A new bilingual arts magazine - called Xpressions in English and (da hoi ) in Chinese - is being launched today. Xpressions is funded by a $5 million grant from the Arts Development Council, and produced by the South China Morning Post and the International Association of Theatre Critics. However, it pledges to be a forum for arts criticism that is editorially independent from all its sponsors. It will be distributed with the Post on alternative Thursdays. More free copies will be available at cultural venues around town. Station boss no stranger After months of searching, RTHK has announced the new head of Radio 4 as . . . the old head of Radio 4. Composer Richard Tsang, 45, who left the job four years ago to emigrate to England, has just returned to Hong Kong's only classical music channel. He brings the experience of working as a producer on Britain's most popular classical music channel - Classic FM - which he says has given him some inspiration about how to pull in the listeners. 'I've had some fresh air, I've done the bulk of my PhD research, and I've worked in radio in Britain,' he said. 'I think I'm ready to come back now, I'm ready to try to encourage more people to enjoy classical music.' Artistic statement A sculpture by the creator of the controversial Pillar of Shame has been decapitated a few hours after it was installed in a quiet Danish market town. Jens Galschiot, not known for the subtlety of his works, had created what he described in a press release as a 'hyper-realistic figure of a woman with her hands tied behind her back, submerged into a gigantic glass tube'. The artist said it was a protest against torture. Maybe the vandals disagreed with his politics: maybe they didn't want a drowned woman depicted hyper-realistically in their high street. Or maybe they themselves were simply making an artistic statement that this was actually rather bad art. Hong Kong's own original Galschiot - The Pillar - is now in a secret location in the New Territories. It is awaiting a decision by students of the University of Hong Kong on September 25 as to whether they want to give it a permanent home. Lighting up Macau They will be burning money on a grand scale in Macau this month, with the world's biggest fireworks competition starting in the enclave on Saturday. During the next five weekends, 10 international companies will perform pyrotechnic acrobatics over the Nam Van Lakes. The show starts at 9pm every Saturday until October 5, and the best viewing points are along the Praia Grande, or from the Bela Vista Hotel.