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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    First private photography museum opens in historic Happy Valley building

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

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Historic building in Happy Valley has been reconstructed to house the city's first private collection of rare books, cameras and pictures History of images in the frame at museum A grade-three historic building in Happy Valley has been transformed into the city's first private museum of photography. Founder and director Douglas So hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594122/first-private-photography-museum-opens-historic-happy-valley-building
  2. 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

    ... 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 ... time for the world to know how good it is," he said, referring to the orchestra's European tour next March. The seven-city tour will be the Phil's first European tour since 2003. ...

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

    Bureaucracy may be wing chun kung fu master's biggest foe

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 03:42am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Bruce Lee. He had better news in June, when Yip Man wing chun was identified as one of 480 living items of heritage recognised by the city's government. But Ip Chun is still not convinced. ... months' payment up front- for each two-hour session. Twice a year he hands over about HK$31,000. "Of all the cities I have taught and held seminars in, including London and the United States, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1589448/bureaucracy-may-be-wing-chun-kung-fu-masters-biggest-foe
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Need a hand in marriage? Then ask an embroiderer

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Traditional wedding outfits could take a year to decorate with silver and gold thread- no wonder they are listed as part of city's heritage Need ... that a century ago the bride would wear a heavily embroidered black top with her red skirt. Traditional wedding outfits have just won recognition as one of the city's cultural treasures. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1588846/need-hand-marriage-then-ask-embroiderer
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The curds and the way: Why tofu pudding is part of our cultural heritage

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 02:12am by Jessie Lau

    ... back with tofu. While Liu An died in 122BC, it appeared the immortality of tofu was assured in June when it appeared on Hong Kong's inaugural list of living heritage which the city aims ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587924/all-about-curds-and-way
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

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

    ... “I was told my film wouldn’t be shown,” the graduate of City University’s school of creative media said. But he still went to the event’s opening in the Beijing suburb of Songzhuang, where ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581712/will-happen-hong-kong-inside-shutdown-beijings-independent-film
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    North Korea Human Rights Film Festival offers tales of horror, heroism

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 04:52am by Amy Nip

    ... a visit to the North Korea Human Rights Film Festival at City University. Born in Jilin in 1963, he flex with his family to North Korea to escape the turbulence of the Cultural Revolution when he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580205/north-korea-human-rights-film-festival-offers-tales-horror-heroism
  8. News - World - CULTURE

    Peking Opera troupe honours icon of the form with US tour

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:01pm by Reuters

    ... as the national form of theatre in the 19th century as it spread throughout China. "Every major city and province has a jingju company," said Wichmann-Walczak. "It is a unique theatre form. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1578626/peking-opera-troupe-honours-icon-form-us-tour
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

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

    ... District are its fuzzy vision and problematic governance, say members of the arts hub's board and the city's cultural community. Six years after the establishment of the West Kowloon ... emerged in 1998 when then Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa proposed "a new, state-of-the-art performance venue" on the site by Victoria Harbour. The original hope was that it would boost ...

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

    Artist Siu Leung-hing putting his stamp on iconic images

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com Mona Lisa and Chairman Mao just some of the subjects of Siu Leung-hing's amazing mosaics The artist putting his stamp on iconic images ... also created a cartoon image of a policeman out of some 1,000 used postage stamps depicting Chinese chess and the Hong Kong landmarks- representing the strategic task of policing the city. Siu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543199/artist-siu-leung-hing-putting-his-stamp-iconic-images

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