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Color Strip Kindergarten Interactive Theatre: Stories Told by Uncle Zicheng Hong Kong Repertory Theatre since 1977
 
image The Little Prince who lived in the Forbidden City was a naughty boy. He was such a headache for his father, the Emperor. One day in the woods, the Little Prince met Uncle Zicheng from Polaris. Uncle Zicheng told the Little Prince that his home, the "Forbidden City", was the best home in the world, and his mission was to help everyone in the world to have a better home. And so Uncle Zicheng took the Little Prince on a wonderful adventure in the woods. During his journey, the Little Prince met genies and went through a series of trials. Finally, the Little Prince learnt to understand the importance of treasuring the goodness of Nature, and caring for people around him. He was also determined to learn from his father how to become a good Emperor.  
 
 
Target :K2-K3
Date :15/1/2019 - 28/6/2019
Duration :Around 45 minutes
Venue :School hall / activity room
Capacity :Around 70 - 100 participants per session (Quota full)
Language :Cantonese
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Color Strip Primary School Interactive Theatre: Stories Told by Uncle Zicheng Hong Kong Repertory Theatre since 1977
  Primary student, Siu Lung, was reluctant to take part in the "Exchange Visit to the Forbidden City" and planned to leave during the course of the visit. Suddenly he met Uncle Zicheng from Polaris. Uncle Zicheng used magic to turn him into a little prince and took him on a wonderful in-depth tour of the Forbidden City, so that he could understand the meanings behind the architecture and visit various places within the palace filled with blessings and good wishes. Finally, Uncle Zicheng took Siu Lung back to modern times. Siu Lung then enthusiastically introduced the Forbidden City to his teachers and fellow schoolmates, and was determined to protect this almost 600-year-old cultural heritage.

Target :P.1 – P.3 students
Date :6/11/2018 - 31/5/2019
Duration :Around 45 minutes
Venue :School hall / activity room
Capacity :Around 220 participants per session (Quota full)
Language :Cantonese
 
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    Traversing the Forbidden City History X Drama:
An Interactive Educational Talk
 
 
  The talk will be conducted in an interactive format, which is both educational and fun. The host will guide students on a tour to various corners of the imperial palace, the Forbidden City, and help them understand the importance of cultural heritage. Actors will play the roles of palace staff and introduce the meaning of the name "Forbidden City". Besides, they will also give a brief introduction to the architectural features of the Forbidden City and explain the wisdom and characteristics of Chinese architecture.  
 
  The Forbidden City is like a book filled with historical stories, and it is for us to treasure and protect, so that more people will see and explore it. Would you like to visit the Forbidden City?  
 
 
Target :P.4 – P.6 students
Date :3/10/2018 - 28/2/2019
Duration :Around 45 minutes
Venue :School hall / activity room
Capacity :Around 220 participants per session (Quota full)
Language :Cantonese
 
Enquiry
Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Tel :3103 5910
Email :outreach@hkrep.com
Website :http://www.hkrep.com/
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Color Strip Secondary School Scheme for Secoondary Schools Exploration Theatre
    (1) Interactive Theatre:
The Unsolved Mysteries of The Forbidden City
 
 
    Using an interactive approach integrating elements of drama, screen projections, animation and sci-fi sound effects, students will be involved in an interesting detective game aimed at solving the mysteries of the Forbidden City, which will trigger their curiosity about the palace's architecture. Students will be encouraged in an impromptu way to team up and take part in the "Creativity in the Forbidden City" competition, which will allow them to bring out their creative potential through the design and creation of their own unique works centred on the theme of the Forbidden City.  
 
   
Target :S.2 – S.4 students
Date :September - December 2018
Duration :Around 60 - 70 minutes
Venue :School hall / activity room
Capacity :Around 100 - 250 participants per session (Quota full)
Language :Cantonese
 
 
    (2) "Creativity in the Forbidden City" Competition
and Interactive Educational Activities in Schools
 
 
    After having received the works submitted by the students, the Exploration Theatre will again visit the various schools, and arrange for the participating students to present to their fellow schoolmates the design concept and methods used in the creation of their own work. Interactive educational activities will also be conducted. At the same time, certificates will be awarded to the winning students. The winning works will automatically be entered into the inter-school competition.  
   
Target :S.2 – S.4 students
Date :January - May 2019
Duration :Around 60 minutes
Venue :School hall / activity room
Capacity :Around 100 - 250 participants per session (Quota full)
Language :Cantonese
 
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    (3) "Creativity in the Forbidden City"
Inter-school Competition
 
    The jury shall select the finest works from the winning entries of the respective schools participating in the "Creativity in the Forbidden City" competition. The winning students and the school representatives in this inter-school competition will be invited to join the award presentation ceremony where they will introduce the design concept of their work.

Date of presentation ceremony:July 2019
Venue:Hong Kong Museum of History

Enquiry
Exploration Theatre
Tel :2889 2132 (Ms Liu)
Fax :2889 1442
Email :info@etdrama.org.hk
Website :http://etdrama.org.hk/
 
 
    "Understanding Culture through Historical Architecture" Programme Series  
 
    Through a variety of education programmes, including workshops and talks, the MuseTeens will learn about the characteristics, historical background and cultural significance of ancient architecture. Beijing's Forbidden City will be used as an example to encourage the MuseTeens to think about the linkage between architecture and living culture, and to explore the relationship between traditional Chinese culture and modern society. Details  
 
Color Strip Lecture The Use and Preservation of Plaques and Couplets in the Forbidden City  
 
    Plaques and couplets, which skillfully integrated traditional Chinese culture with architectural art, are a unique feature in historic buildings. The speaker will share with you the distinguishing features and cultural values of the plaque and couplet collections of the Forbidden City, and their restoration process.  
 
   
Date :6 January 2019 (Sun)
Time :3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue :Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quote :110 seats. Free admission; first come, first served.
Speaker :Ms Xu Chaoying from the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
 
 
    Stories of the Forbidden City  
 
    "The Palace Museum Productions" App series introduces lots of stories of the Ming and Qing dynasties that took place in the Forbidden City. The speaker will analyse their relevance to the present day Palace Museum, and elaborate on the culture of the Forbidden City from a whole new perspective.  
 
   
Date :16 February 2019 (Sat)
Time :3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue :Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quote :110 seats. Free admission; first come, first served.
Speaker :Ms Kang Xiaolu from the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
 
 
    The Forbidden City – a real-life miracle in the virtual world  
 
    The Palace Museum has developed various interactive products such as VR theatre, wearable devices, and online experience in recent years. The speaker will demonstrate the exploration journey of the Palace Museum in the use of 3D digital technology, and explain how the museum applies VR and other 3D digital technologies in the development of the preservation, research and display of cultural heritage.  
 
   
Date :23 March 2019 (Sat)
Time :3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue :Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quote :110 seats. Free admission; first come, first served.
Speaker :Ms Zhang Peipei from the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
 
 
    The grandeur of windows and doors – appreciating the artistic decoration of the Qing dynasty imperial palace  
 
    The palace complex is not merely a living space, the interior space has to also embody the concept of imperial power. Through the examination of the interior decorative components of the Forbidden City, participants will be able to appreciate in detail the art of the palace chamber spaces and enjoy the refined artistic pleasures of the emperors and the empresses.  
 
   
Date :7 April 2019 (Sun)
Time :3:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue :Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quote :110 seats. Free admission; first come, first served.
Speaker :Ms Zhang Shuxian from the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
 
 
Color Strip Workshop A world in a window  
 
       
 
  Through the introduction of window lattices in the Forbidden City, with detailed explanation on their grading and meanings, participants will be guided to appreciate the beauty of the window lattices and make their own window lattice lamps.

Date :19 January 2019 (Sat)
Time :3:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue :Activity Room, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quota :15 family groups
Instructor :Staff of the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
Fee :Free of charge
 
Enrolment
Please return the completed application form (Chinese version only) by fax (2694 1364) or email (hms@lcsd.gov.hk) to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department by 14 January 2019. Places will be allocated by lot drawing if the number of applications exceeds the quota. Lot drawing will be conducted at Room 1613, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters at 3 pm, 15 January 2019. Each of the successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.
 
Enquiries
2601 7368
 
 
    Legendary creatures on the roof of the Hall of Supreme Harmony  
 
       
 
  The architectural structure of the Forbidden City will be introduced, together with the names, functions and symbolic meanings of the figurines on the roof ridges of the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Participants can also make paper models in the shape of these legendary creatures.

Date :2 March 2019 (Sat)
Time :3:00pm - 4:30pm
Venue :Activity Room, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
   (Kowloon Park, Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon)
Quota :15 family groups
Instructor :Staff of the Palace Museum
Language :Putonghua
Fee :Free of charge
 
Enrolment
Please return the completed application form (Chinese version only) by fax (2694 1364) or email (hms@lcsd.gov.hk) to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department by 14 January 2019. Places will be allocated by lot drawing if the number of applications exceeds the quota. Lot drawing will be conducted at Room 1613, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters at 3 pm, 15 January 2019. Each of the successful applicants will receive a confirmation email.
 
Enquiries
2601 7368
 
 
    Ancient Times to Modern Day Architecture  
 
  Students will be taken on an interesting tour of ancient and modern architecture to let them understand the advantages of wooden architecture, and the wonders of ancient mortise and tenon joints. Through the use of AutoCAD software, which is commonly used by architects today, students will have a better understanding of the applications of such technology in modern society.

Target :S.2 – S.4 students
Date :14/12/2018, 18 & 25/1/2019, 15 & 29/3/2019
Time :14:00 - 16:00
Venue :Computer Room, Hong Kong Science Museum
Capacity :28 participants per session
Language :Cantonese
 
To enrol
Please download the Enrolment Form from the website of Hong Kong Science Museum.
 
 
    The Making of Dougong Models  
 
  Students will learn about the fineness of the Forbidden City's architecture, the characteristics of traditional Chinese wooden structures, as well as the challenges faced and experience gained in conserving wooden architectural components of locally-built heritage sites. Students will have the opportunity to assemble Dougong (the interlocking bracket system used in traditional Chinese timber-frame buildings) models and to learn the basic skills used in the conservation of wooden objects.

Target :S.3 – S.6 students
Date
 
:3 & 24/10/2018, 7 & 21/11/2018
 13 & 27/2/2019, 13/3/2019, 24/4/2019, 8 & 29/5/2019
Time :14:00 - 15:45
Venue
 
:Seminar rooms / Education studios,
 Hong Kong Heritage Museum
Capacity :10 - 40 participants per session
Language :Cantonese
 
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Color Strip Exhibition Exhibition on "Traversing the Forbidden City – Architecture and Craftsmanship"  
 
   

The exhibition introduces the layout, as well as the origin, planning and architectural features of the Forbidden City, with focus on the most transcendent building in the palace - Hall of Supreme Harmony. By examining the carpentry, tiling, coating and polychrome painting amongst the eight glorious craftsmanship techniques, the exhibition unfolds the profound historical culture and architectural wisdom of the Forbidden City. The style and characteristics of Chinese buildings in Hong Kong will also be introduced to facilitate visitors' understanding on the importance of conserving historic buildings.


Jointly presented by
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
The Palace Museum

Exhibition period :11 January - 7 April 2019
Venue
 
:Thematic exhibition gallery,
 Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre
Guest Curator
 
:Mr Siu Kwok Kin, Stanley
 (Local award-winning architect and artist)
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Color Strip
Family Exploration
Camp
Date 10 - 12 February 2019 (3 days 2 nights)
Venue Lady MacLehose Holiday Village (located within Sai Kung Country Parks at Pak Tam, Sai Kung)
Quota 20 family groups (Each pair includes a student of primary 4 to 6 with one of his/her parents or guardian)
Activities Participants will learn more about the Forbidden City and relevant architectural features through participating in various activities, such as workshops, games, interactive theatrical performances, etc.
Language Cantonese

Free of charge
 
Enrolment
Please return the completed application form (Chinese version only) by fax (2694 1364) or email (hms@lcsd.gov.hk) to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department by 21 December 2018. Places will be allocated by lot drawing if the number of applications exceeds the quota. Lot drawing will be conducted at Room 117, Leisure and Cultural Services Headquarters at 3 pm, 28 December 2018. Results will be announced on the website of Hong Kong Public Museums by 4 January 2019. Each of the successful applicants will receive a confirmation letter.
 
Enquiries
2601 7368