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Extra screenings for "All for One and One for All: Union Film" at HK Film Archive

In view of the enthusiastic response to the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) retrospective "All for One and One for All: Union Film", which showcases the full catalogue of 44 films by Union Film Enterprise, 12 additional screenings will be held from June 3 to 26 at the HKFA's Cinema.

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"Islands Nature Heritage Trail" Mui Wo Section opens

Organised by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD), the "Great Outdoors Hong Kong!" hiking event was held on the Islands Nature Heritage Trail on January 9 along with some 1,000 participants.

In collaboration with the Islands District Council, the AFCD has set up the new Islands Nature Heritage Trail to help promote nature-based tourism.  The 20 km trail is divided into four sections: Mui Wo, Peng Chau, Tai O and Ngong Ping.  The Mui Wo Section, 7km in length from Pak Mong in Tung Chung to Mui Wo, is the first to open and takes about 3 hours to complete.

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"Israeli Film Festival 2011"- an inspiring cinematic tour begins tonight

Offering an insight on Israel's rich and diverse cultural heritage, the "Israeli Film Festival 2011", opened on January 11 at the Hong Kong Science Museum and will run until January 23.

Nine outstanding films will be screened, covering a wide range of themes and genres including comedy, thriller, melodrama, romance and documentary.

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Outdoor concerts "Music on the Wave" at Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

A sequence of outdoor concerts titled "Music on the Wave" will be staged at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza this weekend (October 30 and 31) from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. The concerts will feature the icon of crossover music, Mr Wu Tong and his Ensemble, post-80s band JAM from Xinjiang and renowned local a cappella group Gay Singers. Admission is free.

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Lantern carnivals celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department will present a wide range of activities including lantern carnivals, thematic lantern exhibitions and a lantern design competition entries exhibition to celebrate the coming Mid-Autumn Festival. Admission to all activities is free.

Featuring a variety of entertainment programmes, lantern carnivals will be held at Tsing Yi Park on September 21, at Victoria Park on September 22, and at Tai Po Waterfront Park on September 23.

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"Capturing Light and Shadow" exhibits the art of two master cinematographers

With fleeting light and shadow, cinematographers produce moments of inspiration that capture the heart of audiences. The Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) is launching a first-of-its-kind exhibition titled “Capturing Light and Shadow” featuring two master cinematographers in Hong Kong film history. Ho Look-ying and Bill Wong belong to two eras-- one bold and one dainty--that are decades apart but are united in creative spirit and technical aspirations.

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Last donation of the great artist Wu Guanzhong goes on display

Mr Wu devoted his life to art and made selfless donations of his works to museums worldwide, including the Hong Kong Museum of Art, which has received Mr Wu's generous donations on four occasions, including the latest donation of five ink paintings received last Thursday (June 24).  The five paintings comprise new works created in 2010, namely, "At Rest", "Illusion", "Awakening" and "Nest", and a work, titled "Faces Unchanged", created in 2001.

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Venice Biennale Response exhibition comes to Hong Kong Museum of Art

To coincide with the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, the "Hong Kong Diary – Response Exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennale Hong Kong Exhibition II" will be opened June 12 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art until August 1. The exhibition displays the artist Pak Sheung-chuen's unique observations and thoughts on Hong Kong's daily life.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and co-organised by the Museum of Art and Para/Site Art Space, the exhibition reassembled Pak's works previously shown in the Hong Kong Exhibition at the 53rd Venice Biennale, and turned them into a new exhibition. The concept of "Hong Kong Diary" is an extension of Pak's "Making (Perfect) World: Harbour, Hong Kong, Alienated Cities and Dreams" in the 53rd Venice Biennale held in Italy from June to November 2009. Under the curatorship of Tobias Berger in association with Para/Site Art Space, "Making (Perfect) World" featured a series of philosophic and provocative masterpieces in the international arts arena. The response was so overwhelming that the total number of visitors reached over 130,000.

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LCSD's museums open free for International Museum Day

To celebrate International Museum Day 2010, Hong Kong (IMD 2010 HK), all museums under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and other participating local museums will organise open days on May 15 and 16. Admission to these museums will be free on these two days, allowing the public to better understand the functions and missions of museums through various exhibitions, activities, facilities and services.

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