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Entries invited for flower show plant exhibit competition

The Hong Kong Flower Show 2010, presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), will be held in Victoria Park for 10 days from March 19-28. This year's flower show features "Fairy Tales of Flowers" as its theme and Cineraria as its theme flower.

People are to take part in the show's plant exhibit competition, and winning entries will be displayed for public enjoyment at the show. Applications are free of charge and will be open until February 12.

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Epic wartime escape brought back to life

The two-year exhibition, entitled "Escape from Hong Kong - the Road to Waichow", jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Escape Re-enactment Organisation (HERO), formed earlier this year by descendants of the original escape party, will run at the museum from December 25 to December 31, 2011.

The 68 escapees included China's top representative in Hong Kong before and during the war, Admiral Chan Chak, whose son Donald Chan, the President of Hong Kong Escape Re-enactment Organisation, was one of the officiating guests at the opening ceremony. Other officiating guests included the Deputy Consul-General and Head of Political, Economic and Public Affairs, British Consulate-General in Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Neale Jagoe; the Chief Curator of Hong Kong Museum of History, Ms Esa Leung; and widow of Lt Col John Collingwood, Captain of MTB 11 of the Escape Group in 1941, Mrs Kay Collingwood.

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Museum of Art showcases Ha Bik Chuen's works

An exhibition in memory of the late local artist Mr Ha Bik Chuen, who passed away on October 18, will be held at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from November 7 to January 24, 2010.

Ha Bik-chuen (1925-2009) was born in San Wui District of Guangdong, China. He moved to Macau in 1949 and settled in Hong Kong in 1957. He began practising the art of sculpture in 1960. He excelled in making sculptures, prints, ink art and mixed media works. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society, a member of the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, Hong Kong Sculptors Association and Hong Kong Graphics Society. His works were presented in the "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibitions" and "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibitions" at the Museum of Art from the 60s to the 80s and in the "Art Now Hong Kong Exhibition" which toured London, Manchester, Bristol and Edinburgh in 1971. His prints were exhibited in Hong Kong, USA, Poland, Norway and Yugoslavia, including the "5th International Miniature Print Exhibition" of 1975 at the Pratt Graphics Centre, US. Ha received many awards including the Award for Arts Achievement (Visual Arts) by Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003 and the Outstanding Award in the 10th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, China in 2004.

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Chinese Film Panorama 2009 opens with "Tian An Men" to celebrate 60th Anniversary of PRC

The "Chinese Film Panorama 2009 - Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China" opened October 5 at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, with the spectacular film "Tian An Men".

The event is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and South China Film Industry Workers Union, in association with Sil-Metropole Organisation Ltd and Southern Film Co Ltd.

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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, spectacular lantern exhibitions and a lantern design 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 Tin Shui Wai Park and Ginza Square on October 2, at Victoria Park on October 3, and at Sha Tin Park and Sha Tin Town Hall Plaza on October 4.

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Paintings depict prosperous cities of Ming and Qing dynasties

Fifteen paintings on the theme of prosperous cities of the Ming and Qing dynasties and selected from the Liaoning Provincial Museum, will be on display at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from September 25 to November 22 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Liaoning Provincial Museum, the exhibition, "The Prosperous Cities: A Selection of Paintings from the Liaoning Provincial Museum", features significant paintings such as "Along the River during the Qingming Festival" by Qiu Ying (ca.1494-ca.1552) of the Ming dynasty, "Ten Views of West Lake" by Wang Yuanqi (1642-1715) and "Prosperous Suzhou" by Xu Yang (1712-after 1777) of the Qing dynasty, offering an insight into China’s urban wealth during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) periods.

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Yau Tsim Mong to launch community arts festivals

Tsim Sha Tsui's Canton Road will be turned into an arts boulevard on the afternoon of September 20 with various arts performances and giving people the chance to see the diversified local arts culture. 

The "Celebrating National Day and Welcoming East Asian Games - Yau Tsim Mong Community Arts Spectacle" will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday (September 20). Admission is free.

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Customs centenary exhibition opens to public

The Customs and Excise Department Centennial Exhibition, one of the activities organised by the department to celebrate its centenary this year, was officially opened to public September 15.

Held from September 15 to 17 at the Exhibition Hall of Hong Kong City Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Central, the exhibition aims to enhance public understanding of Hong Kong's Customs service through a review of the department's work and services.

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