Singapore is landing in London this weekend with an immersive, multi-sensory garden, set to take visitors on a techno - natural odyssey at Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate EC2A.
On Saturday 15 June there will be a full schedule of free talks and experiences as part of Singapore: Where Explorers Meet. From crafting botanical cocktails with one of the world’s best mixologists, to learning the secrets of cutting-edge floral artistry, to a cross continental journey of a lifetime, the event is a unique chance to meet some of Singapore's most exciting creative talent.
The event commemorating the Singapore Bicentennial is curated by leading Singaporean and UK creative agencies, In The Wild and Bompas & Parr and will offer visitors a slice of Singapore’s history, culture, arts, music, dining and cocktail scene.
Admission is free of charge, but spaces are limited. Sign up to free tickets via Eventbrite
Saturday 15 June schedule:
The Prime Explorer
By: Filmmaker Alex Bescoby and Original 1955 Expedition Member, Tim Slessor
Between: 12.30 to 13.15
Ideal for: explorers
Be inspired by tales of epic exploration. Between 1955–56 an adventurous young man named Tim Slessor made history by driving 18,000 miles from London to Singapore in an Oxford Landrover. The evocative black and white programme telling this story is one of strength, determination and exploration. This iconic and challenging road journey will be re-created in 2019 from Singapore to London, with award-winning filmmaker Alex Bescoby, and the original expedition members – Tim Slessor, now aged 87, and the 1955 Oxford car. Join Alex and Tim as they share their inspirations, motivations and insights into the preparations leading up to the journey flag-off, commencing in Aug 2019, from Singapore.
Flower to the People
By: National Parks Board (Singapore), Kew Gardens and Singapore botanical designers Humid House
Between 13.45 and 14.30
Ideal for: garden lovers
The orchids of Singapore were highly prized by early plant hunters and the city is now a botanical centre of excellence. Prize blooms on display in London will include orchids named after the royal family including Dendrobium Elizabeth and Dendrobium Duke Duchess of Cornwall. Enjoy the pleasure of hearing from some of the world’s leading experts on the art of making the perfect tropical imaginarium.
By: photographer and visionary Lenne Chai
Between 15:00 to 15.45 – ideal for artists and photographers and culture vultures
New York based Singaporean photographer Lenne Chai discusses her photographic obsession with challenging the norm and always finding a different creative route.
Mixing a Memory
By: Award winning bartenders from Raffles Hotel Singapore and Native one of the World’s 50 Best Bars
Between: 16.15 to 17:00
Ideal for: socialisers
Hear some of the world’s best bar tenders discuss the magic of mixology and sourcing inspiration from nature.
Official Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/22949187620