Government launches "Budding Winter"

The Home Affairs Bureau and four universities in Hong Kong, November 24 launched a new large-scale arts programme - "Budding Winter" to nurture budding artists and bring arts to the community.

Officiating at the opening ceremony, the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, said: "Our young people are the next generation of talented artists and audiences and we are making them the centre stage in 'Budding Winter'. We have engaged more than 180 artists in this project with a total of 90 art displays in Hong Kong Park, Kowloon Park, Sha Tin Park and Tuen Mun Park."

Highlight activities of "Budding Winter" include: (i) "art in the park" which showcases contemporary outdoor artworks from university students and young artists in the parks; (ii) "fun park day" for families to enjoy fun activities; (iii) music and dance performances in parks (iv) free public and school tours to various arts venues; and (v) artist village and art gallery open day guided tours.

The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, takes a closer look at the artworks of "Art in the Park" in Hong Kong Park.
The Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing, takes a closer look at the artworks of "Art in the Park" in Hong Kong Park.

Source: GovHK (www.gov.hk)