Message from M1

M1 is delighted to present the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013.

As a long-time supporter of the arts, we are extremely heartened to see the Singapore arts scene grow and evolve over the years, in diversity as well as vibrancy and along with that, an increase in public interest and participation in the arts. We certainly would like to see this trend continue, and are glad to once again partner The Necessary Stage to do so through the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival - our ninth edition!

We believe that a thriving arts scene enhances and enriches our quality of life. It draws us to reminisce and reflect on the nuances of daily living, social interactions and our identity within the community and nation, especially in the multi-cultural context that is uniquely Singapore.

This year’s Fringe theme, Art & Entertainment, is an interesting juxtaposition. Art, that is tastefully and expertly presented, appeals to our senses and we cannot help but be entertained by it. As artist/writer Makoto Fujimura said, “Entertainment gives you a predictable pleasure… Art leads to transformation.

We hope that this year’s fifteen works, twenty-six performances and three exhibitions, which The Necessary Stage has thoughtfully curated, will captivate and invigorate you, and in the process, enrich and transform you in a way that will not be possible without your being with us at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013.

Be “Entertained and Transformed” at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2013!

Ivan Lim
Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
M1 Limited