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Ka Yee's cultural visit to London (22 Nov 2007)

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Picturetoyourselfachildgrowingupinapublichousingestate.Youprobablywon'tseeanantiqueviolathatplayingapoeticclassic,norahugeclassicalpainting,letaloneapurewhitesculpturethatdrawsthelimelight.FineartseemstohavenothingtodowithpublichousinginHongKong.Butforthosewhogrowupthere,istherereallynohopeforthemtogetclosertoartandculture?ArtandcultureloverKaYee,whogrewupinHoManTinestate,hasneverdeclaredherselfasaculturalworker.Isthatoutofhumility,orperhapsherlowself-esteemarisingfromherchildhoodspentinpublichousing?NotevenKaYeeherselfcantell.Now,KaYeehasthechancetotraveltoLondon.Shehopestofindoutaboutthecultureofthepublichousingthere.Asacapitalofculture,hasLondonnurturedakindofculturethatcarriesself-respect?Dotheyoungsterswholiveinpublichousingtherehavethechancetodevelopacareerinartandculture?Theanswerisintheaffirmative,butthewaytheydoitgoesbeyondimagination.Itturnsoutthatartiststherearealsosocialworkers,communityvideoproducers,musicvideoproducers,andcommunityartists.

Program: 
Youth Travelogue
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Station: 
RTHK
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