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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

    West Kowloon park: 'it's about the arts not trees'

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to an arts pavilion. More event space is available on the waterfront, with its backdrop of Victoria Harbour and a promenade. "A park is a living organism. It evolves over the course of time. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561346/west-kowloon-park-its-about-arts-not-trees
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Milk tea kings brew up something special

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Jessie Lau

    ... and Chan Wai-ching, 2009 winner, a month after the drink was declared one of the city's 480 intangible cultural heritage items. "To every milk-tea brewer, this is confirmation," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1561343/milk-tea-kings-brew-something-special
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality: Hong Kong library under fire for 'anti-gay propaganda'

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 05:26am by DANNY LEE

    ... in conversion therapy. Authorities in Singapore, however, sparked outrage for removing three gay-themed books after a parent complained the books were against family values. City-state officials claimed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1560024/gay-cure-library-book-may-need-disclaimer-gay-rights-group-says
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New Youth Barbershop: Indie band with a razor-sharp political message

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Youth Barbershop are hoping their music can inspire Hongkongers to ask that same, eternal question. "There are many weird things happening in the city," says Faat Jai, 25, who gave up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1559290/new-youth-barbershop-indie-band-razor-sharp-political-message
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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