Belgian Culture

Some books are for reading, others for shelf esteem

Someone once wrote that as soon as you buy a book that you have no intention of reading, you move from reader to collector.

Sunday, 19 February, 2012, 12:00am

Local author gives Hong Kong its own 'Tintin'

It is a happy coincidence that The Adventures of Tintin is showing in Hong Kong cinemas the same week a new children's book that takes its inspiration from the Belgian comic classic was launched.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am



Experimental noise rock band Parts & Labor are turning 10 and apparently calling it quits. The Brooklyn three-piece, formed in January of 2002, announced their Februrary 24 show in Brooklyn will be their last, as they're 'taking an indefinite hiatus'.


30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Fortunes smile on young Frenchman

Maxime Guyon was counting his fortunes after he landed his first Hong Kong double aboard Sammy's Fortune and Elite Fortune, racking up his fifth winner from as many meetings. Guyon was doubly pleased to have won on the Andreas Schutz-trained Sammy's Fortune after he guided Sammy's Falcon to victory for the same connections at Sha Tin earlier in the week.

2 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

pet's corner

Snapshots of our special friends

Name of owner: Elaine Yau

Name: Cat B

Age: Eight

Breed: American curl

Favourite food: salmon and fish biscuits

Favourite pastimes: sleeping, swiping mobiles off desks and meowing loudly when people are sleeping

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Spielberg and Jackson to bring Tintin trilogy to the big screen

Hollywood's retro approach to creating blockbuster franchises based on much-loved cartoons from yesteryear is about to spawn more big-screen deja vu, with a rather different superhero - a diminutive Belgian reporter armed with nothing more than an inquisitive mind beneath his cowlick hairstyle, and an unstoppable quest for the truth.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Peter Suart

Agnes b. Cinema, Sunday

There are many sides to Peter Suart. He's a musician, theatrical performer, illustrator, teacher, writer and more. But during the past few years the Hong Kong-bred British artist has focused on writing and illustrating. He recently returned to Hong Kong to launch his latest book and an exhibition of 57 of its drawings.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Drawing on life

Illustrator, musician, artist and children's book author Peter Suart has created his first comic book, The Black Book of Falling. An exhibition of pages from the comic are on display at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC).

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Make winning worth it

Have you ever regretted having won a prize? Sammy did when he won an art prize and was chosen to represent his school in a competition.

When he heard his teacher announce this, his heart fell into his shoes. Why? Because the piece of work that was chosen was not his.

5 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

How Tintin sparked an interest in history

As a child, I enjoyed the Tintin books, and one of my favourites was the one about the Incas. So whenever I see a reference to the ancient and highly advanced civilisations of Central or South America, I immediately think of dear Tintin.

23 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Talk about rubbish

A phrase often heard in offices in the UK as people arrive at work, put their coffee on the desk and unbutton their coats, is: 'What did you do last night? Did you watch . . .?' An entire morning can be spent discussing one episode of EastEnders or the latest drama series; there are many sociable fans who won't go out because Coronation Street or the like is on.

23 Oct 1996 - 12:00am