Street art event, traditional trades fair, festive lighting ceremony and festival among highlights of 20th anniversary celebration


Hong Kong (HKSAR) -      A street art event, a traditional trades fair, a festive lighting switch-on ceremony and a Chiu Chow festival will be held in the coming days as part of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

​     To promote art and creativity, the street art fair Sai Kung Art and About will be held on December 9 and 10 (Saturday and Sunday) from 12.30pm to 6pm in Sai Kung Town Centre. Members of the public are welcome to join this free-admission event.

​     More than 70 artists will showcase their work and exchange ideas with visitors at booths on Mei Yuen Street during the event. Some artists will conduct mural and ground painting and create art installations on Sha Tsui Path, Man Nin Street and Po Tung Road.

Together with students of Sai Kung District, the artists will also decorate lampposts along the Sai Kung Promenade. Some creations by the artists will be exhibited in Sai Kung Jockey Town Hall from December 8 to 12 with exhibition hours from 11am to 8pm.

​     Apart from the above, a wide array of demonstrations and workshops will be presented, including the creation of a 15-metre-long watercolour painting, Chinese ink painting with Chinese music performance, speed painting, leaf painting and activities to make DIY canvas bags and creative ornaments. A graffiti zone will be set up for visitors to express their creativity on pavements and walls, and musicians will perform to enhance the leisurely atmosphere.

​     The event is part of the 2017-18 Sai Kung District Music, Arts and Cultural Festival and jointly organised by the Sai Kung District Office, the Working Group on Arts and Cultural Activities under the Sai Kung District Council and the Sai Kung District Community Centre of the Sai Kung Rural Committee.

For more information, please visit http://www.facebook.com/saikungAAA">www.facebook.com/saikungAAA or call 2798 9073.

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​     The 2017/2018 Fall/Winter Sheung Wan Promenade cum Central and Western District Traditional Trades Fair in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR, presented by the Central and Western District Council and the Central and Western District Office, will be held at Sheung Wan Cultural Square and nearby sections of Morrison Street and Wing Lok Street on December 10 and 17 (Sundays) from noon to 5.30pm. The fair will give children an opportunity to learn more about past ways of life of the older generation, and let adults reminisce about their childhood.

​     To allow a better understanding of the development of local traditional trades, old street scenes will be recreated with grocery stores, Chinese medicine shops and rice shops that used to line the streets of Central and Western District decades ago. Visitors can become traditional shop employees to experience their job duties, such as rinsing and preparing rice, weighing Chinese medicine and dried seafood, weaving and more.

There will also be creative handicrafts from young people and recycling workshops. For enquiries, please call 2852 3486.

​     The 2017/2018 Fall/Winter Sheung Wan Promenade will be staged at the same venue every Sunday from December 10 to February 11 next year. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of programmes including street performances, variety shows and market stalls filled with street foods, handicrafts and more.

​     Admission is free for the events.

For details of the 2017/2018 Fall/Winter Sheung Wan Promenade, please visit http://www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/central/english/welcome/welcome.html" target="_blank">www.districtcouncils.gov.hk/central/english/welcome/welcome.html or call 2852 3495 or 3583 3264.

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​     Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR - Sha Tin Festive Lighting Switch-on Ceremony, organised by the Planning Committee on Festive Lighting in Sha Tin, will be held on December 9 (Saturday) from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Main Plaza of Sha Tin Park.

​     The event will be open to the public for free. The switch-on ceremony will include stage performances by local organisations and artists.

​     Aside from being able to enjoy the show and the lighting, participants can join a lighting photo competition for a chance to win gift vouchers. Each participant may fill in an application form and submit up to three photo entries to the Sha Tin District Office.

Winners will be selected from among entries received by January 8, 2018.

​     For details, please visit http://www.facebook/STFL2017" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/STFL2017. For enquiries, please call 2158 5328.

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​     To promote traditional Chiu Chow culture, the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations will hold the 2017 Hong Kong Chiu Chow Festival from December 6 to 10 (Wednesday to Sunday) at Chater Garden in Central.  

​     Members of the public are welcome to participate with free admission. Highlight activities will include Chiu Chow dramas, Chiu Chow cuisine, traditional handicrafts and stage performances.  

​     The opening hours of the event will be 5pm to 9pm on December 6, 10am to 9pm from December 7 to 9 and 10am to 5pm on December 10.

For details, please visit http://www.fhkccc.org.hk/" target="_blank">www.fhkccc.org.hk (Chinese version only). For enquiries, please call 2559 2181.

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​     To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity".
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​     Altogether, more than 900 events and activities are being staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.

​     For details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit http://www.hksar20.gov.hk/" target="_blank">www.hksar20.gov.hk.



Published on: 2017-12-03

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