Culture

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

Macau Literary Festival: the most international edition of all

Authors from more than 10 different countries will gather at The Macau Literary Festival – The Script Road that will begin on the 5th of March 2016. This year, writers, artists and musicians will come from Macau, Hong Kong and the Portuguese speaking countries, Ireland, Australia, Spain, Wales, Sweden, Philippines and the United States. “We … Continue reading "Macau Literary Festival: the most international edition of all"

22 Jan, 2016

Stephen Lee appointed as the new Bishop of Macau

The Auxiliary Bishop of Hong Kong, Stephen Lee Sang Bun has been appointed as Bishop of the diocese of Macau and will take the post from the 23rd of January 2016, the Vatican Radio announced on Saturday. The Press Office of the Holy See announced that Pope Francis accepted the resignation tendered by bishop José … Continue reading "Stephen Lee appointed as the new Bishop of Macau"

18 Jan, 2016

Night Watchmen’s Guardhouse opens in Macau as museum

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and the Tou Tei Mio (Earth God Temple) Patane Piety and Charity Association have joined hands to turn the Patane Night Watchmen’s Guardhouse into a museum. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the city’s newest museum, IC President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said the bureau … Continue reading "Night Watchmen’s Guardhouse opens in Macau as museum"

28 Dec, 2015

Carmo area to be revamped into entertainment hub

The Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture stated that the government intends to revamp Taipa’s Carmo area and find a new use for the Taipa Houses–Museum. During a visit to the facilities that are being used by the House of Portugal (Casa de Portugal) in the Areia Preta district, Alexis Tam revealed that he plans … Continue reading "Carmo area to be revamped into entertainment hub"

10 Nov, 2015

Latin City parade and international marathon to be held in December

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) and Macau Sport Development Board (MSDB) jointly announced that this year’s Latin City parade and  will both be held on December 6 to promote sport tourism. IC President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng and MSDB Vice-President Lau Cho Un announced the two events during a press conference at the Tourism Activities … Continue reading "Latin City parade and international marathon to be held in December"

6 Nov, 2015

Macau government aims to open Patane library next year

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said his bureau is planning to open a new library in Patane next year. Ung made the announcement after attending a phone-in programme on Ou Mun Tin Toi, the Chinese-language radio channel of government broadcaster TDM. Ung, alongside IC Vice-President Leung Hio Ming and the acting … Continue reading "Macau government aims to open Patane library next year"

5 Nov, 2015

7th Sino-Lusophone Cultural Week starts next Friday

The 7th China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries Cultural Week will begin next Friday and last until October 25. The annual event, which will cost the government about 9.4 million patacas, 3 to 4 percent less than last time, will be held at various locations including the Carmo area in Taipa, the Ruins of St Paul’s and … Continue reading "7th Sino-Lusophone Cultural Week starts next Friday"

9 Oct, 2015