This December, Tai Kwun and The Hong Kong Jockey Club prepare for the solstice with the heart-warming theme of “Simple Gifts of Joy” to invite visitors to embrace a month-long celebration of joy, giving and togetherness as the city’s cultural heart becomes the Christmas destination for the moments that matter. Gleaming with good tidings and cheer, Tai Kwun relishes in the apricity of the season’s days to present the dazzling Tai Kwun Circus Plays, an immersive and magical bazaar for adults and children.
Host to an absolute cracker of concerts, Tai Kwun’s Prison Yard Festival: Music from within showcases the healing power of music, bringing together a series of intimate concerts featuring some of Hong Kong’s finest musicians and an extraordinary international ensemble and stellar soloist. Turning the spotlight onto gender and sexuality, Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III invites one to explore the core notions of “queer mythologies” and examine the emerging “new traditions” of our times, as spectacle and celebrity fuse into playful and transgressive art forms. Gender & Space adopts a gender lens to redress the underrepresentation of women in the gendered spaces of the Central Police Station compound from 1841 to 1941, bringing forth new ideas of representation and delineation in the broader context of Hong Kong’s urban history.
Then in January, InnerGlow 2023 returns triumphantly to rekindle the magic of 3D Mapping technology as it projects breath-taking animations and images onto the facades of Tai Kwun’s historic buildings to celebrate the New Year. Following in February, F Hall Studio will be transformed into an immersive digital project space with DigiRadiance, spotlighting Tai Kwun’s prison history and its significance in the early formation of Law and Order in Hong Kong.