Dance | Literature | Market | Workshop | Nature | Fun with Dogs | Tour

Dance

WE Dance

In February, we welcome TAI Body Theatre from Hualian, who join us to present a workshop based on indigenous dance and music from Taiwan.

After two years of field studies recording indigenous dance and exploring the connections between the feet and the land, Watan Tusi, founder and director of TAI Body Theatre devised a new form of expressive “foot language”. To find out more about the company’s unique “foot scripts”, join Watan and members of his troupe in our free workshops as they guide you through the steps and explain the connections with traditional indigenous dance.

At the end of the afternoon, TAI Body Theatre also present a performance of Tjakudayi – How to Say I Love You, a contemporary work excerpt adapted from an indigenous novel and incorporating Paiwan tribal folk songs.

2:45pm–3:15pm

WE Dance Taiwan Indigenous Dance Workshop 1

5:00pm–5:45pm

WE Dance Taiwan Indigenous Dance Workshop 2 and Performance by Tai Body Theatre

Free admission. No registration required. 

See full programme details.

Read more about TAI Body Theatre.

Literature

Personality Readings

Join the House of Hong Kong Literature and uncover hidden aspects of your personality through a short literary quiz. This month, our guest author Tse Ngo-sheung, will be on site to decipher your answers. All participants receive a small souvenir after the reading.

Time:
3:00pm–4:00pm
5:00pm–6:00pm

Free admission on a first come, first served basis.

About Tse Ngo-sheung

Former senior editor of the Hong Kong Economic Times, Tse is a prolific novelist, poet and playwright. She is also director of the Hong Kong House of Literature.

Read more about the House of Hong Kong Literature

Reading on the Grass

Bring a book to the bookcrossing and choose a book you would like to adopt! You can also borrow books that other people have shared and read them on the lawn – even if you don’t bring any yourself.

Time:
2:00pm–7:00pm 

Requirement for books:

  • We welcome books in Chinese and English.
  • We only accept books that are in good condition.
  • We only accept legal copies of books.
  • Magazines, newspapers and textbooks are not accepted.
  • Books with obscene, violent or offensive content are not accepted.

Book crossing guidelines:

  • We suggest that you exchange the same number of books as you brought.
  • You can exchange as many books as you want.
  • Bags are not provided, please bring your own bag.
  • If you did not bring a book to exchange but found a book you are interested in at the Library, you can read the book at Freespace Happening and return the book to the Library before leaving.

Free admission. No registration required.

Literature Gachapon

Our “Literature Gachapon” capsule vending machine offers beautifully illustrated miniature poems and small, poem-inspired charms for you to take home. Capsules are $10 each.

Time:
2:00pm–7:00pm

Market

a nice market

Our regular waterfront market “a nice market” by a nice place to offers an exciting selection of handicraft booths, art stalls and workshops. If you are interested in running your own stall at Freespace Happening, please fill in the form here.

Read more about a nice place to.

Download the Freespace Happening App to check out what’s on at our handicraft markets.

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Freespace Timehub

Don’t let your dreams slip away, write them down and make them a reality!

To take part in the Freespace Timehub, simply follow these four easy steps:

  • Collect a wish card from the “a nice market” booth.
  • Write down your wishes and goals.
  • Keep the ticket stub, put the wish card into the box and make a wish.
  • Revisit your dreams and goals by collecting your Freespace Timehub wish card at Freespace Happening’s “a nice market” on 9 or 10 March 2019.

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Free admission. No registration required.

Workshop

Stone Painting Workshop

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life at the Stone Painting Workshop. Pick a stone, flex your creative muscles and relax amid the lush greens.

Time:
Session 1: 3:00pm–4:30pm
Session 2: 5:00pm–6:30pm 

No of Participants:
12 per session 

Fee:
$240 per person

Suitable for participants aged 12 and above.

Registration required. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions on or before 7 February. Walk-in registration accepted on the event day subject to availability.

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Notes:

  1. Participants should arrive 5 minutes before the workshop starts and register at the “a nice market” booth. Participants arriving more than 15 minutes after the workshop starts will not be admitted. No refund will be provided.
  2. If the workshop is cancelled due to rain, inclement weather or other special situations, it will be rescheduled on 13 February and held at the “a nice place to” studio in Causeway Bay. Participants will be notified of the supplementary class arrangement by email. No refund will be made to participants unable to attend the supplementary class.
  3. For enquiries, please email Mr Ching at aniceplaceto@gmail.com.
  4. Organisers “a nice place to” reserves the right to final decision and to change the terms and conditions without prior notice.

Valentine Bouquet Binding Workshop

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Learn the art of binding and create your own personalised hand-tied bouquet for your loved one at our DIY workshop.

Time:
Session 1: 2:30pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 5:00pm–6:00pm

No of Participants:
15 per session

Fee:
$180 per person

Suitable for participants aged 12 and above.

Registration required. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions on or before 7 February. Walk-in registration accepted on the event day subject to availability.

REGISTER NOW

Notes:

  1. Participants should arrive 5 minutes before the workshop starts and register at the “a nice market” booth. Participants arriving more than 15 minutes after the workshop starts will not be admitted. No refund will be provided.
  2. If the workshop is cancelled due to rain, inclement weather or other special situations, it will be rescheduled on 13 February and held at the “a nice place to” studio in Causeway Bay. Participants will be notified of the supplementary class arrangement by email. No refund will be made to participants unable to attend the supplementary class.
  3. For enquiries, please email Mr Ching at aniceplaceto@gmail.com.
  4. Organisers “a nice place to” reserves the right to final decision and to change the terms and conditions without prior notice.

Nature

Enjoy Hong Kong’s Birding Hotspots

Join us to find out more about Hong Kong’s best birding hotspots and how to get the most out of your birding experience. Try on a pair of our binoculars, learn tips on how to use them, and discover the hidden secrets of our natural surroundings!

Time:
2:00pm–7:00pm

Free admission. No registration required.

Workshop

Bird-loving workshop : Storytelling + DIY bird badges

Bring your little ones to this fun workshop and help them learn about different bird species and their natural habitats through DIY badge-making and storytelling sessions.

Time:
Session 1: 3:00pm–3:30pm
Session 2: 4:00pm–4:30pm
Session 3: 5:00pm–5:30pm

No of Participants:
10–15 per session

Fee:
Free admission. Walk-in registration begins 20 minutes before each session.

Learn and Draw: Happy Fish Pond

The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and “a nice place to” team up to present a drawing session to help children learn the importance of protecting our ponds, streams and rivers. 

Time:
Session 1: 4:00pm–4:45pm
Session 2: 5:00pm–5:45pm

No of Participants:
16 per session

Free admission on a first come, first served basis. Please register on-site 15 minutes before the event begins.

Read more about The Hong Kong Bird Watching Society and a nice place to.

Tactile Image Puzzle

Try out our tactile puzzle and experience art from a new perspective. You can also enjoy artworks made by artists with disabilities.

Time:
2:00pm–7:00pm

Free admission. No registration required.

Tactile Lucky Spring Banner workshop

Create your own tactile spring banner and learn more about art-making from the perspective of those with visual impairment.

Time:
2:00pm–7:00pm

Free admission. No registration required.

Solar Toy Playground

Visit our solar-powered playground and try out toys powered by sunlight and other sources of renewable energy sources. You can also have a go at creating your own solar-powered toy – a fun way for visitors of all ages to learn more about renewable power!

Time:
2:30pm–5:30pm

Number of participants:
20

Fee:
$50 per person

Registration required on-site at the “Solar Toy Playground” booth. Places allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Read more about Solar Sound System

Fun With Dogs

Match Me If You Can

Test your memory by seeing how many animal pairs you can match within the time limit! In this game, participants receive 20 cards to pair up by animal breed, name and image. Each successful pairing scores one point. The best scores also win a small gift!

Time:
2:00pm–6:00pm

Free admission. No registration required.

Tour

Park Tour and Workshop

Join us on a tour of the Art Park to learn interesting facts and stories about some of the trees and plants we are growing. If you are looking for some interactive fun, there is also a workshop after the tour.

Time:
2:00pm–4:00pm
3:30pm–5:30pm

Free admission on a first come, first served basis. Advance registration required.

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See full Park Tour and Workshop details.