Brand-New Festival SPARK Celebrates the Science and Art of Creativity

Why We Recommend it

Control the plot of a film with your brain, produce a zine and participate in over 30 other free events at this unique festival, launched to ignite the spark of curiosity about science and the arts across all ages.


Held at Tai Kwun and organised by the British Council Hong Kong, SPARK is a ‘festival of ideas’ that brings together 50 major creative and educational institutes from the UK and Hong Kong, including the Natural History Museum, the British Library, the Hong Kong Design Institute and the Hong Kong and British Science Museums.

Through provocative performances, interactive experiences, stimulating talks and other innovative happenings, the festival provides a platform for cultural exchange and visionary thinking across all ages.

Programme highlights include The MOMENT, a ‘brain-controlled’ dystopian Sci-Fi thriller. By wearing a NeuroSky Headset that detects EEG brainwaves, participants affect the edit, sound mix and narrative combination of the film, that has over 18 billion different possible narratives; SPARK Streetshop, an exhibition with multiple installations where passersby are encouraged to rank how happy they are, visualise happiness and choose a pin that represents how they feel; a zine workshop hosted by London College of Communication; and an installation on Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers that makes data visible and audible.

Please note that even though all events are free, some require registration


When: 18 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019 Where: Tai Kwun – 10 Hollywood Road – Central