Despite its advanced modernisation, Hong Kong has many traditional folk cultures, including performing arts, social practices, rituals, festivals, food and traditional crafts, some of which date back to when Hong Kong was a fishing village. Many are not widely known, even in Hong Kong.
Join us at China Exchange to discover Hong Kong’s amazing intangible cultural heritage at this special exhibition with related talks and workshops organised by Ming-Ai (London) Institute, which marks the finale of Hong Kong’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival.
The workshops are free, but registration required.
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage
Thursday 16 Nov 1-4pm
Join Mr. Chau Hing-wah, the curator of Intangible Cultural Heritage Office, Hong Kong’s Leisure and Cultural Services Department, to learn more about the identification, documentation, research, preservation, promotion and transmission of intangible cultural heritage.
Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea Making
Thursday 16 Nov 1-3pm/3:30-4:30pm/5-6pm
Friday 17 Nov 1-2:30pm
Learn the secrets of making the perfect cup of Hong Kong style milk tea with master Mok Pui-ling. Master Mok Pui-ling has been perfecting her techniques in making Hong Kong-style milk tea for almost 20 years. In 2013, she represented Hong Kong in the International KamCha Competition and became the first international female Master of KamCha.
Traditional Hong Kong Paper Crafting
Thursday 16 Nov 2-6pm
Traditional Hong Kong Paper Crafting Workshops run by Master Kenneth Mo Cheuk Kei. Participates will have hands-on practical experience of making a paper-crafted lantern to take home. All materials are provided.
A Cultural Taste of Leisure Cantonese Operatic Song
Saturday 18 Nov starts at 2pm
Friday 24 Nov starts at 1:30pm
This free musical and cultural experience will give you a brief introduction to Cantonese Opera in Hong Kong. Come for a snapshot of the Cantonese Operatic Song and join in a karaoke.
Making of Traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum (Cooking Demo & Practice)
Tuesday –Thursday 21-23 Nov, 3-5pm & 5-6pm
The chefs from Dumplings’ Legend will host a series of Dim Sum making workshops, with two sessions per day. All workshops begin with an introduction and a tour of the exhibition and will then move down to Dumplings’ Legend for the practical demo and workshops. Bring along an apron and a hair net and come join the fun!
The Taste of Traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum – (Cooking Demo & Tasting)
Friday 24 Nov 3-4pm
The chefs from Golden Dragon China Town branch will demonstrate how to make siu mai, ha gau and xiaolongbao from 3pm to 4pm. After 4pm, all participants are invited to Golden Dragon China Town branch to enjoy Chinese tea and dim sum.