February 17th 2014
Discover a world of art and entertainment at Discovery College next week. Join students, parents and the wider Discovery Bay community for the 6th annual Discovery Arts Fest, bringing workshops, master classes, shows, concerts and exhibitions to Hong Kong culture vultures between February 23rd and March 3rd.
Along with a whole host of activities reserved for the college’s 1,200+ students, a range of events will be open to the public, including:
Chris Brien in Concert
Described as a “percussive one-man-band wonder from Down Under” and “the drumming Wizard of Oz”, Chris Brien will have you feeling the beat like never before. The international drum artist, composer, percussionist and educator has performed and recorded alongside some of the world’s best musicians, and is recognised as a master of ‘four-Way Independence’. He will perform on drums, bass guitar and percussion at the Discovery College Arts Fest with his band Tribe.
What: Chris Brien in Concert
When: February 28th 2014, 4pm-5pm
Where: Discovery College Theatre, Discovery College, 38 Siena Avenue Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Price: Adults $100, Children $50
Browse the stalls at the Art Fair and pick up original works from Hong Kong’s professional and amateur artists and students. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a budding artist, you can also purchase your own plot: HK$500 each, or HK$50 for DC students and HK$250 for other Hong Kong students.
What: Discovery College Art Fair
When: February 28th 2014, 5pm-8pm
Where: Main Gymnasium
Price: Free admission
Info and Sign Up: Email Koren Thomas to book a stall. Email [email protected] or call +852-3969-1069 for enquiries.
Andrew the Brilliant Balloon Man Show
Dubbed “the funniest balloon man in the world”, Andrew The Brilliant Balloon Man
has performed for the British and Greek royal families, former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and celebrities including Emma Thompson, Sir Paul McCartney and Rowan Atkinson. Now this specialist balloon artiste will keep your little ones entertained as he brings his twisting skills and sharp wit to the DC Arts Fest.
What: Andrew the Brilliant Balloon Man
When: March 1st 2014, 2pm-4pm
Where: Discovery College Theatre
Price: HK$150 (children aged one and under who will be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap go free)
Stand-Up Comedy Night
All new comedians, all new material! Prepare for laugh-out-loud fun when popular Hong Kong stand-ups hit the DC stage in two public performances - one for teenagers and one strictly adults only. Don’t miss Comedy HK
funny men Anthony Solimini, Pete Grella, Nick Oliver and Tamby Chan as they entertain the audience with laugh-til-you-cry humour.
What: Stand-Up Comedy Night
When: March 1st 2014 6.30pm-7pm (teens show), 8pm (adult Show)
Where: Black Box Theatre, Discovery College
Puppet Tales with the Wong Fai Puppet Shadow Company
Hong Kong Puppet Masters from the Wong Fai Puppet Shadow Company will bring three stories to the DC Arts Fest. ‘Childhood’, a charming hand puppet show based the story of Pinocchio; string puppet show ‘Funny Monkey’; and shadow puppet show ‘Turtle and Crane’. Children will be invited to meet the masters after the show and try the art of puppetry for themselves.
: Puppet Tales with the Wong Fai Puppet Shadow Company
: March 3rd 2013, 4pm-5pm
: Discovery College Theatre
: HK$100 (children aged one and under who will be seated on a parent or guardian’s lap go free)
Book your tickets to these Arts Fest shows here.