The Works

The Works

Type:VideoLanguage:EnglishCategories:Personalities FeatureArts & CultureStatus:On going Description: RTHK' s The Works focuses on Hong Kong's arts and cultural scene.

The Works features news and reviews of visual and performing arts, design, literary and other “ works ” .

Added illumination comes from interviews with leading performers and producers, interspersed with updates on events affecting the development of the territory 's artistic and cultural life. There's also a regular critical review of what' s on at the movies, and – most weeks – a live studio performance.

If you want to discuss anything you see on the programme, please visit our Discussion Board via the link at the top left of the page, or email us at

The Works is aired on TVB Pearl every Tuesday at HKT 1900 -1930.

Live webcast: Tuesday HKT 2100 - 2130

Archive available later after live webcast. ** Please note that the programme air-time on TV is different with webcast time.

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Cavalia, Made in Hong Kong exhibition, Rapper Dwagie, Pianist Stefano Bollani 00:22:00 2015-04-29
You don’t often get to see horses galloping near the Hong Kong waterfront, but for several weeks now, one area not so far from the Star Ferry in Central has been home to 40 stallions, and the humans that train and perform with them.

We often hear the expression “The Hong Kong Story” but this is a city of not one but uncountable stories. A new exhibition “Made in Hong Kong: Our City. Our Stories” is one the most recent attempt to tell just a few more of them.

A devout Buddhist, Taiwanese rapper Dwagie takes as his subject issues ranging from man’s relationship with animals to Tibetan freedom. People with whom he has collaborated range from fellow rapper Nas to the Dalai Lama. He raps mostly in his native Hokkien language. While Dwagie was in Hong Kong three years ago during the anti-national education protests he wrote the song “Brainwashing Education”. Two weeks ago he was back again for a one-night concert. The Works caught up with him then.

Music has no real boundaries for pianist Stefano Bollani, who performs classical music, smooth and more avant-garde jazz, Brazilian jazz, and pop rock. Collaboration, he says, bring him inspiration, whether in classical, jazz or pop music field. This week, he’s in Hong Kong for a concert, and he’s here right now with Ben Pelletier.