Benjamin Appl and James Baillieu Recital

Premiere Performances of Hong Kong

Benjamin Appl, ‘the current front runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone) will be making his Hong Kong debut alongside celebrated pianist James Baillieu with a programme that explores the young baritone’s relationship with his two homelands, Germany and England. The British Council is delighted to be a collaborator of this concert.

Mindpark 2018


Mindpark is a popular creativity integrated platform in China, curated by Topys. The annual event invites top creators around the world to Shenzhen under the theme of Future City, and includes three sectors: talks, masterclasses and the park (exhibitions, pop-up stores and workshops). James Binning from Assemble, Sir Nicholas Kenyon from Barbican Centre, and Mike McGee from Framestore will share their inspirations. The Universal Everything studio will present in the exhibition.

Random International: Everything & Nothing

Yuz Museum

Yuz Museum Shanghai presents “Everything & Nothing,” Random International’s first solo exhibition in Asia. The exhibition encompasses new works alongside established pieces of pivotal significance within the artists’ practice. The exhibited works consider ideas of simulation, decision-making, and automation in an immediate and sensory way.

John Moores Painting Prize (China)

John Moores Painting Prize, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University

The John Moores Painting Prize is held every two years to recognize the best contemporary paintings. It was established in 1957, and is named after its founder Mr John Moores. In China, Fine Arts Academy of Shanghai University is the partner of John Moores Painting Prize (China). The China division is committed to adhering to the operational philosophy and mechanism of the John Moores Painting Prize in Britain. The John Moores Painting Prize in China has been successfully held for four years, from 2010 to 2016.

Great Music to Great Britain

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

As part of the Swire Sunday Family Series, this family-friendly concert features exceptional music from British Isles on 8 April at Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

12th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival

Fresh Wave Film Festival Limited

The British Council is delighted to support three UK outstanding short films 'Home', 'Mouth of Hell' & 'Parties' to be selected as part of the 'International Selection' programme at the 12th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival this year

Sean Scully: Standing on the Edge of the World

Timothy Taylor, London and New York, and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London and Hong Kong

The exhibition features a number of pieces from the past thirty years, selected and arranged by curator Alfredo Cramerotti. The works range from large-scale paintings to small works on paper, accompanied by a number of photographic prints.

Emily Allchurch: The Making of ‘Babel Hong Kong’

Karin Weber Gallery

Supported by Arts Council England and British Council, Emily Allchurch: the launch of ‘Babel Hong Kong’ features artwork created from weeks of research in local Hong Kong communities. It is on show for the first time at the Art Central fair in Hong Kong in March 2018.

The Beatles, Tomorrow

Today Art Museum

Through more than 100 photos and exhibits related to the legendary band The Beatles, visitors are able to experience the 60's when the music changed history. The 100 photos in the Beatles Exhibition World Tour in Asia are gathered together by Fergus McKenna from Trinity Mirror Plc and Peter de Raaf in Holland V!P’s International art galleries.

National Theatre: The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night-Time

Lyric Theatre at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Shanghai Culture Square, Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Centre, Guangzhou Opera House

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time's international tour comes to China and Hong Kong this year, adapted by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon's best-selling book, and directed by Tony Award winner Marianne Elliott.

The Women in Art: Hong Kong

New Hall Art Collection, Murray Edwards College and Asia Art Archive

An exhibition of works by selected artists showcases the past 50 years of artistic development and creativity in Hong Kong. From ink to performance, they cross generations telling the story of women who have added to the creative landscape of Hong Kong. Artists featured include: Au Hoi Lam, Rosamond Brown, Irene Chou, Choi Yan Chi, Fang Zhaoling, Ho Sin Tung, Ko Sin Tung, Jaffa Lam Laam, Man Fung-yi, Ellen Pau, Angela Su, Nicole Wong and Doris Wong.

National Theatre Live (NT Live) – Angels in America

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Angels in America is arguably one of the most important plays of recent decades. Spread over two parts, this hugely imaginative exploration of love, pain, sickness, death, faith and politics resonates as much today as it did 25 years ago. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are bringing this multi-award winning show to Hong Kong from 4 March onwards.

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