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Denise Ho is Going Ahead with Her Po Hing Fong Concert, Without Lancôme

The concert, “The Beauty of WE,” will take place on June 19: the same day as the original gig.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 15 June, 2016, 1:57pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:11pm

Cantopop singer Denise Ho Wan-sze (aka HOCC) will go ahead with a community concert in Sheung Wan’s PoHo district in place of the gig she was going to perform for cosmetics brand Lancôme.

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The concert, “The Beauty of WE,” will take place on Po Hing Fong and Tai Ping Shan Street in Sheung Wan on June 19 at 3:30pm, the same date as the original event which was cancelled by the cosmetics brand. Open to all for free, the concert has been organized by Ho alongside eight business owners in the neighborhood, including Teakha, Just Coffee&Wine Hipster, 3rd Space and Inbetween Shop.

According to a statement released by the singer earlier today, the concert aims to “create a happy and safe neighborhood event,” mocking the statement released by Lancôme on June 5 claiming that the original event’s aim “is to create a happy and relaxing neighborhood event” but it was cancelled due to “possible safety reasons.”

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Other than the concert, there will also be cultural community activities throughout the day from noon to 5pm in the neighborhood, celebrating music and culture, and fighting against fear and suppression.