Art & Culture

Hong Kong singers and 'Snow White' ballet

Nie Xin Shanghai Daily 07.05.2010
Hong Kong singers and 'Snow White' ballet

THE Shanghai Grand Theater will present more than 280 events during the six-month World Expo 2010, and tomorrow at 7:30pm the Yao Po Singers from Hong Kong will take the stage as Hong Kong's first Expo performance.

Avoid the Shanghai World Expo chaos -- watch it online instead

Get as close to the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo as possible without having to sweat or touch other people; plus, a quick guide to the site

Mui Cheuk-yin

Internationally renowned dancer Mui Cheuk-yin will join the Hong Kong SAR's a capella singers - the Yat Po Singers - to present a musical production on local traditional legends for Expo 2010 Shanghai China.

Madame Tussauds Hong Kong features Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan, or rather his wax likeness, is making a special appearance at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong, while Khan himself is on location in India filming his latest movie RA One.


A Chinese Ming dynasty painting by classical master Shitao valued at almost $15.5 million will be auctioned next month by Christie's, which said the work was the most valuable Chinese painting ever to be put under the hammer in Hong Kong.

EU President Publishes Book of Poetry

Naomi The Huffingtonpost John Lundberg/ Naomi Har Yarok Greenberg 22.04.2010
Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Van Rompuy - Haiku Herman, as he's called in Europe, is known for composing the little poems when political meetings drag on too long and occasionally publishing them on his website

An exception to the rule

DAVID WILSON The Malaysian Star 08.08.2009

The Sino-Thai megatemple outside Pattaya offers visitors a radical glimpse of earthen icons.

Craft Work

Paul Chan 03.07.2009
Craft Work

Support local artisans, find some bargains and above all, have fun at a craft market. Paul Chan dives in.

Culture shock as boss makes fast exit

Bonnie Chen The Standard 18.06.2009

The fledgling West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has been rocked by the dramatic resignation of its most senior official - just nine days after he started the job.

Fringe Benefits

Winnie Chau 12.06.2009

The inaugural Sidekick Theatre Festival 2009 is the talk of the town among fringe theater enthusiasts. Winnie Chau talks to five groups of theater devotees whose works will feature in the event.

“PIPA DREAMS” Featuring Chinese pipa virtuoso YANG JING

Julia Poon Poon's International Arts Management 04.06.2009

The City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK) joins the internationally renowned Chinese pipa virtuoso Yang Jing for a performance on 28 June 2009 (Sunday), 8:00pm at the Sha Tin Town Hall Auditorium. The programme includes works by Lou Harrison...


The Chinese Clapper Opera Series, a collection of different genres of clapper opera, or bangzi, will be presented by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department in July.


The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority's global search for a chief executive officer will start soon, with the aim of having the successful candidate on board by year's-end, Chief Secretary Henry Tang says.

Wherefore Art Thou?

Winnie Chau 15.05.2009

What is “conceptual art” anyway? Winnie Chau talks to seven local avant garde artists to find out.

East Kowloon arts hub proposed 23.04.2009

The former Ma Tau Kok Quarantine Depot may soon become an arts hub for eastern Kowloon. The Development Bureau has commissioned the Arts Development Council to study the future development of the old cattle depot and the feasibility of turning it ...

YouTube-assembled orchestra plays Carnegie Hall to sold-out crowd

Erica Pearson and Bill Hutchinson New York Daily News 16.04.2009

They came from 33 countries to achieve Internet history and answer the age-old question, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"

Rowse to tell all in book about Harbour Fest fiasco

Bonnie Chen The Standard 14.04.2009

A retired top government official - heavily criticized over the Harbour Fest fiasco - will give his side of the story by publishing an alternative view of the issues surrounding the ill-fated concerts.


Hong Kong's arts and culture executives may be sent to South Korea for internships and exchange programmes, the Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Carrie Yau says.

Vive Le French May!

HK-magazine 03.04.2009
Vive Le French May!

It’s time again for Le French May, the largest arts festival celebrating French culture in Hong Kong. We preview what’s on this year’s program.

Know a good Seattle artist?

Seattlepi 02.04.2009

With one week to deadline, the Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is looking for more nominations from Seattle residents for the 2009 Mayor's Arts Awards.

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