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Youth Square “Discover Dunhuang” Explores the World-Famous Cultural City

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Since April 2016, a variety of “Discover Dunhuang” events has been launched by Youth Square, including exhibitions, cultural sharing sessions, art workshops and the selection of Art and Culture ambassadors.

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A learning trip took place in July and a photography competition and exhibition of the learning trip will be held in October. Through this wide range of events, it is hoped that the participating youths can have a chance to explore Dunhuang from different perspectives — art, cultural and conservative — and understand the importance of ancient Dunhuang in the history of Chinese art and culture.

The “Discover Dunhuang” Art and Culture Ambassadors learning trip was led by member of Board of Directors of New World Facility Management Co. Ltd (NWFM), Mr Gary Chen, Head of Judges of the Art and Culture Ambassadors Selection, Mr Raymond Young, JP, and Judge of the Dunhuang learning trip photographycompetition Mr Yip Ka Po. They were accompanied by Youth Square Executive Director Ms Doris Luey andfinished a 6-day field-study in Dunhung with 24 selected youth ambassadors from July 8 to13.

The Dunhuang trip included visiting the world-famous Mogao Caves, Western Thousand Buddha Caves, and the museums in Dunhuang, where the group were allowed to study the art and history of Dunhuang. The group also took part in a half-day sculpture workshop and interacted with local teachers to exchange on clay sculptures, coloring and drawing techniques. A sharing and learning session was also arranged with Mr Peng Jin Zhangfrom Dunhuang Academy China.  

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The youth ambassadors all enjoyed the activities and learned a lot about the world-famous cultural city during the trip. The prize-winning photography works will be chosen to exhibit at Youth Square in October. Public are welcome to visit and learn more about Dunhuang from the youth ambassadors’ perspectives.

Itinerary of “Art and Culture Ambassadors” Dunhuang Learning Trip

Day 1:

Hong Kong –> Dunhuang

Day 2:

Yulin Grottoes, Singing Dunes, Crescent Spring, Shazhou Night Market
Visit total 7 caves at Yulin Grottoes

Day 3:

Watch a themed movie called “A Thousand Years of Mogao” and a full dome film called “Fantastic Buddhism Palace”
Visit Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang Museum and Dunhuang Academy China for sharing and learning

Day 4:

To learn clay sculpture, coloring and drawing art techniques from Mr Du Yong Wei at his sculpture workshop
Campfire dinner

Day 5:

Visit Yangguan Museum, Great Walls ruin of Han Dynasty, Yumen Pass

Day 6:

Dunhuang –> Hong Kong

New World Facilities Management Company Limited

New World Facilities Management Company Limited is a non-profit making company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New World Group (HK Stock Code: 00017). Embracing the mission of youth development and supporting youth to contribute to society, we strive to develop Youth Square as the platform for youth to exchange knowledge and experience and to develop and discover their potential.

Youth Square

The Youth Square, which came into full operation in 2010, is a youth development project of the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government, with an aim to be the hub of diversified youth development activities for youth to develop their potential. Youth Square facilities include the 643-seat Y Theatre, Y Studio, multi-function areas and the Y Loft which has 148 guest rooms. 2015 marks the 5th Anniversary of Youth Square. Youth Square has been conducting nearly 100 themed events under “Music & Dance”, “Arts & Culture” and “Community Engagement”. Youth Square has been holding over 5,000 youth events and served for more than 1 million participants since 2010. In addition, with participants came from more than 50 countries or regions, Y Loft has been providing accommodations for more than 50,000 youths who participated in various exchange programmes in Hong Kong. Youth Square is located in Chai Wan and is managed and operated by New World Facilities Management Company Limited on a non-profit making basis.

6G model is Youth Square’s guiding principle. 6G refers to Groom, Grow, Glow, Green, Global Vision and Give Back.

Official web site: http://www.youthsquare.hk

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