Depeche Mode: SPIRITS IN THE FOREST

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Spirits in the Forest will feature recorded footage from Depeche Mode's Global Spirit Tour in Berlin, and trace the stories of six fans from different backgrounds. The film provides a look into how the nature of music has brought people together.

Tiger & Tiger Tale by Barrowland Ballet

Barrowland Ballet

Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies touring nationally and internationally, based in Glasgow. Tiger and Tiger Tale is about a dysfunctional family whose three members, Mom, Dad and their daughter Poppy, have become unable to interact and love each other. When a tiger invades, the troubled family’s world is launched into chaos.

Shh! We Have A Plan by Cahoots NI

Cahoots NI Children’s Theatre Company

Cahoots NI is a Belfast based theatre company producing boldly innovative work for children and their families. Based on the book by Chris Haughton, follow the journey of some madcap characters each of whom has a plan – they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end?

XENOS by Akram Khan Company

Cultural Presentations Section, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR

XENOS marks Akram Khan's final performances as a solo dancer in a full-length piece. It reveals the beauty and horror of human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war.

Sitkovetsky Trio recital

Premiere Performances,co-presented by the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, supported by British Council

The Sitkovetsky Trio has established itself as one of the most exceptional piano trios of today, giving sensational performances in the world's foremost concert halls. Through their thoughtful and committed approach, they have received numerous awards and critical acclaim.

Sonata and Variations: Paul Lewis Piano Recital

MUSE, The University of Hong Kong

Paul Lewis’ performances have been described as “exquisite”, “extraordinary”, and “masterly”. Having won three Gramophone awards, Lewis’ recordings of works by Beethoven and Schubert have received international acclaim, reaffirming his reputation as one of the greatest interpreters of the classical repertoire. In this Hong Kong recital, Paul Lewis will present two significant piano works, both written during the composers’ final years.

The Crucible by the Old Vic – live screening

Beijing ATW Culture Media Co., Ltd.

The Crucible is a partially fictionalised telling of the Salem witch trials. Accusations of witchcraft spiral out of control and many must choose between reputation and integrity. This production, captured by Digital Theatre live at London’s Old Vic, was directed by Yaël Farber and starred Richard Armitage.

Freespace Jazz Fest: GoGo Penguin

West Kowloon Cultural District Authority

GoGo Penguin brings an exciting blend of hard-hitting jazz meets electronica. Nominated for the Mercury Prize Album of the Year for their second album v2.0 in 2014, this jazz power trio from Manchester, UK has crafted a unique sonic identity and become a reference point for a new generation of jazz musicians.

Sarah Lucas at Red Brick Art Museum

Red Brick Art Museum, Sadie Coles Gallery

Sarah Lucas’s first solo presentation in China will extend across the museum’s interior and exterior spaces and feature many of the defining works of Lucas’s career, together with new works commissioned specially for project. The exhibition at Red Brick Art Museum conceptually connects with ‘Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel’ held at the New Museum, New York, which has by far been the largest retrospective exhibition for the artist.

Fragrant Village Festival: ALARM – Gabriel Prokofiev x The Timecrafters

Fragrant Village

London-based composer, producer and DJ Gabriel Prokofiev composes music that both embraces and challenges western classical traditions. As a grandson of renowned Classical composer Sergei Prokofiev, Gabriel is nevertheless unbound by the limit of music genre and experiments the possibilities of Classical music with notable attempts of DJ–Classical mixture. In this first Asian tour, Gabriel Prokofiev and Hong Kong young chamber orchestra perform his recent electronic compositions and a selection of classics, creating a dialogue between classical and contemporary music.

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong’s biggest annual celebration of all things literary, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world. This year, the festival will be opened by Drone, a live jam of sound, visuals and poetry written by the forward-shortlisted Scottish poet Harry Josephine Giles. Another not-to-be-missed show is The Toll, by flamboyant, political and wildly funny British poet Luke Wright.

Chengdu International Bookstores Forum

Fangsuo Commune, British Council

Chengdu International Bookstore Forum 2019 is hosted by Fang Suo Commune Co., Ltd. and managed by Hub for Bookstore Power teams. Bookstore owners, managers, authors, publishers, designers and government officials will offer their insights on the issues concerning the development of physical bookstores. Nick Barley, Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival and Sarah McGhee, Director of Hatchards Bookshop will join the 2019 forum.

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