Presented by Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road
Celebrate Hong Kong handover weekend with something a little bit different this year, with a heritage event that pays homage to the city’s historical buildings and unique culture.
Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road will have the titular Central-Sheung Wan artery come alive with music and dance performances, sketch artists at work, and general merrymaking.
On July 2, a big stretch of Hollywood Road and Upper Lascar Row all the way down to Tai Kwun, the former Central Police Station, will be transformed into a street-side celebration of arts, culture and heritage for the HKSAR’s 20th anniversary.
It comes hot on the heels of a July 1 event that takes place at PMQ, one of many reworked buildings under the government’s revitalization projects.
So what can you expect at the event?
On July 2, make your way down to the corner of Hollywood Road and stroll all the way down to the revitalized Tai Kwun — en route, you’ll find street dances and music performances, guided tours, sketching activities, workshops, exhibitions and even a cheongsam show, alongside some tasty snacks up for grabs.
You’ll see marquees along the roads put on by organizations affiliated with the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme. Here you’ll find more information on the current uses of revitalized buildings and discover the rich history and heritage behind them, but that’s not all. These buildings will play host to activities like a free herbal tea tasting session plus health advice from Lui Seng Chun; a Tai O Heritage Hotel exhibition; as well as a DIY workshop courtesy of Jao Tsung-I Academy and Green Hub.
The brainchild of the Commissioner for Heritage’s Office (CHO) at the Development Bureau, Heritage Vogue • Hollywood Road is a joint effort by the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Arts in Heritage Research, Hong Kong Antique and Art Galleries Association, PMQ and Tai Kwun.
There’ll be exhibitions and workshops on Upper Lascar Row just above Hollywood — so make sure to spare time for a detour up there, and keep an eye out for the flash mobs and more Hong Kong local snacks.
Learning more about Hong Kong’s past through food, music, arts and cultural activities — and a huge street party? Count us in!
For more information, please go to: http://goo.gl/akLX77.