Hong Kong’s interest in the arts has risen dramatically over the past ten years. This weekend, the city will host Liberatum, a festival dedicated to celebrating creativity in all its many forms.
Liberatum aims to help highlight and stimulate the arts by mixing local talents with international powerhouses. The participants assembled span the fields of music, film, fashion, architecture, design and literature.
Big names that headline the fest include Pharrell Williams, filmmakers Paul Schrader and Mike Figgis; actress Rossy de Palma, Nobel Laureate Sir V.S. Naipaul, musicians William Orbit and Rosey Chan; and architect David Gianotten. Local talents include actor Daniel Wu, photographer Wing Shya, designer Andre Fu, filmmaker Nansun Shi and singer Khalil Fong.
Liberatum events and screenings take place over the weekend at the Lane Crawford Group’s facilities in One Island South, which is just a short ride through the Aberdeen Tunnel.
The festival begins on Friday afternoon at 3pm, with the last events being held on Sunday. Liberatum is free, and attendance to the programs are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information and a brief rundown of the festivities go here.
Complementing the special workshops and discussions will be exhibitions, films, and music on-site.
The location of Liberatum Hong Kong is a medium-sized vacant space on the ground floor of One Island South. It’s just to the left of the main entrance on Heung Yip Road.
If you’re looking for transportation options, it’s possible to get there by bus. The bus stop is called ‘Aberdeen Sports Ground’. (It’s typically the second stop after the Aberdeen Tunnel)
From the bus stop you’ll be able to look up and see One Island South which is a brand new office tower. Simply proceed along the sidewalk that cuts through the sports ground to the building. It’s a 3 minute walk! The entrance to Liberatum is on the ground floor of the building on Heung Yip Road.
Liberatum Hong Kong
April 27th to 29th, 2012
Ground floor, One Island South
2 Heung Yip Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong (on the way to Aberdeen)