Heritage Fiesta cum Roving Exhibition 2021 to launch in September

     The Heritage Fiesta cum Roving Exhibition 2021 will be held from September to December. The Heritage Fiesta will feature 11 revitalisation projects of government-owned historic buildings from September 1 to October 31 with free guided tours, while the roving exhibition will be held from September 1 to December 31.
     "The revitalisation projects of government-owned historic buildings featured in this event showcase the concerted conservation efforts between the Government and non-profit-making organisations. Some of the projects have also received honours from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. We wish to encourage the public to visit and appreciate these historic gems constructed across different times, and understand their histories and architectural features through the event," a spokesman for the Commissioner for Heritage's Office of the Development Bureau said today (August 25).
     The participating historic buildings include 10 projects under Batches I to III of the Revitalising Historic Buildings Through Partnership Scheme, namely Tai O Heritage Hotel (Old Tai O Police Station), Hong Kong Baptist University School of Chinese Medicine - Lui Seng Chun (Lui Seng Chun), YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel (Mei Ho House), Jao Tsung-I Academy (Former Lai Chi Kok Hospital), Green Hub (Old Tai Po Police Station), Stone Houses Family Garden (Stone Houses), Viva Blue House (The Blue House Cluster), Hong Kong News-Expo (Bridges Street Market), The HKFYG Leadership Institute (Former Fanling Magistracy) and Haw Par Music (Haw Par Mansion), as well as PMQ (Former Police Married Quarters on Hollywood Road) under the "Conserving Central" initiative. Free guided tours will be offered during the event period on a first-come, first-served basis. The public can also visit the historic buildings during the opening hours and collect uniquely designed stamps.
     The roving exhibition will be held at the following government venues, shopping malls and museum:
* Sun Museum, Kwun Tong (September 1 to October 16)
* Foyer, Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui (September 3 to October 31)
* Event Hall, UG/F, Citywalk 2, Tsuen Wan (September 8 to 14)
* S502, 5/F, Staunton, PMQ, Central (September 9 to 21)
* Stars Atrium, 1/F, Plaza Hollywood, Diamond Hill (September 27 to October 5)
* Event Hall, UG/F, Olympian City 1, West Kowloon (October 1 to 3)
* Office lobby, G/F, D2 Place TWO, Lai Chi Kok (October 11 to November 10)
* Main Atrium, 1/F, Phase 1, tmtplaza, Tuen Mun (October 22 to 28)
* Thematic Exhibition Area, G/F, City Gallery, Central (December 1 to 13)
* Lobby, 1/F, Immigration Tower, Wan Chai (December 1 to 31)
* Covered Piazza, Times Square, Causeway Bay (December 3 to 12)
     The roving exhibition will also be held at the following public libraries:
* Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library and Sheung Shui Public Library (September 1 to 15)
* Tai Po Public Library and Ngau Chi Wan Public Library (September 17 to 29)
* North Kwai Chung Public Library and Fanling Public Library (October 1 to 14)
* Ma On Shan Public Library and To Kwa Wan Public Library (October 16 to 31)
* Lai Chi Kok Public Library and Aberdeen Public Library (November 2 to 15)
* Wong Nai Chung Public Library and Tuen Mun Public Library (November 17 to 30)
* Lockhart Road Public Library and Chai Wan Public Library (December 2 to 16)
* Tsing Yi Public Library and Yuen Long Public Library (December 18 to 31)
     During the event period, pamphlets of the Heritage Fiesta cum Roving Exhibition 2021 will be available for free at the participating historic buildings, exhibition venues, the Hong Kong Museum of History, the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Science Museum, the Hong Kong Space Museum, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Ping Shan Tang Clan Gallery cum Heritage Trail Visitors Centre, the Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and the Cattle Depot. The pamphlets can also be collected at the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' temples, MM2 Cafe, Man Mo Lounge and The School, Yaumatei, as well as visitor centres of the Hong Kong Tourism Board in Tsim Sha Tsui and at the Peak and Hong Kong International Airport.
     For details of the event, please visit the heritage conservation website (www.heritage.gov.hk/en/whatsnew/events_62.htm) or call 2906 1559 for enquiries.
Ends/Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Issued at HKT 12:00