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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Arts hub will not seek new funding, says Lam

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Ada Lee

    ... be deviations from the original master plan designed by Norman Foster. She said the authority hoped the Town Planning Board would approve a "minor increase" in development density of 10 to 15 ... planning." Professor Bernard Lim Wan-fung, president of the Institute of Urban Design, said the Town Planning Board was often willing to relax the plot ratio by up to 10 per cent. "But ...

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    New Kowloon park design a long way from Central Park

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Olga Wong

    ... was the biggest selling point of the art hub project but few resources have been devoted to it," said Patrick Lau Hing-tat of Earthasia, also a Town Planning Board member. Foster's plan ... not just about size. It's about quality. It's got to be better than Central Park." In the latest plan produced by a landscape architectural team appointed by the authority ...

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    Raft of arts events planned, even without land grant

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... Planning Board is expected to approve the arts district plan before the end of this year, allowing the authority to obtain the land grant next year. In the meantime the authority is planning three ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Land grant or not, raft of arts events planned to kick-start cultural district The authority responsible for the West Kowloon Cultural District ...

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    Arts hub properties to double in density with 15pc rise in floor area

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... to decide on the use of the additional floor area, which was awaiting approval from the Town Planning Board. Lam said some of the space could be used for serviced apartments to house performers from ... offices and hotels would take up only 17 hectares. That was where the planned increase in floor area would be concentrated, translating into an actual density increase of more than 30 per cent ...

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    Plan for new M+ firm met with doubt

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Lawmakers question arts hub on who will sit on the museum's proposed board Plan for new M+ firm met with doubt Lawmakers have voiced concern over an "ambiguous" plan to set up a subsidiary company with an independent board to run the West Kowloon museum. They raised questions about the M+ museum during a Legislative Council subcommittee meeting ...

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    In Scenes of Guangdong concert, musical journey's first notes sounded in ancient history

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 03:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese has 15 tones. The most widely used form of Chiu Chow language has 13 tones. Cantonese has nine tones," Kwok said. Wang, an award-winning musician and composer from Chiu Chow, plans ... Theory and Practice that Chiu Chow music "is in a surprisingly healthy state". The music is still very much alive in small towns and villages, among amateur groups around the Shantou ...

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    Electoral reform row could hit a sour note for Hong Kong Philharmonic

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Oliver Chou

    ... plan" to turn the Phil into one of the world's top orchestras. "The HK Phil I heard at the season-opening concert was absolutely the sound of the Berlin Philharmonic. Now it's ... step up. That is very difficult but it has to happen," said van Zweden, who was concertmaster for 16 years of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, his home town. He said he had ...

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    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Fuzzy vision and problematic leadership- not delays and rising costs- are the cultural district's biggest problems, say board members West Kowloon ... District are its fuzzy vision and problematic governance, say members of the arts hub's board and the city's cultural community. Six years after the establishment of the West Kowloon ...

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    We need to lead the charge, says artist

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Amy Nip

    ... from the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority board in October. He called on the arts hub to be more proactive in its cultural planning given that the proposed culture bureau had been ...

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    New Youth Barbershop: Indie band with a razor-sharp political message

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... let it fall." The lyrics refer to controversy over plans to build new towns in the New Territories, forcing families off land they have farmed for generations. Another song, 1 cm, looks ... students and young people taking part in a sit-in protest at the end of the annual pro-democracy march. The protest was considered a rehearsal of Occupy Central's plan to block streets ...




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