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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    We need to lead the charge, says artist

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

    ... in September. The award was set up by the city of Fukuoka and the Yokatopia Foundation in 1990. It recognises outstanding work in preserving or creating Asian culture with the annual awarding of grand, ... On-wah won the grand prize in 2008. At the prize announcement at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday, Yung said Hong Kong should learn from Fukuoka about how to build a city ...

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

    Ani-Com & Games convention to draw massive, costumed crowd

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by BRIAN YAP

    ... of increasingly popular comic-based events worldwide, such as this week's Comic-Con in the US city of San Diego. That convention started in 1970 and inspired myriad others worldwide. Attendees often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557311/ani-com-games-convention-draw-massive-costumed-crowd
  5. 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 museum will be history in 2 years Time is running out for one of the city's handful of private museums, which is set to close in the next couple of years after the building owner applied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556869/tai-os-private-heritage-museum-will-be-history-just-two-years
  6. 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

    ... travelthe world with a book Books can enable Hongkongers to look beyond their day-to-day lives and learn about the city's past and the world beyond its borders, exhibitors at this year's ... and territories. Old and new elements come together, with Saudi Arabian and Colombian authors showcased for the first time, while veteran local publishers guide visitors through the city's history. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554954/delve-past-and-travel-world-hong-kong-book-fair
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

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

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Hundreds of bookworms poured into the convention centre in Wan Chai this morning as the biggest event in the city's literary calendar kicked off Hundreds ... on political reform to kick off the biggest event on the city's literary calendar. Some of those who queued overnight were students fresh from receiving their Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555367/literature-lovers-camp-out-overnight-hong-kong-book-fair-begins
  8. 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

    ... hall. But concerts continued, including one by the Beijing Hongwen Clothing Trade City Symphonic Orchestra.   Between February and September last year, some 133 Chinese groups performed ...

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

    Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the trove buried in it, should be rightfully the descendants’. However, the Intermediate People’s Court of Pingdingshan, a city that administers Baofeng, rejected the brothers’ claim yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549544/chinese-court-rejects-familys-right-treasures-their-great-grandfathers
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Warning- handle heritage with care: Government warned treasures could be lost

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Cheung Chau Bun Festival cited as victim of its own success and a cautionary tale for officials in their efforts to preserve city's traditions Warning: handle heritage with care The government was warned yesterday that its efforts to identify and protect the city's cultural heritage could end up destroying Hong Kong's treasures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543689/warning-handle-heritage-care

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