After months of postponing due to Covid-19 concerns, the wait is finally over! The Inter-island Festival is an occasion organised by a band of passionate Peng Chau residents Myriem Alnet, Chan Chun-kit, and Yip Kai-chun. Bound together by a love for all the rich histories, splendid natural environment, and inspiring communities that Hong Kong‘s outlying islands, the event aims to utilise the arts as a medium for an in-depth and intimate look into the flourishing livelihoods of Peng Chau, Mui Wo, Chi Ma Wan, and Cheung Chau. Hence the Chinese name of the affair, which has a translation roughly ending in “life festival.”
The line-up showcases a wide variety of activities, interactive displays, workshops, exhibitions, and performances that encompass everything from the arts to eco-preservation. Have your little ones tag along and spend an afternoon testing out their sleuthing skills in Be a Beach Detective, led by Lai Garling. Dig into delicious homemade sourdough expertly paired with French cheese as presented by Cheung Chau Sourdough's Wallace and Jean. There‘s just so much to explore! Find out more on the minds behind the workshops by checking out this full line up, or check out a detailed directory by clicking into the island of your choice.
Running between 26 March to 28 March, the festival spans across the four aforementioned small islands, and will be timed to accommodate boating schedules. The full itinerary and map can be found here, alongside an inter-island ferry timetable for easy island-hopping. Though be sure to take note of the marked activities that require pre-registration.
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