WeWeWebWeb Carnival, "Museum 101" video series and more to enrich LCSD Online Resources Centre

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) launched the one-stop Online Resources Centre (ORC) in early April, providing multifaceted leisure and cultural activities that suit all ages. The ORC will soon offer even more fun to the public through enriching its content continuously.

​     The ORC can be accessed at www.lcsd.gov.hk/en/onlineresources.html.

​     The LCSD will hold the WeWeWebWeb Carnival from late May to August to offer delightful free online programmes and activities for children and families to view and participate in from the comfort of their homes. 

​     Produced by the International Arts Carnival, the WeWeWebWeb Carnival will feature local artists and arts groups to present quality and educational programmes ranging from music, drama and dance to puppetry and magic.

​     The first programme, the puppetry show "Puppets from Home" by Little Smudges Theatre, will be launched on May 29. The mask and puppet theatre show "Little Miss Fantasy" by Merit Minds Workshop and the multi-arts cultural tour "DingDing Wander Yonder" by Fong Fong Projet d'Art will go online in June, while more programmes will be showcased in July and August.

​     The content of the WeWeWebWeb Carnival will be uploaded to the department's ORC. For programme updates and details, please visit www.wewebcarnival.gov.hk or call 2370 1044.

​     In regard to its museums, the LCSD will launch on May 29 the "Museum 101" short video series. Experienced curators, aiming to arouse public interest in their museums, will speak concisely on ways to appreciate art collections, explore the treasures from history, unlock interesting science mysteries and understand the processes of heritage conservation, among other topics. Videos coming soon will introduce crucial museum elements such as Hong Kong's unique art, knowledge of solar eclipses, the evolution of Cantonese opera costumes and appreciation of traditional Chinese paintings and heritage. Other interesting content is in the pipeline.

​     Turning to horticulture and greening, the "Blossoms around Town" page newly updated in the ORC introduces several common and special ornamental flowering trees in different seasons, and the suggested locations for appreciating them. The public can also view a photo collection and a video clip of selected flowering trees while staying at home. Another new online programme, namely "Horticulture Classroom", will also be launched soon in June. Experienced horticulture instructors will be engaged online to demonstrate a variety of horticultural and gardening skills, as well as to guide the public on how to participate in and enjoy various green horticultural activities at home.

​     The ORC also offers the short video clip "Learn about Mammals", showcasing animals in the LCSD's major gardens. The public can better understand features, behaviours and noises of the sloth, the ring-tailed lemur and the white-faced saki. Additional short video clips on interesting animal life will be coming soon.

​     As for performing arts, the department has specially invited local artists and arts groups to prepare an array of online programmes covering music, dance, Chinese opera and classical music talks. Venue partners of the LCSD's performing arts venues, such as the Hong Kong Dance Company, the Hong Kong Ballet, Chung Ying Theatre Company, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Spring-Time Experimental Theatre and the Hong Kong Performing Stage of Cantonese Opera, have also provided recordings for the LCSD to broadcast on the ORC. Production of other cultural presentations is under way for going online gradually.

​     The LCSD will keep updating and enriching the ORC. Members of the public are most welcome to visit it online.

Ends/Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 20:15