Celebrate the start of a new year with new sounds and surprising collaborations at Freespace Happening!

On stage, supergroup Mike Orange & The Universe Travellers – a project led by Mike Orange, guitarist and keyboard player with Chochukmo – returns with a set of exciting new instrumental compositions, Hong Kong Jazz quintet Mo-Men-T collaborate with pipa virtuoso Mavis Lam for one-of-a-kind East-meets-West sounds, guitarist and composer Tjoe and band blend their jazz-based style with the breezy Brazilian-inspired tunes of singer-songwriter Shandy Gan, and “Dr. Percussion” Matthew Lau takes you round the world with a masterful, eclectic mix of classic and contemporary vibraphone pieces. Ending the day on an avant-garde high, our special guest and internationally acclaimed sonic artist Hahn Rowe joins local collaborators for a journey of the senses that merges live and electronic sounds.

At the Big Circle, fans of disco roller skating are in for a treat as ohmykids transports you back in time with “Rollback Sunday” – a retro themed skating rink complete with flashing lights and disco balls, as well as figure skating and inline speed skating showcases! You and your kids can strap on your skates and groove to your favourite 80s and 90s disco hits, brought to you by Hong Kong’s no. 1 DJ Frankie Lam and his junior DJs. And if you’re a beginner or out of practice, there will be experienced skate coaches on hand to help you get rolling! Don’t forget to bring your own skates and protective gear along!

Other fun events throughout the day include papermaking workshops led by The House of Hong Kong Literature and WE Dance group dance demonstrations and workshops. You can also join a workshop and learn how to make your own mead, visit our regular “Hoikokdaytan 2046” handicraft market and Market ++ pop-up store, and learn tips on pet care from the pet-sitting team of Senior CID Pet Sitting (Social Enterprise).

Plus, you can pick up your own copy of our limited-edition Freespace Mixtape Vol. 1 – with recordings by six of the local independent groups who took part in last season’s Freespace Happening – on sale at the West Kowloon booth.

So, wrap up warm, gather your friends and pets, and join us at Freespace Happening for a winter weekend of music, literature, markets and special family events!

14 January 2018 (Sunday)


Nursery Park, West Kowloon Cultural District

Free admission
Registration applicable to selected workshops



Music @ Central Lawn

14:30 – 15:00

Matthew Lau feat. Vonald Chow

Central Lawn

15:30 – 16:00

Shandy Gan x Glass Band

16:30 – 17:00

Mo-Men-T feat. Mavis Lam

17:30 – 18:00

Mike Orange & The Universe Travellers

18:30 – 19:10

The Hahn Rowe Hong Kong Collective

Music @ South Lawn

14:00 – 14:30

Lil’ Ashes

South Lawn

15:00 – 15:30

Bass Trio

16:00 – 16:30


17:00 – 17:30

Kiri T

18:00 – 18:30

Dusty Bottle


15:00 – 15:30

Dialogue with WKCD: Lesley Ma
Curator, Ink Art, M+

Central Lawn


14:00 – 16:00

Nursery Park Tree Tour & Workshop

Nursery Park

WE Dance

14:30 – 15:30

16:30 – 17:35

Workshop & Parade

Sunset Lawn


14:00 – 19:00

Literature Gachapon

Central Lawn

14:00 – 19:00

Reading on the Grass

16:00 – 16:30

Writing on Leaves – a Wander in the Park

15:00 – 15:45

17:00 – 17:45

Paper-making Workshop


14:00 – 19:00

Hoikokdaytan 2046

South Lawn

14:00 – 19:00

Market ++




14:15 – 14:45

15:15 – 15:45

16:15 – 16:45

17:30 – 17:00

18:30 – 18:00

Rollback Sunday Pop-up Skating Rink

Big Circle

14:00 – 14:55

15:15 – 16:10

16:15 – 17:10

17:30 – 18:25

Skating Workshops for Beginners

14:00 – 16:00

16:15 – 19:00

Senior DJ vs Junior DJ

Frankie Lam x Lam Hei

15:00 – 15:10

16:00 – 16:10

Inline Speed Skating Showcase

Artistic Roller Skating Showcase

Fun with Dogs

14:30 – 15:00

15:30 – 16:00

16:30 – 17:00

17:30 – 18:00

Senior CID Eco-Enzyme Workshop

South Lawn




14:00 – 14:45

15:30 – 16:15

17:00 – 17:45

18:00 – 18:45

HK Brewcraft Mead Workshop

Waterfront Promenade

Artists Application:
If you are interested in performing at Freespace Happening, please fill in the form and return it to freespacehappening@wkcda.hk.

About Freespace Happening:
Between August 2015 and March 2017, Freespace Happening attracted over 120,000 visitors to West Kowloon Nursery Park with a fun variety of free outdoor music and art activities. Our current season runs from September 2017 to March 2018 and offers audiences a mix of music, dance, street performances, markets, workshops and more. Events take place every second weekend of each month.

Upcoming Freespace Happening Events:
11 February 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm
10 March 2018 2:00pm – 10:30pm
11 March 2018 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Programme Partners:
the house of hong kong literature


oh my kids

pet sitting social enterprise

go cup

heroes beer co

WE Dance Collaborating Partner:

hong kong dance federation

Media Partners:

new ears


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