Somerfest 2022 at Somerset


If the number of festivals in Singapore is anything to go by, then we are a country that loves to celebrate – whether it’s culture, food or art. If you enjoy all 3, add Somerfest 2022 to your list of events to attend while making your end-of-year plans.

From 25th November to 18th December, Somerset Belt will be turning into a vibrant space with numerous activities happening this festive season. You can look forward to interactive exhibits, art installations and live performances, just to name a few.

Here’s what’s poppin’ at Somerfest 2022.


Experimental showcases for youth, by youth


Earlier this year, the National Youth Council had an open call for ideas to liven up the public spaces in Somerset and, boy, did the youth show up with unique proposals. The Realise Your Somerset Project (RYSP) initiative will see a total of 22 projects ranging from musical concerts and dramas to urban sports open to the public from now till January.

Somerfest 2022 Parkour Singapore
Workshops are open to ages 13 to 35 years old of all fitness levels.
Image adapted from: Parkour Singapore 

One of the highlights is Parkour @ The Belt – a mini parkour park setup for challenges, performances, and workshops. If you’ve always wanted to try the sport, here’s your chance to join the free beginner-friendly classes from 25th November to 18th December to learn how to do so safely. 

Green Arena 2.0
Image credit: Green Drumming 

Also worth checking out is the Green Arena 2.0 where you can try your hand at drumming on upcycled drums from everyday materials. The interactive exhibit will be on display from 6th-18th December at the Somerset Youth Park.

Somerfest 2022 Scooop
Image credit:
SCOOOP 

We’ve heard of chatting over coffee and tea, but what about having insightful conversations over some ice cream? Spreading joy 1 scoop at a time, Colour Palette will be giving away 1,000 free ice cream scoops for those who take part in their social media challenge from 16th-18th December

Specially for Somerfest 2022, there will be 3 flavours unique to the Somerset Belt including Kaya Burnt Cheesecake. You’ll just have to head down to the festival to find out what the other 2 exclusive ice cream flavours are.

networking
Image for illustrative purposes only.

For those interested in hearing from local entrepreneurs about what it takes to eventually succeed, check out Merlion Project – a human library set within a cosy container space.

Book your seat for the Merlion Project.

Merlion Project
Admission: Free
Venue: 121 Somerset Road, Somerset Youth Park, Singapore 238166
Date: 3rd December 2022
Time: 2pm-5pm


Network with 100 founders at Sandbox Somerset


Somerfest 2022 Sandbox
Image credit: Sandbox Somerset 

Speaking of entrepreneurs, grab this opportunity to network with 100 founders of businesses who will be coming together at Somerset Belt over 2 weekends. Registration for Sandbox Somerset is complimentary and you’ll get to meet other aspiring entrepreneurs and people from various industries.

The founders are mainly from creative, retail and F&B industries, and you’ll get to hear from them through panel discussions and mentorship programmes as they share their experiences, personal stories, and innovations.

 

Somerfest 2022 Sandbox
Image adapted from:
Sandbox Somerset 

Some familiar names include the founders of Partipost, The Golden Duck, Tipsy Collective, and Handmade Heroes.

Sign up for Sandbox Somerset.

Sandbox Somerset
Admission: Free
Venue: 121 Somerset Road, Somerset Youth Park, Singapore 238166
Date: 25th-27th November & 2nd-4th December 2022
Time: 2pm-9pm
Contact: Sandbox Somerset website


Free Christmas concert featuring local artists


Adding to the festive feels is Majulah Holiday Special – a concert where you can sing along with your favourite local musicians on 10th December. Amongst the line-up of performers are Benjamin Kheng, Dominic Chin, and Marian Carmel.

free xmas concert
Image credit: Zendyll Music 

There will also be food booths and fringe activities for an evening of fun and entertainment. Organised by Zendyll, the organisation will also be bringing some Christmas cheer to volunteers from NGOs who will be invited to watch the show. What’s more, you’ll stand a chance to win giveaways such as staycays.

Get your tickets for Majulah Holiday Special.

Majulah Holiday Special
Admission: Free
Venue: 121 Somerset Road, Somerset Youth Park, Singapore 238166
Date: 10th December 2022
Time: 7.30pm-10pm


Engage in self-care activities


Re:ground @ Dungeon
Image adapted from: Youth Corps Singapore 

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road, if you need to escape to a quiet spot, make your way to Re:ground @ Dungeon. Here, you can take a moment to rest and engage in some therapeutic activities such as colouring or making origami.

And if you simply need a listening ear, you can also approach one of the friendly peer supporters to have a chat.

Re:ground @ Dungeon
Admission: Free
Address: 113 Somerset Road, The Red Box, Singapore 238165
Date: 10th-11th December 2022
Time: 2pm-9pm
Contact: Project Re:ground website


Save the date for Somerfest 2022


Somerset Belt
Image credit: Somerset Belt Office

Now that you are aware of some of the happenings at the Somerset Belt, mark your calendars for an eventful end to the year. Somerfest 2022 will be the space for youth to meet and play.

Find out more about what’s happening at the Somerset Belt

 

*SCAPE
Address: 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Contact: *SCAPE website 

111 Somerset
Address: 111 Somerset Road, Singapore 238164
Contact: 111 Somerset website 

Somerset Skatepark
Address: 1 Somerset Road, Singapore 238162

Somerset Youth Park
Address: 121 Somerset Road, Singapore 238166


This post was brought to you by the Somerset Belt Office.
Cover image adapted from: Parkour Singapore, Green Drumming, Zendyll Music

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