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  1. 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

    ... other legends to the Diwali festivities. Prayers are made to the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, to ask for good health and business success in the coming year. Alongside prayers for health and wealth, Indian businessman Raju Sabnani said the Hindu community would offer wishes for peace and a resolution to the weeks of protests in the city. "We are praying that this protest ...

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    Four Hongkongers in running for Sovereign Asian Art Prize

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Four Hong Kong artists are on this year's list of 30 finalists vying for the region's biggest art award, the Sovereign Asian Art Prize. And some of them took the opportunity to call for better funding and support for artists in the city, saying the private sector could not continue to drive development in the arts. Among the award finalists announced yesterday were ...

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    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... The weekend festival- to be held at the Central Harbourfront Event Space from October 10 to 12- is the brainchild of a couple from Britain who sold their Edinburgh flat to fund the project. David ... their money. But rules on the mainland that keep old cars off the road make it hard for the trend to flourish there. In Hong Kong, classic cars are increasingly becoming symbols of prestige and wealth ...

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    Students and masters capture force behind martial arts- in 3D

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... or funding sources to protect the items on the list. "Time will not wait," said Chao. "For the majority of styles, important masters are still around, [but] they are ageing. A lot of them are in their 60s, 70s and 80s. A few passed away in the past year. There's an urgency to do it now." The archive, which has raised money through funding platform FringeBacker, ...

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    Musical feast that's sure to be in tune with the times

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by Oliver Chou

    ... was made possible with a two-year HK$3 million Springboard Grant from the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme under Hong Kong's Home Affairs Bureau. "We approve of their proposal ...

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    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the building in May 2012 for HK$90 million and spent HK$10 million on renovation and conservation work. The privately funded museum has exhibition and meeting spaces and a library of 1,200 photography ...

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    Need a hand in marriage? Then ask an embroiderer

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 03:04am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... dai, ribbons of cloth attached to the buttons, while the embroidery reflected not just the city's heritage, but also a family's wealth. Watch: Why traditional Chinese wedding gown ... longevity, happiness and wealth are the focus of the ng fook wa and its lighter version siu ng fook. Ciu gwa refers to more modern designs. Wedding costumes could be further classified by the density ...

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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

    ... their decision. So my biggest victory would be when I need not let go anybody," he added. The Dutch maestro was thankful to the government for injecting fresh funding to hire six additional players ...

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    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

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

    ... more Arts Festival seeks more funding Hong Kong will host its largest contingent yet from Russia's Bolshoi opera and ballet and a string of artistic big names in next year's arts 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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    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the Li Xianting Film Fund, which he founded, had been under police surveillance since August 18. On the eve of the opening that was free for the public, Wong received a call from the organisers. ... Li’s film fund, the sponsoring organisation, was based. He arrived at about 3pm. “We saw the venue’s entrance being blocked by a lot of men. Around a dozen [private] cars and some police cars ...




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