Culture

Alexis Tam announces memorial to patriotic musician in Macau

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday the government planned to develop two Portuguese-style houses into a memorial to local musician and patriot Xian Xinghai, adding that the project was expected to be completed within the next two years. Xian, who was born in Macau in 1905, was one … Continue reading "Alexis Tam announces memorial to patriotic musician in Macau"

21 Jun, 2016

16th edition of Macau Fringe Festival to take place only in 2017

The 16th edition of the Macau City Fringe Festival, which was expected for this November has been postponed to January 2017. The information was disclosed by the head of the Department of Cultural Events of Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), Kent Ieong. Ieong was speaking during a meeting with the press organized by the IC on … Continue reading "16th edition of Macau Fringe Festival to take place only in 2017"

15 Jun, 2016

First International Film Festival & Awards of Macau expects to attract 500 worldwide participants

The first edition of the International Film Festival & Awards – Macau (IFFAM) expects to bring over 500 participants from the global movie industry, according to Lorna Tee, head of Festival Management during the presentation of festival’s program. The inaugural edition of IFFAM is scheduled to take place at the Cultural Centre and the Science … Continue reading "First International Film Festival & Awards of Macau expects to attract 500 worldwide participants"

30 May, 2016

“The Kid’s Project” wins Macau Indies contest

“The Kid’s Project” by Io Lou Ian has won the Jury’s Award in the tenth edition of the Macao International Film and Video Festival, beating 24 other movie productions, according to the Macau Cultural Centre (CCM) who announced the results on Sunday. The Jury’s Commendation Award for Feature film was given to Emily Chan for … Continue reading "“The Kid’s Project” wins Macau Indies contest"

17 May, 2016

Macau government considers asking UNESCO for “city of gastronomy” listing

The government is looking into the criteria required to lodge an application with UNESCO next year to designate Macau as a “city of gastronomy” in the UN body’s Creative Cities Network, Macao Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said on Monday. She made the remarks after attending a plenary meeting of … Continue reading "Macau government considers asking UNESCO for “city of gastronomy” listing"

10 May, 2016

Degas exhibition inaugurated in Macau

The opening ceremony of “Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion” was held at the MGM Art Space on Monday, with an attendance of over 100 guests from many sectors of Macau’s society. The exhibition features a total of 74 sculptures from renowned impressionist artist Edgar Degas that have hitherto never been shown in Asia, including his … Continue reading "Degas exhibition inaugurated in Macau"

10 May, 2016

Photographer António Leong showcases his solo exhibition in Macau

For Macau resident, António Leong, photography is just a hobby, but this hasn’t stopped his shots being selected as editor’s picks by National Geographic.   He’s amassed quite a following on social media too with over 12,000 likes for his Facebook page Antonius Photoscript. Wednesday marked the start of his first photo exhibition in Macau, La … Continue reading "Photographer António Leong showcases his solo exhibition in Macau"

28 Apr, 2016

International Museum Day to be celebrated for one month

Marking International Museum Day, the city’s 18 public and private museums, archives and exhibition halls will co-organise a string of activities and events next month. International Museum Day is on May 18. Officials of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and representatives from the 18 entities including Lei Lai Kio, who heads the bureau’s department of … Continue reading "International Museum Day to be celebrated for one month"

22 Apr, 2016

Cultural Heritage Council meeting to be open “when possible” says Ung Vai Meng

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President, Ung Vai Meng, said the government will open certain meeting of the government-appointed Cultural Heritage Council to the public “whenever possible”. Ung made remarks after signing ceremony for an implementation plan for cultural exchanges and co-operation between Macauand the mainland in 2016-18, at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mandarin House. Some … Continue reading "Cultural Heritage Council meeting to be open “when possible” says Ung Vai Meng"

14 Apr, 2016

Shrek the Musical to stage in Macau this summer

Shrek, the ogre, and his friends will take the stage in Macau this summer, as part of an international tour. Named ‘Shrek the Musical,’ this Broadway production is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and the book by William Steig. Debuting on Broadway in 2008, the musical portrays a faraway kingdom where things get … Continue reading "Shrek the Musical to stage in Macau this summer"

13 Apr, 2016

Macau documentary film festival commences on April 22

Comuna de Han-Ian, a local art and culture association, is set to organize the “1st Macau International Documentary Film Festival,” which will commence on April 22 and run until May 1. The festival, to be held at the Cinematheque – Passion, will present 18 films from more than 10 countries from Asia, Europe and America, … Continue reading "Macau documentary film festival commences on April 22"

7 Apr, 2016

Hundreds join city’s 1st St Patrick’s Day parade in Macau

Macau’s first ever St Patrick’s Day parade, hosted by the Consulate General of Ireland in Hong Kong and Macau, attracted over 200 spectators around the Taipa Houses Museum on Sunday. Over 100 performers, many of them Irish living in Macau, took part in the parade, which was followed by a string of performances including a … Continue reading "Hundreds join city’s 1st St Patrick’s Day parade in Macau"

21 Mar, 2016

Top ten Asian film directors to attend IFFA Macau in December

Hong Kong film producers Johnnie To and Ann Hui have been nominated as ambassadors for the International Film Festival and Awards Macau (IFFA Macau) to be held in the territory for the first time from 8th to 13th December, 2016. Johnnie To has shot more than ten movies in Macau, including Exiled, Vengeance and All … Continue reading "Top ten Asian film directors to attend IFFA Macau in December"

17 Mar, 2016

Asian film awards to be held this Thursday night in Macau

The Asian Film Awards (AFA) Ceremony to be held this Thursday at the Venetian Macao. This year the Asian Film Awards Academy will partner with the acclaimed U.S. luxury jewelry brand, Hearts On Fire, to present the “Hearts On Fire-AFA Special Awards” to recognize the achievements of outstanding icons in the Asian film industry. Two … Continue reading "Asian film awards to be held this Thursday night in Macau"

17 Mar, 2016

Festival aims to show Taiwan’s ‘most beautiful scenery’ in Macau

The 10-day ‘Taiwan Festival’ will present the island’s “most beautiful scenery” and “diverse life styles” through a series of exhibitions, concerts and film screenings next month, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau said the Director-General Lu Chang-shui. Lu made the remarks during a press conference about the event, at the Dr Sun Yat-sen Memorial … Continue reading "Festival aims to show Taiwan’s ‘most beautiful scenery’ in Macau"

15 Mar, 2016

Shakespeare and Chinese opera dominate Macao Arts Festival

Performances of William Shakespeare’s work and Chinese opera occupy a large part of this year’s Macao Arts Festival (MAF) to mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of the Bard of Avon and Ming Dynasty’s famed playwright Tang Xianzu. The festival, which takes place from April 30 to May 29, will open with a theatrical … Continue reading "Shakespeare and Chinese opera dominate Macao Arts Festival"

4 Mar, 2016

Cultural Bureau of Macau to create a “better cultural scene” trough new projects

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is keen to revitalize the territory this year by organizing several initiatives. During IC’s Spring Luncheon, held on Monday at the Grand Lisboa Hotel, the bureau introduced projects that are divided into six different areas: “New Cultural Scene,” “Cultural Heritage,” “Cultural and Creative Industries,” “Cultural Events,” “Public Libraries,” and “Culture … Continue reading "Cultural Bureau of Macau to create a “better cultural scene” trough new projects"

1 Mar, 2016

Liaison officer urges Macau artists to have stronger ‘sense of responsibility’

Macau’s arts and culture circles should have “a stronger sense of responsibility from a historical perspective”, Xu Ting, who heads the Central People’s Government Liaison Office’s Department of Culture and Education, said on Sunday, urging them to offer vigorous support to the central government’s One Belt, One Road initiative. Xu made the remarks when addressing … Continue reading "Liaison officer urges Macau artists to have stronger ‘sense of responsibility’"

22 Feb, 2016

New film festival starts this December

The first International Film Festival of Macau (IFFM) will run from December 8 to 13 this year. Heading the event will be Marco Mueller, the former director of the Locarno, Venice and Rome festivals, as reported in U.S. magazine Variety and confirmed in a statement by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO). The bureau told … Continue reading "New film festival starts this December"

17 Feb, 2016

Macau A-Ma Temple blaze repair to take at least 1 year

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is drafting a restoration plan for the Cheng Kok Sim Lam Pavilion at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed A-Ma Temple, where a fire broke out on Wednesday morning, the bureau’s Cultural Heritage Department Chief Leong Wai Man said on Thursday, adding that it would take at least one year to repair … Continue reading "Macau A-Ma Temple blaze repair to take at least 1 year"

12 Feb, 2016