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"Bruce Lee: Kung Fu · Art · Life" exhibition extended to 2020
     This year marks the 45th anniversary of the passing of the internationally renowned movie star Bruce Lee. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) today (July 17) announced that the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" exhibition being held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum will be extended until 2020. The museum will launch a souvenir miniature statue of Bruce Lee and hold a special programme with an interactive talk and demonstration.
     Since its opening in 2013, the "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" exhibition has enjoyed continuous popularity, attracting an average of about 600 000 visitors a year. Following mutual consent this year between the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Bruce Lee Foundation in the US, the exhibition period will be extended to July 20, 2020. The local and overseas collectors of the Bruce Lee memorabilia whose collection pieces are now on display at the exhibition have also agreed to extend the loan of their items, to let the legend of Bruce Lee go on at the museum.
     When the exhibition opened in 2013, noted local sculptor Chu Tat-shing was invited to create a new statue of Bruce Lee. The statue, 3.5 metres high, shows a strong side-kicking image of Bruce Lee and is displayed at the entrance of the museum. This year Chu was engaged again to produce 200 limited edition miniature bronze statues of Bruce Lee as memorabilia to be put on sale in the fourth quarter of this year. With a height of about 30 centimetres, the souvenir statue will be modelled on the same side-kicking posture of the 3.5m one.
     Furthermore, an interactive talk and demonstration entitled "Bruce Lee's Philosophy and Jeet Kune Do" (in Cantonese) will be held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum on July 28 (Saturday). The President of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (Hong Kong) and Permanent Honorary Advisor of the Ving Tsun Athletic Association, Dr Lewis Luk, has been invited to be the speaker.
     Bruce Lee started out with practical street-fighting skills, but later drew on the traditional Chinese martial art of wing chun as well as Western boxing and fencing techniques to create his own system, which he named Jeet Kune Do. Dr Luk - a student of Bruce Lee's seniors and disciples, including Hong Kong wing chun master Wong Shun-leung (an instructor of Bruce Lee) and Jeet Kune Do master Ted Wong - will explain in detail Bruce Lee's philosophy and Jeet Kune Do and give demonstrations.

     The talk will be held from 3pm to 4.30pm at the seminar room on the ground floor of the museum. A maximum of 80 participants are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.

     The "Bruce Lee: Kung Fu • Art • Life" exhibition is presented by the LCSD, jointly organised by the Bruce Lee Foundation and the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and sponsored by Fortune Star Media Limited. The exhibition features more than 600 invaluable artefacts, taking visitors on a marvellous journey through the life and achievements of Bruce Lee.
     For details about the exhibition, please visit the museum's website at www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk/en_US/web/hm/exhibitions/data/exid209.html or call 2180 8188.
     The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is located at 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin.
Ends/Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Issued at HKT 16:30
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