International feminist event One Billion Rising 2015 will take place on Saturday, 3pm on Des Voeus Road, Central around the HSBC building.
Black History Month comes to Hong Kong this February.
The events aim to highlight and honour the achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans and those across the black diaspora including Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos.
‘V-Day’ returns to Hong Kong with an extended run of the ‘The Vagina Monologues’ by Eve Ensler.
Performances will be held between February 11th and 14th at 8pm each night at the Premium Sofa Club, 212-216 Wing Lok Street (West Side) Basement, Fui Nam Building, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong [Map].
Prithee once more, we shall unleash our cushiony wrath in a ferocious feathery frenzy! For lo – with great vehemence and spirited fury – we shall prepare our fleecy headrests and pronounce: “You can take our freedom, but you cannot take our pillows!” Hongwrong.com plays host to Hong Kong’s biggest annual flashmob.
2015 marks the fifth International Pillow Fight Day in Hong Kong – held on April 4th, 4pm at Chater Garden, Central.
Festival review by guest writer Carla Thomas.
“Picture yourself in a boat on a river/With tangerine trees and marmalade skies…” And with that bizarrely sedative tune, the Flaming Lips’ cover of Lucy in The Sky with Diamonds was the psychedelic swan song that brought Clockenflap 2014 to a surreal close.
The three-day arts and music festival, arguably Hong Kong’s premier annual music event, expected to see record numbers of festival-goers this year. The turnout was undoubtedly boosted by high-profile acts like Kool & The Gang and Tenacious D.
Friday night was all about letting Glasgow flourish, as both synthpop darlings Chrvches and post-rock heavyweights Mogwai performed impressive sets at the Harbourflap main stage (though the cringe factor was strong as Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry’s made the baffling decision to address the Hong Kongese crowd in Mandarin). It was The Vaccines’ infectiously high-energy indie rock blowout at Replay stage that earned the prize of best atmosphere of the night, or at the very least, sweatiest.
Clockenflap Festival 2014 continues today. Highlights from day one and two below…
Occupy umbrellas on stage at Chthonic on Friday & Ozamati on Saturday…
Freespace Festival 2014 continues on Sunday at West Kowloon Cultural District. More information here, entrance is free.
Open 11am – 10pm, last entry at 9pm. There is music, dance, art installations, games, craft stalls and food – an ideal warm-up for Clockenflap next weekend.