Youth Square Open Day - The Creative, Vital and Dynamic Carnival

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Youth Square Open Day - The Creative, Vital and Dynamic Carnival

Youth Square, a territory-wide project in Chai Wan under Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is organizing an Open Day on 18 October 2009 (Sunday). A variety of performance, activities and exhibitions are tailor made for youngsters and the general public with various interests. Sporty teens can join the dancing and percussion group performances while quiet ones can take part in the comic exhibition, comic workshop, Hong Kong athletes' photo exhibition, and more. Renowned Hong Kong athletes will share with the audience their life as a sportsman. A voting for the mascot of Youth Square will be held on the same day. Youngsters and the public can vote for the mascot which best represents Youth Square. 

To youngsters who are fond of animation and comics, "Creative October" Kaleidoscope - Animation Screening and History of Hong Kong Comic Exhibition are what they should not miss. The animation screening will showcase the cream of the creative force and surely widen the audience's horizons. The screening of the Open Day will include award-winning works at the Ars Electronica, in which their perfect landscapes and characterizations have demonstrated technology prowess and showcased the future of computer animation. The History of Hong Kong Comic Exhibition will present the history of local comics from the 60s to the contemporary scene to reveal the interrelationships between the local comic creations and the historical and cultural development of Hong Kong. Comic writers will conduct a comic workshop by demonstrating the basic skills on drawing and colouring of comic pieces. Participants can have a taste of being a comic writer! 

Local youngsters have considered Hong Kong athletes as their idols as inspired by the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and the forthcoming Hong Kong 2009 East Asian Games. The "Passion and Calm of HK Athletes" Photo Exhibition at Youth Square will exhibit the photos of the Hong Kong athletes to demonstrate the power of youth. A few of the famous athletes like Daniel Lee, Sherry Tsai and So Wah-Wai will come to Youth Square to share with the audience their life as a sportsman, and promote the "keep-on-going" spirit among the youngsters. 

Youngsters who adore vitality can either choose to participate in the "Unlock Dancing Plaza Outdoor Dancing Performance" or the "Four Gig Heads Percussion Group Performance and Workshop". The former is from a promising modern dance organization with a unique style. By liberating the constraints of the stage, they strive to discover new ways to appreciate and experience dance, and emphasize the openness of space and communication between performers and audience. The latter is formed by local percussionists Angus Fu Ye-Chung, Chau Chin-Tung, Ho Yi-On and Luk Kin-Bun, with a mission to promote percussion music of both East and West genres and create a unique culture for Hong Kong. They have a versatile repertoire encompassing an impressive array of styles, including Peking opera percussion music, gong-and-drum music of eastern Zhejiang, the daliuzi of the Tujia ethnic minority of western Hunan, American country music, Brazilian samba, as well as works by leading contemporary composers. 

All the performances and activities of Youth Square's Open Day will demonstrate its energetic image to the public and are open to public for free. For enquiries, please call: 3721 8862. 

Youth Square Open Day (18 October 2009) 
Address: 238 Chai Wan Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong (Chai Wan MTR Exit A) 
Admission: Free 

"Creative October" Kaleidoscope - Animation Screening 
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
Venue: Y-Theatre 
Content: Screening of award-winning works at the Ars Electronica, in which their perfect landscapes and characterizations have demonstrated technology prowess and showcased the future of computer animation 
Admission: Free admission by ticket (all tickets were already distributed at Youth Square) 

"Creative October" Kaleidoscope - History of Hong Kong Comic Exhibition 
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm 
Venue: Y-Studio 
Content: The exhibition will present the history of local comics from the 60s to the contemporary scene to reveal the interrelationships between local comic creations and the historical and cultural development of Hong Kong, and will pay tribute to local masterpieces 

Comic Workshop 
Time: 1:00pm - 6:00pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: Comic writers will conduct workshops. Participants can learn the basic skills of drawing and coloring for comic pieces, and create their own comic piece or draw a portrait of their friend 

"Passion and Calm of HK Athletes" Photo Exhibition 
Date: 18 October to 26 October 2009 
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: Photo exhibition of Hong Kong athletes to demonstrate the power of youth 

Hong Kong Athletes Sharing Session 
Date: 18 October 2009 
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: Famous athletes Daniel Lee, Sherry Tsai and So Wah-Wai will share with audience about their life as a sportsman 

Unlock Dancing Plaza Outdoor Dancing Performance 
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: Unlock Dancing Plaza, 2009 Community Cultural Ambassador of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will present dancing performance 

Four Gig Heads Percussion Group Performance and Workshop 
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm 
Venue: Plaza 
Content: Four Gig Heads Percussion Group, 2009 Community Cultural Ambassador of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will present percussion performance and workshops 

Youth Square Public Tour 
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: The guide will lead audience to tour around Youth Square and Y-Loft 

Public Voting for Youth Square Mascot 
Date: 18 October to 17 November 2009 
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm 
Venue: Y-Platform 
Content: Three units of Youth Square mascots will be available for voting by youngsters and the public 

About Youth Square 
Youth Square, located at Chai Wan, is a territory-wide project under Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited. Its objective is to serve as a focal point for territory-wide youth development activities and provide venue and facilities for these activities and training. Youth Square comprises two blocks, the Main Block and Hostel Block. The Main Block consists of "Y-Theater", "Y-Studio", "Multi-purpose Area", "Retail Shops" and "Offices", etc. Hostel Block consists of 150 hostels rooms, catering for the accommodation of exchange students. With innovative design and comprehensive facilities, Youth Square provides a platform for youths to develop their potential and get ready to be the future leaders of the society.