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The Works

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 in – most weeks – a live studio performance. The Works is aired on RTHK 31 every Wednesday at 19:10. We're on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/RTHKTheWorks/Instagram @rthktheworksArchive available later after broadcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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M+ opening: HK Here & Beyond, Jimmy Lee @ 1a Space & in the studio: The Up:Strike Project

The idea of developing a West Kowloon Cultural District was proposed in former Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa’s Policy Address in 1998. In the ensuing more than two decades, the ambition to turn the 40 hectares of land into a cultural hub for Asia has b...

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9 Nov 2021

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Tadayoshi Nakabayashi, artist Chen Wei & in the studio: Lillian Kong and Alice Hui

The Hong Kong Open Printshop is currently showing internationally renowned Japanese printmaker Tadayoshi Nakabayashi’s works here for the first time at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. The 84-year-old’s works are primarily etchings and i...

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2 Nov 2021

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Digital Art Fair Asia and NFT & in the studio: soprano Athene Mok & pianist Cherry Tsang

In June, we explained what NFTs, or non-fungible tokens are and how they are catching on and affecting the art world. New technologies tend to develop fast, and a lot can happen in a very short period. And that is as true in Hong Kong as it is anywhere...

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26 Oct 2021

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Lui Shou-kwan & Wucius Wong, Tsang Chui-mei & in the studio: clarinettist Gilad Harel

Lui Shou-kwan was a pivotal figure in the development of ink art in post-war Hong Kong, bringing together his traditional Chinese painting knowledge and the influence of Western art, and spearheading the New Ink Painting Movement. In the 1950s and 1960...

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St. James’ Creation's clay & sand art workshops, Henry Moore & in the studio: Joshua Jones

Expressing ourselves or communicating with others often relies heavily on words to convey our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. However, non-verbal communications such as touch offer an alternative for those who express themselves differently. Potte...

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12 Oct 2021

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Brutalism & in the studio: Wuji Ensemble's "Boundless Groove: A Sonic Journey in Nature"

Sleek and glassy high-rises may dominate Hong Kong’s cityscape, particularly in the business districts, but the city does also have examples of other styles, including the school of architecture known as Brutalism. Brutalist architecture emphasises fun...

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5 Oct 2021

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Non-visual Photography & in the studio: HKU MUSE's 80 Years of the Messiaen Quartet

French composer, organist and teacher Olivier Messiaen was a devout Catholic and an enthusiastic ornithologist who integrated birdsong, Catholic theology, and mystical and religious themes into his music. Early in World War II, he was interned in a Naz...

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28 Sep 2021

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Tai Kwun's cabaret show "LauZone", exhibition "To Be Continued" & in the studio: Helen Z

Most of us in Hong Kong today are the descendants of people who came from Guangdong in the 19th to 20th centuries. As a result, the majority of Hong Kong’s population speaks Cantonese. A smaller percentage, now mostly the older generation and village r...

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21 Sep 2021

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Artist Carol Man, "Ineffable Worlds" @ Tang Contemporary Art & in the studio: Men of Winds

Rosh Hashanah, in Hebrew means “head of the year”. It is the beginning of the year according to the traditional Jewish calendar and a time of inner renewal and divine atonement. This year’s celebration started last Monday on September 6th and ended on ...

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14 Sep 2021

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Interview with pianist and conductor David Greilsammer

In this week's episode, pianist and conductor David Greilsammer is here to talk with us about his upcoming concerts with Premier Performances of Hong Kong and with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, one of which was originally scheduled for June las...

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7 Sep 2021

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