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“It All Begins with a Word”

For internationally renowned Hong Kong media artist HUNG Keung, reading and the world of literature have been constant companions from an early age, and his love of words has inspired many of his cross-disciplinary creations to date.  In 2020, HUNG and his creative partners had joined forces to present a multifaceted reading experience online.  Drawing from famous local authors from the 1960s to 1990s, this novel take on Hong Kong writing intrepidly adds in moving image and dance to explore the essence of literary perception.

The on-site exhibition will be led by the curator and his creative team, presenting four spatially independent yet conceptually interrelated artworks.  Drawing from poetry, proses, fictions, and other texts, the four sets of video artworks will convey the essence and artistic conception of literature through elements of visual arts including moving images and choreographic interpretation.  Apart from the on-site exhibition, three sessions (with two parts each) of dance performance including CHU Chin-ching's “Rosy View of Words”, LI Tuo-kun's “Walk” and KT YAU's “Slow” will be arranged to integrate words into words.

Date:
23.10.2021 (Sat) – 24.10.2021 (Sun) and
01.11.2021 (Mon) – 02.11.2021 (Tue)
Time: 1000-2000

Date: 25.10.2021 (Mon) – 29.10.2021 (Fri)
Time: 1200-2000

Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat)
Time: 1000-1230, 1600-2000

Date: 31.10.2021 ((Sun)
Time: 1000-1230, 1700-2000
Venue: Exhibition Galleries 4 and 5, Hong Kong Central Library

On-site performances
“Rosy view of words”
Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat) and 31.10.2021 (Sun)
Time: 1400-1415
Choreographer: Ivy TSUI; Performer: CHU Chin Ching; Live Musician / Performer: Felix LOK

“Walk”
Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat) and 31.10.2021 (Sun)
Time: 1430-1445
Choreographer and Performer: LI Tuo-kun

“Slow”
Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat) and 31.10.2021 (SUN)
Time: 1500-1515
Choreographer and Performer: KT YAU, Performer: Poon Tai-ming

To tie-in with the exhibition “It All Begins with a Word”, a parent-child workshop and a sharing session will be held at the Hong Kong Central Library, creating an experience for participants to delve into the infinite possibilities of literary interpretations.  The programme will provide information on cross-media creative projects for slashers as well.

Let's Play with Inverted Chinese Characters
How do new media artists respond to a poet’s fancy about inversion and reflection? Dr Hung Keung discusses the infinite possibilities of disassembling and reassembling Chinese characters, inviting the family to join in the fun.

Date: 24.10.2021 (Sun)
Time: 1030-1200
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library

*Ticket is required for each participant.

1 Set of Characters, 100 Personalities
Words are not limited to pen strokes in writing.  There are many more possible transformations, as animation, film, interactive installation and 3-D production emerge from the many collaborations under the auspices of It All Begins with a Word.

Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat)
Time: 1545-1645
Venue: Gallery 2, Hong Kong Central Library

“Author Online” Reading Club

4 sessions of online reading clubs will be held on the Hong Kong Library Festival website, featuring renowned local authors to share their book choices and reading experiences on different topics on YouTube to cultivate readers' reading interests and habits. During the programme, the interactive elements will allow the younger readers to directly converse with the authors, such as the problems and techniques on writing, motivating them to continue writing.

"Author Online" Reading Club (LIVE streaming on the Hong Kong Public Libraries YouTube Channel)

Date

Time

Authors

24.10.2021 (Sun)

1500-1600

Black


31.10.2021 (Sun)

1500-1600

Black


07.11.2021 (Sun)

1500-1600

Annie CHIANG


13.11.2021 (Sat)

1500-1600

Annie CHIANG



Interactive Healing Story Workshop

Reading a picture book can clear your mind, and readers can re-learn and enjoy the process of reading. The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Bring Me a Book Hong Kong, and Kids4Kids will make use of storytelling, demonstration on storytelling skills, experiences sharing, and handicraft workshops so as to allow parents and children enjoy the fun of reading together.

In addition, Bring Me a Book Hong Kong will organise 3 sessions of online storytelling for the Libraries, featuring 3 children’s picture book authors.  The authors will share the stories of the picture books, and the children can discover the stories behind the authors’ creation.  The activities aim to encourage children to read and create picture books.

On-site activities

Date

Time

Venue

Language

16.10.2021 (Sat)

1100-1230

Ngau Tau Kok Public Library

Cantonese

1400-1530

Shui Wo Street Public Library

English

23.10.2021 (Sat)

1445-1615

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

English

24.10.2021 (Sun)

1400-1530

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

Cantonese

30.10.2021 (Sat)*

1445-1615

Children’s Activity Room, 2/F, Hong Kong Central Library

English

07.11.2021 (Sun)

1100-1230

Tiu Keng Leng Public Library

Cantonese

1300-1430

English

13.11.2021 (Sat)

1400-1530

Tsing Yi Public Library

Cantonese

14.11.2021 (Sun)

1300-1430

Aberdeen Public Library

Cantonese

1445-1615

English

21.11.2021 (Sun)

1200-1330

Po On Road Public Library

Cantonese

1300-1430

Lai Chi Kok Public Library

English


Target Audience:
One child aged 4-10, accompanied by one parent (Cantonese);
One child aged 6-10, accompanied by one parent (English)

Registration is required
Registration starts two weeks before the activity date at respective library. For Hong Kong Central Library, please call 2786 2110 for registration.

*For the activity held at 2/F Children Activity Room, please collect the ticket at 2/F Service Counter in person 2 weeks before programme starts.

LIVE streaming (Zoom)

Date

Time

Authors

05.11.2021 (Fri)

1700-1800

DAI Yun(please click here for registration)

13.11.2021 (Sat)

1000-1100

Jon KLASSEN(please click here for registration)

19.11.2021 (Fri)

1700-1800

Shana CHEUNG(please click here for registration)


“Stand Higher, Look Farther” Stilt Theatre

By narrating the leading character’s story of learning stilt-walking, Art Home will be introducing the history, skills, and arts of stilt-walking, guiding the audiences through its techniques and philosophy – focus, balance, determination, and companionship.

Date

Time

Venue

23.10.2021 (Sat)

1400-1500

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

30.10.2021 (Sat)

1100-1200

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

31.10.2021 (Sun)

1100-1200

Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library


Registration is not required, welcome all

Talks and Workshops on Multi-skilling Development


To become a slasher, besides having many competencies and management skills, unlimited creativity is crucial. Various organisations and instructors will share their experience and insights on becoming a slasher and some tips one should know to become one.

Subjects Talks (4 sessions)
1st session

Topic

Sharing of a Multifaceted illustrator & the fun of animation

Speaker

Pei LAM, former Vice Chairman and Professional Member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators

Date

Time

Venue

16.10.2021 (Sat)

1500-1630

Sha Tin Public Library


2ndsession

Topic

How to Create Transmedia Content

Speaker

Eddy HUI, CEO of Hong Kong Designers Association and User Experience Design Consultant

Date

Time

Venue

17.10.2021 (Sun)

1500-1630

Shek Tong Tsui Public Library


3rd session

Topic

Kick-start Your Illustration Journey

Speaker

Momo LEUNG, Professional Member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators

Date

Time

Venue

23.10.2021 (Sat)

1500-1630

Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library


4th session

Topic

Behind the Scenes: the Key Elements of Film Making

Speaker

Zoe WONG, Manager, Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong)

Date

Time

Venue

13.11.2021 (Sat)

1500-1630

Ngau Chi Wan Public Library


Registration is required
For registration, it starts two week before the activity date at respective library.  For activities to be held at Hong Kong Central Library, please call 2786 2110 for registration.

Workshops (6 sessions of online activities)
1st session

Topic

Animation Express in iPad

Tutor

Pei LAM, former Vice Chairman and Professional Member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators

Date

Time

30.10.2021 (Sat)

1500-1600

(Hong Kong Public Libraries YouTube Channel)


>Playback of the Workshop<


2ndsession

Topic

Creation of an Illustration (Picture) Book: Step by Step

Tutor

Julian Blue, former Committee and Professional Member of Hong Kong Society of Illustrators

Date

Time

28.11.2021 (Sun)

1500-1600

(Hong Kong Public Libraries YouTube Channel)


3rd session

Topic

Tutorial for Slasher|A Quick Guide to Canva for Creating Social Media Content

Tutor

Experienced tutors from Beginneros


4th session

Topic

Tutorial for Slasher|A Beginner's Guide to Openshot Video Editor

Tutor

Experienced tutors from Beginneros


5th session

Topic

Tutorial for Slasher|Meet the Yoga Teacher who Turned Hobby into Career

Tutor

Experienced tutors from Beginneros and Yoga Teacher Water HO


6th session

Topic

Interactive Media, Let’s Go!

Tutor

Eddy HUI, CEO of Hong Kong Designers Association and User Experience Design Consultant


*The 3rd to 6th workshop would be published at Hong Kong Public Libraries YouTube Channel on 30.11.2021

Seminar series for Carers of Cancer Patients

Date: 30.10.2021 (Sat)
Time: 1430-1730
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library

"Joyful Story Time" - by Story Ambassador

Date:30.10.2021(Sat)
Time:1400-1500
Venue:To Kwa Wan Public Library

Share the Joy of Reading under the Same Sky - Reading Ambassador Programme Beyond Borders Workshop: 2) Telling Stories with My Puppet

Date:30.10.2021(Sat)
Time:1030-1200
Venue:Lam Tin Public Library

Fill in the ______ Interactive Exhibition

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Central Library, and in line with the theme of the Central Library's "Imprint in two decades", a series of activities will be held in the exhibition gallery, including the "AR Interactive Exhibition" in the theme of Hong Kong Central Library – an exhibition introducing the collections that readers have limited access to, revealing the little-known side of the Hong Kong Central Library.

In design, "Feel in the _______" Interactive Exhibition reinterprets the concept of "Fill in the ___ (blank)" as "Feel in the ____ (Library)" in respect of "Sensing", "Viewing", "Happiness" and "Reading".  The exhibition welcomes the public to feel and enjoy it, with a view of encouraging further reading. The exhibition draws on the Hong Kong Central Library, with the arch-shaped entrance at the front elevation representing the "Gate of Knowledge". The geometric patterns of various circles, squares, and triangles symbolise "The Sky is round and the Earth is square" and the accumulation of knowledge. Piecing together the twelve geometric figures creates the shape of the Hong Kong Central Library. It uses yellow and blue, the primary colours from the Hong Kong Central Library, with additional orange and pink, to create attraction. In blending the twelve geometric figures, audiences could rediscover the multi-faceted library and find inspiration from within.
In a non-linear narrative, five chapters of the story are portrayed without sequential order from different perspectives. It outlines what the grandfather and grandson have seen and heard during their visits to various libraries, bringing out the rare library collections (Documents Collection Campaign Collection). Deepening the younger generation's understanding of the library and resonating with the older generation, the exhibition aims to create social inclusion as a whole.

Date: 23 Oct 2021 (Sat) – 02 Nov 2021 (Tue)
Time: 1000-2000
Venue: Exhibition Gallery 3, Hong Kong Central Library

Registration is not required, welcome all

>Revisit of the Exhibition<

Share the Joy of Reading under the Same Sky - Reading Ambassador Programme Beyond Borders Workshop: 2) Telling Stories with My Puppet

Date:30.10.2021(Sat)
Time:1530-1700
Venue:Ngau Tau Kok Public Library

Do What You Love

Date:30.10.2021(六)
Time:1430-1600
Venue:
1. Tsing Yi Public Library (Subject Talk on Modern Sports)
2. North Kwai Chung Public Library (Exploring our East Asian Neighbour: Japanese Culture Forum)
3. South Kwai Chung Public Library (Subject Talk on Hiking and Camping with Family)