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Special Programmes for "Hong Kong Pop 60+" exhibition

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 pandemic, the museum may adjust the dates and formats of its events/activities. Please refer to the museum website for updated arrangements.

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme Details

Past Programmes

"Buttered Pineapple Bun and Mirror" Rediscovering Hong Kong Pop Culture      Programme Replay   

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, premiere of the talk will be launched on Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel.

Drawing on the metaphor of "buttered pineapple bun and mirror", the three speakers specialising in Hong Kong pop culture, including Dr Ng, Dr Cheung, and Dr Tsang, will share their personal stories from different eras in television, film, music and other media, to explore and discuss the uniqueness and transformation of Hong Kong's popular culture throughout the years.

Date 9 April 2022 (Sat)
Time 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
Host and Guest Dr Ng Chun-hung (Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Museum Advisory Committee Member); Dr Cheung Chi Wai (Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University); Dr Tsang Chung Kin (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University)
Premiere platform Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel
Language Cantonese

 

"Pop or Not" Cantopop Sharing     Programme Replay 

"Pop or Not" Cantopop Sharing special programme provides a platform for music crossover and discussions among different generations to explore the contemporary meaning of "Pop" from the perspectives of music making and cultural studies.

Young artists Yuki Lovey, Au-Yeung and music group Durian and Friends will re-interpret familiar pop songs and share their music with the audience. Serrini and Prof Stephen Chu will focus their discussions from a cultural studies perspective to broaden our knowledge and imagination of Cantopop.

Date 18 Dec 2021 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Artists of Music Sharing Yuki Lovey, Au-Yeung, Durian and Friends
Guest Speakers of Chit-Chat Session Prof Stephen Chu (Professor and Director of Hong Kong Studies Programme, The University of Hong Kong, Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities) and Dr. Serruria Leung Ka-yan (Serrini, local singer-song writer, PhD in Cultural Studies/ Critical Theory and Analysis, the University of Hong Kong)
Language Cantonese
Enrolment

No registration is required. Audiences will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme commences. Limited seats on a first come, first serve basis.

Chit-Chat Session Live streaming platform

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Remarks

The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

Hong Kong Heritage Museum x Hong Kong Film Archive   
"Hong Kong Pop 60+" Film Screening and Post-Screening Talk Series

To echo with the newly opened "Hong Kong Pop 60+" permanent exhibition, the Museum joins hands with the Hong Kong Film Archive to organise a Film Screening and Post-Screening Talk Series. The genres to be covered in the screenings are Comedy, Romance, Action, as well as a title from the Hong Kong New Wave.

 

Once Upon a Time in China 1991 Film Sharing Talk     Programme Replay 

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19, the onsite screening will be postponed until further notice.   Premiere of the sharing talk will be available on Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel.

Dr Ng Chun-hung and Sam Ho will examine the film and the Wong Fei Hung legacy on various terms, from aesthetics to culture to history. It is an update of the heroics of folk hero Wong Fei-hung, taking him on an adventure loaded with historical weight. The legendary martial-artist is played by the youthful Jet Li, a dramatic departure from the mature and patriarchal figure embodied by Kwan Tak-hing in the earlier installments of the Wong Fei-hung franchise. Director Tsui Hark not only breathed new life into the long-running series but also took the Hong Kong martial-arts film to new heights with his masterful staging of fight scenes and subtle animation of historical geopolitics. Winner of Best Director, Best Action Design, Best Editing and Best Original Film Music awards at the 11th Hong Kong Film Awards.

Premiere Date 12 March 2022 (Sat)
Premiere Time 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm
Guest Host Dr Ng Chun-hung (Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Museum Advisory Committee Member); Mr Sam Ho (Veteran film researcher, Former Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Museum Expert Adviser)
Premiere platform Hong Kong Heritage Museum YouTube Channel 
Language Cantonese


 

Father and Son 1981     Programme Replay 

Father and Son (1981) won the awards for Best Film and Best Director at the first ever Hong Kong Film Awards. The film is a simple story about a father and his son, their relationship a vivid illustration of the differences between two post-war generations and the profound emotional bonds between them despite sometimes fierce disagreements. A relationship at once heart-wrenching and heartwarming. The film's remarkable touches of social realism, presented along the lines of 1950s Cantonese cinema, coalesce into a striking portrait of the lives of grass-root families in 1960s and 1970s Hong Kong. Dr Ng Chun-hung (Leung Foon) and Mr Sam Ho will share their views on this cherished classic of the Hong Kong New Wave with the audience after the screening.

Date 11 Dec 2021 (Saturday)
Time 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Post-Screening Talk Guest Host  Dr Ng Chun-hung (Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Museum Advisory Committee Member); Sam Ho (Veteran film researcher, Former Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Museum Expert Adviser)
Language Cantonese
Enrolment

No registration is required. Audiences will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme commences. Limited seats on a first come, first serve basis.

Post-Screening Talk Live streaming platform

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Remarks

The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

 A Chinese Ghost Story 1987     Programme Replay 

A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) is based on a romantic story in Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, between the maiden ghost Nie Xiaoqian (cast by Joey Wang) and the scholar Ning Cai-chen (cast by Leslie Cheung). The use of innovative special effects and filming techniques to animate romance, horror, martial arts and comedy ushered in a glorious new era of storytelling for horror films.

Mr Poon Hang-sang (Poon Sir), who has won the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Cinematography and the cinematographer of A Chinese Ghost Story (1987), will be sharing his experience in the post-screening talk. Dr Ng Chun-hung (Leung Foon) and Sam Ho will also discuss this 1980s classic from the perspectives of adapting literary masterpieces, cinematic artistry as well as visual and musical aesthetics.

Date 13 Nov 2021 (Saturday)
Time 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Post-Screening Talk Host and Guest Dr Ng Chun-hung (Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Museum Advisory Committee Member); Sam Ho (Veteran film researcher, Former Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Museum Expert Adviser); Poon Hang-sang, Cinematographer of A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Language Cantonese
Enrolment No registration is required. Audiences will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme commences. Limited seats on a first come, first serve basis.
Post-Screening Talk Live streaming platform

This live streaming programme has ended. Thank you for your support.

Remarks The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

All's Well, End's Well 1992      Programme Replay 

What comes to your mind when you think of classic Hong Kong Chinese New Year comedy film in the 1990s?

All's Well, End's Well (1992) is about the romantic misadventures of three brothers casted by Raymond Wong, Leslie Cheung and Stephen Chow. The acting in this film was funny and heart-warming, while the nonsensical dialogues surpassed time and never grew old, showing the daily lives and culture of Hong Kong.

For the post-screening talk, we are honoured to have Dr Ng Chun-hung (Leung Foon) and Sam Ho to be our hosts. We have also invited Sheila Chin (Lanchi) to share with us her interesting experience about shooting this film!

Date 23 Oct 2021 (Saturday)
Time 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Post-Screening Talk Host and Guest Dr Ng Chun-hung (Honorary Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology, The University of Hong Kong, Museum Advisory Committee Member); Sam Ho (Veteran film researcher, Former Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Museum Expert Adviser); Sheila Chin (Renowned actress)
Language Cantonese
Enrolment No registration is required. Audiences will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme commences. Limited seats on a first come, first serve basis.
Post-Screening Talk Live streaming platform

This live streaming programme has ended. Thank you for your support.

Remarks The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

Real-time Online Guided Tour

StayTour @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum  
"Hong Kong Pop 60+" : Popular Music and Radio Broadcasting

In tandem with the continued growth of mass media, Hong Kong popular culture developed different features as trends evolved. HKHM has once again partnered with Walk in Hong Kong to hold an online guided tour. The one-hour tour will begin at 12:00pm on 26 October 2021 (Tuesday), featuring the development of Hong Kong popular music and radio broadcasting. Not only will you be able to learn from the museum curator, Q&A session and interactive games will be held, and you might even win a prize! Let's sign up now!

Date 26 Oct 2021 (Tuesday)
Time 12nn – 1 pm
Speaker Ms Judith Ng (Curator, Hong Kong Heritage Museum)
Language Cantonese
Tour Fee Free
Live Streaming Link This live streaming programme has ended. Thank you for your support.
Remarks

Interactive games and Q&A session are exclusive for participants who have registered for the Zoom video conference.

 

StayTour @ Hong Kong Heritage Museum
"Hong Kong Pop 60+" : Television and Film

The Hong Kong Heritage Museum (HKHM)'s latest exhibition, "Hong Kong Pop 60+" has been opened since 28 July, which illustrates the development of Hong Kong popular music, film, and television and radio programmes over the years.

In partnership with Walk in Hong Kong, HKHM presents an online guided tour series featuring Hong Kong's popular culture from post-war period to present. Not only our curator will guide you through the development of Hong Kong classic movies and TV programmes, online quiz and interactive games are also prepared, and you might even win a prize! Sign up now and join us on a trip down memory lane.

Date 14 Sept 2021 (Tuesday)
Time 12nn – 1 pm
Speaker Ms Judith Ng (Curator, Hong Kong Heritage Museum)
Language Cantonese
Tour Fee Free
Live Streaming Link

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Remarks Interactive games and Q&A session are exclusive for participants who have registered for the Zoom video conference.


"Hong Kong Pop 60+" Lecture Series    

Aesthetics of the Classic Film: A Better Tomorrow

Directed by John Woo, A Better Tomorrow (1986) is an early example of Hong Kong's classic film. Stylised gunfights showing killers' romantic and sentimental side won praise for their cinematography. Mr. Bennie Lui was the art director of this classic film and he will share his experiences and the stories behind the film production.

Date 11 Jun 2022 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr. Bennie Lui (Experienced Film Art Director)
Enrolment This programme has ended. Thank you for your support.
Remarks The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

Mahjong Connects and Inspires 

Playing "majeuk" (or otherwise known as "mahjong") is one of Hong Kong people's favourite pastimes. Despite technology advancement and the declining popularity of physical games, playing mahjong is still an indispensable activity during Chinese New Year and on typhoon days. In fact, Mahjong remains a recurring theme in Hong Kong movies, TV and music, like Sam Hui's "Tale of the Mahjong Hero" in his early days. Has it ever occurred to you that mahjong could act as an ambassador of culture and a source of creation? The speaker will share about its history and culture, its diverse forms and designs in different places and how it inspires the creation of many interesting cultural x technological products, including songs, movies and electronic games.

Date 21 May 2022 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Dr. Chan Lai Kiu (Co-founder of a Cultural and Creative brand/ Architect)
Enrolment This programme has ended. Thank you for your support.
Remarks The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.

 

Learning about Hong Kong's Popular Entertainment through Old Photographs     Programme Replay 

With a surge in Hong Kong's population and rapid economic development, did people's daily lives and popular entertainment in post-World War II Hong Kong differ much from today's? Through showing old and valuable photographs and objects, the guest speaker will give us a review in retrospect of the society from 1945 to the early 70's with regard to clothing, food, accommodation, transportation, leisure activities and entertainment.

Date 14 Aug 2021 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr Cheng Po-hung (Museum Expert Adviser)
Enrolment No registration is required.
Limited in-person capacity of around 300 participants*on a first-come-first-served basis.
Live Streaming Link This live streaming programme has ended. Thank you for your support.
Remarks * The in-person capacity may vary in accordance with the latest social-distancing measures.