A celebration of all that is distinctly Hong
Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food – is taking
place this month in the form of a new festival.
Held from 7 to 15 December, Very Hong
Kong is a community-based and funded non-profit programme that will
re-imagine forgotten or under-utilised city spaces. For
example, on 8 December, the unlikely setting for the Very Involved fun day is a
space under a highway overpass in a commercial area of Kwun Tong. Transformed
into a family-friendly setting, the event will get visitors involved in various
classes, such as floral jamming (getting creative with flowers), robot building,
craft beer sampling and getting hands-on at a local food workshop.
has long been under-utilised as an event space, and temporarily changing that
is the Very Big Screen on the Green (7 to 13 December). This outdoor cinema,
located by the iconic Victoria Harbour in the Central district, will screen a
short film each night followed by a full length local classic movie, such as
the 1967 musical romance Hong Kong Nocturne (7 December).
to be popular is the Very Street carnival (14 December) in the Wanchai district.
Two normally quiet streets will become a bustling community hub, featuring performances
by Hong Kong indie bands, outdoor fashion shows by local emerging designers, as
well as Sun Street Markets, a one day pop-up bazaar of sustainable and organic
food, drink and lifestyle products from Hong Kong artisans.
just some of the Very happenings, for others, including a Very Christmas
concert and a Very Big Picnic, visit the website.
Williams is the Hong Kong Localite for BBC Travel. She also writes sybariteunlimited.com.