From tea and tipple to art and history, take a new look at the good life in this edition of Weekout

DRINKS

The Nyetimber High Tea Experience

May 1 to 31

England’s leading producer of sparkling wine, Nyetimber, has teamed up with one of Singapore’s most prominent luxury hotels, Shangri-La Singapore, to launch The Nyetimber High Tea Experience.

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Nyetimber was the first English producer to exclusively grow the three celebrated grape varieties — Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. For the month of May, The Nyetimber High Tea Experience will be available at both The Rose Veranda and The Lobby Lounge, for guests to experience Nyetimber’s prestigious range of English sparkling wines by both the glass and bottle.

A tasting flight, featuring Nyetimber Classic Cuvee, Nyetimber Brut Rosé and Nyetimber Cuvee Chérie Demi-Sec, will enable guests to sample a range of wines, and is available at $58++ for three glasses. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at 6213 4398 and via email at [email protected]

Refreshingly light

Fever-Tree

Global premium mixer brand Fever-Tree introduces a versatile new range of tonic waters, expertly crafted by blending the finest naturally sourced ingredients and using fruit sugars for a lighter drink.

Fever-Tree expands its collection of premium mixers with four new Refreshingly Light variants in Singapore: Cucumber Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Indian Tonic Water and Mediterranean Tonic Water.

Blended with quinine of the highest quality from the “fever-trees” of the Democratic Republic of the Congo are handpicked English elderflowers, lemon thyme from Provence, France and bitter oranges from the Yucatan province in Mexico — all naturally sourced with no artificial colours or sweeteners.

Fever-Tree’s new Refreshingly Light range is available in Singapore in eight-pack (recommended sale price $13.50) or 24-pack ($39.90) cartons of 150ml cans.

EXHIBITION

Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965

May 7 to Aug 22

Just how does Singapore’s ever-changing landscape influence the work of a local artist? Find out at National Gallery Singapore’s latest exhibition Something New Must Turn Up: Six Singaporean Artists After 1965, a joint exhibition of six post-independence Singaporean artists — Chng Seok Tin, Jaafar Latiff, Mohammad Din Mohammad, Goh Beng Kwan, Lin Hsin Hsin and Eng Tow.

The three-month long exhibition promises a rich visual experience and deeper understanding of how these forerunners broke new ground and contributed significantly to the development of Singapore’s modern and contemporary art. Displayed at the Level 2 galleries of the Singapore Courtyard in the City Hall Wing, each room is shared between two artists of contrasting art disciplines, featuring a special curation of their best work through the decades.

From the gut-wrenching charcoal sketches of Cultural Medallion recipient Chng Seok Tin who lost her eyesight in an accident mid-career, to the spiritually-led works of polymath Mohammad Din Mohammad, and IT visionary Lin Hsin Hsin’s groundbreaking foray into digital art, the exhibition promises to be a treat for the senses for anyone young or old. For more information, visit www.nationalgallery.sg/somethingnewmustturnup.

PODCAST

City of Lost Sounds/Simple Times

Cities change and they change fast, but who keeps a record of what we’ve lost? Ng Sze Min, creative audio producer at Artwave Studio, started this podcast because she realised an odd thing happening: her peers were having different memories of the same place.

Ng wondered how the accounts of the same place would differ although they were the same age, growing up in the same country. Was the city changing so fast that we do not share the same memories anymore?

Through the City of Lost Sounds podcast, Ng uncovers lost stories and sounds unheard till now. Listen to the series at soundcloud.com/scape-singapore/city-of-lost-sounds-ep1.

The series won Second Prize at the Podcast Competition+ by *SCAPE. The competition aims to nurture aspiring podcasters to produce quality content by equipping them with the right skills to venture further into podcasting. The top 10 finalists underwent a five-week mentorship programme from February to March to produce a podcast episode, which was assessed by a panel of judges and public voting for the audience choice award. The Podcast Competition+ is supported by programme partners Mediacorp, Audio Technica, City Music, IMS Mahajak Pro Audio and powered by Zoom, Samson and Mackie.

Following a refresh after the competition, Ng's podcast now carries a new name: Simple Times. Listen to the series at open.spotify.com/show/4gi0rDD8ypNeiLuVLP7PM9