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The right to write

In its 18th installment, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival is back next month for a jam-packed 10 days of discussions, lectures, and workshops. Inspired by the global impact of the #MeToo movement, this year’s theme celebrates feminism and women in the literary arts. American memoirist Cheryl Strayed will speak on female voices in literature, and novelist Meg Wolitzer will discuss her newest novel, The Female Persuasion, which talks about the generational clash between a charismatic feminist and her protégé. Author of the book-turned-film Trainspotting Irvine Welsh will also make an appearance to speak on his new book Dead Men’s Trousers. Visitors can also expect to attend literary lunches and dinners, book signings, and readings.

Date: 2-11 November

Venue: Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts

Telephone: 2877-9770



Clockenflap is back

The city’s biggest yearly music festival is back for the eleventh time. The three-day extravaganza will feature close to a hundred international and local acts playing on six different stages, with acts such as New York rock group Interpol, R&B star Khalid, and Mercury Prize winner Wolf Alice set to play the main stage. The food bazaar will include 20 different suppliers ready to serve energy-replenishing meals. Parents and children can also enjoy the installations onsite such as close-up magic, art and music workshops, and yoga activities. 

Date: 9-11 November

Venue: Central Harbourfront Event Space

Tickets: HK$930 (Friday), HK$1,000 (Saturday), HK$1,000 (Sunday), HK$1,720 (for all three days) Children 12-and-under: Free



Truffle time

Treat yourself to truffle-laden dishes at French-Japanese fusion restaurant, Takumi. The one Michelin-starred establishment offers diners some of the finest truffle-infused dishes prepared by acclaimed Japanese chef Daisuke Mori. From now until December, patrons can enjoy dishes such as pan-fried pumpkin espuma with white truffle foam and freshly-shaved white truffles, tagliolini with sakura ebi with white truffles, and desserts such as the silky panna cotta served with white truffle ice cream. The special nine-course tasting menu is a must-try and has a wine-pairing option. The 12-seater open-kitchen restaurant creates an intimate atmosphere with its quaint and intimate interior, making it ideal for any special occasion.

Address: Shop 1, The Oakhill, 16 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Telephone: 2574-1299

Opening hours:  Lunch from 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., dinner from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., closed on Sunday



What is real

Exploring the possibilities of augmented reality, Liminal Encounters is an outdoor art journey. The overarching theme of this augmented reality-inspired exhibition. revolves around how technology enables individuals to straddle the real and the virtual. Visitors can view the exhibition’s art by downloading the application onto their smartphones, pointing their device towards one of the artworks, and seeing it come to life. The art installation is part of BNY Mellon’s 60th-anniversary celebration in Hong Kong.

Date: 7 November – 6 January 2019

Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

Opening hours: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday), Last Thursday of every month: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: Free admission 

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