The Nyetimber Secret Garden at 1880 Singapore
Until Feb 29, 2020

Enjoy a glass of bubbly with a view, as the terrace of 1880 Singapore has been transformed into an English garden for The Nyetimber Secret Garden. Nyetimber, England’s leading producer of sparkling wine, has teamed up with Singapore’s most exclusive private members’ club to transform its terrace into a whimsical secret garden inspired by the English countryside. With abundant displays of lush florals and foliage, a dedicated Nyetimber bar and twinkling lights, it sets the stage for an elegant evening to enjoy a glass or two of English sparkling wine.

Tucked above the vibrant Robertson Quay neighbourhood, with uninterrupted views of the Singapore River, The Nyetimber Secret Garden at 1880 will serve Nyetimber Classic Cuvee and Rosé by the glass and bottle. Inspired by his own British heritage, 1880’s head chef Colin Buchan has designed a special menu of small plates that pair perfectly with the sparkling wine. Nyetimber was the first producer to exclusively grow the three celebrate grap varieties — Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay — and for ove 30 years, it has been dedicated to the production of the finest English sparkling wine. Most recently, Nyetimber’s Blanc de Blancs 2013 received England’s first ever gold medal at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2019, announced in Sep- tember. This exclusive experience is for members of 1880 and their guests.

FILM

The Aeronauts
In cinemas on Dec 12

In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Academy Award Win ner Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and furthering scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them. But they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.

ART

Astrolabe —whakaterenga at the National Museum of Singapore (Gallery 10)
Until Jan 5, 2020 (10am to 7pm daily)

Astrolabe — whakaterenga, a digital art showcase that combines virtual reality, audio-visuals, dance and kinetics, will make its debut at the National Museum of Singapore as part of its DigiMuse initiative. The contemporary exhibition is inspired by Chinese culture and the ancient Asian star charts that will take audiences on an immersive experience across space. The DigiMuse initiative seeks to build a vibrant cultural secto as well as engage with the wider technology industry to encourage creative experimentation in cultural spaces.

Astrolabe — whakaterenga (meaning “to launch, float” in Maori) offers greater insight into New Zealand’s sophisticated, futuristic and unique arts sector. It allows visitors to experience old-world wisdom through today’s digital lens. As an immersive digital arts space inspired by early Chinese and Pacific Island cosmology, the showcase is presented by New Zealand arts laureate Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts. Through virtual reality, visitors will get to watch dancers on film work with the moving star charts such as ancient space mariners and navigate a digital landscape that features film projection and soundscape.

Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends at the National Gallery Singapore
Until June 28, 2020

National Gallery Singapore presents its first photography exhibition, spotlighting local photographer and Cultural Medallion recipient Chua Soo Bin in Chua Soo Bin: Truths & Legends. Featuring close to 100 photographic works alongside archival materials, the exhibition will chart Chua’s remarkable decades-long career. It will give prominence to some of these pivotal works in the development of photography in Singapore, a history that is traditionally overlooked, and explore the timelessness and intricacy of his portraiture against the backdrop of a thriving social media photography scene today.

EXHIBITION

Then Now Beyond by The Hour Glass at Malmaison by The Hour Glass
Until Jan 31, 2020

The Hour Glass presents its commitment in showcasing the art of horology through design, creativity and culture. A section of the flagship store Malmaison by The Hour Glass will be redesigned by Milan-based JoAnn Tan Studio, creating an immersive environment for the special collection of limited-edition timepieces and commissioned artworks for the exhibition Then Now Beyond. The redesign orientates on the concept of space, with influences from Stanley Kubrick’s iconic set of 2001: A Space Odyssey where antiquity is fused with futuristic design.

Materials including brushed aluminium and brass have been used to hint at the silent elegance of a spacecraft while more organic materials such as sand and glitter allude to the textures of the surfaces of planets, with light romanticising the presence of stars.

The exhibition will present special commissioned works by four renowned designers and contemporary artists: Daniel Arsham; nendo; Marc Newson; and Studio Wieki Somers.