The 1st Let’s Be Together Arts Festival X Hong Kong

Let’s Be Together Arts Festival x Hong Kong is franchised from Let’s Be Together Arts Festival Kaohsiung. Hosted and curated by ThreeWoods Playwright.

 

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Let’s Be Together Arts Festival Hong Kong

We believe in GOD, humanity and theatre. We hunger and seek for new thinking through different approach of text and language; we question and explore the present world through plays; we hope and search the way to be a better man through the dialogues between theatre and the audience. We believe theatre and society are closely related.

Our artistic director Miss Cathy SK Lam attended a forum hosted by Let’s Be Together Arts Festival in Kaohsiung in May 2017; she was deeply touched by the ideas of the Festivals and the passions of local artist. She hoped she would be able to curate the same in Hong Kong, and our company also believed it might be a chance to transform the art scene in Hong Kong. Therefore, we asked for the permission and here we are, the first Let’s Be Together Arts Festival X Hong Kong. "No boundaries" is our belief, and also our "theme" this year to run the festival, there will be no limitation on age, experience, nationalities, subject or art form; all we hope is that artists can present their works and express themselves without pressure. May be we are poor by cash, but our creativity is too rich to ignore!

 

 

Details

People who participate in Let’s Be Together Arts Festival will have a chance to perform in three cities during the festival period, including Kaohsiung, Hong Kong and Dezhou. Participants must apply for each city separately. Each city has its own regulations and provides different support; please kindly check the related information before you submit.

 

 

Festival Details:

Date
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May
   
(4-6th, 11-13th, 18-20th, 25-27th May)
Events       
4-5 different kinds of events(Performance/Forum) every week

 

Venue Partner:
Let’s Be Arts Festival focuses on community. We believe theatre is everywhere, so we have been searching for different interesting and non-theatrical or site-specific space for artists in order to explore more possibilities. The availability and technical support varies by venue; please check the appendix attached with more details before you submit.

 

Indoor Outdoor
ThreeWoods Rehearsal Studio Rooftop, ART@LDC
TC2 cafe & workshop 2/F Little Garden, ART@LDC
CCCD  Grass field, Grass Island 
Favilla cafe  Basketball Court of New Fishermen's Village, Grass Island
  Tai Lam Interchange Tunnel Farm
   
   


More venues are coming up. We also welcome "bring your own venues" and will try our best to provide technical support. If your self-brought venue is a public space, it has to be a free event.

Ticket Price:
HKD$80 for all, 100% of ticket sales go to Artist.

Application:
No limitation to ages and experience. Successful applications will be selected anonymously by our panel.

*All applicants have to pay a deposit of HKD500, just in case there are any damages to the venue or the festival. If everything is fine, the deposit will be fully refunded after the festival.

Events to submit:
We welcome all kinds of possibilities! Anything CREATIVE, FEASIBLE and SUSTAINABLE to premiere in
Let's Be Together Arts Festival!

* We do not accept re-run shows.

What to expect in festival:
Theatre, dance, music…anything, and of course forums: a chance to create dialogue between artist and audience.

 

Call for submission(Hong Kong):

For the submission details of Hong Kong Station, will be announced on Jan 20th
We will have a festival briefing section on Jan 28th 4-5:30pm at ThreeWoods Rehearsal Studio.
If you want to attend, please click HERE and sign up.
Please kindly mark your schedule and we hope you would be able to attend. 
 
Address: Room 202, 44 Shing Tak Street, Society of Boys' Centres Hongkong Bank Foundation Learning Development Centre, Tokwawan, Kln, Hong Kong
 

Please use this link for Submission Details of Hong Kong station: Click me

Link for Application Form (Google form): Click me

Link for Application Form (Word): Click me

 
Call for submission(Kaohsiung and Dezhou):
 
Please use this link for Submission Details of Kaohsiung and Dezhou station: Click me
 
Link for Application Form: Click me

 

Special Programme:

We are happy to announce our collaboration with Dutch Travel Information Platform Withlocals and local tour company, Armiego Walking Tour in Hong Kong, to host a walking tour about Kowloon Walled City. Also, we have invited one of city's favourite local walking tour guides, Armie, to be the Ambassador of the festival! So stay tuned for the handsome festival update from our Ambassador Armie!

About the walking tour:

Kowloon Walled City, such a world-stunning modern day slum that no other place on earth can be compared.

 

Walking into the infamous squatter area, where shanties, old and new buildings of different storey were leaning precariously, you are lost in the invisible lanes and corridors that run among the tightly packed shacks. Opium dens, brothels and gambling parlours were just next-door. This was an enclave governed by no one - a "Sin City" as you name it. There were so many aspects that made this place unbelievable and unforgettable - its complicated history and confusing identity; the terrifyingly poor living condition... This virtually anarchic, lawless labyrinth had truly existed in our city for more than a century!

A Hong Kong famous poet, Prof. PK Leung described Kowloon Walled City as the closest thing to a truly self-regulating, self-sufficient, self-determining modern city that has ever been built. He wrote, “It was a very complex place, difficult to generalize about, a place that seemed frightening but where most people tried to continue a normal life. A place just like the rest of Hong Kong.”

Today, many foreigners and Hong Kongers are still very impressed by Kowloon Walled City. Yet, most of us barely heard of its rumors, while younger generations probably have no idea about the place. Since the Walled City had been completely torn down in early 90’s, it is hard to imagine what it used to look like. Even the name itself is often mistaken. However, by sharing its stories, we can still once again get to know this legendary place, which carries a significant part of Hong Kong history and character, and thus broaden our understanding and imagination of this city.

 

We will keep updating details about sponsorship, partnership, venue and festival news; please stay tuned.

 

Sponsorship:

 
Fully supported by Global Linkers Travel Limited
 
Video Promotion Sponsor:Project CNC
 
 
Photography Sponsor:Joey Kwok Photography 
 
 
Insurance Sponsor : AIA MDRT Andy Lam  
 
 
 
Tee Shirt Sponsor: J. Jersey
 
Phone Case Sponsor: CMC GROUP (H.K.) LIMITED
 
 
 
 
 
 
Movie Screening Supported By:
 
Golden Scene Company Limited
 
 
Public Humanities Limited
 
 
 
 
 Festival Designated Coffee Provider: Favilla Cafe 
 
 
 
Festival Promotion Partner : Art-Mate 
 
 
 

Festival Partnership:

Armiego Walking Tour in Hong Kong 
 
 
 

Hong Kong Drama/Theatre and Education Forum

 

 Paratext

 
 
Withlocals 
 
 
 
 
 
TC2 cafe & workshop Cultural sunday

 
Art@LDC
 
 
Favilla Cafe
 
 
 
 
Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange Square Organic Farm
 
 
 
 
 
 Life Leading Association

 

Tap Mun New Fishermen's Village

   

Let’s Be Together Arts Festival was first curated in Kaohsiung, Taiwan by We Art Foundation.

We Art Foundation formed by a group of Taiwanese artist who loves Southern Taiwan, wants to transform the art scene in Southern Taiwan - to create more opportunities for the artists in the South and to connect the local artist to the world. That’s why they started Let’s Be Together Arts Festival.

Most artists suffer from solitary and poverty. Let’s Be Together Arts Festival tried to provide all the possible support to the artists, economically and spiritually; at the same time, no limitation and restriction is set which means artist at all ages, with different experiences, from different genre can apply for the festival. No fee will be collected from the applicants. Instead, we provide free administrative and marketing support and most important, free venue and a carefree environment to create.

We believe nothing is trivial. This festival may be not as huge as the fringe festivals all over the world, but all great things start small. No one had thought of Edinburgh Fringe Festival would become one of the greatest arts festivals after 70 years. This is the third year of Let's Be Together Arts Festival, and we are proud to announce the number of events is increasing and more venues are willing to partner with us.

Why Let's Be Together Art Festival?

 

   

 

   

Why Hong Kong?

a. It’s not just who you are
A show with celebrity becomes essential when we talk about exposure. Most independent company may be able to sell through word of mouth, but it is extremely difficult for individual artist or small company to market themselves with limited budgets. We believe every artist deserves to be seen, so the festival is going to provide a platform for artist to be seen and heard! Gathering all the talented artists, together we become a group of star cluster that shines through the night sky.

b. Carefree is no longer a luxury 
The high venue fee has always been the biggest limitation to artist in Hong Kong. Therefore, we are looking for venue partners who are willing to sponsor free venue and together we create a carefree environment for artist. Our company will provide all the possible technical and basic equipment support to artist, also full administrative and marketing support. The only job for artist is to focus on their work and get ready on stage.

Why Hong Kong?

 

   

 

   

Exclusive Elements In Hong Kong

1. All Tickets Sales Go to Artist
We believe art has its price and artist should get paid. Other than all the support we mentioned above, all tickets sales go to the artist. Everyone think that we are crazy, but hey why not!

2. No Limitation No Registration
We don’t want to recruit from just few categories but welcome all kinds of art, and people from all ages - as long as your art piece is interesting and stands out. So if you have an idea, whoever you are, whatever you want to do, try us!

Exclusive Elements In Hong Kong

 

   

 

 

Taiwan Let's Be Together Art Festival Flashback

 

   

 

   

馬堃梓 Armie Ma

 

Armie步行團講者、說唱音樂人(Armie, a.ka. 子馬)、亦從事劇場、美術教育以及文字工作。浸大人文學系畢業,熱愛文化藝術,興趣廣泛;專修寫作,唯不安於自閉,追求廣闊於是到處跑。

熱愛步行團,既是因為這是認識一個城市最真實自然的方式,更是因為愛看見人臉。曾在柏林創辦首個中文步行團,回港後與不同單位合作,帶著外國遊客和本地居民邊走邊看、聽、細味和觸碰香港的文化和歷史。豐富的興趣和經歷正好和人分享,彼此交流,分享故事和啟發,是最大的快樂。

 

Festival Ambassador

 

Armie Ma

 

 

Withlocals Intro Video

   

 

   

 

香港九龍土瓜灣盛德街44號香港扶幼會滙豐銀行慈善基金讀寫發展中心

44 Shing Tak Street, Society of Boys' Centres Hongkong Bank Foundation Learning Development Centre, To Kwa Wan

以文化咖啡店為定位,實行「文化星期日」,在店內舉辦不同的文化活動。
Culture-themed coffee house, has been hosting different cultural activities in the shop and don't miss our "Cultural Sunday".

 

太子柏樹街23號地下
23 Cedar Street, Mong Kok

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ART@LDC項目計劃是結合藝術發展和輔導,凝聚藝術專才與不同界別協作的新服務。計劃以扶持新晉藝術家;推動以藝術創作促進學習;鼓吹文化藝術融入社區,讓每一個人都可以參與藝術創作,享受文化藝術生活,透過「藝術創作」促進個人的創作力,表達能力及思維的發展,過程中更可以培養個人的觀察力和專注力,正是有效促進個人持續提昇所需要的基本能力。
我們凝聚了一群年青藝術及教育人才,包括有沙畫家、插畫家、水墨畫家、西洋畫家、故事創作人、音樂創作人、視覺藝術教育工作者,腦部發展訓練導師、天然手工皂導師、表演工作者、紀錄片導演、戲劇團隊和影視製作團隊,更有藝術治療師和不同界別的義工的參與協作。透過組織藝術發展活動、到校輔導服務及地區創藝項目等,以達成我們的宗旨。

 

ART@LDC

ART@LDC is a social service project combines art development and counselling, jointly organised by Society of Boys Centres and @L. We believe the process of creating arts can foster creativity, improve the ability of expression and develop an inquiring mind; it sharpens the powers of observation and concentration, which are essential in personal development. Therefore, ART@LDC gathers potential young artists to work with different sectors, bringing arts into the community to encourage learning from the process of creating arts, and thus everyone can enjoy and benefit from the life with arts.

 

Our resident artists such as sand artist, illustrator, painters, writer, composer, visual arts educationist, artists from theatre, film and video production etc., and with the help from arts therapist and volunteers from different industries, ART@LDC is achieving its goal by implementing school outreach programmes, counselling services and local arts events. 

 

 

香港九龍土瓜灣盛德街44號香港扶幼會滙豐銀行慈善基金讀寫發展中心
44 Shing Tak Street, Society of Boys' Centres Hongkong Bank Foundation Learning Development Centre, To Kwa Wan

ART@LDC項目計劃是結合藝術發展和輔導,凝聚藝術專才與不同界別協作的新服務。計劃以扶持新晉藝術家;推動以藝術創作促進學習;鼓吹文化藝術融入社區,讓每一個人都可以參與藝術創作,享受文化藝術生活,透過「藝術創作」促進個人的創作力,表達能力及思維的發展,過程中更可以培養個人的觀察力和專注力,正是有效促進個人持續提昇所需要的基本能力。
我們凝聚了一群年青藝術及教育人才,包括有沙畫家、插畫家、水墨畫家、西洋畫家、故事創作人、音樂創作人、視覺藝術教育工作者,腦部發展訓練導師、天然手工皂導師、表演工作者、紀錄片導演、戲劇團隊和影視製作團隊,更有藝術治療師和不同界別的義工的參與協作。透過組織藝術發展活動、到校輔導服務及地區創藝項目等,以達成我們的宗旨。

 

ART@LDC

ART@LDC is a social service project combines art development and counselling, jointly organised by Society of Boys Centres and @L. We believe the process of creating arts can foster creativity, improve the ability of expression and develop an inquiring mind; it sharpens the powers of observation and concentration, which are essential in personal development. Therefore, ART@LDC gathers potential young artists to work with different sectors, bringing arts into the community to encourage learning from the process of creating arts, and thus everyone can enjoy and benefit from the life with arts.

 

Our resident artists such as sand artist, illustrator, painters, writer, composer, visual arts educationist, artists from theatre, film and video production etc., and with the help from arts therapist and volunteers from different industries, ART@LDC is achieving its goal by implementing school outreach programmes, counselling services and local arts events. 

 

 

香港九龍土瓜灣盛德街44號香港扶幼會滙豐銀行慈善基金讀寫發展中心
44 Shing Tak Street, Society of Boys' Centres Hongkong Bank Foundation Learning Development Centre, To Kwa Wan

塔門

塔門自古以來是船隻進出吐露港必經之地,最初是漁民泊舟之處,明代開始有陸居者。塔門水陸居民均信奉天后,島上天后廟內存的廟碑為香港現存歷史最古老之一。小島景色優美,新界租借給英國後,英國人見島上山坡滿佈柔嫩的青草,因此將其稱為Grass Island(草島)。從天后廟旁邊小徑走約10-15分鐘便達「弓背山坡」,便是草地的位置了。

 

Grass Island

The name "Grass Island", also known as Tap Mun, was given by the British due to the stunning greenish grass field on the island. Located at the essential path to Tolo Harbour, fishing boats used to stop there; and people started to resident on the island since Ming dynasty.  Islanders believe in Tin Hau, a goddess of the sea,  and the Tin Hau Temple on the island is believed to have kept one of the oldest temple tablets in Hong Kong. The meadow is on the top of the hill on the island, around 10-15 min walk fron Tin Hau Temple.

 

塔門

 

塔門自古以來是船隻進出吐露港必經之地,最初是漁民泊舟之處,明代開始有陸居者。塔門水陸居民均信奉天后,島上天后廟內存的廟碑為香港現存歷史最古老之一。小島景色優美,新界租借給英國後,英國人見島上山坡滿佈柔嫩的青草,因此將其稱為Grass Island(草島)。

 

Grass Island

The name "Grass Island", also known as Tap Mun, was given by the British due to the stunning greenish grass field on the island. Located at the essential path to Tolo Harbour, fishing boats used to stop there; and people started to resident on the island since Ming dynasty.  Islanders believe in Tin Hau, a goddess of the sea,  and the Tin Hau Temple on the island is believed to have kept one of the oldest temple tablets in Hong Kong.  

 

大欖隧道轉車站農場
Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange Square Organic Farm

「大欖隧道轉車站農場」種植了抗癌菜而不是經濟植物。 莊主是一位電腦人,在一個很短的時間內,他的朋友們因為乳癌骨髓瘤,淋巴瘤,間質腫瘤和胃癌而離開,傷心過後,他致力找尋答案。
他辭掉工作,開始永續農業,並拒絕使用農藥。
農場內設置一個開放式教室服務對像為公司客,非牟利機構,學校和家庭。 提供DIY即摘有機餐,園藝體驗,團體教練,以至分享福音。

他以「公平貿易」原則經營農場。 他推崇「這一生,至少當一次傻瓜」,目的是提供良好食物及幸福生活給你。
「大欖隧道轉車站農場」是香港最容易駕駛 或乘公共交通工具可達的農場。

“ Tai Lam Tunnel Bus Interchange Square Organic Farm ” grows anti-cancer veggies instead of economic plants. The farm owner was an IT expert lost his friends who past away because of breast cancer, myeloma cancer, lymphoma cancer, stromal tumor and stomach cancer. He devoted to seek the solutions.
He quit his job and started the permanent culture and refuses pesticide.
The farm reserved a open seminar conner aimed for firms, NGO, schools and family. It provides DIY Farm-to-Table meal, horticulture experience, group coaching and sharing gospel.
He operated the farm with fair price concept. He advocated “To be a fool once in your life” just for providing you good food & happy life.


TL o'farm is the most easiest go farm by public transport / drive in Hong Kong.

Favilla 是拉丁文,意思「火花」。創造火花就是要不停摸索,不停追求更好。Favilla Café作為品牌的其中一個概念延伸,希望透過創造一個簡潔舒適的空間讓走在夢想之路上的各位有一個稍作停歇,藉咖啡為客人帶來味蕾及生活上的享受

場地資訊:
地址香港觀塘開源道55號開聯工業大廈B6602
場地尺寸大約2000
容納人數: 20-30

Favilla means sparkle in Latin. It needs continuous searching and trying to create a bright and fine sparkle - Favilla cafe extends its mission to create a simple and comfortable space for those who need a break on their way pursuing dreams, and let the fine coffee lead to a satisfaction in appetite and life.

社區文化發展中心208 CCCD L208

社區文化發展中心(CCCD) 創立於2004年,是一個以實踐社區藝術/民眾文化作為發展策略的藝術組織,打破地域界限,融合社區 ,十二年來致力推動社區藝術」、「民眾文化」與「藝術治療」路上遇上不少同路人,得到不同團體、機構協力相助。

 

Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD) is a pioneering non-profit arts organization that promotes and practices peoples’ culture/community arts. We are dedicated to embrace diversity, to go beyond geographical boundaries, and to establish collaborative relationships with both local and international artists and arts organizations. We are grateful to all who support us to achieve our mission!

 

*可選擇日子 Available Time:5 / 5 14:00-22:00;6, 12, 13, 20 / 5 10:00-22:00

 

石硤尾白田街30號賽馬會創意藝術中心208室

L208, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei

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Venue Information

 

ThreeWoods Rehearsal Studio

 

TC2 cafe & workshop

 

Rooftop, ART@LDC

 

2/F Little Garden, ART@LDC

 

Grass field, Grass Island

 

Basketball Court of New Fishermen's Village, Grass Island

 

Tai Lam Interchange Tunnel Farm

 

Favilla cafe

 

CCCD

 

 

   

 

 

Regulations

 

Hong Kong Station

 

Kaohsiung and Dezhou Station

 

   

 

 

Application

 

Hong Kong Station

 

Kaohsiung and Dezhou Station

Insurance Sponsor

 

Venue Partner

 

Performance Partner 

About us

We believe that theater and society are closely related. We hunger and seek for the new thinking through different approach of text, we question and explore the present world through the play, we hope and search the way to a be a better man through the reflection between theater and the audience.

 

  Performance

  Creative Process

  Show Photo

  Partners

For our Audience

   

Suspended Ticket for Young Generation