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In Pictures: Tsing Yi Bamboo Theatre Festival20-5-15

Presented at the football grounds for the next few days, the Tsing Yi Bamboo Theatre Festival is an annual celebration to honor the goddess of Tin Hau. It's a free exhibition of Opera; it also has food booths and crafts for sale.

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Third Culture Comes to HK19-5-15

What is Third Culture?

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Coming Soon... Le French May15-5-15

Established in 1993, Le French May is one of the largest cultural events in Asia. With more than 120 programs presented across two months, it has become an iconic part of Hong Kong’s cultural scene that attracts approximately 2 million visitors each year.

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Ask HKELD: Edition One28-4-15

We recently started accepting questions about the theatre and art scene anonymously via our website and our tumblr. We've been getting some good questions and once a week we'll pick a reader's question to be featured... Think of us as your Hong Kong Art, "Dear Abby", just wearing black and holding a roll of gaffer tape. Our first featured questions is...

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Preview- A Midsummer Night's Dream- Shakespeare in the Port10-4-15

Pull out your picnic blankets and get your sunscreen ready, HKELD readers, Shakespeare in the Port is back. A past Heckler winner for Best New Comer, is taking over the Podium at Cyberport from April 16th to May 3rd. This year they’re producing three main stage shows along with several special events including a community arts festival with 8 bands and performance acts on May 3rd, a 24 Hour Play festival on April 26th and special appearances from guest artists, like the Peel Street Poets and their touring production, Sorry, Shakespeare! Their main shows for this year are Lear, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being produced by Hong Kong University’s Shakespeare appreciation group, known as the HKU Shax Theatre Group.

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Social Media as a Viable Tool for the Arts18-3-15

Recently, I attended a conference talk about advertising and the arts. One common question was asked in all the sessions. "Do you have experience in using social media and the inter-web in promoting theatre?" But it makes me think about how the landscape of theatrical advertising and outreach is changing in our modern era. In the "olden days" all one had was the three basics: 1) word of mouth 2) print 3) radio and tv...

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Cavalia Pitches Its Tent in Hong Kong11-3-15

Yesterday HKELD was invited to the tent raising for Cavalia.

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!19-2-15

Kung Hei Fat Choi from HKELD!

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Kidsfest is Koming!19-1-15

Parents and children should be delighted to beat the cold and hit the theatres starting this month. Kidsfest has returned! Produced by ABA Productions, it's a three week festival of quality tour shows brought in from the UK to delight our child audiences. This is its third year of being and the festival resides at its home at the APA Drama theatre.

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Review-The 3 Singing Bitches-Fringe Club17-1-15

Cabaret is a great blending of genres. It's part music, part comedy, part dance, part theatre. Cabaret is often distinguished by the venue it is in. It's performed in a restaurant or bar- something more casual than a traditional theatre so that the audience can feel comfortable, drink up and enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. The 3 Singing Bitches is a cabaret from three of Hong Kong's well known theatrical talents: Angelita Li, Rick Lau and Margaret Cheung. We've reviewed their musical theatre performances before on HKELD and recently they've become well known for being the backing artists on many Canto-pop albums.

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