China has a rich and diverse culture with a long history. Its traditional culture, literature, arts and crafts, folk customs, rituals and etiquette, all have their own stories of development.

What is the relationship between modern society and these time-honoured art forms? In this series of talks, speakers from specialist fields take you on a journey of discovery that reveals the beauty and history behind specific arts for your appreciation.

Beyond Calligraphy | Dunhuang Murals: Ancient Depictions of Daily Life |
Ming Furniture | A Little Sip into Chinese Tea

Talk 1: Beyond Calligraphy

Date:
21 October 2018 (Sunday)

Time:
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Venue:
Té Bottega by LockCha
(G/F, Block F, Middle Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy, 800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon – 10 minutes walk from Mei Foo MTR station Exit B)

Moderator:
Tinny Cheng, Arts and Cultural Journalist and Founder of The Culturist

Speaker:
Packy Lai, Calligraphy Artist, Founder of Art House Oriental

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Talk 2: Dunhuang Murals: Ancient Depictions of Daily Life*

Remarks: The venue of Talk “Dunhuang Murals: Ancient Depictions of Daily Life” will be changed from 7/F, Remex Centre to 16/F, Remex Centre, date and time remain unchanged. West Kowloon will contact the registered participants by email. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Date:
17 November 2018 (Saturday)

Time:
2:30pm – 4:00pm

Venue:
Campfire – Wong Chuk Hang
16/F, Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road (3 minutes walk from Wong Chuk Hang MTR station Exit A1)

Speaker:
Lee Mei-yin, Special Researcher of Dunhuang Academy

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Talk 3: Ming Furniture*

Remarks: The Talk “Ming Furniture” will be rescheduled from 29 November 2018 (Thursday) to 28 November 2018 (Wednesday), time and venue remain unchanged. West Kowloon will contact the registered participants by email. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Date:
28 November 2018 (Wednesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
The Space, 2/F, D2 Place ONE
(9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon – 1 minute walk from Lai Chi Kok MTR station Exit D2)

Speaker:
Yip Shing-yiu, Collector of Ming Furniture

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Talk 4: A Little Sip into Chinese Tea

Date:
18 December 2018 (Tuesday)

Time:
7:30pm – 9:00pm

Venue:
Té Bottega by LockCha
(G/F, Block F, Middle Zone, Jao Tsung-I Academy, 800 Castle Peak Road, Kowloon – 10 minutes walk from Mei Foo MTR station Exit B)

Speaker:
Ip Wing-chi, Founder and Dean of Hong Kong Tea Academy

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Language: 
Cantonese

Fee: 
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first come, first served basis. Please register online in advance.

Enquiries: 
Ms Leung (852) 2200 0872, learning@wkcda.hk

Accessibility Services: 
Live cantonese audio description and Hong Kong sign language interpretation are available upon request with at least 14 days’ advance notice.

Adverse Weather Arrangements: 
For afternoon talk:

The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at 11am and onwards.

For evening talk:
The talk will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or typhoon signal no. 8 or above is in force at 3pm and onwards.

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