🌺 Lest we forget the Basic Law Test
M+ has Ai Wei Wei, just not the Wei you want it
Apologies for two things today:
Remembrance day was, of course, yesterday but I’m writing this yesterday so it I hope the poppy today is forgiven
Could resist the rhyming pun in the title. Apologies if its slightly uncouth.
Ok that doesn’t make up for it, but maybe today’s Tide will.
Also, see you at the Rememberance Sunday Ceremony by the Cenotaph ~
On Today’s Tide:
Lest We Forget (Ft. Canada CG)
M+ Museum Opens
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Basic Law Test for All Teachers
Politics and Election Updates
Lest we Forget
Various Commonwealth representatives in Hong Kong showed their appreciation for those who gave their lives in the two world wars. A representative from the Canadian Consulate-General laid a poppy on the statue of John Osborne in Hong Kong Park.
Local history buffs would know all about Osborne - A Canadian soldier who fought in the Battle of Hong Kong. When his small platoon was encircled by Imperial Japanese troops, Osborne got them to safety, sacrificing himself jumping on top of a live grenade. This earned the only Victoria Cross for bravery in the whole battle.
Even though the Battle of Hong Kong is rarely discussed in WWII literature, there have been a couple of educational history YouTubers (my procrastination poison of choice) who have covered Osborne:
Coronavirus in Hong Kong
New cases: 3
M+ added to Museums list
UGH I COULDN’T MAKE THE MEDIA OPENING
HKFP’s Ilaria Maria Sala did and has a great twitter feed on it.
There was some worry that political pieces already donated to M+, such as those by Ai Wei Wei, may have been removed from public display. Henry Tang, chair of the WKCD said:
“All the exhibitions will comply with the laws, including the Basic Law, the national security law and all the other laws in Hong Kong
In the past there was some controversy regarding whether some exhibits might be in violation of the law. The opening of M+ does not mean artistic expression is above the law. It is not”
Henry ‘I am the law and the law is not mocked’ Tang
A particularly controversial piece ‘Studies in Perspective: Tiananmen’ where Ai Wei Wei holds up a middle finger to the titular square is missing, but other pieces from the series is there. Other Ai Wei Wei pieces such as Chang’an Avenue (on Ilaria’s Twitter above) are also disaplayed.
For the first year, entrance is free. Prices after are $120 for adults, half price for children.
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A special event from our Leader of The Week
This week’s LoTW, Gary To, is a musician, life coach, art lover and all round rennaisance man. His music studio’s annex, an art gallery supporting local artists is opening this Sunday 5:30pm. Everyone’s welcome!
Please come visit us and support local artists!
Venue: Music Essence Art Space.
15F Cheung Lee Commerical Building, 25 Kimberley Road
Wanna find out more about Gary and his far too many businesses? Make sure to read today’s LoTW feature.
Disclosure: I’m actually one of Gary’s vocal students and will be there on Sunday in my capacity of liking art and stealing whatever alcohol he has on the shelves. So uh, come say hi! (More proper disclaimer on the LoTW feature)
From our Consulate Friends
Jewish Film Festival
One of the films featured at this upcoming festival is “Outremont and the Hasidim”, a Canadian film centred around a community of Orthodox Jews living in Montreal.
Events from our partners
Chillin Jazz Fest
Musician’s Foundation’s jazz fest is back! Founded in May, the charity’s activities all support live musicians in Hong Kong. The first (much smaller) edition of the jazz fest took place in July, despite massive COVID fears and stringent regulation. Now that everything’s loosened up a bit, what better way to support your favourite jazz bands than to show up and chill?
Where: Tuen Mun, Gold Coast Piazza
When: Nov 13-14; 12:30-6pm
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