Rejuvenated entertainment venue offers teen haven from temptation

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 15 April, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 15 April, 2001, 12:00am

In a bid to offer Hong Kong's young people an entertainment venue away from drugs, alcohol and violence, the Warehouse is re-opening its doors following a maintenance programme.

The Warehouse will present a range of programmes in its landmark red-brick historical accommodation at 116 Aber deen Main Road, Aberdeen. The one time police station was built in 1891.

The teen haven was set up to provide a suitable and secure place for recreational, cultural and academic activities for young people between the ages of 13 and 18.

Membership is $40 a year.

The Warehouse is open from 2 pm to 10 pm (Tue-Fri); 10 am to 10 pm on weekends, and is closed on Mondays. For information, call 2873 2244.

The World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong (WWF HK) works to ensure a better environment through a wide range of conservation, environmental and educational programmes designed to conserve biodiversity, improve environmental quality and motivate people to conserve the environment.

Call the membership hotline: 2523 2316.

The Chinese Dance Art Company of the Beijing Dance Academy will present two Chinese dance performances in Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium at 7.30 pm on April 21 and April 22. The academy will perform various Chinese dances in a series of programmes each with its own characteristics.

The Chinese Dance Art Company is affiliated with the Beijing Dance Academy, the only tertiary-level dance school in China. This 'cradle of dancers' is headed by Chinese folk dance masters, and brings together a host of highly cultivated professional performers.

Tickets at $130, $100 and $70 (students, half-price) are available at all Urbtix outlets.

Enquiries can be made on 2734 2937, while reservations on 2734 9009.

The concert 'Vocal Delights Made in Hong Kong' will be staged at the City Hall Concert Hall at 8 pm on Friday and at the Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium on April 28.

Conductors Barbara Fei, Richard Tsang, Daniel Law and Victor Chan will lead local singers Ella Kiang (soprano), Lee Bing (mezzo-soprano) and Rosaline Pi (soprano) and the Hong Kong Chamber Choir in works by local composers.

The programmes include Psalm 100; Song of Midu Mountain - Rondo, Songs from Shi-jing (Chorus), The Heart's Calling, To Forget (soprano solo), and Whispering Orioles and Swallows (mezzo-soprano solo).

Tickets ranging from $160 to $90 are on sale at all Urbtix outlets.

Programme enquiries can be made on 2734 2935, but reservations on 2734 9009.

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