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A fancy walk leads locals to meet ethnic minorities' neighbours

BY The Young Reporter / Hong Kong Baptist University | 31-Oct-2020

Arabic signs, Islamic symbol on restaurant signboard, grocery store filled with spices line along Kwai Chung’s Ping Lai Path, a community surrounded by industrial buildings. The local cultural tour group led by the guide, Minhas Rashad, an inhabitant of South-Asia speaking fluent Cantonese, shows visitors an ordinary day of the South Asian and the Chinese residents live and gather in the area - a feature the community is notorious for.

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Chongli grabs the Winter Olympics to grow rapidly

BY The Young Reporter / Hong Kong Baptist University | 30-Oct-2020

A man wearing a white snowsuit with red words “China freestyle ski team” stretched out his arms horizontally, keeping his body and skis at 90 degrees, acting as a beautiful arc across the sky, and landed at the bottom of a slope approaching 40 degrees.

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Hong Kong’s Ethnic Minorities Confront New National Security Law

BY The Young Reporter / Hong Kong Baptist University | 30-Oct-2020
Hong Kongs Ethnic Minorities Confront New National Security Law

Ethnic minorities in Hong Kong who often confront language and cultural barriers now face new challenges in the form of the national security law imposed July 1 by Beijing, which brings both uncertainty and a sense of the unknown. During the pro-democracy movement that rocked the city for months last year, many chose to remain mum. Some are now breaking that silence.

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Hong Kong’s Edgy Artists Confront a Bleak Future

BY The Young Reporter / Hong Kong Baptist University | 30-Oct-2020
Hong Kongs Edgy Artists Confront a Bleak Future

With uncertainty over a possible additional Covid-19 wave and the release to the public of the stark details of the national security law being foisted onto Hong Kong, the territory’s creative professionals are faced with anxiety and foreboding. Throughout the city’s pro-democracy movement, artistic expression has been a staple for protesters to make their voices heard through artwork, posters, and slogans. But all of this may soon change.

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Franck Gohier Exhibition '#Ozpop'

BY Mitchell Fine Art | 30-Oct-2020
Franck Gohier Exhibition

Darwin-based artist Franck Gohier returns to Mitchell Fine Art with a new series of artworks that continue his appropriation of 1950’s and 60’s vintage comic books and popular culture. #Ozpop is Franck Gohier’s homage to the history of Australian Pop. Satirical, politically, and socially motivated his artworks are a reflection of society and its faults, frailties and triumphs.

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Lizzie Bea opens up about playing Tracy Turnblad in the new West End production of Hairspray

BY Jess Stoddard / Manchester Metropolitan University | 29-Oct-2020

Lizzie Bea’s joyous performance as Tracy Turnblad on Britain’s Got Talent helped bring the importance of live theatre to the forefront of the national consciousness. Here she talks about that BTG number alongside Michael Ball, her excitement at returning to the stage despite the pandemic and why she wants to breakdown casting stereotypes and play Elphaba.

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Gold Coast Bleach Festival focuses on Indigenous arts

BY The Lead South Australia | 27-Oct-2020
Gold Coast Bleach Festival focuses on Indigenous arts

First Nations art will make an unrivalled statement in the Gold Coast’s Bleach Festival with a powerful program that includes a 100 square metre, hand-woven “mosaic masterpiece” by a group of Indigenous women drawn from across south-east Queensland that will blanket the Burleigh beachfront.

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NAIDOC Week at the Art Gallery of WA

BY Art Gallery of WA | 27-Oct-2020
NAIDOC Week at the Art Gallery of WA

Always Was, Always Will Be - Recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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David Rankin- Five Decades. A Single-Artist Auction Retrospective

BY artmarketspace Pty Ltd | 27-Oct-2020
David Rankin- Five Decades.

Artmarketspace is delighted to be working with connections of New York based Australian artist David Rankin, in staging a new market concept: A Single-Artist Auction Retrospective. Auction being held on Sunday 29 November online at artmarketspace.com at 5pm AEST. This curated auction comprises 11 fine works that span each decade of the artist’s career starting in the 1960’s in Australia and ending up to the early 2000’s in New York, where David Rankin now lives with his wife, the celebrated author Lily Brett.

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Ice is the Star: Ice Music Festival Norway 2019

BY Gerardo Iannacci / Uppsala University | 26-Oct-2020

Ice Music Festival Norway where musicians play with ice is truly one of a kind. It takes place in Finse, a remote village lost in the mountains that can only be reached by train in the Winter months, because of ferocious snowstorms and freezing cold wind it has been described as an Antarctica in miniature. Well, for this year’s edition Finse has completely changed its face, the ice music lovers experienced a temperature of some degrees above zero even after sunset. @icemusicfestivalnorway @icemusic @uniquefestival @Finse @Norway @terjeisungset

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