Each year, phantoms and spirits will take to the streets of Central and Sheung Wan on Halloween. As it’s the spookiest time of the year again, Nan Fung Group’s community initiative “In Time Of” will present a Halloween event at Nan Fung Place, Sheung Wan from 28 to 30 October. The Halloween event includes the Sheung Wan Ghost Story-Music-Marathorn, “Uncle Salt’s Court” and a local craft wine pop up market and workshops, where you can just chill out and guzzle with others.
This year, with a focus on cultivating a food resilient future in the city, “In Time Of” has collaborated with several social stakeholders to produce a series of projects related to “Food” which will be held at Nan Fung Place. The Halloween event, comprising a series of activities and workshops, revolves around the theme of food and lifestyle. The Hong Kong Life Sciences Society, a subsidiary of Nan Fung Group, will be collaborating with Mak’s Brewery in launching the Honey Goji Beer and Sparkling Tea with Honey Goji Beer.
The craft wine market features a variety of local craft wine brands, together with cultural events partnering with Corrupt the Youth, artist Hanison Lau and the music brand OC2S. With an ultimate goal of promoting and supporting Hong Kong’s craft products, the event will bring a whole new experience to the public by experimenting how these local brands integrate with cultural events to unfold local narratives.
1) Uncle Salt’s Court – Debate: The Righteousness of Consumption
Every one of us must have asked ourselves these questions when doing our grocery shopping: To buy local or global? To go for the affordable or the premium? Is taste the only consideration? Collaborating with “In Time of”, Uncle Salt from Corrupt the Youth is launching “Uncle’s Salt Court”, a debate theatre that allows participants to raise questions on the topic through role-playing as the defendant, prosecutor, defence attorney and jury members, while Uncle Salt rotates around different roles to round off or refute different viewpoints. Participants can take part in the event and enjoy the restaurant’s signature crêpes and redeem drinks by local brands.
2) Alcohol x Music x Ghost Stories Tour*
With solid research on supernatural stories for years, artist Lau Hok Shing will be partnering with independent music brand OC2S in hosting a community ghost tour “Alcohol x Music x Ghost Stories Marathon”. Participants can first redeem a free drink and purchase local wine products at Nan Fung Place, and follow the artist to the Wellington Street Public Toilet,
Hollywood Road Park, 30 Houses (a hidden neighbourhood in Central), etc. OC2S will curate an immersive music experience between spots so that the tour features a blend of experience, including exploring the streetscape of Sheung Wan while listening to haunted tales and songs, as well as savouring homemade booze.
Date: 28, 29, 30 October (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm; 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Meeting Point: 1/F Nan Fung Place
Fee: $200 (Register via NF Touch app for member exclusive offer at $180)
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Local Craft Wine Market and Workshop
Invited by the Nan Fung Group’s community initiative “In Time Of”, eight local brands including Mak’s Brewery, Arcade Brew & Co, Ex Plum Wine, Magnolia Lab (liqueur), CHAKO (sparkling cocktail), Lectcha Kombucha (fermented tea), Yuedo Brewery (sake) and Lab0ver (food waste upcycling), will be presenting their own unique take on locality.
1) Mix Your Own Bottle*
If life were a glass of wine, what would your life taste like? Among the flavours sweet, sour, bitter, spicy and savoury, which one dominates yours? Led by Magnolia Lab, the workshop allows participants to mix their own bottle based on their life experiences or preferences, creating a unique palate just for yourself.
The session will include
2) Stella’s Chinese Medicine Clinic
Chinese medicine practitioner Stella will be partnering with Hong Kong’s premium Chinese herb supplier 100 Cabinet in Nan Fung Place. Before you get to brew your own wellness tea with premium herbs, Stella will palpate your pulse and examine your internal health to ensure you’re having what your body needs.
The Arm-Wrestle Battle*
3）The Arm-Wrestle Battle*
Calling for all the Hercules in the beer community! Come beat us to earn a can of free beer from Arcade Brew & Co. You’ll also get to the station at our pub and meet other Hercules from Sheung Wan!
Date: 30 October (Sun)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: 2/F Nan Fung Place
4）HKLSS x Mak’s Brewery: The Principles of Brewing and Tasting Session*
Have you ever considered beer brewing as a science practice? The Hong Kong Life Sciences Society invites the founder of Mak’s Brewery to share the process of beer making and tasting with the participants. Great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!
5) Beer Mug Candle Workshop
Not much of a drinker? This hop scented candle workshop might be your thing. Under guidance from professional instructors, you’ll get to craft your own scented candle by learning about the principles and attributes of handcrafted candles. Come along and create your one-of-a-kind Beer Mug Candle!
6）The Upcycling Eco Enzyme Workshop
Lab0ver is a community enterprise dedicated to researching and inventing various ways of recycling food waste, promoting and educating the public on concepts of zero leftovers. This time they will be leading a workshop on how to make your own eco enzyme using food scraps collected from restaurants in Nan Fung Place. The experience aims to prompt reflection on food waste issues and other upcycling methods.
Restaurants participating in the food-waste collecting programme include:
Hong Kong Old Restaurant
*Participants must be at least 18 years old.