Exhibition, museum festival, lantern display and carnivals to boost HKSAR 20th anniversary celebrations (with photos)
To celebrate the anniversary, the Development Bureau and the Planning Department will present "Hong Kong ∞ Impression", an exhibition that will showcase the achievements of planning and infrastructure developments over the past 20 years and look ahead to the city's future possibilities.
With the theme of "Infinitely Hong Kong", this artistically inspired exhibition will be composed of four exhibition zones - "Liveable", "Visionary", "Cultural" and "Playful".
The exhibition will be held from June 20 (Tuesday) to November 30 at the City Gallery, 3 Edinburgh Place, Central (near City Hall Lower Block). It will be open from 10am to 6pm and closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays and the first day of the exhibition). Admission is free.
Members of the public can also join the community activities such as a Family Fun Day and a series of workshops. Details of the exhibition and registration for the activities will be uploaded to the event website www.citygallery.gov.hk tomorrow (June 19). For enquiries, please call 3102 1242.
Muse Fest HK 2017 will be held from June 24 (Saturday) to July 9, providing about 100 programmes and activities covering culture, film, travel, astronomy, science, art, history, archaeology and conservation to be organised by 23 museums and related offices under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. In addition, other museums in Hong Kong as well as museums from Guangdong and Macau will also join the festival, enabling the public to experience more of the colourful museum culture.
The festival is composed of four categories, namely the Muse Fest Special Activity Series, the Museum Inside Out Activity Series, the Exhibition and Film Show Series and the Educational and Extension Activity Series. Highlight programmes include "Hi! Mini-Concert at Wong Uk", "Heritage Tour to Tung Wah Coffin Home", the "Travelling with Curators" Talk Series, "Go Stargazing with the Curators" and film screenings coupled with post-screening talks such as "Film x Literature: The Touch of Gold - Jin Yong & Hong Kong Cinema".
A free hop-on and hop-off bus service, "Museum Hopping Tour", will also be organised for the public to visit different museums in the territory with six specially designed thematic routes. Other attractive programmes will include various large-scale exhibitions, workshops, art events, "MCD Fun Day" and more.
Enrolment is required for some of the programmes. For details, please visit the website of Muse Fest at www.museums.gov.hk/mf2017.
Giant traditional lanterns will be displayed in Central in "Vibrant HK - Thematic Lantern Display and Workshops in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR".
The lantern display will feature Hong Kong themes with works depicting sights like traditional junk boats and trams, as well as sailing and bicycle competitions, in which Hong Kong has won Olympic medals.
The launch ceremony will be held on June 25 (Sunday) from 4pm to 7pm at the Chater Road Pedestrian Zone, and the lantern display will run from June 25 to July 25 at Statue Square in Central. For enquiries, please call 3105 3472.
To promote the art of traditional lantern making, free workshops will also be held for the public on June 25 from 4pm to 6pm. Walk-in admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
A variety of delightful programmes will be presented at the following carnivals to be held next weekend in various districts to celebrate the HKSAR's 20th anniversary. All events will have free admission and no registration is required.
|Event||Date, Time and Venue||Programme||Enquiries|
|Yuen Long Farm and Art Market Carnival in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR||June 23 (Friday), 1pm to 6pm; June 24 and 25 (Saturday and Sunday), 10am to 6pm; open space adjacent to Yuen Long Theatre||Stage performances, photo corner, farm products market and more||2470 1121|
|Celebration of the Return of Hong Kong to the Motherland - Fun-packed Carnival||June 24 (Saturday), 1.30pm to 5.30pm; Tuen Mun Cultural Square||Game booths, arts and crafts workshops, street arts performances, magic show and more||2451 3055|
|Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR - Happy Fiesta@Shatin||June 25 (Sunday), 11am to 6pm; Sha Tin Park, Amphitheatre of Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza||Youth talent show, workshops, sports demonstration for the elderly, stage performances, pony rides and more||2158 5381|
|Harbour Music Show cum Islands District Community Carnival in Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong to the Motherland
||June 25 (Sunday), noon to 6pm; public space adjacent to Central Pier No. 10
||Stage performances, game booths, traditional snacks booths, photo-taking corner featuring tourist attractions of Islands District, and more||2852 4634|
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".
Altogether, more than 900 events and activities will be staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
Ends/Sunday, June 18, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
Issued at HKT 11:00