The Works

The Works

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Personalities FeatureArts & CultureStatus:On going Description: RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also a regular critical review of what' s on at the movies, and – most weeks – a live studio performance.

If you want to discuss anything you see on the programme, please visit our Discussion Board via the link at the top left of the page, or email us at

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930.

Live webcast: Tuesday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Performing Arts Funding; "Decade" a web-video project; Wucius Wong; Slowdive 00:21:52 2014-08-06
Hong Kong can be a tough environment for any artist, but performing artists in particular tend to need money to get their vision on stage. The government does provide some funds, but it doesn’t always come without strings attached. And many groups feel the government's funding policy is not clearly thought through.

Ever feel nostalgic for Hong Kong’s past? Well you can revisit and even remix that past with, “Decade”, an online cinematic and musical journey through ten decades of Hong Kong. It consists of ten films, each representing a decade in the life of the territory over the past 100 years. The project is organised by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) and co-curated by Fieldwork Productions and the Hong Kong Film Archive. Music curator Steve Hui and ten local musicians provide the music

Wucius Wong was born in 1936 in Guangdong, but came to Hong Kong at a very young age. He once considered becoming a writer, but gradually his interest turned to painting. Initially he was self-taught, but later studied under Lui Shou-Kun whose works fused traditional concepts and a modernist and more Westernised approach. That’s an approach that continues in Wucius Wong’s own work today. We’ve been talking to this Hong Kong master.

The English rock band Slowdive was formed in 1989, released three full length albums, and then broke up in 1995. Their music was categorised in the genre of “Shoegaze”, a name that wasn’t originally considered to be all that flattering and basically referred to the introverted way the singers stared at their shoes as they sang. Almost two decades later, Slowdive got back together. On the 28th July they performed here in Hong Kong.