Category Archives : Events

EVENT – ‘Black Cloth March’ for Democracy this Sunday, 3pm

The conveners of Occupy Central, pan-democrats, local civic organisations and regular citizens and volunteers are set to march from Causeway Bay to Central this Sunday in protest of the restrictive model for universal suffrage Beijing has proposed for Hong Kong.

Students across the city have pledged to wear yellow ribbons in school.

Demonstrators have been invited to “to tell the world how Hong Kong people have been betrayed” by wearing black and wearing yellow ribbons for universal suffrage.

“Thirty years ago, the Chinese Central Government promised Hong Kong “one country, two systems” and “high degree of autonomy”. Those promises have never been fulfilled and democracy in Hong Kong is stifled. Students in those days have their hair turned grey already while students today are going on strike and united in their fight for democracy. The whole city is united in its fight for democracy.” – Occupy Central statement.

Occupy Central organisers – Rev. Chu Yiu-ming, Dr Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man – will speak alongside democracy icon Martin Lee at the start of the rally.

EVENT – Hong Kong’s First Contemporary Miniature Art Exhibition

Miniature art has a long history spanning a vast geographic area, from 13th century court paintings in Persia, to 15th century monastic manuscripts in France, to pocket portraits in the Elizabethan era. This September, Hong Kong artists will be reviving the art form with a more contemporary perspective.

1McuJlZ.jpg (974×578)

‘Closer‘ is Hong Kong’s first miniature art exhibition. Each artist is restricted to a canvas measuring only 2” x 3” or 4” x 4”.

NEWS – Hong Kong Qualifies for the 2014 Homeless World Cup in Chile

A team of ex-convicts and asylum seekers, all of whom have been homeless or in rehabilitation recently, successfully qualified for the annual Homeless World Cup last week.

Homeless World Cup qualifiers, Hong Kong

Homeless World Cup qualifiers, Hong Kong

Local politicians and celebrities attended the 4-a-side tournament. Long Hair Leung Kwok Hung, LegCo member, said that “it’s a chance for the homeless to develop a new experience with a new perspective”.

EVENT – Tiananmen Massacre Vigil: 25 Years On – Next Wed, Victoria Park.

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers will gather in Victoria Park next Wednesday night (June 4th) to remember those killed in the Tiananmen Square massacre. The annual candlelit vigil begins at 8pm but it is advisable to arrive early. Hong Wrong will be covering the event (see coverage from  201320122009).

Hong Kong's Candlelit vigil 2014

On May 21st, 1989, Hong Kong saw its biggest ever protest. The Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China organised a solidarity march for those involved in the Tiananmen Square demonstrations – it bought 1.5 million people onto the streets. Huge protests continued on the 28th and on June 4th itself.

BLOG – Photos & Video from HK’s 2014 Cheung Chau Bun Festival

The annual Cheung Chau Bun Festival was held earlier this month between May 3rd and 7th.

Cheung Chau bun festival, Hong Kong

It involves bun towers, lion dances, parades, and the bun scrambling contest.

Cheung Chau bun festival, Hong Kong

Today’s photos are courtesy of photographer Rodolfo Contreras. Check out his Deconstructing Hong Kong Facebook page here, or view his portfolio here

EVENT – Hong Wrong Joins Panel at HK’s 2014 Annual Media Conference

AAJA Media ConferenceWant to know how to build your own digital domain? At next month’s AAJA/JMSC ‘New Now Next’ Hong Kong Media Conference, Hong Wrong’s founder will be speaking about how he accidentally created a popular independent media platform. Also on the panel will be two other news junkie-types who are infinitely more likely to know-what-they’re-talking-about: Shanghaiist Managing Editor Kenneth Tan and Coconuts Multimedia Director Alexander Hotz.

Kenneth Tam, Alex Hotz, Tom Grundy

The conference runs from Friday June 6th until Sunday June 8th at HKU.

divider.png (250×50)

ART – Highlights from Chai Wan Mei Festival 2014

Chai Wan Mei is a local design festival and introduction to the hidden creative community in Chai Wan’s industrial buildings. [NSFW image below].

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

There are book sellers, fashion designers and cafes open year-round, but – this week – studios across the area open their doors to the public.

Chai Wan Mei Hong Kong 2014

This year’s festival includes works from Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 winner Adrian Wong…

ART – Highlights from Art Basel 2014, Part 1 of 2

Hong Wrong at Art Basel 2014

Below are some favourites from Hall 1 of the Art Basel exhibition in Wanchai. Click here for Part 2. Click here for more details on the annual international art event, or here for a full guide to Art Week 2014.

Photography: Connie Leung

There are six exhibition sectors showcasing renowned artists and emerging talent, with added emphasis this year on local artists.

Over 181 local and international galleries will be presenting works around 34,782m² of exhibition space in Wanchai.