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1/ Reading Workshop - Writing the City: Memory and Place

Date & Time: 2/3/2019 (Saturday) 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Activity Room 1, G/F)
Description: The city has always been a source of inspiration for writers who want to capture, as well as re-imagine, the cityscape and the urban experience. Writers frequently invoke their memory to construct a sense of place, and narrate their own urban experience. This workshop, comprises of a lecture and a creative writing exercise, will provide an opportunity for participants to explore texts written in different cultural contexts, and to compose their own autobiographical narratives set in the city of Hong Kong.

1/ The Ups and Downs of Ritualistic Cantonese Opera

Date: 2018/11/28 (Wednesday) to 2019/2/28 (Thursday)
Time: Library Opening Hours
Venue: Hong Kong Central Library (Arts Resource Centre)
Description: Once a strong tradition and having a century-long history of development, ritualistic Cantonese opera currently suffers a gradual decline due to cultural and social change. Focusing on the downturn, this exhibition presents the organisation, fund-raising, regional characteristics, construction of the bamboo theatres, troupe structure, training of artists and special features of the opera series. And through showcasing a collection of photos and relics, it brings to the general public the many facets of ritualistic Cantonese opera.
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