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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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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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Category: People Living

Moscow State Puppets Theatre to stage "Gulliver"

The internationally acclaimed Moscow State Puppets Theatre, which is named after Russian puppet master Sergei Obraztsov, will adapt Jonathan Swift's classic novel "Gulliver's Travels" into a splendid stage production called "Gulliver" this summer.

"Gulliver" is one of the programme highlights of the large-scale summer International Arts Carnival presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

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Stamp sheetlet to commemorate Hongkong Post's participation in London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition

Hongkong Post April 21 announced that a special stamp sheetlet to commemorate Hongkong Post's participation in the London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition will be released for sale together with associated philatelic products on May 8.

This special stamp sheetlet commemorates Hongkong Post's participation in the London 2010 International Philatelic Exhibition to be held at the Business Design Centre in London, United Kingdom, from May 8 to 15. Hongkong Post takes this opportunity to showcase quality Hong Kong stamps overseas. The stamp sheetlet is printed in red, white and blue - the colours of the Union Flag. The silhouettes of landmarks in Hong Kong and London symbolise harmonious ties between the two cities.

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Category: Eat and Drink

Cathay Pacific gives passengers a real taste of home with authentic Hong Kong cuisine inflight

Cathay Pacific Airways is featuring a variety of its “Cathay Pacific Signature Dishes” on flights this year, bringing Hong Kong passengers a true taste of home as they enjoy classic local dishes during their journeys, and at the same introducing authentic flavours from the airline's home city to passengers from around the world.

Starting early this year, Cathay Pacific Signature Dishes has been introducing phase by phase a selection of local Hong Kong favourites that are truly authentic in taste and appearance, including congee, hot pot rice, noodle soups and Chinese desserts. The signature dishes are being served in rotation throughout the year in First and Business Class cabins.

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Postage prepaid postcard - Ocean Park Hong Kong Series No. 1-7 - "Amazing Asian Animals"

Hongkong Post April 20 announced that a set of seven postage prepaid postcards featuring the Amazing Asian Animals in Ocean Park Hong Kong will be released for sale on April 30.

This set of postcards marks the first anniversary of the introduction of "Amazing Asian Animals" in Ocean Park Hong Kong. The seven types of lovely animals -- Asian small-clawed otter, bird, Chinese alligator, Chinese giant salamander, giant panda, goldfish and red panda -- are vividly shown on the postcards which include air mail postage for sending to all destinations.

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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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Rue Madame introduces Parisian fashion flair to Hong Kong

Rue Madame, a new fashion concept boutique that brings the latest clothing and accessory brands exclusively from Paris to Hong Kong, opened its first store April 9.

Located in Lee Gardens Two in Causeway Bay, Rue Madame is a concept created by Ariane Zagury in collaboration with Patricia and Nathalie Samson. The Samson sisters have distinguished careers in the international fashion world and have owned well-established concept stores in Paris as well as having advised some of the famous French clothing brands.

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