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Published May 15th 2016
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The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. Photo courtesy of Sonny Lieu

Join Agora Book Club to find out more about Sonny Liew who masterfully weaved Singapore history with comics in The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye. The unique storytelling book is a tribute to Chan Hock Chye, a pioneer but forgotten comic artist with a 50 year career. Get your ticket here.

Date: 26 May
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Venue: The Agora, 28 Sin Ming Drive #03-142 Mid View City, 573972

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Lands from the Mongol Empire. Photo Courtesy of Kim Lau

Join Kim Lau who will share the beautiful visual story from Great Khan Khanate and Seafaring & Jungle Frontiers - the final regions of Lands from the Mongol Empire. The story evolved around the areas ruled by Kubilai the 5th Great Khan and Emperor of the Yuan dynasty (12711368) who also attempted to conquer South East Asia. It will bring audiences to Siberia, Tuva, Hexi Corridor, the Great Wall, Manchuria, Tibet, Dali, Pagan, Japan and Java.

Date: 22 May
Time: 2PM - 4PM
Venue: Library@Orchard - Orchard Gateway Level 3, 238858

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An Evening with Graham Sheffield, Director of Arts, British Council. Photo Courtesy of British Council

British Council in partnership with Singapore Art Museum and National Arts Council presents Knowledge is GREAT Lecture, An Evening with Graham Sheffield CBE. Graham, Director of Arts, British Council will share his approach to Cultural Leadership in the contemporary age.

He drives a major expansion and rebuilding of the arts programme in the British Council 's global network of 110 countries. Reserve your seat here.

Date: 27 May
Time: 6.30PM -7.30PM
Venue: Glass Hall, Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, 189555

Bahau, the little known WW II Catholic settlement in Malaya. Photo Courtesy of
Bahau, Malaya, WW II in Malaya, Catholic settlement, Fiona Hodgkins

Fiona Hodgkins will share her research on Bahau, the little-known WW II Catholic settlement in the Malayan Jungle. The history graduate will discuss her motivation and the obstacles she had faced in conducting this research.

Date: 20 May
Time: 7PM - 8PM
Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
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Why? Free admission to all public talks
When: 20-27 May 2016
Where: Various venues in town
Cost: Free admission
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