The 'Friends of Hong Kong Cultural Centre' scheme is inviting applications for membership from July 1 to December 31. By paying only half of the annual subscription fee, 'Friends' can enjoy a lot of benefits including discounts on more than 100 Leisure and Cultural Services Department presentations or sponsorship programmes and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra concerts held at Hong Kong Cultural Centre (HKCC) and Hong Kong City Hall. 'Friends' will be invited to dress rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, meet-the-artistes sessions, visits to art institutes and a guided tour of the Cultural Centre. Half-year membership fees for individuals are $75, $110 for joint members and $35 for senior citizens, disabled people and full-time students. Enrolment forms are obtainable from the HKCC, the Hong Kong City Hall and all Urbtix outlets. For inquiries, call 2734-2819.