The government will allow street performers to show their talents in three designated areas – the Taipa-Houses Museum, Mount Fortress Garden and Anim’Arte Nam Van – starting from November 11, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced yesterday during a press conference at the Macau Tea Culture House. Addressing the press conference, IC Vice-President Leung Hio Ming said the bureau will … Continue reading "Street performances in Macau to become legal"
26 Oct, 2016
Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said Tuesday on the sidelines of a regular Cultural Heritage Council meeting that the government had already made up its mind to build the new central library at the Old Courthouse. Ung also said the bidding process for the library’s detailed design plan would start later … Continue reading "Macau government insists on location of new central library"
28 Sep, 2016
A 11-metre tall inflatable rabbit and 40 rabbit lanterns, designed by architect Carlos Marreiros and local and Beijing artists were displayed on Saturday in the waterfront of Nam Van Lake promenade of One Central Macau to coincide with the Mid-Autumn Festival and the annual “Macao International Fireworks Display Contest.” Measuring 18-metre in length and 11-metre in … Continue reading "Giant inflatable lantern rabbit displayed in Macau"
5 Sep, 2016
Construction to turn the heritage-protected Old Courthouse in Nam Van into the city’s new central library, a project estimated to cost about 900 million patacas not including the “detailed design” costs, is due to start in 2019, Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Guilherme Ung Vai Meng said on Tuesday. Ung made the comments during a … Continue reading "Macau government plans to start central library construction in 2019"
31 Aug, 2016
The 2016 South China Book Festival, which will include a Macau Pavilion for the first time, will be held at the Canton Fair Pazhou Complex in Guangzhou from Thursday to August 25th , the Oral History Association of Macau announced during a press conference on Wednesday. The annual book fair has been co-hosted by the … Continue reading "South China Book Festival first time to have Macau Pavilion"
18 Aug, 2016
Details for the 30th Macao International Music Festival (FIM) were unveiled Thursday at the Center of Tourism Activities, with 20 programs and 27 performances set to be part of the annual event. The festival will be held at a variety of cultural locations around Macau, including Arte Nam Van, the Macao Museum, the Dom Pedro V Theater and … Continue reading "30th Macao International Music Festival to take place in October"
29 Jul, 2016
The Macau government is preparing new heritage site in the to be presented to UNESCO with a view to including them on the world heritage list, the President of the Macau Cultural Affairs Bureau (ICM) told newspaper Hoje Macau. Ung Vai Meng also said that by December this year three sections of the ancient walls … Continue reading "Macau prepares to propose new heritage sites to UNESCO"
26 Jul, 2016
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
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
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” 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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