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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2020: Playwriting Programme - REFRESH

Let us help you give voice to your thoughts and bring your imagination to life. Learn how to write a script for the theatre and create an impactful piece on environmental pollution and climate change. 

Our playwriting programme is led by multi-award-winning playwright Loong Man-hong, whose screenplay for the Hong Kong film Trivisa (樹大招風) won Best Original Screenplay at the Golden Horse Awards and Best Screenplay at the Hong Kong Film Awards, and whose stage works include commissions for the Hong Kong Arts Festival and the TV productions Inbound Troubles (老表,你好嘢!) and Finding Her Voice (牛下女高音). 

Under Man-hong’s guidance, participants will explore the impact of environmental pollution and climate change, and write 15-minute plays. At the end of the programme, selected scripts will be shared at a rehearsed sharing performance in a theatre setting. 

Whether you want your writing to shock or provide a thought-provoking warning, the programme encourages you to harness the power of words and theatre, and inspire audiences to take positive action against climate disruption. Experience not necessary, enthusiasm a must!

08, 15, 22, 29 | 02 | 2020
10am – 1pm

Sharing Rehearsal
14 | 03 | 2020
10am – 1pm

Rehearsal and Final Sharing
23 | 03 | 2020
5pm – 8:30pm

Note: Participants must attend all workshops. Priority will be given to those who can also attend the rehearsal and sharing sessions.

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2020 #Be the Change - Seeking Young Writers and Spoken Word Artists

“Be part of the solution, not part of the pollution!” We are seeking Chinese (Cantonese speaking) young writers with an interest in spoken word to create a spoken word dance film about pollution and help make a difference in our world! 

Working with local artists, you will conduct research and meet with environmental experts to collaboratively write spoken word pieces that will form the soundtrack to choreography devised by a group of young dancers. The pieces will be recorded in a professional recording studio and used as part of an original, social issue-based public service announcement dance film. No prior experience necessary. 

*This workshop is conducted in Cantonese.

Writing Sessions:
03, 05, 10, 12 | 12 | 2019
6pm – 8:30pm

Recording Sessions:
17 | 12 | 2019
6pm – 8:30pm

Dance film will be rehearsed and recorded in January and February 2020.

Year 2019

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Jockey Club “Project Silver” – Intergenerational Arts Project

Bringing the young and the elderly together to help bridge the generation gap through the arts.

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2020

We are now seeking participants from primary and secondary schools to take part in a series of artist-led visual and performing arts workshops to learn about climate change and environmental protection, and create artworks that reflect on the participants’ observations and feelings in a meaningful way.

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HK Urban Canvas 2020: Artist-in-residence Programme

We are excited to venture into the fourth year of our community art project that explores the unique culture of Hong Kong’s local districts and promotes community inclusion through the arts.

Year 2020

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Draw HK 2020: Seeking Artists

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Draw HK: Artist-in-residence Programme

We are now seeking student participants from schools and youth organisations to take part in the Draw HK artist-in-residence programme.

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Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers : Circus Skills Workshop

Since 1998, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers have generously supported HKYAF by funding and volunteering their time in numerous arts education projects.

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant: stART Up Community Arts Project 2020: If Not Me, Who? Performance and Workshop for Schools

The original HKYAF eco-theatre production If Not Me, Who? tours to schools in Spring 2020. Excerpts from the show will be performed in Cantonese, followed by a dynamic and fun theatre workshop that explores climate change, sustainability and the consequences of fast fashion in an impactful way.

Visual Arts


Jockey Club “Project Silver” – Intergenerational Arts Project Illustration Art Workshop Series

As part of our key programme, we are developing a free-of-charge colouring app specifically designed to help older users enhance their experience of the arts.

Past Events

Year 2019

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Drama in Action: Workshops for Youth Educators

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Miller Performing Arts: Pull Back the Curtain 2019 Plus Scriptwriting Initiative Seeking Adult Participants

We are now offering a new edition of our very successful student scriptwriting initiative Pull Back the Curtain – this time with workshops specially devised for participants aged over 25! Join us, and let us help you put pen to paper and bring your scriptwriting ideas to life.

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ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites – No Kids

No Kids is the latest energetic, hilarious, moving and thought-provoking play from the multi-award-winning Bristol-based company, Ad Infinitum.

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ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites – Tobacco Road

Through explosive physical style, Tobacco Road tells the story of five resourceful young men and women attempting to carve out a place in the murky underworld of 1920's London.



ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites Physical Theatre Workshops

Physical theatre workshops with two of UK’s hottest young theatre companies Spies Like Us and Incognito Theatre Company!

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ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites - If Not Me Who

"If Not Me, Who?" is an urgent piece of eco-theatre that looks at the effects of climate disruption and how we can be motivated to change our way of life.

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ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites – Sitting

Written by the Olivier nominee and BAFTA Award-winning, star of Channel 4’s The IT Crowd, Katherine Parkinson.

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ArtisTree Selects: Theatre Bites – Our Man in Havana

An award-winning comedy by Spies Like Us, packed with suspense, suspicion and silliness using only five actors and a vacuum cleaner in their trademark explosive physical style.

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Child Development Centre: Daddy Daughter Ball 2019

HKYAF is delighted to be part of the Child Development Centre’s 10th annual Daddy Daughter Ball. Led by professional choreographer Giselle Liu, our talented young HKYAF dancers present In the Eyes of Blossom.

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Miller Performing Arts: 2019 – 2020 Seeking HKYAF Youth Assistant Choreographers

Join our Youth Assistant Choreographer programme and work alongside professional dance artists who share their experience and guide you to develop your choreographic skills and dance techniques.



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