To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Hong Kong City Hall, one of the landmarks of Central throughout the past 50 years, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department is holding the Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary Photo Collection Campaign. More than 200 memorable photos taken during different eras have been received from the public. Precious photos of local artists at the venue, children and families, office ladies in Central, graduates and wedding couples have been brought together to show cherished occasions and fond memories of City Hall as well as capture the different stages of life.
The Senior Manager of Hong Kong City Hall, Ms Gladys Fong, and the Manager (Venue Partnership Scheme), Miss Karen Law, today (February 21) introduced the interesting photos that have been collected. Concert singer Ms Barbara Fei and pianist Ms Nancy Loo, together with several participating members of the public, also shared their photos and talked about their memorable moments at Hong Kong City Hall.
Hong Kong City Hall will celebrate its birthday next month. As Hong Kong's first purpose-built cultural complex, the venue has been part of many people's cherished memories over the past 50 years. In tandem with the celebration, the City Hall has invited members of the public to share their precious photos taken at the venue.
Photos of people in different costumes, graduations, weddings, family activities and various cultural activities have brought about special feelings for Hong Kong City Hall, an important cultural venue in Hong Kong over the past decades.
"Being with my family and growing old with the Hong Kong City Hall is a blessing that I am thankful to share with you all," said Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary Photo Collection Campaign entrant Mr Li Tin-cheung.
"This was taken in 1968 at City Hall by my uncle. This is our family of seven boys and girls with the eldest standing at the right and youngest at the left. I'm standing in the middle of the seven," said another entrant, Mr Eddie Wu.
"While City Hall is celebrating its 50th anniversary, we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of our friendship," said entrant Ms Annie Wong.
Photos collected have been uploaded to the Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary webpage at www.cityhall.gov.hk/50/en/index.php and the Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary Photo Collection Campaign Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hkcityhall50. The pictures will also be on display at "The Golden Stage - Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition", to be held from March 3 to April 9. Admission to the exhibition is free.
For information on various celebration programmes, please visit the Hong Kong City Hall 50th Anniversary webpage or call 2921 2881 for enquiries.
Ends/Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Senior Manager of the Hong Kong City Hall, Ms Gladys Fong (back row, first right); the Manager (Venue Partnership Scheme), Miss Karen Law (back row, first left); concert singer Ms Barbara Fei (front row, third left); and pianist Ms Nancy Loo (front row, fourth left), together with several participating members of the public, shared today (February 21) their precious photos and memories of Hong Kong City Hall.
Photo of concert singer Ms Barbara Fei (right) at Hong Kong City Hall.
Photo of pianist Ms Nancy Loo (centre) at Hong Kong City Hall in 1964.
Photo of Ms Catherine Lai (left) at the City Hall Memorial Garden in 1984.
Wedding photo of Mr and Mrs Lo Kwan-pang at Hong Kong City Hall in 1973.
Family photos of Mr Li Yik-cheong taken at Hong Kong City Hall in 1970 and 2012.
Wedding photo of Mr and Mrs Chou Wing-ping taken 50 years ago at Hong Kong City Hall.
Photo of Mr Eddie Wu (centre) and his brothers and sisters with Hong Kong City Hall in the background in 1968.