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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Flawed poll sees new faces on Hong Kong's Arts Development Council

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow and Candy Chan

    ... faces on arts council Elections to the body that funds the city's arts organisations concluded in chaos, with nine new faces chosen in a poll marred by faulty and blank ballot papers and a count that went on until yesterday afternoon. The exercise to choose the 10 elected members of the 27-member Arts Development Council also came amid fears that the body was being pushed ...

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    Arts council hopefuls get run for their money

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Arts council hopefuls get run for their money Polls opened yesterday for the Arts Development Council's triennial nomination exercise, and it's ... more candidates the merrier. I definitely think it's more democratic this way as it gives voters more choice," she said. The chief executive will "consider" the 10 winning ...

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    West Kowloon park bosses urged to scrap list of 'restrictive' by-laws

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 04:54am by Vivienne Chow

    ... lawmakers' approval. But Ada Wong Ying-kay, founder and chief executive of one of the concern groups, the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture, said freeing the park from rules would foster ... by-laws- such as defecating in public- was already illegal. The groups submitted a 300-signature petition against the by-laws to the Legislative Council. The park plans have grown increasingly ...

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    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

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

    ... is the positioning of West Kowloon? How does West Kowloon fit in the cultural development of Hong Kong?" asked Arts Development Council member Ng Mei-kwan. Danny Yung Ning-tsun's years of serving ... emerged in 1998 when then Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa proposed "a new, state-of-the-art performance venue" on the site by Victoria Harbour. The original hope was that it would boost ...

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    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... festival, but organisers hope to do more- if the government will increase funding. Tisa Ho, the Hong Kong Arts Festival's executive director, said the festival society was in discussion ...

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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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    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... Organiser the Trade Development Council said a survey of 800 visitors showed average per-capita spending was HK$987, a 25 per cent increase year on year. General fiction remained the most popular ...

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    Ani-Com & Games convention to draw massive, costumed crowd

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by BRIAN YAP

    ... attendance record of 729,000 last year and its chief executive, Leung Chung-poon, said yesterday he expected even more people to attend this year. "We are expecting a 2 to 3 per cent rise ...

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    Declaration of independence for M+- but museum won't open until 2018

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and curatorial independence, the authority said. However, work on the museum building has been delayed as the authority seeks cash from the Legislative Council to begin construction of the arts ...

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    West Kowloon Cultural District needs to develop a 'human side': expert

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... planning involving the government. This emerged as members of the Legislative Council subcommittee monitoring the project were being briefed on progress yesterday. West Kowloon Cultural District ... Theatre and concert hall, the Lyric Theatre should be made a multi-purpose venue for all performing arts. Arts hub chief executive Michael Lynch said the HK$21.6 billion upfront endowment from ...




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