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  1. 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

    ... and stereotyping against sexual minorities [in] publications directly promoting homophobia should be carefully handled by public libraries. "This could mean that such publications should perhaps carry ... to recognise normal things," Shiu said. The book has been loaned out 89 times since 2005 and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), which is responsible for public libraries, has ...

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

    We need to lead the charge, says artist

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

    ... knew about the city because of the award, which is coveted by artists across the region. The award presentation involves cultural exchanges between the public, students and local experts. Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557699/we-need-lead-charge-says-artist
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Tai O Cultural Workshop will close, but founder says the government should set up public museum to tell colourful story of fishing village Private ... of the village some describe as "Hong Kong's Venice" has called on the government to look again at setting up a public museum there. Since 2001, Tai O Cultural Workshop has showcased ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556869/tai-os-private-heritage-museum-will-be-history-just-two-years
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

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

    ... especially for the subject of Chinese language. Lau said that some parents paid HK$6,000 for children's book sets, and overall sales increased at least 5 per cent from last year. Up Publications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557314/hong-kong-book-fair-visitors-hit-1m-event-draws-close
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

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

    ... serve on a public body for more than six years. Eleven of the 15 members will have served three two-year terms when the current term ends in October. One of the 11, outgoing Ocean Park chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556939/call-arts-lovers-only-serve-board-west-kowloon-cultural-district
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

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

    ... important venue in engaging the public- should set the standard for public art strategy beyond displaying a few sculptures here and there, Yung said. "But I don't see any public art ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556739/time-rethink-vision-west-kowloon
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

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

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

    ... of HK$1.7 billion. Meanwhile, the authority pledged to maintain the public park that will make up much of the arts hub as an urban oasis that would inspire "cultural pursuits"- and be free of foul language and dirty behaviour. The authority will draft by-laws for the park and is proposing that spitting, urinating or defecating in public and using "obscene language" would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556481/declaration-independence-m-museum-wont-open-until-2018
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past two decades. ... of the exhibitors, Idea Publication, gave out a free set of 16 books to the first visitor reaching its booth after the fair opened. Chief Secretary Lam said that the cultural and creative industries have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Delve into the past and travel the world at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by AMY NIP AND SARAH KARACS

    ... A themed exhibition focuses on Hong Kong's publishing history. Visitors can see examples of old printing and historical books or take a closer look at more recent publications from the past ... of their demands are just being ignored," Up Publications editor-in-chief Carmen Kwong Wing-suen said. "Now people are stepping up their participation, such as by voting in the Occupy Central ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554954/delve-past-and-travel-world-hong-kong-book-fair
  10. 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

    ... to regret popularising the Golden Hall in China. “I set a bad precedent,” she said at a public event during this year’s parliamentary session in Beijing, according to the Shenzhen Evening News. ... Three public Chinese concerts at the Golden Hall are still scheduled for August and September, including one by a "Symphonic Orchestra of the Huimin Middle School".     ...

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

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