Hong Kong’s first Kids International Film Festival, the critically-acclaimed Slava’s Snowshow and Shrewsbury’s Open House are in full swing this week. Read on to find out more exciting events!
Until Aug 6
Hong Kong Kids International Film Festival
Inaugurated in 2017, KIFF aims to bring interesting and meaningful kid films and cultivate an interest for children going to the cinema. The festival founders believe that only those who truly appreciate movie as a story telling art form can be future best directors, screenwriters and performers.
Festival highlights include screenings of the new “March of the Penguins 2: The Call”, the critically acclaimed animations “My Life as a Zuchini” and “The Red Turtle”, and the all-time classic “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.
For more information, visit the festival page; for tickets, visit facebook.com/KIFF.asia.
AUG 1, 12, 15, 24
Shrewsbury International School Open House
Founded in 1552, the Shrewsbury School originated from the UK is set to open a new international school near LOHAS Park. in August 2018. Applications are open for kids between the ages of 3 and 11.
After a series of full house open house sessions this year, the school will be organising four more sessions this month. If you’d like to know more about the school’s philosophy and curriculum, be sure to register in advance.
The schedule is as followed:
- Tuesday, 1 August – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Early Years curriculum at Shrewsbury (aged 3 – 4)
- Saturday, 12 August – 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
General overview covering all year groups
- Tuesday, 15 August – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Primary years curriculum at Shrewsbury (aged 5 – 11)
- Thursday, 24 August – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
General overview covering all year groups
‘Home sweet home’
Participants are invited to build their dream homes and communities using a cardboard “gadget supermarket”.
Organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the programme offers participants the opportunity to unleash their creativity as part of the LCSD’s ongoing International Arts Carnival. Attendees are free to take their creations home after the event.
$240. 11am-5.30pm, Sha Tin Town Hall Exhibition Gallery, 1 Yuen Wo Road, Sha Tin.
This highly acclaimed musical tragicomedy has won top accolades across the globe including the Laurence Olivier Award in England and the Triumph Award in Russia.
Music Nation will be hosting the return of the show to Hong Kong. Staged by renowned Russian pantomime artist Slava Polunin, the masterpiece comes highly recommended for children above eight years of age and is praised by teens and adults alike. Tickets available at hkticketing.com.hk and HK Ticketing Box Offices.
Prices range from $480-$880. Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, 1 Gloucester Rd, Wan Chai.
To find out more about events in this year’s International Arts Carnival go to hkiac.gov.hk.
Starting from AUG 2
A non-contact sport where two teams compete to score a puck in a swimming pool.
Players are equipped with fins, snorkel masks, and mini hockey sticks in this dynamic game. The Hong Kong Underwater Hockey Association has meets twice a week in the Island School swimming pool.
The Young Artists Development Foundation is showcasing 500 of the best ink paintings in the world. The exhibition hopes to foster an appreciation for the beautiful art of ink painting and to enhance the art form’s position in the international art scene.
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai. Free Admission. To find out more go inkglobal.org or call 2885 0172.
Eugene Baby Fair
Learn about the trends in infant products by exploring this one-stop shop for all your baby’s needs. There will be more than 800 booths and over 100,000 different kinds of products up for purchase.
10am-7pm, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre Hall 1, Wan Cha. $25 for adults, $20 for children, free for children under 1 month.
Mummy’s Day Out at Baumhaus
All mums of children aged 2 and under are invited to join the Baumhaus team for an afternoon of tender loving care. Bond with your little one in a Mummy Baby Yoga session led by Dee Cheung. Get some tips on how to care for your baby’s sensitive skin from Catherine Cervasio of Aromababy. A selection of tasty treats will be available from Cafe Sausalito.
$400 per ticket. First floor, Kar Yau Building, 36-44 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai. Visit baumhaus.com.hk/events/mummysday for further information.
AUG 6, 13, 20, 27
Mix It Up summer workshop
Undertake a creative adventure in these reading and art sessions inspired by Hervé Tullet’s interactive children’s books. Each child leaves with a paint kit worth $100. $280 per kid and parent. Every Sunday 3-5pm.
Unit S513, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central. Register at putyourself.in. Call 21552282 for more details.