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Liberatum Hong Kong International Festival of Culture – 27 to 29 April 2012

LIBERATUM HONG KONG

Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli

Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan

Participants include Pharrell Williams, Khalil Fong (方大同), Thomas Heatherwick, Philip Treacy, Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Wu(吴彦祖), William Orbit, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader, Terence Koh (許漢威), Mike Figgis, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and many others.

Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.

After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong and Mainland China, Rosey Chan (陳小莉) will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds. Some of the participants confirmed to attend include legendary singer Marianne Faithfull, Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer, Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, innovator and visionary architect Thomas Heatherwick, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya (夏永康), singer Khalil Fong (方大同), fashion icon and hat designer Philip Treacy, Grammy Award winning record producer and musician William Orbit, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh (許漢威), actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), American film director and playwright Neil LaBute and Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgisamong many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.

Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.

Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage.

Full programme after the jump…..

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March 9, 2012 Posted by | Art, Concert, Event, Fashion, Hong Kong, Photography | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 89 @ Rock School – 28 November 2009

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Underground is on 28 November 2009 at Rock School, doors open at 9:30pm.  Head on down and catch some vibes.  For more info on the artists, head over to http://www.undergroundhk.com.

Source – Underground

November 19, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, Music, Underground | , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 81 @ The Melting Pot – 4 July 2009

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Image from Underground

Independence Day is coming up this Saturday and what’s better than going out partying and listening to some awesome band sound, Underground is this weekend at The Melting Pot, head on down and catch some vibes.  For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

Source – Underground

July 1, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Hong Kong, Music, Nightlife, Underground | , , , | Leave a comment

bc unplugged 11 @ The Wanch – 15 April 2009

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April 15, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, bc unplugged, Event, Hong Kong, Nightlife | , , | Leave a comment

bc unplugged 10 @ The Wanch Tonight

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Event: bc unplugged 10

Date: March 19 (Thur)

Time: 9:30pm

Location: The Wanch

Entry: Free

Featuring -
A-dAY
The duo that sparked off WHOLALA and winner of the 2007’s CASH Song Writers Quest
Official homepage: http://www.adaymusic.com
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16334558706

Richey Lam
American-born Chinese pop/rock wonder kid
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/richeylam

The Private Broadcast
A trio of dark vocals, spare guitar and throaty bass influenced by the like of BRMC and Interpol…
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theprivatebroadcast

Check out http://bcunplugged.bcmagazine.net for interviews, pictures and updates!

Source – bc unplugged

March 19, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, bc unplugged, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Music, Nightlife | , , | Leave a comment

Underground 77 @ California – 14 March 2009

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Underground is back this weekend at California down in Lan Kwai Fong.  For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

Source – Underground

March 12, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, Nightlife, Underground | , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 75 @ California – 7 February 2009

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Looks like a busy weekend here in town, apart from Art Sunday, check out Underground 75 at the new venue this Saturday night at California Bar and Restaurant, Lan Kwai Fong.  For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Music | , , | Leave a comment

bc unplugged 8 @ The Wanch – 15 January 2009

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For more info, check out the bc unplugged page at http://bcunplugged.bcmagazine.net/

January 12, 2009 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, bc unplugged, Event, Hong Kong, Music | , , , | Leave a comment

bc unplugged 6 – 17 December @ The Wanch

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Event: bc unplugged 6
Date: Dec 17 (Wed)
Time: 9:30pm
Location: The Wanch, 54 Jaffe Road, Wanchai
Entry: Free

Artist -

JASPOIA LEE
German-born singer-songwriter. As his name goes – Just A Small Piece Of It All, Like Everything Else.
(http://www.myspace.com/jaspoialee)

D’Hat
Pop/ rock 5-piece who brought home with the CASH – Best Original Song in the SoundBase Festival 2008 with their original song, Champs-Elysees.

Chochukmo
*THAT* pinkish, crazy indie rocker…
(http://www.myspace.com/chochukmo)

Check out http://bcunplugged.bcmagazine.net for interviews, pictures and updates!

Source – bc magazine

December 16, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, Music | , , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 74 @ The Melting Pot – 6 December 2008

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Been a busy December for the guys over at Underground.  Following last week’s session at Club Cixi, Underground 74 will be at a new venue this Saturday, the Melting Pot, Winly Building, Shop 3, 1-5 Elgin Street, Hollywood Road, Central.

As usual, for more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

December 5, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, Music, Nightlife | , , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 73 @ Club CIXI – TONIGHT!!!!!

Underground 73

Underground 73

To quote my buddy Spike over at Honkie Town,

“This Friday is Underground‘s last event at Club Cixi. For some reason, Cixi won’t be hosting future Underground shows. There will be one or more bar managers attending this event to determine if their bars should host future gigs, so a big turnout on Friday night will help. Starts at 9 PM, $100 ($80 for students – do I have any student readers?) gets you six bands spanning a variety of genres, you can’t beat that with a stick!”

This from Chris B, the organizer,

“Hey everyone!

If you want to be seen by your friends in Europe, please get there by 9:30pm (when first band starts)
as MTV Europe will be filming the first two bands at Underground 73. Lets show that live music IS popular in Hong Kong.

If you’re shy, please come later lol 3rd band starting at 10:45pm

See you there!”

For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

November 28, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Hong Kong, Music, Nightlife, Underground | , , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 72 @ The Melting Pot – 22 November 2008

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Underground 72

For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

November 21, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Nightlife | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Undergound Events – All This Weekend

Tons of band events this weekend from Underground.  Their compilation CD launch party on Friday and Underground No. 68 on Saturday.  For more info, check out their all new website at www.undergroundhk.com.
Underground CD1 Launch Party

Underground Compilation CD Launch Party @ Club Cixi

Underground 68 @ The Cavern

Underground 68 @ The Cavern

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Music, Nightlife, Underground | , , , | Leave a comment

Underground 67 – 5 September 2008 @ Club Cixi

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For more info on the artists, head over to www.undergroundhk.com.

September 5, 2008 Posted by | Bars & Clubs, Event, Music, Underground | , , | Leave a comment

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