‘Piece of peace’ World tour
The Piece of Peace: World Heritage Exhibit Built with LEGO® Brick is set to make its debut in Singapore, the first Southeast Asian country to ever host the Unesco world heritage art exhibition, which originated as a charity project in Japan. Seven out of the nine LEGO® replicas of Asean’s Unesco heritage sites in the Love Asean segment are brand new, while the Love Earth, Love Asia segment will showcase 34 reconstructed world heritage sites from 25 countries. Also, look forward to activities such as the opportunity to make your own Lego creations at Brick by Brick SG’s interactive audience segment.

Date: July 27 to Sept 3, 10am to 9pm (Monday to Thursday) and 10am to midnight
(Friday to Sunday)
Admission: $13 to $19
Venue: Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace

Showcase of David Hockney's works
As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations this year, STPI Gallery is holding a special exhibition featuring 36 works by British artist David Hockney, entitled David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective. The artist’s classic still-life lithographs, such as Walking Past Two Chairs (1986), will be showcased alongside more recent works, including the photographic drawing, 4 Blue Stools (2014), which is essentially a digital collage of photographs that breaks away from a single point perspective of photography.

Date: July 27 to Sept 3, 10am to 9pm (Monday to Thursday) and 10am to midnight
(Friday to Sunday)
Admission: $13 to $19
Venue: Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace

Ready to mingle
Experience Korean Michelin-starred cuisine this August at Resorts World Sentosa’s Curate restaurant. Kang Mingoo, chef-owner of Mingles in Seoul, will star as guest chef for the resort’s third edition of its 2017 Art at Curate dining series. Kang, fresh from clinching a Michelin star in the inaugural Michelin Guide Seoul 2017, is recognised for his brilliance in fusing traditional Korean cuisine with European influences. Diners can either enjoy a four-course lunch or eight-course dinner, both with wine pairing. Reservations are strictly required.

Date: Aug 16 to 23
Admission: $160++ for four-course lunch and $360++ for eight-course dinner.
Public early-bird booking rates available until July 23.
Venue: Curate at Resorts World Sentosa (The Forum, Level 1)

SSO: Gil Shaham • Brahm’s symphonies
Come July 7, violinist Gil Shaham will be kicking off the Singapore Symphony Orchestra 2017/18 orchestra season at the Esplanade Concert Hall with a performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No 1. The concert, led by conductor Lan Shui, begins with Tan Chan Boon’s Soir, Rêves, Fantaisie from his Second Symphony, and closes with the first of the SSO’s Brahms Symphonies cycle featuring the epic Symphony No 1 in C minor, a work that the German romantic master wrote and refined over a period of 21 years.

Date: July 7, 7.30pm
Admission: Ticket prices range from $15 to $88 before booking fees, and are available at
www. sistic.com.sg
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive

Showtime done wright
As part of its new playwright incubation programme, The Wright Stuff, Toy Factory Productions has brought together four aspiring local playwrights with budding directors to present the fruition of their original work-inprogress scripts. Each production — Permanence (July 22 to 24), Chicken Curry (July 27 to 29), Sejarah-Ku (Aug 1 to 3) and A Piece of Cake (Aug 5 to 7) — will run at the newly renovated performance space of [email protected] for about an hour and 30 minutes.

Date: July 22 to Aug 7, 3pm to 8pm on selected days
Admission: $20. Tickets available at www.toyfactory. com.sg
Venue: [email protected], 17A Smith Street

Soldiering on
Christopher Nolan continues to push the envelope of the filmmaking industry with Dunkirk, which is scheduled to hit Singapore’s screens on July 20. It stars newcomer Fionn Whitehead alongside Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and much to the delight of One Direction fans, Harry Styles. Directed, produced and written by Nolan in triptych format, based on his shortest screenplay to date at 112 pages, this World War II epic tells the tale of the 1940s’ Dunkirk evacuation from three perspectives: air, land and sea.

Dunkirk will be showcasing music by Academy Award-winning German composer Hans Zimmer, who famously also wrote the scores for several of Nolan’s masterpieces such as Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Interstellar (2014). Viewers may also be interested to know that the filming in Dunkirk, France, took place in the exact location as the real historical evacuation — with reconditioned warships, including the French Navy’s Maillé-Brézé, being used for the shoot.

This article appeared in Issue 785 (June 26) of The Edge Singapore.