Under the leadership of Miss Goh, The Nutcracker returns for its 9th year of spectacular magic and fun for the whole family in the Christmas holiday season.
“It’s one of the ballets that I believe needs to hold true to a sense of tradition. I wanted to build something that people would have a memorable attachment to through the years.” – Chan Hon Goh
“我相信这是一出真正秉承了传统精神的芭蕾舞剧，我想要借此为人们营造长年难忘的情感依托。” – Chan Hon Goh
The performance had this wonderful layering effect in ability and style, which gave a textured quality to performance that ran throughout the evening. It features luxuriant costumes, outstanding sets, passionate dancing and dramatic action scenes.
With the cast of over 200 performers and the beautiful sounds of Tchaikovsky's music, I was constantly stimulated throughout the performance. I am cheering for Goh Ballet and Miss Chan Hon Goh for this wonderful evening at The Centre.
随着柴可夫斯基的美妙乐声传来，欣赏着超过200名演职员的精彩表演，我全情沉浸在表演中无法自拔。我为Goh 芭蕾和 Chan Hon Goh女士喝彩，感谢他们在The Centre带来如此难忘的一夜。
Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you are planning for an office party, Christmas shopping, or extravagant Christmas dinners, Celebrating Christmas and New Year in Antigua and Barbuda is another amazing escape option and experience!
It’s hard to believe, but the pictures are real. Antigua is a pristine island of soft, white-sand beaches, dark turquoise waters and never-ending sunshine. Even in winter, the temperatures are in the mid-20s (°C) and that's as cold as it gets.
Antigua is the sailing capital of the West Indies, and during Christmas boats from all over the world are seen at English Harbour.
Antigua and Barbuda offer many of the familiar UK traditions, such as Christmas carolers and homemade Christmas dinner, with the benefit of an idyllic warm and sunny setting and some attractive Antiguan customs, including barbeques on the beach, live steel band music, and the delicious Caribbean sorrel fruit drink.
The Dockyard has lots of activities for the kids, and live entertainment is provided by calypso, soca and reggae bands. There are also masqueraded characters on stilts called Dancing Jumble or Jumpa-Ben who perform Kwuya or Stilt Dance to the music of drums and wind pipes.
You may also see The Highlanders, which are part of Antigua's Scottish heritage. They perform the Highland Fling dance dressed in a kilt, wire masks and cowhide whips, which are based on a Scottish military costume.
On Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, the whole island celebrates with the traditional custom of going house to house bringing gifts, along with food and drinks.
If you plan to spend the entire holiday season on the island, put the annual Nelson’s Pursuit Race yacht race on your calendar. It is held at the Antigua Yacht Club, and takes place on New Year’s Eve. Up to 40 or more yachts take part in the race, and afterwards you can enjoy fireworks conducted by the National Parks at the Dockyard.
The whole island emanates a party spirit to celebrate this festive season. To enjoy your ultimate global living, obtaining an Antigua Passport will solve all the problem and it might be the fastest citizenship and passport immigrating program.
It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets, spreading so much cheer. The holidays are a time when twinkling lights brighten up our world. The city is aglow and it feels like magic is in the air.
Glow Christmas at Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre
(Nov. 24, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018)
We will be getting 103,000 square ft. of beautiful Christmas lights, with over 500,000 twinkling bulbs and Christmas spirit that's overflowing. Glow Christmas Light Gardens & Market is bringing the holiday magic to the Fraser Valley. This massive indoor Christmas event will feature 4 Christmas-themed light gardens and a stunning 210 ft. long musical light tunnel, and a huge Christmas market with food, beverages, and local pop-up shops.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park celebrates the winter holidays by decking out its major adrenaline-pumping attractions. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and Canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Every December, Stanley Park's famous miniature train transforms into the Christmas train and takes riders on a journey through a magical forest full of twinkling lights and fantastic Christmas displays. Along with the train ride, Bright Nights includes a chance to visit Santa and see the Parade of Trees.
Arguably the most famous display of Vancouver Christmas lights, the incredibly dense and elaborate Festival of Lights transforms the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. Millions of colorful lights are strewn around flower beds, trees, shrubs, and decorations, combining to create an awesome spectacle.
Wander around the water’s edge of Lafarge Lake for some fun this winter with the lights. At Lafarge Lake, located about 18 miles east of downtown Vancouver, visitors can tour 100,000 twinkling lights at this magical outdoor display. You can hop on SkyTrain's new Evergreen Extension and get off at the Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky Train Station to reach the lights easily.
流连于Lafarge湖畔的水边，享受冬日灯光效果的乐趣吧。Lafarge湖，位于温哥华市中心以东18英里处，游客们可在这一神奇的户外展示中欣赏到100,000闪烁的彩灯。坐上SkyTrain最新的延伸线，并在Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky站下车，就能方便地到达所在地。
Vancouver Parade of Carol Ships
One of the most uniquely Vancouver Christmas lights displays takes place on the water (naturally). Carol Ships, decked out with elaborate Christmas lights, parade through Vancouver's waterways in nightly processions. To go aboard the Carol Ships costs money, but it's free to watch the spectacle at any of the shoreside Carol Ship events
Yishu is the first English language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture. It offers a platform for a wide range of voices who are living and telling the story of contemporary Chinese art from a diversity of perspectives, and who provide dialogue and debate around current visual and literary forms produced within what constitutes an expanded understanding of contemporary Chinese art.
The artworks were generously donated by renowned artists, collectors, and galleries. Featured artists include Xu Bing, Wang Dongling, Ken Lum, Gu Xiong, Paul Wong, Lisa Birke, Michael Edward Miller and Summer Xia.
We are pleased to win the auction on Paul Wong’s limited edition art prints. Paul Wong is an award-winning Canadian artist, curator, and organizer of public interventions since the mid-1970s. He is known for his radical approach and engagement with issues of race, sex, and death.
We immediately saw the connection with this piece, combining Eastern and Western culture. It conveys oversea living based on historical, family, and contemporary photographs of Chinese Café culture in Western Canada. It is classy and traditional. The Daoist system of “The five energies” – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – and it’s corresponding colours influence the aesthetics of the series.
Chinese contemporary art undoubtedly attracts more and more attention in the international art market. Nowadays, auctions and other related supporting activities gradually promote Chinese contemporary art "going global", which has a very good standing in the international art market.
Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection just opened last month; it is the first ever exhibition to focus on images of artists from the Royal Collection outside of UK, helping to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
The acclaimed exhibition is from one of the most important art collections in the world, which first debuted at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace in 2016. Now it’s coming exclusively to Vancouver and running through to February 4, 2018, presented by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This exhibition will give you a new appreciation for art through the centuries. It showcases self-portraits by world-renowned figures, such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney, and representations of artists by their friends and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi.
“Portrait of the Artist presents a remarkable group of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and works of art spanning six centuries from the Royal Collection. These works highlight both the enormous richness of the Royal Collection and the complex and deep relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists,” – Kathleen S. Bartels, director of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
“《艺术家的肖像》一展用油画、素描、印刷品、摄影作品和其他艺术形式，向我们展示了皇家收藏，跨度长达六个世纪。这些作品不但让皇家藏品熠熠生辉，也体现了英国皇室与艺术家源远流长的深厚关系。” – Kathleen S. Bartels，温哥华美术馆主管。
Encompassing over 80 works, the exhibition is a rich survey of how artists have seen themselves and the role of the artist within society.
In this rare occasion, you should visit theVancouver Art Gallery to check out these extraordinary artworks for yourself!
Now the designers of major brands are constantly changing their designs according to customers' tastes and trends every year. The concept of "simple and fashionable" is growing in trends; more and more young independent fashion brands continue to emerge, including a cutting-edge women's brand - "VOIR LAB" created by a group of fashion enthusiasts, which has successfully attracted many bloggers and celebrities.
Their design is simple and chic, focusing on details and quality. They aim to redefine the quintessential wardrobe for the modern women, seeing the best versions of themselves: confident, beautiful, and utterly comfortable with who they are.
As a modern woman, I’m always looking for artistic, simple and modern apparel. VOIR LAB breaks the framework for fashion; it’s simple and neat without losing its unique and innovative design. Its minimalist lifestyle reflects to attitude of life and the sense of fashion. Believe in yourself and be prepared to work hard!
It’s the time of the year again and everyone is anticipating the first Victoria Secret Show in Asia. VS is tapping into its growing Chinese market and staging the event in Shanghai at the Mercedez-Benz Arena.
The Victoria’s Secret models and Angels was hitting the runway in Shanghai recently on November 20. It will air on the CBS broadcast on November 28 at 10pm EST, including pink-carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, as well as the runway presentation of brand-new winged creations, lingerie and the much-anticipated collaboration with Balmain.
There are 55 models from 20 countries in the VS Fashion Show this year, including newly joined 7 Chinese models: Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Sui He, Xiaowen Ju, Estelle Chen, Xin Xie and Yi Wang, modelling 88 runway looks with 38 pairs of wings.
The show was divided into 6 themed sections and punctuated with performances by Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Junior.
全场分为六大主题板块，并邀请大牌明星Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang和Leslie Odom Junior前来助阵。
This year, the brand opened with the “Punk Angel” group, featuring looks by Balmain. Creative director Olivier Rousteing channeled a rocker spirit, showing studded, plaid, and embellished ensembles worn with Victoria’s Secret x Balmain underwear.
The VS Pink section was themed “Millennial Nation” and was followed by the colorful “Winter’s Tale” group. The “Porcelain Angel” collection echoed the blue-and-white designs of Ming dynasty vases, and the show closed with a multicultural “Nomadic Angels” section that touched on traditions from cultures around the world.
Lastly, Lais Ribeiro was chosen as the wearer of the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, which is seen as incredibly prestigious among the Angels. She wore this year’s $2 million Mouwad design, which is handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18-karat gold.
VS Fashion Show had gathered the world’s most sexy and the most representative of the Angels, as well as world-renowned top singer guests, with beautiful and extraordinary runway looks, creating a spectacular audio-visual feast.
Every corner in Shanghai is full of artistic atmosphere in November.
ART021, the huge Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair is celebrating its 5th anniversary from November 8 to 12, 2017, showcasing a premier selection of modern art by 102 leading galleries from across the globe, taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, supported by China National Arts Fund.
It offers a global platform for dealers, artists, collectors, sponsors, museums and non-profit organizations to share the exciting developments of contemporary art, fostering cross-cultural dialogue and stimulating creative thought.
ART021 is playing a leading role as a contemporary art fair in the Asian art market.
Prior to the fair, the organizers announced that they will open a brand new art fair in Beijing next year. From the first opening, they bring 29 to 54 and then to 104 galleries, the show gradually expanded to the North, which shows that the determination of positioning “small and fine” art fair has conquered the art market.
The compatibility of local art market in Shanghai is very large. There is not only a systematic collection of private art galleries, but also the mass spending power of mass arts, especially the degree of internationalization of art exhibitions is unmatchable by other cities.
Why not make your own floral arrangement to celebrate this Fall Season? These arrangements help reflect the colder air, changing leaves and the transition into winter, featuring lots of orange and shades of yellow as well as small decorative ghost pumpkins!
We had a lot of fun making many different styles of floral arrangements, with traditional, or free style, or abstract! I'm sure it will add a touch of natural beauty to our home, passing on our love for life and art!
It was clear that Shanghai Fashion Week aims to be the most influential fashion trade platform in Asia. Press, buyers and a lot of fashion fans crowded around the venues of the main Xintiandi tents and the independent Labelhood platform to see what China’s fashion forces have to offer.
There is a total of 93 brilliant shows for this Shanghai Fashion Week 2018 SS. The platform this year presented an excellent selection of Chinese and Asian designers with an international reach, as many have showcased their collections also at Fashion Weeks in London and Paris.
Xiong Ying, the chief designer behind Heaven Gaia, is known for making couture dresses for "China’s Spring Festival Gala". In this collection, Heaven Gaia aimed to revive the "Four Great Beauties", who gained their reputation not just for their looks, but also for their influence over emperors.
Hong Kong-born Minki Cheng is one in a long line of Central Saint Martin’s graduates making their mark at Shanghai Fashion Week. Minki is a really creative brand, that proposes a modern approach to design, playing with sartorial memories, experimentations on innovative fabrics and unusual materials.
Combining Chinese heritage and craft innovation, Angel experimented and integrated in SS17 collection boundary-pushing fabrics and new techniques like dissolvable embroidery fillings, creating multifunctional pieces that can be worn dozens of different ways, taking the principle of unisex to a new level.
The Fashion Week also featured fairs and showrooms: Mode Shanghai, On-Timeshow and Not Showroom, to name only a few, that gave the chance to numerous brands to show their creations to buyers and insiders.
There are countless people devote to every season of Shanghai Fashion Week, with many attentions worldwide. The future of Shanghai Fashion Week will continue to uphold the cultural awareness and cultural self-confidence, moving forward to explore more lavish and suitable for locals, leading the fashion industry and taking the role of convergence!