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YHA MEI HO HOUSE YOUTH HOSTEL
MEI HO HOUSE WITH THE MOONLIGHT GLOW OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE

Thanks to the support and collaboration of Sham Shui Po District Council with YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel, we will organize the Mid-Autumn Festival event “Mei Ho House with the Moonlight Glow of Intangible Cultural Heritage” on 30 September 2017 (Saturday). Through a dynamic series of nostalgic workshops and performances, the scene of festival celebration of the past in Hong Kong can be recreated. The event is also aimed at facilitating the conservation and transmission of ICH items. Participants can experience a different Mid-Autumn Festival.

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1. Afternoon Workshop

(A) “Paper-Cutting Lantern” Children Workshop

With guidance from the instructor, participating children will learn about the traditional paper-cutting art which is an intangible cultural heritage skill. In the workshop, participants can cut and make use of the festive symbols to design their own unique lanterns.

Instructor: Monica Li

Date: 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday)

Session 1: 11:00-12:00

Session 2: 14:00-15:00

Venue: Function Room, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel

Target: Aged between 6-12

Quota: 20 people in each session, first-come, first-served

Registration: Please email to mhhalumni@yha.org.hk with child’s name, age, parent name and contact number, stating “Registration for Paper-Cutting Lantern Children Workshop Session _”. Free of charge.*

 

(B) Nostalgic Mid-Autumn Toy Workshop

The former residents of Sham Shui Po will introduce traditional children’s toys from the Mid-Autumn Festivals in reminisce of the old days and teach participants the ways in which they were made. Through oral history and in the form of DIY, participants can acquaint themselves and take part in learning the interesting local history.

Date: 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday)

Session 1: 15:00-16:00

Session 2: 16:00-17:00

Venue: Function Room, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel

Target: Everyone

Quota: 30 people in each session, first-come, first-served

Registration: Please email to mhhalumni@yha.org.hk with participant’s name and contact number, stating “Nostalgic Mid-Autumn Toy Workshop Session _”. Free of charge.*

 

* All participants are required to register as member of the Mei Ho House Alumni Network: https://www.yha.org.hk/en/our-services/mei-ho-house-revitalisation-project/become-a-member/

 

2. Mid-Autumn Night Gathering 

(A) Puppet Shadow Show

Both shadow play and puppet shows were from Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. During the Night Gathering, an experienced master of shadow and puppet shows will perform the traditional plays such as “Chang’e Flies to the Moon” to highlight the stories of Mid-Autumn Festival and enable the general public and overseas visitors to gain an understanding of the art form.

Date: 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday)

Session 1: 19:00-20:00

Session 2: 20:00-21:00

Venue: Function Room, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel

Performance: Wong Fai Puppet Shadow Company Limited

Quota: 40 people in each session, first-come, first-served

Registration: Ticket will be distributed starting from 18:15 at the reception counter, first-come, first-served.

 

(B) Nostalgic Food Skill Show

Sugar blowing, “dragon whiskers” candies and “airplane olive” are not only the collective memories of Hong Kong people but are also one of Hong Kong’s intangible cultural heritage. In the Night Gathering, the master of sugar blowing will demonstrate the technique of production. Participants can have a taste of blowing sugar and compete with each other. Through the interactive activity, they can also try throwing the “airplane olive” onto the floors of the revitalized youth hostel as the origin of this kind of snack were closely related to the resettlement blocks in previous years when Mei Ho House was just one of many blocks.

Date: 30 Sep 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 19:00-21:00

Venue: Front Courtyard, YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel

Registration: Ticket will be distributed starting from 18:15 at the reception counter, first-come, first-served.

 

The activities will be mainly conducted in Cantonese.

In case of bad weather and unforeseen circumstances, the Heritage of Mei Ho House reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw the programmes.

To complement the Mid-Autumn event, the Heritage of Mei Ho House will specifically open until 9pm. Come with your families and friends to relive the stories attached to the past lives of Mei Ho House! You are welcome to bring your own lanterns and share the fruit with others. Please note that no lighting of fire is allowed in the area of the Youth Hostel. In order to be more environmentally friendly, it is not recommended to play liquid glow sticks as they cannot be reused or recycled.

EVENT DATE
2017-09-30 - 2017-09-30
VENUE
YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel
Organiser
YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel; Sham Shui Po District Council