August-September 2018


UnleashYour Creativity

Artist Lorette Roberts, known for her beautiful paintings of Hong Kong, has spaces available in her summer season Watercolour Workshops. These run over one to three days in her Suffolk studio. Each workshop is tailor-made to suit individual wishes, so, if you’re visiting the UK this summer, why not book one and stay in a local B&B or even at her 16th-century farmhouse? Lorette is also taking bookings for her next round of HK workshops in October/November this year. Meanwhile, find her new prints in Bookazine, on her website or on her Facebook page. Don’t forget to look for the hidden snail – there’s one in every picture! Email +44 7 824 357 295 |

Mrs Hong Kong World South African-born Chinese national Natasha Clausen has been named Mrs Hong Kong World 2018. The 42-year-old mother-of-two will now compete against more than 30 other finalists later this year, in the hopes of becoming the 28th titleholder of Mrs World. Natasha is CEO and president of a movement called “I Can World”, which motivates and encourages children to follow their dreams and innovations for a better tomorrow. She makes short one- minute documentary-style videos, encouraging children to become their own “change agents” and “self-starters” to save the planet in sustainable ways. The Lantau resident is also a bee farmer and is an official ambassador for Glow Salon & Spa.

Global Recognition Director Joanna Bowers’ feature- length documentary focusing on Hong Kong’s migrant domestic workers, The Helper , is getting global distribution. The documentary will be available for purchase on DVD, BluRay, VOD and iVOD distribution platforms internationally. The Helper chronicles diverse stories fromHong Kong’s migrant domestic worker population, showing the immense

contribution these women make to HK society and uncovering the pride and determination that drives them. Joanna says, “These women have made the impossible decision to migrate for work and leave their families behind. They deserve their strength and sacrifice to be acknowledged and respected.” The film’s social impact campaign, “Thanks A Million”, has been launched on Facebook with the objective of collecting a million ‘thank yous’ from all over the world to show gratitude towards all domestic workers. The campaign is ongoing at .



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