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  1. Shaw thing

    Posted Feb 01st 2009, 12:00am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Peter Hall has a knack for knowing what audiences enjoy, and his production of Pygmalion is no exception, writes Victoria Finlay When British theatre director Peter Hall proposed staging George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion in London's West End a couple of years ago, theatre promoters were initially dismissive. It inspired the ever-popular musical My Fair Lady, ...

  2. Fired with pride, then fried in the Victoria Park heat

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Tens of thousands of people joined a parade celebrating the 12th anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese sovereignty, with dances and music along the busy roads of Causeway Bay and Wan Chai. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen assured people the government had confidence it would boost the economy as he reviewed the city's progress over ...

  3. In the mood for some bovine fun? Victoria Park fair bedlam has begun

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle and Cheung Chi-fai Just walking around at the Lunar New Year fair in Victoria Park will apparently bring you good luck. And you'll need it if you ever want to get out ... at airline counters yesterday for overseas holidays. By 5pm yesterday, about 50,000 people had left the city by air. Flocking to the fair The number of people expected to visit this year's ...

  4. Expert challenges Hopewell traffic data

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Anita Lam Hopewell Holdings might have underestimated the traffic impact of its new Hopewell Centre II hotel, according to a traffic expert who has challenged the Transport Department's decision to approve the impact assessment. Hopewel ...

  5. Conflicting versions of the reason for departure of M1NT entrepreneur

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... with Barclay Crawford Nightclub entrepreneur Alistair Paton, who once battled celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey over his London establishment, has left Hong Kong for good. Paton (pictured, far right) arrived in the city and launched members club M1NT on Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, with Andrew Lewis (also pictured) in November 2006. But those close to the club say relations between ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trumpet player Fung Ka-hing and the HK Sinfonietta's performance of an all-Haydn programme. Today, 3pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2836 3336 ... Urbtix; and Fri, 8pm, Island School, 20 Borrett Rd, Mid-Levels, HK$200 (from Katterwall). Inquiries: 2575 3931 Christmas in the City The HK Women's Choir's NOVA choir and Grace Notes ...

  7. Arts

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... 10am-10pm, Oct 23, 10am-9pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, free with ticket. Inquiries: 2898 6683. Ends Oct 23 Candy Unwrapped Interactive exhibits that reveal the science behind sweets. ... Bogdanovich, Domeniconi, Llobet and Villa-Lobos, Oct 18. All performances: 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$100-HK$200 Urbtix. Inquiries: 9027 1429 Sex 4 Play Perry Chiu ...

  8. Industrial revelation

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Sometimes a tight budget can spur creativity. As Californian interior designer Candace Campos discovered when she renovated her Sheung Wan home last year, it's possible to transform an apartment inexpensively by using your head, expend ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... today. Daily, 11am-9pm, Gallery by the Harbour, Shop 207, Level 2, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST. Inquiries: 2526 1132. Ends Oct 27 Botanical Secrets Leah Clough's etchings, screen prints ... in the adaptation of the 1920s-era Broadway musical about a small town girl who moves to New York City in search of a new life. In English. Today, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, ...

  10. Local bus firm launches tours

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Local company New World First Bus is launching open-top bus tours, vowing they will be cheaper but have more stops than those offered by its foreign-based competitor The Big Bus Company. London-based The Big Bus already runs two routes- in Kowloon ...




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