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Special Programmes in association with the Exhibition "Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence: Tung Wah's Fundraising Culture and Social Development"

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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For the special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme Details

Real-Time Online Guided Tour 

StayTour@Hong Kong Heritage Museum—
"Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence: Tung Wah's Fundraising Culture and Social Development" Exhibition

This extraordinary winter, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum together with Walk in Hong Kong, will lead you through the current special exhibitions via online platform in the comfort of your home. No matter where you are, you will now be able to learn more about Hong Kong's heritage and culture with us!

First session of this online guided tour series will be set off at 12:00 noon on 22 December 2020 (Tuesday). Our Museum curator will accompany you in visiting the "Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence – Tung Wah's Fundraising Culture and Social Development" exhibition. Not only will the online guided tour feature the invaluable artefacts and historical photos showcased in the exhibition, but also some captivating stories and interactive sessions* for your enjoyment. The tour will allow you to gain understanding on the social development and livelihoods of Hong Kong through Tung Wah's fundraising culture. Come and join us for a fruitful and enjoyable afternoon!

Date 22 December 2020 (Tuesday)
Time 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
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 only for participants who have registered for the Zoom video conference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence: Tung Wah's Fundraising Culture and Social Development" Talk Series

Various Trades in Early Hong Kong

In mid-19th century Hong Kong, all kinds of businesses prospered, and commercial activities flourished. Tung Wah Hospital was established in 1870. Among the 13 founding members of the Board of Directors, there was only one scholar; the rest were businessmen from various trades. In the early years of the hospital, donations from different commerce and industry associations were Tung Wah's main source of income, reflecting the economic prosperity at the time.

Through showing precious historical photos, the speaker will lead the participants to explore the development of various trades and industries in Hong Kong in the early years and introduce how the Tung Wah Board of Directors raised charitable funds from different trades to benefit the Chinese community and contribute to society.

Date 7 November 2020 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Speaker Mr. CHENG Po Hung (Museum Expert Adviser of Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
Enrolment First-come, first-served with limited seats. Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme starts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Museum Objects Revitalisation: Behind Stories of the Conservation Work of "Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence" Exhibition (Live Streaming)

In addition to research, curation and design, the conservation team plays an important role in the making of exhibitions. The exhibition "Hand-in-Hand for Benevolence – Tung Wah's Fundraising Culture and Social Development" features more than 200 invaluable artefacts including many large-sized exhibits. Before its restoration, what was the condition of the plaque with the inscription "Shen Wei Pu You", bestowed by the Qing Emperor Guangxu in 1879? How was the 150-year-old, four-metre-high couplet, with calligraphy by Wang Tao, relocated from the Assembly Hall of Tung Wah Hospital to the Museum? Originally located in Kwong Fook I Tsz, the "Five Offerings" made with scrap tin were cast in 1895, but they were partially distorted over the years. How can they be properly restored for display? The speaker will share the stories of conservation behind the exhibits in this talk.

 

Date  2 January 2021 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker Mr. TSE Kin Fai, Edward (Head, Conservation Office of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
Enrolment No admission fee and enrollment will be required. Please visit the Facebook of TWGHs Records and Heritage Office at https://www.facebook.com/tungwahgroup.rho for the live broadcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yulan Festival Mass Ritual Organised by the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (Live Streaming)

The Yulan Festival Mass Ritual literally means many people uniting together to establish an extensive network of good relationships and achieve merit and virtue through the network. In Guangdong, the mass ritual organised by civil communities originated in the Guangxu period of the late Qing dynasty, and was often called "a charitable assembly of ten thousand people". The mass ritual was not a regular religious ceremonial activity. It could last seven, nine or fourteen days and nights. Most of the rituals were held in the seventh or ninth month of the lunar calendar.

In 1935, the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals (TWGHs) organised the first Yulan Festival Mass Ritual at Tung Lin Kok Yuen, which was founded in the same year, to comfort the souls after disasters over the years. TWGHs held the Yulan Festival Mass Rituals seven times between 1935 and 1958, with the aim of saving souls through redemption. In addition to the religious function of salvation, the Yulan Festival Mass Rituals aimed to raise funds for philanthropic work. The Yulan Festival Mass Rituals established by the Guangzhou Fangbian Hospital and TWGHs subsequently became a blueprint for similar mass rituals elsewhere in Southeast Asia.

Date 9 January 2021 (Saturday)
Time 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Speaker Prof. YAU Chi On (Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Literature cum Associate Director, Centre for Hong Kong History and Culture Studies of Chu Hai College of Higher Education)
Enrolment No admission fee and enrollment will be required. Please visit the Facebook of TWGHs Records and Heritage Office at https://www.facebook.com/tungwahgroup.rho for the live broadcast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cantonese Opera Performance Excerpts from the Tung Wah Charity Gala: Ms. KOI Ming Fai, Joyce

This programme showcases a few Cantonese Opera performance excerpts of Ms. Koi Ming Fai, Joyce from the TV programme Tung Wah Charity Gala over the years, as well as video clips of interviews with her.

The excerpts include: Tung Wah Charity Gala 1995: "Union in the Shade" from Dream Tryst in Peony Pavilion, Tung Wah Charity Gala 1999: "Date in Yaochi" from Recusing My Beauty, Tung Wah Charity Gala 2010: Butterfly Lovers Concerto, Part 1, Tung Wah Charity Gala 2011: "Dreams of Three Paintings" from Dreams of a Chinese Studio, and Tung Wah Charity Gala 2013: "Praying to the Gods" from Laugh in the Sleeve.

Date 28 November 2020 (Saturday) and 10 January 2021 (Sunday) (Cancelled)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Enrolment First-come, first-served with limited seats. Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme starts.
Remarks

Film Footage © Television Broadcasts Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese Opera Performance Excerpts from the Tung Wah Charity Gala: Dr. Liza WANG

This programme showcases a few Chinese Opera performance excerpts of Dr. Liza Wang from the TV programme Tung Wah Charity Gala over the years, as well as video clips of interviews with her.

The excerpts include: Tung Wah Charity Gala 1986: Peking Opera Romance of the Jade Bracelet, Tung Wah Charity Gala 1988: "Appointing the Commanders" from Mu Guiying Routing Hongzhou, Tung Wah Charity Gala 1997: "Tearful Farewell at the Flower Bed" from Legend of the Red Peony, Tung Wah Charity Gala 2002: Tian Breaks Open Her Husband's Coffin, Tung Wah Charity Gala 2019: "Mother and Son: The Love and The Grudges" from Der Ling and Empress Dowager Cixi.

Date 6 December 2020 (Sunday) (Cancelled) and 16 January 2021 (Saturday) (Cancelled)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Enrolment First-come, first-served with limited seats.  Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme starts.
Remarks

Film Footage © Television Broadcasts Limited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film Screening of Merry-go-round (with a Post-screening Sharing Session)

Merry-go-round is a film that was planned and made by Tung Wah Group of Hospitals in 2009 - 2010. The story is set mainly in the Tung Wah Coffin Home and a Chinese medicine shop in Sheung Wan. It focuses on the "homecoming" theme and involves relationships and love among family members and friends. Through the young characters of Ella Koon and Lawrence Chou, the film also interprets the confusion young people experienced in the rapidly changing modern society. Many scenes in the film were shot in the Tung Wah Coffin Home.

The film was shown in cinemas in 2010 and earned a wide range of compliments. It was invited to be shown in the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was selected as the closing film in the 2010 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. It was awarded the Best Original Film Song in the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards. Mr. Teddy Robin and Ms. Ella Koon were awarded the Best Actor and the Best Actress respectively in the Golden Koala Award in 2012.

Date 21 November 2020 (Saturday) and 9 January 2021 (Saturday) (Cancelled)
Time 3:00 pm – 5:25 pm
(film lasts for around 2 hours and 5 minutes; post-screening sharing session lasts for around 20 minutes)
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Director and Screenwriter Ms. Yan Yan MAK and Mr. Clement CHENG
Leading Actors/Actresses Ms. Nora MIAO, Mr. Teddy Robin, Ms. Ella KOON and Mr. Lawrence CHOU
Host for post-screening sharing session

Ms. Stella SEE (Head of Records and Heritage Office, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals)

Language

Cantonese with English subtitles

Enrolment First-come, first-served with limited seats. Audience will be admitted 15 minutes before the programme starts.