Writing on Leaves – Poetry Music Jam | Writing on Leaves – A Wander in the Park | Reading on the Grass | Literature Gachapon | Poem of the Month

Writing on Leaves – Poetry Music Jam


In these exciting ‘poetry meets music’ jam sessions, local poets and musicians will use music to present a selection of Chinese poems inspired by the plants of West Kowloon and collected through an online open call.

Time:
3:00pm – 3:45pm
5:00pm – 5:45pm

Location:
Sunset Lawn

Language:
Cantonese

Free admission. No registration required.

About the artists:

Ron Ng

Ron gained his degree in music composition from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he is now a lecturer in jazz improvisation ensemble. With over 18 years’ experience of playing guitar he has performed with some of Hong Kong’s finest jazz musicians, including Guy Le Claire, Scott Dodd and Eugene Pao. Ron is a member of the Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong (CASH), and composes pieces in diverse genres, including jazz, blues, contemporary, classical, dance, symphonic, and Chinese music. His jazz version of ‘Cantilena of No-mind’, has been selected by the record label Hugo, for the Chinese ensemble, Wuji Ensemble.

Vincent Lau

Vincent has played jazz and classical guitar for over 15 years, and is one of the rising stars in his field. Having learnt from the legendary maestro Eugene Pao, Vincent has developed a unique style, bringing him various awards including the Best Guitarist Award in the Caritas Music Competition for three years. As a full-time musician, he has performed with famous musicians and diverse musical groups, such as AGA and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. His bands, pwm (jazz) and SHIFT are regulars at prime music venues, including the Fringe Club, Cali Cali, Peel Fresco Music Lounge, and Manchester United Bar.

Writing on Leaves – A Wander in the Park


Wander around the Nursery Park with The House of Hong Kong Literature and listen to poems by local writers inspired by the plants we’re growing!

Time:
2:30pm – 3:00pm
3:55pm – 4:25pm

Gathering point:
Sunset Lawn

Language:
Cantonese

Number of participants:
20 per session

Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first served basis.

Reading on the Grass


Led by The House of Hong Kong Literature, “Reading on the Grass” returns to Freespace Happening with a new theme for each month. To join the Book Crossing, simply bring along books related to the monthly theme and share them with us, then choose books 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

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Requirement for books:
-  We welcome books in Chinese and English language
-  We only accept books that are in good condition
-  We only accept legal copies of books
-  Magazines, newspapers and textbooks are also 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;
-  Books that fit with the theme of month are highly recommended;
-  Bags will not be provided, please bring your own bag(s);
-  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.

Theme of the Month:
Hot

Free admission. No registration required.

Literature Gachapon


Our new “Literature Gachapon” capsule vending machine offers beautifully illustrated miniature poems and small, poem-inspired charms. Some of the poems are from last season’s “Poem of the Month”. 

Time:
2:00pm – 7:00pm

Venue:
Sunset Lawn

Fee:
$10 each

Poem of the Month

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