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Public Programmes (April - June)

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

Hu Yidao Drama Performance
Special Programme for Jin Yong Gallery

In tandem with the exhibition held at the Jin Yong Gallery, Theatre Space will present the drama Hu Yidao, adapted from the Jin Yong novel Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain. With Hu Yidao and his wife as the central characters, the drama uses the flashback method to show an incident that happened many years ago in the martial arts circle, based on stories recalled by Baoshu the monk, Miao Ruolan, Ping Asi and Hu Fei. It reveals the interplay of friendship and hatred between Hu Yidao and Miao Renfeng, and uncovers the mystery of the unjust deaths of Hu Yidao and his wife. Each of the four characters has a different story with a different perspective. After all, who is telling the truth? 

Hu Yidao is a drama developed from the stage play, courtesy of Lo King-man, which was adapted from Jin Yong's original novel Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain. Hu Yidao is edited by Jacob Yu Chun-kau and Cheung Fei-fan, and directed by Jacob Yu Chun-kau. Stephen Au Kam-tong, Jenus Ho Man-yee and Jimmy Ko Kai-cheung play the leading roles.

Date & Time
1 April 2018 (Sunday) 2:30 pm* / 5:00 pm*
2 April 2018 (Monday) 11:30 am* / 2:30 pm* / 5:00 pm*
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Performer Theatre Space
Enrolment A maximum of 300 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants can redeem admission slips for the drama performance at the distribution counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the performance one hour before the performance commences.
Remarks *Each performance lasts for about 1 hour.

Jin Yong Sharing Session Series
Special Programme for Jin Yong Gallery

A Wave of Enthusiasm for Martial Arts Novels: Jin Yong's Novels and their Adapted Films and TV Series

As all readers may have their own ideal images of Guo Jing, Huang Rong, Yang Guo, and Xiao Long Nu in mind after reading the novels, no particular actors or actresses playing these roles can satisfy everyone. But most readers want to see Jin Yong's novels reproduced on screen. In Hong Kong, his novels have been made into both movie and TV adaptations in past decades, making Jin Yong second to none in terms of the number and success of adaptations of Hong Kong novels.

Veteran film critic Mr Po Fung will participate in the sharing session with host Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang, guiding participants on a journey spanning Jin Yong's novels and their film and TV adaptations for greater insight into the multiple interactions between the adaptations and Jin Yong's novels.

Date 21 April 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speakers Mr Po Fung (Film Critic) and Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang (Cultural Critic)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.

A Creative Space for Friendship and Joint Painting
Special programme for "Porcelain and Painting" Exhibition and International Museum Day Hong Kong 2018

As parts of the exhibits in the "Porcelain and Painting" exhibition, a collection of joint painting and porcelain works of Lingnan School of Painting masters Chao Shao-an and Yang Shanshen reflects detailed observations of the two masters in their daily lives and serve as evidence of their friendship and interaction in fine art. "Joint painting" is a unique art form, which developed from the coming together of ancient Chinese artists and scholars. As the works were created jointly by more than one artist, the most critical elements for an outstanding joint painting were mental synchronisation and mutual coordination.

After viewing the exhibition, visitors can come to this joint creation space to cooperate with their friends in creating unique joint paintings with brushes and colours, and enjoy creating art together.

Date 12 May 2018 (Saturday)
13 May 2018 (Sunday)
Time First Session: 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Second Session: 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Third Session: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue The corridor outside the Chao Shao-an Gallery, 1/F
Instructors Museum Ambassadors
Enrolment A maximum of 20 participants per session on a first-come-first-served basis. Please sign up at the Gallery entrance.

Looking at Changes in Japanese Popular Culture: A Dialogue between Katsumi Asaba and Tommy Li
Special programme for"Projects ∙Objects ∙Play" Tommy Li P.O.P. Design Show

Japanese popular culture and design styles are innovative and diverse, and have had a significant influence on the cultures and designs of neighbouring Asian countries and regions. At the invitation of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Mr Tommy Li and his long-time friend, Mr Katsumi Asaba, will participate in an in-depth dialogue on Japanese popular culture and design.

Both Tommy Li and Katsumi Asaba are members of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). Their designs and works are familiar to people around the world, and have won countless awards. Katsumi Asaba has designed various advertisements for many renowned enterprises, such as Suntory, Seibu, Nissin Foods and Kirin Beverage; while Tommy Li has provided design solutions to MTR Corporation, Hang Seng Bank, Ying Kee Tea House, Wellcome's First Choice brand, Chow Sang Sang, and Honeymoon Dessert, establishing his reputation as a "Brand Doctor". The two famous designers, with different cultural backgrounds and more than 40 years of creative experience, have been trend leaders with their creative works, and have witnessed and participated in development of, and changes in, Japanese and Hong Kong popular culture, respectively.

During the dialogue session, Tommy Li and Katsumi Asaba will discuss the transitions and impact of Japanese popular culture from the 1970's to the present, and the relationship between cultural background and design.

Date 8 June 2018 (Friday)
Time 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Katsumi Asaba and Mr Tommy Li
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form) or call 2180 8260.
Remarks The programme is conducted in Cantonese and Japanese. Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese, English and Japanese will be provided.

Successful applicants can redeem their admission slips for the programme at the distribution counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the programme from 2:30 pm onwards. Please arrive at the theatre on the 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.


"In Praise of Flowers" Education Programme Series
Special programmes for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art is one of the major permanent exhibition galleries of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, featuring fine and decorative Chinese art donated by The Tsui Art Foundation. The highlights of the current special exhibition, titled "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln during the Kangxi period, Qing dynasty. This rare collection has been kindly loaned to the Museum by the Tsui Art Foundation.This complete set of month cups is certainly among the finest production of the imperial kiln from the perspectives of painting skills and porcelain making.

Based on this collection, the Museum is collaborating with The Tsui Art Foundation to launch a series of activities, called "In Praise of Flowers", in the four quarters of 2018. Through this programme series, we hope to give visitors new insights into Chinese art and culture from multiple perspectives.

Co-organiser: The Tsui Art Foundation

(I) The Vitality of Flowers: Floral Design Demonstration

Born in Tokyo, Mr Masao Mizukami is an internationally recognised floral designer, installation artist, interior and outdoor landscape designer, and winner of numerous international awards. Having made detailed observations of nature in all four seasons, Mr Mizukami advocates the creative approach of "working with nature". He is famous in floriculture circles for not using potting soil or needlepoint holders. His unique floral designs, developed from his artistic talent and travel experience, reveal the elegance of flowers and the revitalising aura of nature.

In this session, Mr Mizukami will introduce the essence of Eastern and Western floriculture. He will show the beauty of lines and space on his three-dimensional floral art pieces, using ordinary and recycled materials in his floral designs. His masterpieces convey the rhythm and vitality of nature, reminding people to cherish nature, using wisdom and passion to maintain the endless continuity of Mother Earth.

Date 24 June 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Masao Mizukami (Floral designer)
Enrolment A maximum of 320 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.

(II) Pastel Petals: Flower Painting Demonstration and Sharing Session

Born in Hong Kong and currently based in Japan, Ms Yu Lai-yin is an artist who specialises in integrating traditional and modern styles in flower painting. In this sharing session, Ms Yu will share her story as an artist, in particular, how she was influenced by her father Yu Pui, a painter and seal engraver, and Chinese Lingnan School Master Yang Shen-sum, as well as the skills she developed while studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, to inspire parents and children to paint creatively. Ms Yu will also demonstrate her flower painting skills, and invite children and parents to paint together the blossoming of flowers, using a combination of traditional and modern, and Eastern and Western painting styles.

Date 9 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Ms Yu Lai-yin (Painter)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #71 (July to September 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.

(III) Sharing Session: A Dialogue between Tea and Nature

Two complete sets of precious porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi, are inspirational artworks on the theme of flowers and the highlights of the "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" exhibition. Mr Ip Wing-chi, a tea master and Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association, will invite participants to enjoy a cup of tea while viewing ‘flowers' and experiencing the simplicity of life, and show the participants that a simple cup of tea is a profound and longstanding part of Chinese culture. Mr Ip will also share with the participants the long history of tea culture and knowledge related to tea drinking, including the categorisation of tea, the appreciation of tea ware, and the aesthetics and spirit of tea culture.

Date 3 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F
Tea demonstration: The corridor outside the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
Speaker Mr Ip Wing-chi (Tea master and Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #72 (October to December 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.