A range of artistic summer classes on offer in Hong Kong

A range of artistic summer classes on offer in Hong Kong

Gone are the days when the summer holidays left parents bereft of activities to keep their children's boredom at bay.

Tuesday, 11 June, 2013, 10:56am

Letters to the Editor, May 17, 2013

Lu Ping's appeal makes perfect sense. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Blame tycoons, not dockers, for social ills

Joyce Hung says that the logistics sector has been hurt by the dockers' strike and says we all have a responsibility to try to create a harmonious community ("'Success' for strikers has hurt society", May 10).

17 May 2013 - 3:17am 2 comments

Creativity and functionalism make a great city

Swedish homes are engineered to meet the needs of the masses. Photo: Bloomberg

Recently I attended a fruitful meeting in Stockholm on media and suicide, exchanging the latest knowledge with researchers from around the globe and discussing how we can use technology to connect the disconnected ones, especially the young.

19 Apr 2013 - 3:44am

It's hard to teach creativity so let your child draw inspiration from art

In art, children produce more "creative" pieces. Photo: David Wong

Art is a very important part of a child's education but each will enjoy and benefit from it in different ways.

3 Feb 2013 - 3:02pm

Hong Kong video game and cartoon designers fail to make impression overseas

Angry Birds are loved globally. Photo: Promotional Partners Worldwide

While overseas video game and animation icons such as Angry Birds have successfully blended into Hong Kong products - from T-shirts to mooncakes - homegrown designers are struggling to make an impression abroad because their creations are "too local", according to licensing agents.

7 Jan 2013 - 5:44am 5 comments

Censor's Warhol ban stifles creativity

Andy Warhol's paintings of Mao Zedong, now showing in Hong Kong, are to be excluded from the exhibition in Shanghai and Beijing. Photo: AFP

When censorship is imposed from above according to fluid political taboos, instead of by reference to community values, it can have bizarre results. One is that an exhibition of works by pop artist Andy Warhol and a mainland film about relationships and sexuality find themselves in the same boat.

24 Dec 2012 - 3:58am

Candace Chong: The playwright who draws inspiration from a complicated world

Candace Chong is a four-time best-script winner of the Hong Kong Drama Awards

When she writes, playwright Candace Chong Mui-ngam draws inspiration from where her mind flees to - the reality we all live in. By meeting different people and understanding their perspectives, she has been able to create plays close to many hearts. "My work is not just about myself," she says.

22 May 2014 - 4:08pm

Prepping the pioneers

When making decisions about their children's educational needs, many parents choose to take the long-term view, envisaging how their young ones might someday contribute to society as adults.

28 May 2012 - 12:00am

Copyright law will stop creativity

I am writing to express my views on the copyright bill which is being considered by the Legislative Council. I believe it will harm the creativity of Hongkongers because it will criminalise parodies or reproductions of art.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

Slaying the 'creativity-killers'

To employ an oft-used term from his native Australia, Andrew Grant 'rocked up' into Hong Kong last month, impressing the audience at the 'Who Killed Creativity?' seminar - co-sponsored by Classified Post and China Speakers Agency - where he proved the veracity of the findings of his just-published book, Who Killed Creativity?

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

Creative spaces

Central's Hollywood Road has always been rewarding territory for treasure hunters, but a number of new outlets are expanding the type of collectibles on offer beyond the familiar red cabinets and snuff bottles.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Imagine: How Creativity Works

Imagine: How Creativity Works by Jonah Lehrer Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Stop concentrating. Or at least focus less. Because taking a direct approach to solving problems thwarts creativity, according to New York journalist Jonah Lehrer.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

More cash for young creative talents

More resources are to be allocated to cultivating young design talent and promoting creative skills to take advantage of the city's new creative cluster.

The cluster is at the former police married quarters in Hollywood Road, Central, which is being transformed into a hub for creative industries.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Delegates fret over cultural advances

Some Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference delegates say they are worried that the mainland's efforts to develop the cultural sector into a pillar industry might turn into another 'great leap forward' or 'moneymaker movement'.

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Feast of bright ideas

When does the light bulb in your brain switch on with a brilliant idea? Calvin Kwok Kin-chung says he gets a 'brainwave' when faced with a problem.

That was his experience four years ago when he was part of a team which redesigned the Lo Wu Correctional Institution. The newly designed facility is now able to house 1,400 women, compared to 182 men before.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:00am