Art Basel – 21-22 March, 2017

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There’s a lot to see at this year’s Art Basel, but there’s also a lot to do with conversations, trams and films to fit in as you explore the wide range of art on show.

All art ‘speaks’ to each of us in different ways, you can admire the skill (or not) of an artist but find their work does nothing for you. So rather than suggesting not to miss ‘x’ or ‘y’, bc recommends that you explore and find those works that speak or connect to you in some way. Enjoy them, then wander away for awhile and come back again later. Was the work just flirting with you the first time, or do you still feel the piece’s attraction…?

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Art Central VIP Preview @ Central Harbourfront – 20 March, 2017

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The sun emerged, after weeks in hiding, to shine on the start of Art Week and turn Art Central’s two massive tents into impromptu saunas. That didn’t deter the opening day crowds who flocked to see what was on show.

Again there’s a little of something for everyone but the trend still seems to be for massive works that look fine in a big tent, but would be out of place in our space saving flats. Last years paint a massive picture cut it up and give away the pieces has in true HK style been replaced with a massive painting where you can buy a small square…

Art Central runs until the 25 March, click on any photo for the full gallery.

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Aperitivo at Attire House – 14 March, 2017

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One of the joys of living in Hong Kong is that she’s always full of surprises. Take for example 8 Wyndham Street as boring an office block as you can find – but on the top floor (29/F) is the recently opened Attire House, a men’s boutique complete with Barber’s Shop and wet shave, and Bar de Lune a very relaxed Japanese whisky and cocktail bar. Bar de Luxe is a joint venture between the owners of Attire and Tokyo’s famous mixologist Hidetsugu Ueno.

To introduce the brands Cesare Attolini and E Marinella Attire House hosted an aperitivo with cocktails and Tartuflanghe truffle chips.
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Royal Commonwealth Society, Commonwealth Day Reception @ HK Club – 13 March, 2017

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The Royal Commonwealth Society hosted it’s annual Commonwealth Day reception at the HK Club on the 13 March, 2017. The Queen’s message was read by British Consul General Andrew Heyn, while Sir David Tang toasted the Queen.
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T20 Blitz @ Tin Kwong Road – 11 March, 2017

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A fantastic T20 Blitz organised by HK Cricket attracted a sellout crowd to Tin Kwong Road at the weekend who enjoyed the smash smash bang cricket as it rained 6s. The big name international players showcased their skills and the Hong Kong players responded impressively and contributed massively to the success of the tournament.

Respect to the team owners who put the money up to enable the Blitz to happen, looking forward to next year already!
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Braids @ Hidden Agenda – 7 March, 2017

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Wonderful gig from Braids at Hidden Agenda last night, supported by local three piece So It Goes. Although a couple of aggressive Lands Department and FEHD staff tried to spoil everyones enjoyment.
The hour long show featured several new songs and including an interesting one on selfies. You know a gig is good when suddenly the band announce the last song and you wonder where did the time go, we wanted more… Until next time, unless you want to head over to Macau tonight or Shenzhen to catch the current tour.
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India by the Bay Opening Party @ Indian Consul General Residence – 17 February, 2017

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India by the Bay celebrated the opening of it’s third festival with a party at the Indian Consul General’s Residence. Among those in attendance were Indian actor Rishi Kapoor, Mrs Shroff, sponsors and supporters interested in promoting Indian culture in Hong Kong.
The India by the Bay Festival runs from the 17-25 February, 2017.
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