Strolling around the concrete jungle in North Point, one may hardly imagine the district was once known as “Little Shanghai” in the ’50s and ’60s. At that time, enchanting entertainment venues like Empire Theatre, Metropole Theatre, Winner House burgeoned in the area, not to mention the prestigious Ritz Garden and the Luna Park. This vibrant, artistic vibe attracted not only millionaires at the time but also prominent culturati. The Wisely Series author Ni Kuang, novelist Eileen Chang, and critic Stephen Soong all sojourned once in North Point. Besides, Eileen Chang even produced two fictions, The Rice Sprout Song (1955) and Naked Earth (1958), when she was living in North Point. In the ’60s and ’70s, North Point gradually evolved into “Little Fujian” as more and more Hokkiens moved in. Sustaining the ups and downs in history, this old part of the city is overfilled with historical stories and cultural treasures waiting to be unearthed.
In the last six months, the Hong Kong Arts Centre have worked with a group of community lovers and kaifong of North Point in the “Community Wanderer” workshops led by “Kaifong Tour”, devising four walking tour routes based on the themes of “City and Architecture”, “Art and Culture”, and “Community Treasures”. With their experience in the workshops, the workshop participants are taking the opportunity of the Via North Point Weekend to guide the public around North Point, and share the history and personal experience about the community.
Date：12 December 2020（SAT）
Choose one of the following routes:
Tour Format: Zoom *Guided tour will be conducted in Cantonese*
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