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  1. That's brilliant

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by David Frazier, Kavita Daswani, Nana Chen, Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay, Kavita Daswani, Nana Chen and David Frazier Away from the big festivals, edgy artists proved their mettle and made it a year to remember The international art scene ... as a major player on the regional visual arts scene, with the Taipei Fine Arts Museum recently announcing that the city would be throwing its hat into the ring and competing head on with the other ...

  2. Birmingham

    Posted Dec 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay What's going on around the globe? Willard Wigan is a 50-year-old Englishman. The son of Jamaican immigrant parents, he left school 35 years ago without any academic qualifications, and is still, because of dyslexia, unable to read easily. He is also the creator of sculptures that - centimetre for centimetre - are the most expensive works sold anywhere in the world. ...

  3. Silent treatment

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Kiri Te Kanawa tells Victoria Finlay about nurturing vocal talent I last interviewed Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at the Peninsula hotel in 1996, just before a recital that she suggested might be her last professional appearance in Hong Kong. The legendary New Zealand soprano said she planned to start winding down a career that had taken in all the world's greatest opera houses ...

  4. Trains bridge North and South

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... What? A train from North Korea and another from South Korea crossed the heavily armed border between the two countries last week, restoring a link that was severed in the 1950-53 war. When? May 17. Where? The trains crossed the demilitarised zone between ...

  5. Pinnock's passion strikes a chord

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Many people choose to celebrate their 60th birthday with a party. But when British harpsichordist and early music pioneer Trevor Pinnock turned 60 last December, he marked the occasion by forming a new musical ensemble and taking it on tour around the wor ...

  6. One of our historic city boundary stones is missing

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Marker helped define the limits of Victoria in 1903 The government is hunting for a missing boundary stone, one of at least seven marking the limits of the city of Victoria ... to provide,' company secretary Julia Cheng Kin-nam said. When Hong Kong Island was occupied by Britain in January 1841, there were 16 villages. In 1843, Britain created the city of Victoria covering ...

  7. Hogiuta

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Multimedia drama about three Asians from different countries expressing their views after the third world war. Stars (from above left to right) Rieko Yamasaki, Chu Pak-hong and Chan Hong. In Cantonese, Japanese and Putonghua. Today-Sat, 8pm, Sat and Sep 2 ...

  8. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lunar New Year street closures announced Lunar New Year traffic arrangements will be in force from 4pm on Saturday, with Yee Wo Street and Sugar Street in Causeway Bay closed to vehicles to accommodate crowds heading for the flower market in Victoria Park. In Tsim Sha Tsui, buses will be diverted from 6pm on Sunday for a holiday parade, and the Star Ferry Concourse will be closed ...

  9. Decentralised hubs make for liveable city

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Zimmerman

    ... Kong's competitiveness and efficiency. Yet this trend is about much more than just providing office space. It is a golden opportunity to help create a more liveable Hong Kong. Cities ... By thoroughly interconnecting the shores of Victoria Harbour from Kwai Chung to Kwun Tong and from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan, the entire harbour district can in essence become the CBD of the Pearl ...

  10. The Event

    Posted Mar 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong ArtWalk Art enthusiasts can participate in the seventh annual art walk involving 50 galleries in Central, SoHo, Wan Chai and Aberdeen, which will exhibit everything from contemporary Chinese painting and local sculptures to Indian art and Austra ...




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