A Deepavali Tale: A Storyteller’s Private Collection

A Lighter Side of History

Storytelling in celebration of Deepavali.

Date: 14 Oct 2017

11:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Free with registration.


For National Museum of Singapore

Deepavali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year by Hindus around the world. In this edition of A Lighter Side of History, organised in celebration of Deepavali, master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran will share the story of The Ramayana, the ancient epic at the heart of the festival. Participants will be treated to an exclusive viewing of her private collection of Ramayana artefacts, such as antique story cloths and vintage shadow puppets, which reveal The Ramayana’s influence on arts and culture. The talk also includes a simple flower garland-making activity.

Sat 14 Oct
National Museum of Singapore
Gallery Theatre, B1
FREE with registration

About A Lighter Side of History

A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone, from beginners to history enthusiasts.