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Sunday, 13 May, 2012, 12:00am

Rotary Club of Wanchai's annual ball strikes a French note in honour of its next president

So Jean-Roch Martin, the president-elect of the Rotary Club of Wanchai, is French. That explains why the theme of the club's annual ball, held on Saturday at the Grand Hyatt hotel, was champagne on the Champs-Elysees.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

school news

Buddhist Wai Yan Memorial College

This year's Secondary One students at Buddhist Wai Yan Memorial College took part in an English fun camp on August 19 and 20.

11 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Freed juggler laughing all the way

Street performers can be an inconvenience to the public, especially in packed areas like Causeway Bay. But the public should know they are expected to endure a certain level of inconvenience, a magistrate said.

Andrew So Chun-chau, 50, known as 'Mr Funny', was acquitted last Thursday on a charge of obstructing a public place.

13 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Guangzhou on a knife edge ahead of Games

People wanting to buy kitchen knives in Guangzhou could soon be required to register their identities as part of security precautions ahead of the Asian Games in November.

The city's police force says kitchen knives, big fruit knives, craft knives and files are 'dangerous' and people should only be allowed to buy them from authorised vendors.

21 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Tricks of the trade

Anders Solum may not be a household name, but he is the king of freestyle football. Give him a ball and he'll do tricks that will blow your mind.

The 1.9-metre Solum, also known as 'Azun', showed off his breathtaking skills in Hong Kong last week.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

The circus

Chariot races

Today, the circus is a travelling show with animals, acrobats, clowns and other performers. Shows take place in a tent, called the 'big top'. The original circuses of Europe were in stadiums - the biggest were in ancient Rome. The word circus comes from the Latin word for 'circle' or 'ring'. Today, the 'ring' is the area in which circus acts are performed.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am

Beijing rains on Michelle Garnaut's parade

Her Hong Kong outlet, M at the Fringe, might have to close at the end of the year, but restaurateur Michelle Garnaut has other, more immediate, worries. For the past year, she has been working on a new Beijing restaurant called Capital M, on historic Qianmen Street overlooking Tiananmen Square.

19 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Artists juggle ballet and circus

A performance that combines ballet and circus is set to thrill Hong Kong's theatregoers next month.

Rain/Bow, organised by Le French May, is the result of years of juggling practice.

The artists use movements and manipulation of objects to stage a magical show.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

Circus training helps break down barriers

Charitable organisation Treats has established a circus team to help children with special needs overcome prejudice.

In the past year, Treats, an organisation dedicated to the development of integrated education in Hong Kong, has recruited 80 children with mental handicaps, autism and learning difficulties.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Less red tape would make streets more alive

Culture starts on the streets, so one argument goes. If this contention is true, the state of the arts and entertainment in Hong Kong can only be said to be woeful.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Funnyman returns for repeat showing

For many performers, the Lan Kwai Fong Street Carnival is the ideal opportunity to showcase their acts to a wide audience. Funnyman Ben Matthews seized the opportunity to perform last year as a way of launching his career after he arrived from Singapore just before the carnival began.

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Career file

Leung's CV

1997 Completed Form Five

1998 Joined Ocean Park's Clown College

2001 Studied at a clown college in the United States

2002-03 Taught clowning skills to junior clowns at a zoo in China

2007 Joined a juggling convention in Greece

Getting started

Course Professional Juggling Course for Clowns

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A real funny business

Leung Kin-wing, 27, Clown

Young Post How did you become a professional clown?

12 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Jugglers in the park

Fourteen-year-old Katie Latter started juggling four months ago, and she has been addicted ever since.

She practises alongside dozens of other jugglers at Victoria Park every Monday night, introducing the fun of juggling to passers-by.

'Juggling is a great sport,' said Katie, a student at South Island School.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am