Very Hong Kong

26 Nov

A different kind of volunteering. If you like organizing parties, events in unconventional spaces, this one is for you.

Very Hong Kong is the city’s first independent, annual programme with a mix of community-founded arts, culture, food, lifestyle, sport and design events, held in various public spaces in the city. It will be a celebration of Hong Kong’s unique mix of culture, heritage, cosmopolitan lifestyle and urban environment by transforming the city’s public space, to support the best of Hong Kong and its diverse culture, promoting creativity and redefining the forgotten spaces of the city through the use of public and donated spaces for a variety of innovative events open to all.

Very Hong Kong is produced by an independent, not-for-profit Foundation (Very Hong Kong Festival Foundation Association), formed by a group of like-minded individuals with experience in promoting the arts, culture, heritage, design and architecture in the public realm.

Upcoming events include:
very hk1Very Street
Date: 14th December 2013
Time: 12:30-6pm
Venue: Sun street, Moon Street, Dominion Garden
Hub: Wan Chai
Very Street is a series of street events and exhibitions, from performances by Hong Kong’s indie music talents to outdoor fashion shows by local emerging designers. Also featured is the Sun Street Markets, an initiative of Hong Kong Markets Organization, a one day pop-up bazaar promoting thoughtfully produced artisanal and sustainable food, drink and lifestyle products.

very hk3Very Big Screen on the Green
Date: 7th-13th December
Time: Various
Venue: New Central Harbourfront (near Central Pier no. 10)
Hub: Central
The great outdoor cinema by the harbour has arrived in Hong Kong. Bring your picninc blanket to the Big Lawn after work and watch a selection of Very Hong Kong movie classics such as McDull, a selection of Very Hong Kong movies from the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the winning work of ‘Video HK’ a competition run in collaboration with The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

very hk2Very Christmas Concert
Date: 14 Dec 2013
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: New Central Harbourfront (near Central Pier no. 10)
Hub: Central
Take your seats under the stars and lights of the Hong Kong skyline for a spectacular night of amazing entertainment with fabulous bands, musical performances and festive entertainment. Bring your picnic basket and find the perfect spot under the starlit sky to enjoy an enchanting evening of music, festivities and celebration! “Light is to the eyes what music is to the soul, and this Christmas music extravaganza will be a feast for both!” So join us this year for an unforgettable night – A VERY Hong Kong Merry Christmas Extravaganza under the Hong Kong skyline.

Very Hong Kong is looking for collaborators and donors – people with talent, passion, a sense of community, pride, playfulness, candour and courage – to organise and host Collaborative events as a core part of Very Hong Kong.

To be considered, Very Hong Kong requires a brief description of your proposed event including title and theme, where it is intended to be held and why.

Collaborative events can be based in visual arts, performance arts, music, food, fashion, film and creative design, a mixture of these or many more.

Very Hong Kong welcomes any ideas that reflect the aims of Very Hong Kong, to:
Engage and inspire residents and visitors alike
Promote public participation in the urban spaces of Hong Kong
Improve people’s enjoyment, navigation and access to the city
Find new uses for under-utilized spaces
Show creativity and imagination

And, above all, your event should bring people together!

To get full details, event guidance and requirements, please complete the form in this link.

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