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Public Programmes (January - March)

Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. A separate ticket is required for entry to fee-charging special exhibitions (if applicable). For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

Programme details

Jin Yong Sharing Session Series
Special Programme for Jin Yong Gallery


Topic (I) The Fascination of Novels: Jin Yong's Novels and the Origin of Martial Arts Novels

There is certainly a magnetic appeal to Jin Yong's novels. His unique imagination and writing skill immerses readers so thoroughly in his novels that they often put everything else aside until they finish a novel. Both Jin Yong's martial arts novels and his life are legendary.

Dr Wong Chung-ming and cultural critic Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang will help participants discover the unique, almost magical power of Jin Yong's novels, and from the perspective of popular fiction and martial arts novels, they will investigate the origin and development of new-school martial arts novels.

Date 27 January 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speakers Dr Wong Chung-ming (Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, Hong Kong Shue Yan University) and Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang (Cultural Critic)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.


Topic (II) A Wave of Enthusiasm for Martial Arts Novels: Jin Yong's Novels and their Adapted Films and TV Series

As all readers may have their own ideal images of Guo Jing, Huang Rong, Yang Guo, and Xiao Long Nu in mind after reading the novels, no particular actors or actresses playing these roles can satisfy everyone. But most readers want to see Jin Yong's novels reproduced on screen. In Hong Kong, his novels have been made into both movie and TV adaptations in past decades, making Jin Yong second to none in terms of the number and success of adaptations of Hong Kong novels.

Veteran film critic Mr Po Fung will participate in the sharing session with host Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang, guiding participants on a journey spanning Jin Yong's novels and their film and TV adaptations for greater insight into the multiple interactions between the adaptations and Jin Yong's novels.

Date 21 April 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speakers Mr Po Fung (Film Critic) and Mr Matthew Cheng Ching-hang (Cultural Critic)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
 

Hu Yidao Drama Performance
Special Programme for Jin Yong Gallery

In tandem with the exhibition held at the Jin Yong Gallery, Theatre Space will present the drama Hu Yidao, adapted from the Jin Yong novel Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain. With Hu Yidao and his wife as the central characters, the drama uses the flashback method to show an incident that happened many years ago in the martial arts circle, based on stories recalled by Baoshu the monk, Miao Ruolan, Ping Asi and Hu Fei. It reveals the interplay of friendship and hatred between Hu Yidao and Miao Renfeng, and uncovers the mystery of the unjust deaths of Hu Yidao and his wife. Each of the four characters has a different story with a different perspective. After all, who is telling the truth? Theatre Space will host a special post-performance discussion session after the first drama performance, in the hope of stimulating an in-depth exchange through dialogue with the participants.

The original stage play is adapted by Lo King-man, edited by Jacob Yu Chun-kau and Cheung Fei-fan, and directed by Jacob Yu Chun-kau. Stephen Au Kam-tong, Jenus Ho Man-yee and Jimmy Ko Kai-cheung play the leading roles.

(I) Hu Yidao Drama Performance & Post-performance Discussion Session

Date 17 March 2018 (Saturday)
Time Drama performance: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Post-performance discussion session: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discussion Topic/Speakers Jin Yong's Martial Arts - from Novel to Stage / Fung Luk-tak and Yang Kut-si
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Performer Theatre Space
Enrolment A maximum of 300 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
Remarks Successful applicants can redeem their admission slips for the drama performance at the distribution counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the performance one hour before the performance commences. Please arrive at the theatre on the 1/F no later than five minutes after the programme commences; otherwise, the reserved seats will be released to walk-in visitors waiting for admission.

(II) Hu Yidao Drama Performance

Date & Time 17 March 2018 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
18 March 2018 (Sunday)
25 March 2018 (Sunday)
1 April 2018 (Sunday)
2:30 pm / 5:00 pm
24 March 2018 (Saturday)
30 March 2018 (Friday)
31 March 2018 (Saturday)
2 April 2018 (Monday)
11:30 am / 2:30 pm / 5:00 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Performer Theatre Space
Enrolment A maximum of 300 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants can redeem admission slips for the drama performance at the distribution counter at the theatre entrance on the 1/F on the day of the performance one hour before the performance commences.

Talk on "Pixar Animations: A Balance of Family and Dreams"
Special Programme for "Pixar 30 Years of Animation: Hong Kong Celebration of Friendship and Family" Exhibition

Beginning with Toy Story in 1995, Pixar Animations established two main themes – Pursuing Dreams and Interpersonal Relationships.  By 2009 when Up was launched, these two themes were increasingly closer to reality.  In 2015, Inside Out further broadened the horizons.  As it launched 19 movies, Pixar Animations adjusted the balance between the two themes, according to the prevailing situation at the time, which also reflects the fact that audiences are not content with simple spiritual comfort.

Date 3 February 2018 (Saturday)
Time 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Mr Anthony Wong (Writer, and Comic and Animation Critic)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please call 2180 8260.
 

"In Praise of Flowers" Education Programme Series
Special programmes for "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" Exhibition

Co-organiser: The Tsui Art Foundation

The T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art is one of the major exhibition galleries of Hong Kong Heritage Museum, featuring fine and decorative Chinese art donated by The Tsui Art Foundation. The highlights of the current special exhibition, titled "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection", are two complete sets of porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln during the Kangxi period, Qing dynasty. This rare collection has been kindly loaned to the Museum by the Tsui Art Foundation.

Based on this collection, the Museum is collaborating with The Tsui Art Foundation to launch a series of activities, called "In Praise of Flowers", in the four quarters of 2018. Through this programme series, we hope to give visitors new insights into Chinese art and culture from multiple perspectives.

Programmes in the first quarter of 2018:

(I) Sharing Session: Stories behind the Month Cups and the Tsui's Collection

The late Dr Tsui Tsin-tong has long been respected for his passion for Chinese cultural heritage and his contribution to the preservation and promotion of Chinese culture. He was an internationally renowned collector, famous in the museum and collection fields. He made frequent donations to various cultural institutions, including museums, as part of his lifelong commitment to promoting Chinese culture. Though he passed away in 2010, his contribution to society has continued through The Tsui Art Foundation. To perpetuate his spirit of sharing, his sister, Ms Sally Tsui, has been taking care of The Tsui Art Foundation.

In this sharing session, we have invited Mr Ip Wing-chi and Ms Rose Lee Wing-chong, who both have studied the Month Cups for many years, to share with us stories and poems related to flowers. Ms Sally Tsui will also join the session to tell the participants stories and anecdotes about Dr Tsui's devotion to collecting antiquities and artworks, and how he developed his broad collection, so the participants can learn more about the relationship between the joy of collecting and the cultivation of culture.

Date 6 January 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speakers Ms Sally Tsui (Representative of The Tsui Art Foundation), Mr Ip Wing-chi (Tea master and Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association), Ms Rose Lee Wing-chong (Assistant Curator I (Fine Arts), Hong Kong Heritage Museum)
Enrolment A maximum of 80 participants on a first-come-first-served basis. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (apply online / download the form), or call 2180 8260.

(II) Sounds of Silk and Bamboo: A Birthday Celebration of Flowers

To celebrate the Birthday of the Flowers, internationally renowned dongxiao performer and multi-disciplinary artist Mr Tam Po-shek will join hands with guzheng performer Ms Chui Mei-ting, pipa performer Ms Mei Liu and a team of guzheng performers to present Chinese music for the very first time in the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art. They will present the traditional Chinese sound of music using a new approach, combining Chinese musical elements with poetic themes and flowers. This special performance will provide participants with an extraordinary acoustic experience of the elegance of flowers in the gallery surrounded by numerous fine works of art.

Date 17 March 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art. 2/F
Performers Mr Tam Po-shek (Dongxiao performer and multi-disciplinary artist), Ms Chui Mei-ting (Guzheng performer), Ms Mei Liu (Pipa performer) and Zheng Pavilion Ensemble
Enrolment Please sign up at the Gallery entrance.


Hong Kong Heritage Museum will launch the following programmes from the second to the fourth quarters of 2018.

(III) The Vitality of Flowers: Floral Design Demonstration

Born in Tokyo, Mr Masao Mizukami is an internationally recognised floral designer, installation artist, interior and outdoor landscape designer, and winner of numerous international awards. Having made detailed observations of nature in all four seasons, Mr Mizukami advocates the creative approach of "working with nature". He is famous in floriculture circles for not using potting soil or needlepoint holders. His unique floral designs, developed from his artistic talent and travel experience, reveal the elegance of flowers and the revitalising aura of nature.

In this session, Mr Mizukami will introduce the essence of Eastern and Western floriculture. He will show the beauty of lines and space on his three-dimensional floral art pieces, using ordinary and recycled materials in his floral designs. His masterpieces convey the rhythm and vitality of nature, reminding people to cherish nature, using wisdom and passion to maintain the endless continuity of Mother Earth.

Date 24 June 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Theatre, 1/F
Performers Mr Masao Mizukami (Floral designer)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #70 (April to June 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.


(IV) Pastel Petals: Flower Painting Demonstration and Sharing Session

Born in Hong Kong and currently based in Japan, Ms Yu Lai-yin is an artist who specialises in integrating traditional and modern styles in flower painting. In this sharing session, Ms Yu will share her story as an artist, in particular, how she was influenced by her father Yu Pui, a painter and seal engraver, and Chinese Lingnan School Master Yang Shen-sum, as well as the skills she developed while studying at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, in Paris, to inspire parents and children to paint creatively. Ms Yu will also demonstrate her flower painting skills, and invite children and parents to paint together the blossoming of flowers, using a combination of traditional and modern, and Eastern and Western painting styles.

Date 9 September 2018 (Sunday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue Seminar Room, G/F
Speaker Ms Yu Lai-yin (Painter)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #71 (July to September 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.


(V) Sharing Session: A Dialogue between Tea and Nature

Two complete sets of precious porcelain Month Cups, made in the imperial kiln for Emperor Kangxi, are inspirational artworks on the theme of flowers and the highlights of the "A Glimpse of Tsui's Collection" exhibition. Mr Ip Wing-chi, a tea master and Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association, will invite participants to enjoy a cup of tea while viewing ‘flowers' and experiencing the simplicity of life, and show the participants that a simple cup of tea is a profound and longstanding part of Chinese culture. Mr Ip will also share with the participants the long history of tea culture and knowledge related to tea drinking, including the categorisation of tea, the appreciation of tea ware, and the aesthetics and spirit of tea culture.

Date 3 November 2018 (Saturday)
Time 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Venue T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art, 2/F
Tea demonstration: The corridor outside the T.T. Tsui Gallery of Chinese Art
Speaker Mr Ip Wing-chi (Tea master and Chairman of the Hong Kong Tea Association)
Enrolment For enrolment details, please refer to our upcoming Newsletter #72 (October to December 2018) or visit this website for the latest information.