Art & Culture

Cultural zone team ready to start work

Bonnie Chen The Standard 23.10.2008
Cultural zone team ready to start work

The government is to announce the long-awaited West Kowloon Cultural District Authority today, with Chief Secretary for Administration Henry Tang Ying-yen tasked to lead the team.

Scottish group to stage Macbeth 23.10.2008
Scottish group to stage Macbeth

Theatre Babel from Scotland will perform Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth at the Cultural Centre from December 12 to 14, presenting the dark and thrilling tale of murder and witchcraft, kingship and madness.

Fragile Beauty melds Viet, French music

Vocalist Huong Thanh and guitarist Nguyen Le will perform on November 16, blending traditional Vietnamese music with French culture.

Art Enthusiast Buys Tattoo on Man's Back

Brian Solomon New York Art Examiner 21.10.2008
Steiner's Virgin Mary tattoo by Wim Delvoye.

For the first time ever, an art collector has actually purchased a tattoo already inked into someone else's back. The artist is Wim Delvoye, who has gained notoriety in the past for his controversial tattooing of live pigs.

Exhibit celebrates Cantonese opera theatres

Visitors to the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will have an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Cantonese opera theatres in their heyday and the glamour of opera stars in their prime at the "Majestic Stage: The Story of Cantonese Opera Theatres" exhi...

Peking opera virtuosi head to HK 20.10.2008
Peking opera virtuosi head to HK

The Peking Opera Theatre of Beijing and opera virtuosi including outstanding exponents of the Mei Lanfang School will perform at the Cultural Centre in January.

HK can be a city for creativity: Carrie Lam

Hong Kong can become a unique city for creativity, Secretary for Development Carrie Lam said in New York today.

Indian author Aravind Adiga wins Man Booker Prize 2008

LONDON: India's first time novelist Aravind Adiga on Wednesday won the 50,000 pounds ($87,000) Man Booker Prize 2008 for his novel, The White Tiger.

Tang to head up West Kowloon mega project

Bonnie Chen The Standard 10.10.2008
Tang to head up West Kowloon mega project

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen has been chosen to chair the long- awaited West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

Exhibition on military relics opens

An exhibition on Hong Kong's military relics is being held at the Museum of Coastal Defence until December 31. Visitors can learn about the military relics that survive across the city, their original purpose and significance.

Seattle artist dresses up a downward spiral

Regina Hackett Seattle Post-Intelligencer 26.09.2008
Seattle artist dresses up a downward spiral

John Stewart speculated recently that George Bush 2 wants to be not just the worst president in U.S. history, but the last. Elizabeth Jameson has her end-of-times dresses ready.

Making Spaces

Winnie Chau 19.09.2008
Making Spaces

With a lack of exhibition and performance venues around town, creative types have decided to start making their own. By Winnie Chau

September 18 Incident remembered in Shenyang

People queue up at the entrance of the September 18 History Museum, which was built to commemorate the September 18 Incident, the beginning of the Japanese troops' invasion of China, in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province September 17, 2...

Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair '08

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair (“HK ART & ANTIQUES 08”), to be staged from 4 to 7 October 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, will mark a new milestone in the exciting and robust Hong Kong art sc...

Ogre There!: Shrek the Musical Opens in Seattle Sept. 10

Shrek the Musical — based on the story and characters from William Steig's "Shrek!" and the blockbuster DreamWorks Animation film of the same name — officially opens at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Sept. 10. Previews began Aug. 14.

Retro Hong Kong

Winnie Chau 05.09.2008
Retro Hong Kong

What was Hong Kong really like back in the day? By Winnie Chau.

Domestic Dramas 05.09.2008
Domestic Dramas

Ever wanted to get involved with amateur theater? Ginnia Cheng enters, stage right.

Comic artist wins international gold award

Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau met Hong Kong comic illustrator Lau Wan-kit to congratulate him on winning the Gold Award at the Second International Manga Award for his comic series "Feel 100%".

Don Carlo

Time Out Hong Kong 29.08.2008
Don Carlo

Opera Hong Kong has been having an impressive fifth anniversary year. The professional opera company staged Werther as part of Le French May, and this September it is presenting one of Verdi’s most famed operas, Don Carlo. For such a large scale ...

Macau as a cultural hub? What madness is this?

Think Macau’s nothing but a strip of soulless casinos? Think again. In spite of all that ruthless development, Macau’s cultural identity remains strong as ever. The Portuguese colonial influence has had an undeniable impact on the way art and crea...

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