the event.
An important part of our work is also our participation in the Singapore Writers Festival, where we work with prominent British writers and engage with local audiences and students.
Our work with the Singapore Writers Festival contributed to the British Council being a recipient of the 2013 Arts Supporter Award*.
*Patron of the Arts Award
The British Council Singapore was awarded the 2013 Arts Supporter Award for their contribution to advancing the arts in Singapore in 2012, specifically recognising our involvement in the Singapore Writers Festival and the Musicity project.
The award follows on from a significant part of the speech made by the Singaporean Minister, representing the Singaporean government at the Queen’s Birthday Party in June 2013, highlighting the British Council’s contribution to Singapore. Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Education, Ms Indranee Rajah affirmed that “much credit goes to the British Council, which has been tireless in […] showcasing the innovation, creativity and excellence of the British arts […]”.