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Titus Andronicus 2.0

This is probably the goriest of Shakespeare’s works. The play was taken on tour to six cities in Europe and Asia. Director Tang Shu-wing takes an audacious and ground-breaking approach in presenting the revenge classic of the Roman General Titus by storytelling in physical theatre with live music and body language. (This programme contains contents which some audience members may find disturbing and is suitable for ages 12 or above.) Continue Reading

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The 7 Best Friendship Movies of All Time

The 7 Best Friendship Movies of All Time

The BFF tearjerker has become as much of a classic movie genre as the spaghetti Western. From true-­to-­life coming-­of-­age tales to workplace dramas, friendship is portrayed in many different ways on screen. Whether you’re looking for movies for a marathon with your best friends, or you’re planning an old-school sleepover, these movies about friendship must make your list. Continue Reading

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The Forbidden City and the Odyssey of Its Treasures: a Photographic Retrospective

Photography stands alone as an art in itself. Not only is it a vehicle carrying information on the “who, what, where, when, and why” of events, but also a reflection of the diversity and vitality of an era. Traditional illustrations and texts fall short of competing with its influence and impact. Photography was introduced into China during the late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) soon after its invention. It came with the arrival of Western photographers in Macao, Hong Kong, and Guangzhou (or Canton), spreading farther inland from Shanghai, timely capturing a modern China caught in the throes of the clashes between old thinking and new trends, and between traditional culture and foreign influences over the course of a century. The images also bear witness to the dribs and drabs in the transition of political powers, the come-and-go of prominent figures, and the transformation of social reality. Continue Reading

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Voice Looping Workshop by Melissa Oliveira

Attention singers! Want to get a taste of voice looping during a live performance just like Ed Sheeran does? Want to learn about a refreshing approach to live looping while maintaining the spirit of jazz? An Australian-Portuguese jazz singer, Melissa Oliveira, who has conducted workshops, masterclasses and toured throughout Europe, is going to explore with them the different ways in using a loop station which has proven to be quite successful with singers. Continue Reading

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Treasures from Heaven-A Special Exhibition of Artifacts from the Holy See

Treasures from Heaven-A Special Exhibition of Artifacts from the Holy See

The Vatican City-State, surrounded by Rome in central Italy, is one of the most unique sovereign entities in the world. The headquarters of the Holy See, it is where the Pope, as plenipotentiary representative of God in the world, serves not only as ecclesiastical head of the Roman Catholic Church but also as its political guide. The Pope is both a religious leader for Catholics and also a great spiritual force whose influence remains a potent source for many people in today’s society. Materially speaking, the Holy See has also received and inherited more than two millennia of precious cultural artifacts related to the Catholic faith. Continue Reading