SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity

SPARK: The Science and Art of Creativity

Date & Time

18 - 20 Jan, 2019 10am-8pm




Free of charge


Presented by the British Council


From the British Council:

UK/HK: A shared future through creativity and innovation

SPARK is a place for debate, inspiration and visionary thinking. A brand-new British Council Festival of Ideas, SPARK celebrates creativity across the arts, sciences and education, and offers a platform for cultural exchange between the UK and Hong Kong. Young, old or in-between, everyone is welcome. So come along and show us your SPARK!

With more than 30 events over three days and 50 creative and education partners from the UK and Hong Kong, SPARK will open eyes and ears with interactive experiences, provocative performances, stimulating talks and other innovative happenings.

The SPARK programme is arranged into four themes:


Creativity is born when art meets science. Visitors can interact with some of the UK and Hong Kong’s creative visionaries working at the crossover of these two mediums.


From how to harness AR and VR to drive innovation in higher education to reimagining the past, visitors to SPARK can immerse themselves in the parallel universes of AR and VR.


How can young people in the UK and Hong Kong prepare for life and work in a globalised society? Events in this category explore the creative skills and knowledge young people need to prosper in the face of AI, machine learning and other technological advancements.


Artists, scientists and designers will explore the role of creativity in the sustainability of developed urban areas.

Venue Partner - Tai Kwun

Creative and Education Partners

Natural History Museum, the British Library, Hong Kong Science Museum, The Science Museum Group, Walk the Plank, Jacek Ludwig Scarso, London Metropolitan University, Aston University, University of Strathclyde, University of the Arts London, University of Glasgow, University of Warwick, Newcastle University, University of Derby, University of Lincoln with Hong Kong Design Institute, University of Surrey, University of Kent, University of Gloucestershire, Swansea University, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Design Centre, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Purcell, Hassell Studio, British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Yew Chung Education Foundation, Institution of Civil Engineers.

Some events need to be pre-registered. For more details, please visit: