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 theworks@rthk.org.hk

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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Mei Ho House Heritage Museum; Michael Joo at SCAD; Li Gang and Qin Chong "Shedding Constraints"; "Mi 00:21:57 2014-07-23
Mei Ho House is a part of Shek Kip Mei Estate, Hong Kong’s first public housing estate. The estate itself was constructed, with financial help from the United Nations, after a devastating Christmas Day fire that had swept through squatter huts on the same location in 1953 leaving over 53,000 people homeless. Today, Mei Ho House is the only surviving Mark I H-shaped resettlement block. It has been transformed, under the revitalization scheme, and now incorporates a café, a hostel, and a museum.

The Mei Ho House museum is part of a refurbished public housing block. Not so far away, the Savannah College of Art and Design’s Hong Kong school is housed in the former North Kowloon Magistracy building. For his exhibition at the school’s Moot Gallery Korean-American artist Michael Joo wants his work to not just engage with the history of the space, but also to conduct a dialogue with the past.

Mainland Chinese artists Li Gang and Qin Chong work with traditional material: brushes, ink, and paper. But despite using those traditional materials both artists try to break away from conventional styles of Chinese ink painting. Until August 3rd”, at the Galerie du Monde in Central, you can see a joint exhibition of their work, “Shedding Constraints.

While you’re sitting at your office desk have you ever dreamed of being in the spotlight? On the coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can see a a preview of “Miss Rose”” at ArtisTree. The play is a collaboration between the home-grown non-profit theatre company Theatre Noir Foundation and staff and tenants who work in two of Hong Kong’s office buildings. The newcomers to the stage received two-months of coaching on acting, dancing and singing by theatre professionals. In our studio are the cast and director of “Miss Rose”.