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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Freespace fair in West Kowloon lets audience join in on the action

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 07:18am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Alice Woodhouse alice.woodhouse@scmp.com Freespace fair lets audience join in on the action Three giant "seagulls" marauded through picnickers yesterday, stealing tissues and snaffling food at the West Kowloon waterfront promenade, but rather than a pest issue, it was a performance. The interactive programming was part of a last-minute change by organisers of Freespace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1646515/freespace-fair-west-kowloon-lets-audience-join-action
  2. News - Asia - CULTURE

    Chinese cartoonist Wang Liming stays in Japan amid fears for safety

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 09:55pm by KYODO

    ... of 2013. Authorities have been closing websites of bloggers dealing with social issues and detaining them. Wang received a number of warnings about his cartoons and was detained and subjected to a midnight raid by authorities after drawing cartoons on issues such as the territorial disputes between Japan and China, and the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. After one period of police ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1633673/chinese-cartoonist-wang-liming-stays-japan-amid-fears-safety
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong's Hindus pray for city's prosperity in Diwali festival

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... pray for prosperity so when we are praying for businesses and households, Hong Kong is automatically involved, because if we cannot do anything in Hong Kong then we cannot survive," said ... will stop and Hong Kong will prosper," said Sabnani, a 20-year resident of Hong Kong. Hindu priests Bhardwaj and Maharaj Pankaj Sharma gave prayers at homes and businesses across the city over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622332/hong-kongs-hindus-pray-citys-prosperity-diwali-festival
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

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

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

    ... of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, said he and the 90-member orchestra were "here for the audience". "If the audience was having a big problem, we would suffer from it as well," he ... said he was not up-to-date with Hong Kong news and had not heard of Occupy Central. He will spend 10 weeks in the city for the current concert season. "I think it is important for all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591201/reform-row-could-hit-sour-note-hk-phil
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a hand in marriage

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... in marriage If Taiwan's experience in fighting for same-sex rights is anything to go by, Hong Kong still has a long way to go towards legalisation of same-sex marriages, according to Chen Xue, ... outspoken opposition as in Hong Kong, said Chen. In November last year, tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Taipei to protest against a gay marriage bill currently being considered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570788/time-hand-marriage
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... sexuality. Gay rights activist Betty Grisoni, co-founder of Hong Kong's largest lesbian organisation Les Peches and director of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) cultural ... It's not the first time a Hong Kong government department has been accused of homophobia. In 2011, the Social Welfare Department courted controversy after inviting a psychiatrist who believes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Local 'Oscars for books' awards call on public, experts to vote for winners

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Oliver Chou

    ... and the public. The first Hong Kong Golden Book Award- dubbed the city's "Oscars for books" by the organisers- has shortlisted for competition 158 new titles launched since last year. ... and the public will receive a trophy on September 28, according to the organisers, The Hong Kong Tradebook Publishers Association. Carmen Poon, managing director of Joyful Books, said yesterday: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568552/local-oscars-books-awards-call-public-experts-vote-winners
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

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

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

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com New Youth Barbershop are building a following with a brand of indie rock that doesn't shy away from the most controversial social issues Group's ... and articles while Showroom looks after design. And the maverick trio are always looking for new issues to showcase. Every two months, they host a concert on a particular social theme- and spare ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559290/new-youth-barbershop-indie-band-razor-sharp-political-message
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

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

    ... vision: Time to rethink? Sixteen years after the idea of building an arts and cultural district on reclaimed land in West Kowloon emerged, the site that promises to transform Hong Kong ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556739/time-rethink-vision-west-kowloon
  10. 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

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