From 02 February 2018 to 23 February 2018 The Legends of Lion Dance
"To celebrate the Chinese New Year, a special and colorful exhibition was held at the Permeke Bibliotheek, in Antwerp: the Legends of Lion Dance. This unique exhibition in Belgium started on 2 February and ended on 23 February 2018.
The second edition of this exhibition has displayed various unique lion heads which were made and embroidered in Hong Kong. The exhibition has shown different types of lion heads both from the South and the North. Other original lion heads, like those from the "Five Generals, Three Kingdoms period" story, have also be shown. Visitors can learn how lion heads are being made and discover the meaning of the Chinese horoscope, the importance of the Chinese New Year in the Chinese culture and the authentic Cantonese dishes served during the Chinese New Year. Above all, guests can enjoy a spectacular lion dance performance."
"A Chinese New Year reception was held in Brussels on 20 February 2018 to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
The reception was co-organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Brussels and the Belgium-Hong Kong Society, with the support of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Mr Siegfried Bracke, the President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives officiated at the event. Around 400 guests from the Belgian government, the European Union institutions, diplomatic corps, business sector, Hong Kong community and the media attended the event.
The event was further enhanced by the music performance by the Hong Kong performing group namely Artemisia."
From 03 April 2018 to 15 April 2018
Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival (BIFFF)
From 03 April 2018 to 15 April 2018 Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival (BIFFF)
"Four recently-released Hong Kong films were screened at the 36th Brussels International Fantasy, Fantastic, Thriller and Science Fiction Film Festival (BIFFF) on 3-15 April 2018. They were Herman Yau's "Shock Wave", Yuen Woo-ping's "1000 Faces of Dunjia", Raman Hui's "Monster Hunt 2" and Jeff Lau's "Soccer Killer".
A cocktail reception, supported by BHKS on 12 April was followed by a screening of "Shock Wave". BHKS Chairman, Mr Piet Steel, spoke at the reception and highlighted the BHKS' commitment in fostering the bilateral exchanges between Hong Kong and Belgium on various fronts, including the cultural front.
The BIFFF, founded 36 years ago, is the most important festival of its kind in Europe. Some 100 films of the fantasy, horror, thriller and science-fiction genres were screening in the festival this year. It is known for its enthusiastic audience participation and attracts huge media coverage. "