AFTEC presented two outdoor visual and performing arts festivals at Shalowan in 2018 and 2019.
Through theatre, dance, music, installations, learning & participating activities, participants experienced Flight and Flow in the arts, crafted through stimulating encounters with artists & scientists and inspired by The Eden Project against the backdrop of a Qing dynasty village.
FLOW with AFTEC@Shalowan (FLOW) also won the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards “Award for Arts Promotion” in May 2021 given by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council. FLOW has been made into a documentary.
- Immersive interactive theatre
- Arts / Culture science workshops
- Shalowan guided tours and stories
- SingFest a cappella performance
FLOW with AFTEC@Shalowan Arts Family Fun
FLOW with AFTEC@Shalowan (FLOW) was AFTEC’s second outdoor visual and performing arts festival since Flight in 2018. FLOW had attracted more than 2,000 arts & nature lovers in November 2019. It also won the 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards “Award for Arts Promotion” in May 2021 given by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
The organisers really brought Shalowan to life, the layout of the event and the exhibitions were cleverly designed and well thought through. There were lots of diverse activities, the staff were enthusiastic and created a great atmosphere, even the indigenous villagers took part. Altogether, we enjoyed a happy family day out.
Artists from different disciplines and scientists worked together. There were lots of educational activities suitable for anyone and everyone.
I was so grateful to have been a facilitator which allowed me to interact with the artists directly. It was great to chat with them about their views on the relationship between men and nature. Plus I had a chance to be a simultaneous interpreter and in the process discovered something new about myself.
I liked the Eden Project workshop because we could interact directly and closely with nature.
FLOW - STREAM Learning for Schools
FLOW – STREAM Learning for Schools (STREAM) was a cross-disciplinary outdoor programme for Primary 1 to Secondary 3 students. In collaboration with professionals from the globally renowned Eden Project (UK), the programme explored topics related to water.
I felt a sense of discovery and admired other people’s talents; I also felt greater appreciation for arts and music.
The scenery was beautiful. Learning outdoors makes it so much more fun.
The programme allowed students to learn beyond the classroom, to experience new things for themselves on a practical level as in real life. It gave them a sense of fun and new.
I learned a lot of new things about nature and the importance of water in it.
Flight - Sights, Sounds & Shows @Shalowan
Flight – Sights, Sounds & Shows @Shalowan is an outdoor adventure to experience flight in the arts, commissioned, created and produced by AFTEC, through theatre, dance, music, installations, learning & participating activities, crafted through stimulating encounters with artists and scientists and inspired by The Eden Project against the backdrop of a Qing dynasty village.
Online resources are available for students to further explore flight and flying in their own time after the event.
These highly interactive and cross-disciplinary learning activities inspired the students’ critical thinking and imagination.
The on-site events inspired and aroused children’s interests in science and art through collaboration with passionate artists and scientists.
It was an innovative, creative, meaningful and cross-disciplinary event. The installations were stunning and impressive. The music performances were unforgettable.
Second Chance Project
AFTEC invited secondary school students to send in proposals to revitalise Shalowan Village into a Living Campus through application of STEAM education in a special project – Second Chance.
(an educational charity in Cornwall, United Kingdom)