In the Show – 19th August 2008

Last Thursday was the day to make offerings for the Hungry Ghost Festival, in the hope of consoling wandering spirits that have no one to look after them in the afterlife. For some though, it raised a perhaps more pressing question about the afterlife. What on earth am I going to wear?

Opening on the festival, “The Last Suit You Ever Need” is an exhibition about what you might be buried in. It was organised by the Community Museum Project and the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. Five fashion design units were invited to re-invent, and present a new take on, burial clothes. For the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals the exhibition is allied to its funeral care services, a way to address an increasing issue for the elderly.

One of the oldest science fiction books has been brought to life with some of the newest Hollywood technology. Jules Verne wrote “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” as long ago as 1864. As in much of Verne’s work that’s also been turned into movies, in it he took many of the then latest theories of science and merged them into a thrilling adventure story much loved by readers ever since. “Journey to the Centre of the Earth” has been filmed before and even turned into a TV series. Gary Pollard talks to us about the 3D version.

In Hong Kong’s public parks and playgrounds you can’t play ball, throw frisbees, sing or dance, cycle, walk your dog, use radio controlled cars, sit on the grass, or roller skate. With the “Freedom Ball”, one local man has created a conceptual protest about just how little you’re allowed to do in our local parks and playgrounds.

In our studio, saxophonist Zane Massey, son of jazz trumpeter Cal Massey, and now musical director of “The Melting Pot” talks to us, and plays his rendition of “Fly Me to the Moon”


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