Freespace Happening: Live Music, Poetry, Dance at West Kowloon
Why We Recommend it
With one day packed with live music, poetry jams and walks, dance showcases and workshops this recurring, free outdoor festival is is intriguing and inclusive event.
Freespace Happening was launched in 2012 by the West Kowloon Cultural District with the mission of creating a unique space for creativity and performance that’s free for all.
This month’s edition will see live performances by Hong Kong’s Argentinian Tango band Cafe 852, math rock band Milos, the Wong Way Down Jazz Symphony, Subyub Lee and pianist KaJeng Wong.
At the festival’s Poetry Music Jam, a selection of Cantonese poems collected through an online open call will be reinterpreted by local musicians with live music.
Bookworms can dip into a book at Reading on the Grass or join the Writing on Leaves – a Wander in the Park guided tour, during which you will read poems inspired by the different plants in the Nursery Park. The festival’s ‘Literature Gachapon capsule’ vending machines offer beautifully illustrated miniature poems and small, poem-inspired charms.
Freespace Happening also plays host to dance showcases and workshops, handicraft stalls and offers the opportunity learn about the ancient art of brewing mead with homebrewing supplier HK brewcraft.