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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong-trained conductor scores major international achievement

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 11:48am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Top prize a dream come true for local conductor A Hong Kong-trained conductor has scored another major triumph on the international scene after clinching ... opportunities, makes him the first Hong Kong conductor to claim a top prize in France since Yip Wing-sie, now Hong Kong Sinfonietta music director, won at Besancon in 1985. Watch: Lio Kuok-man's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543454/hong-kong-trained-conductor-scores-major-international-achievement
  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    IN FULL: The Hong Kong cultural heritage list

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 08:46pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter By it's nature, "intangible cultural heritage" can be a bit tricky to tally. But that's exactly what Hong Kong has done over the past seven years, ... International Mother Language Day, the inventory celebrates an array of Hong Kong's communities Read more here. Oral Traditions and Expressions Besides Cantonese, there is a diversity of languages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534799/over-500-hong-kong-traditions-must-be-safeguarded-under-un-convention
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    How ziplining nomadic tribesmen could help to change people's perception of entrepreneurs

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Photography book by Hong Kong NGO hopes to challenge the way we think about entrepreneurs Ziplining tribes: how's that for entrepreneurial? An Iranian who ... submissions for The Other Hundred, a not-for-profit photography book by the Global Institute For Tomorrow (Gift), a Hong Kong-based non-governmental organisation. Gift began the project last year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546697/how-ziplining-nomadic-tribesmen-could-help-change-peoples-perception
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A revival's brewing for Hong Kong's tea house theatre

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), said Chinese operatic showcases and speech singing had been popular at tea houses in Sheung Wan and the Western district in the 1940s and 1950s. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523353/revivals-brewing-hong-kongs-tea-house-theatre
  5. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... not immediately replied to emailed questions. The concert would have occurred only shortly after China’s Ministry of Culture  issued a notice on Wednesday restricting performances of Chinese musicians ... Interest in the venue has become so rampant that in 2010, the Ministry of Culture felt compelled to issue an “emergency directive” asking Chinese musicians not to perform at the Austrian musical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551055/how-chinese-government-decree-could-take-glimmer-out-viennas
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New fashion trends point towards 'social superhero' designs

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by SARAH KARACS

    ... looks highlighted at the opening of Hong Kong Fashion Week. The four-day event showcasing more than 1,200 exhibitors opened yesterday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. Greer Hughes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549164/new-fashion-trends-point-towards-social-superhero-designs
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist Siu Leung-hing putting his stamp on iconic images

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... also created a cartoon image of a policeman out of some 1,000 used postage stamps depicting Chinese chess and the Hong Kong landmarks- representing the strategic task of policing the city. Siu, ... revolution. Siu, a member of the Police Philatelic Club, had thousands of postcards featuring the image printed, which he then gifted to police personnel in Hong Kong and the mainland. He did ask one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543199/artist-siu-leung-hing-putting-his-stamp-iconic-images
  8. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back, by Roberto Di Marco

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:16pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... stories in What Do You Pack? about people who leave their old life behind to start a new one in another country. Some residents of Hong Kong may find echoes of their own history. Italian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546501/book-review-what-do-you-pack-if-you-are-never-coming-back-roberto-di
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Art Basel Hong Kong wows ‘the sophisticated’

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Johnny Tam

    ... of Art Basel Hong Kong's exhibition yesterday with some galleries reporting million-dollar sales thanks to "more sophisticated" visitors. About 65,000 people attended the four-day event at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai- nearly 10 per cent more than last year when the fair made its debut in Hong Kong. Sean Kelly, owner of Sean Kelly Gallery in New York, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515156/art-basel-hong-kong-wows-sophisticated
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Warning- handle heritage with care: Government warned treasures could be lost

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Warning: handle heritage with care The government was warned yesterday that its efforts to identify and protect the city's cultural heritage could end up destroying Hong Kong's treasures ... Morning Post. Watch: Cheung Chau Bun Festival "Commercialisation is inevitable, but the monetary terms also educate people about the value of our heritage," she said. Some Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543689/warning-handle-heritage-care

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