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PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 November, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 November, 2003, 12:00am
 

STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS


To vote for your favourite Hong Kong bird, simply click on bird.csis.hku.hk/vote or obtain a ballot form and information from post offices or country-park visitor centres.


This is the first wildlife election in Hong Kong and it aims to promote better appreciation of birds and raising awareness of the beauty of our natural environment. Sixteen species have been nominated, including the magpie robin, little egret and black-faced spoonbill.


Magpie robins love hopping and singing and are commonly found in parks and country areas. Little egrets are easily spotted in Tai Po and by the Shing Mun River. Black-faced spoonbills have a long black bill. They are not full-time residents of Hong Kong, but winter visitors.


ROAD SHOW


Stage musical The Wiz! tonight takes you back to the wild and wonderful world of the 1970s with Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the cowardly Lion, as you may never have seen them before. The school production adapts the timeless fantasy classic by L. Frank Baum.


In the story, Dorothy and her new friends journey down the yellow brick road in search of the Wizard of Oz and a way back home - and discover some truths about themselves.


Performances are tonight, tomorrow, Wednesday and Saturday at 7.30pm at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. On Saturday, there is a also a morning show at 10.30am. It is performed in English with some Cantonese. Tickets are $50 each.


NO MEAN FEET


The subject of bound feet has been a social issue since it turned from a fashion to a taboo in modern society. But Australian artist Narelle Cirdland is fascinated by the tiny slippers that, during the Qing Dynasty, were worn on the bound feet of most Chinese women.


It gave birth to the exhibition 'Chinese slippers' at the Fringe Club, which is running until Friday. There are oil paintings on hand-made paper and photographs.


They depict the slippers, and the women who embroidered and wore them.

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