The List

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 23 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 23 February, 2008, 12:00am

Schools & Families

English Club: Room 405, British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty. Sundays, 3pm-6pm. $50/year. Tel 2913 5100; e-mail:

Higher & Continuing

Tackling poverty in Hong Kong - what's next? CityU/Governance in Asia Research Centre public policy roundtable. Speakers Drs Wong Hung, CUHK and Yap Mui-teng, NationalU, Singapore; Christine Fang, HKCSS; Stephen Yau, ISSHK; Anthony Wu, BFRC and Cheung Kin-chung, Secretary for Labour and Welfare; Profs Stephen Cheung Yan-leung, CityU and Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, HKIEd and Exco. MM conference room, Cheng Yick Chi Building, CityU. Today, 2pm-6pm. Chinese and English. Tel Paul Chan, 3442 6125.

Visual merchandising - more than window display: BaptistU School of Continuing Education seminar. Speaker Daniel Wan, Asia Society of Visual Merchandisers. Rooms 406-407, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tomorrow, 11am. Tel 3411 2897.

News information seeking, perceived channel efficiency and media dependency: CityU Dept of English and Communication seminar. Speaker Dr Li Xigen, CityU. EN New Media Lab, room Y7544, Academic Building, CityU. Monday, 4.30pm-6pm. Tel 2788 8870.

From brothels to schools: the art world as a platform for activism. LingnanU Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences seminar. Speaker Prof Mette Hjort. Room GEG02, LingnanU. Wednesday, 3pm-5.30pm. Tel 2616 7441.

Cross-border higher education policy in Russia: why there is no policy on Chinese students. HKU Faculty of Education/CERC seminar. Speaker Andrey Uroda. Room 01, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, HKU. Wednesday, 12.45pm-2pm. Tel Emily Mang, 2857 8541; e-mail

Music as literature? a European question for an East Asian tradition: HKU Dept of Music colloquium. Speakers Profs Elizabeth Markham and Rembrandt Wolpert, ArkansasU. Room G16, Hung Hing Ying Building, HKU. Wednesday, 5pm-6.30pm. Tel Dr Giorgio Biancorosso, 2241 5209.

Proverse Prize dinner: award for a work of non-fiction, fiction or poetry. Man (HK) International Literary Festival event organised by author Gillian Bickley. The Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central. Friday, 7pm-9.30pm. $398. Book signings, 6pm-6.45pm.

Swiss summer camps: HK Institute of Languages information session: Speaker Sylvie Ducas-Launay, Pre Fleuri international boarding school, Switzerland. HKIL, 5/F Wellington Plaza, Central. Friday, 7pm. Tel 2877 6160; e-mail:

Exhibitions & Events

Hong Kong and Shenzhen bi-city biennale of urbanism/architecture exhibition: Central Police Station compound, 10 Hollywood Road, Central. Now until March 15. Tel 2975 8986.

HKUST Arts Festival: Martial Arts Week - judo, kendo, tai-chi, dance, tae-kwon-do. Jockey Club Atrium, HKUST. Until Tuesday, 12.45pm-2pm. [2] Centre for the Arts Film Society screenings of Ang Lee movies. Harilela Lecture Theatre C, HKUST. Wednesday. Tel 2358 6149.

New music for brass quintet: HKBU Dept of music. Academic Community Hall, Ho Sing Hang Campus. Monday, 8pm. Tel 3411 7096.

A botanical artist in South China 1972-1983: original water colours by Beryl Walden. Library Exhibition Hall, CUHK. Until March 13, Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sundays 1pm-7pm. Tel 2696 1921.

Ninth CU staff biennial art exhibition: March 3-15, Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm. Tel 2609 7528.

The early Kowloon peninsula: photographic exhibition. HKU Museum and Art Gallery/Mr Cheng Po-hung. Until March 16, daily 9.30am-6pm, Sundays 1.30pm-5.30pm. Tel Annie Chow, 2241 5500; e-mail

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Natural History Museum of London/British Council promotion. Special Exhibition Hall, HK Science Museum. Until May 1. Tel 2732 3232.

Looking Ahead

US Education Fair: Linden Tours. Marina Rooms, Excelsior Hotel, Causeway Bay. Next Saturday, 1pm-4pm. Tel 2603 5771.

Memory and redemption: HKU School of English. Speaker Tan Twan Eng. Rayson Huang Theatre. Tuesday, March 4, 5pm. Tel 2859 2751; e-mail

Blown to bits - peril and promise of the digital explosion: HKUST OUDPA/Man HK International Literary Festival lecture. Speaker Prof Harry Lewis, HarvardU. Lee Wing Tat Lecture Theatre D, HKUST. Friday, March 7, 4pm-5pm.

Speak well: re-evaluating the role of speaking in learning English as a second language. Headstart Group seminar for primary school English panels and teachers. Room HJ305, PolyU. Saturday, March 8, 2pm-4pm. Tel 2155 9602;

Art East and West workshops: CUHK United College art and cultural activities. Wednesdays from March 5 to April 9; various times. Tel 2609 7455/7598.