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Victoria Finlay

Silent treatment

I last interviewed Dame Kiri Te Kanawa at the Peninsula hotel in 1996, just before a recital that she suggested might be her last professional appearance in Hong Kong.

Sunday, 16 December, 2007, 12:00am


What's going on around the globe?

Willard Wigan is a 50-year-old Englishman. The son of Jamaican immigrant parents, he left school 35 years ago without any academic qualifications, and is still, because of dyslexia, unable to read easily.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Treasure hunter

LIKE MOST CHILDREN who curled up under the covers with Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven, Victoria Finlay craved adventure. Unlike most, she found it.

4 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Colour: Travels Through The Paintbox

Colour: Travels Through The Paintbox

by Victoria Finlay

Sceptre $169

10 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Wizard world grows darker

SO IS THIS latest instalment in the series about a boy wizard worth all the fuss? In it Harry is entranced by magical creatures known as Veela, cheer leaders extraordinaire whose dance fascinates most males. Is Harry coming of age? 'The Veela had started to dance, and Harry's mind had gone completely and blissfully blank,' writes J K Rowling.

15 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Letting the body talk

It was a simple thing, though potentially devastating. A child had fallen and hurt her eye. Doctors were talking of possible blindness, the mother was destroying herself with worry and guilt. A psychologist would ask the woman to talk about it. Carlton Tropper asks the woman's body to talk about it.

15 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Ghostly brush with Oil Street

Farewell to the Oil Street artists' colony once again.

31 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church - Charlotte Church (Sony) Last month I visited a former missionary school in the outback of West Australia. As we toured the chapel, a tape of angelic music played. Is that the pupils, one of the tourists asked? No, the guide said, 'It's Charlotte Church'.

3 Dec 1999 - 12:00am


Somewhere In The Past 80 Years By The Railway, City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) Continues Dec 19-20 Railway Museum, Tai Po Market. Free Once upon a time, when the Kowloon Canton Railway track was freshly laid, and the New Territories were far newer than they are today, a woman saw her lover leave on the train, never to return.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Pappa Tarahumara

Pappa Tarahumara: Spring Day and Shima Island. Cultural Centre Studio. Oct 31. Festival of Asian Arts.

3 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Decadence conspicuously absent

THE last show in the Philip Morris All Independent Dance Series, Deca-dance is not quite the right title for this relay of dances. Firstly, because there were seven works rather than the decathlon the title suggested. But more importantly because these works were extremely clean-cut, with barely a hint of the degenerate.

7 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Ruined by rolling on the floor

Are you wearing your protective anti-nuclear overalls? Good. Now attach your face mask and white gloves, because the All Independent Dance Series is about to begin.

12 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Adopting lively presentation approach

To avoid misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the permanent exhibition to be staged at the new Museum of History, may I clarify the following points raised in Victoria Finlay's article headlined, 'A poor reflection of history' (South China Morning Post, March 13) and the subsequent response from an A-Level student (letter, Post, March 17).

2 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Museum has never tried to sell political line

I refer to the article by Victoria Finlay, headlined, 'A poor reflection of history', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on March 13.

Ms Finlay did not attempt to understand the aim of the Hong Kong Museum of History, or the views of experts in the field.

The Hong Kong Museum of History has always been a museum of the everyday life of Hong Kong.

30 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Angered by jingoistic tone

I read with alarm and then contempt Victoria Finlay's review of the design for the new Museum of History (South China Morning Post, March 13).

I too have seen the plans, from the privileged position of a company bidding for the work, I readily admit. I, however, believe the design to be fairly comprehensive, dramatic and educational in the broadest sense.

21 Mar 1998 - 12:00am