Inspiring with Art – Lanson Place Hotel Hong Kong Partners With Po Leung Kuk In Expressive Arts Therapy Workshops for Children
Hosted by an Experienced Expressive Arts Therapist. Open to Public for Free
4 August 2016, Hong Kong – Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong, has joined hands with Po Leung Kuk to offer two expressive arts therapy workshops for local children. The award-winning Causeway Bay boutique hotel, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, is well known for its warm, thoughtful service and unique French architecture and has long been devoted to the community it serves. Over the past decade it has partnered with numerous charitable organizations to give back to the neighbourhood and local people.
The first expressive arts therapy workshop co-hosted by Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk will be held on 20 August, open for students of Po Leung Kuk Gold & Silver Exchange Society Pershing Tsang School; the second workshop hosted by the hotel will be held on 27 August, open for public to join.
Using expressive arts as therapy has been popular overseas for many years, and has gained greater awareness in Hong Kong since being introduced to the city in the 90’s. These therapies use different art forms such as drawing, music, dance and drama as communication tools to connect participants and therapists. This encourages the participants to identify their own strengths and inner resources, awaken their creativity and imagination, and express their feelings at the same time.
Expressive arts are not about aesthetic appeal, talent or skill, but literally about the freedom to be expressive. Therapists encourage participants to draw in their own way, and express their inner thoughts through colour, shape and composition.
Co-organized by Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk, the theme of the two workshops will be “Dream High”. Both sessions will be hosted by Ms. Snowy Lam, an experienced expressive arts therapist.
Ms. Lam obtained her Masters Degree in Expressive Arts Therapy from the University of Hong Kong and is experienced in child art education. During the workshops, she will tour the hotel facilities and operations with the children, and visit hotel suites, 133 Lounge, library, staff canteen and reservations office, and provide fuel for the children’s imagination as they ponder their dream homes and express them on the canvas. Parents can also take the opportunity to communicate with their children and bond more closely through art.
Ms Alicia Too, General Manager of the hotel since March, explained, “Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong has been an icon in Causeway Bay for more than a decade. We strive to provide the best services to guests and create a unique accommodation experience. At the same time, we are keen to give back to the society. Our hotel sponsored Invotech’s “Homecoming Programme,” which supported entrepreneurs in Hong Kong to start their own businesses. This year, we are focusing on our future generation and partnered with Po Leung Kuk to offer extra-curricular activities to children in need, and provide them with an opportunity to express their emotions and relieve stress from schoolwork.”
The first workshop co-hosted by Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong and Po Leung Kuk will be held on 20 August for students of Pershing Tsang School to join. It is the first school established by Po Leung Kuk in Causeway Bay, which provides fun, lively and experiential learning for its 250 students, some of whom are living in Po Leung Kuk due to special family conditions.
The second workshop hosted by the hotel will take place on 27 August and will be open to the public, for children aged between 8 and 10 to participate with their family. Ms. Lam encourages children to express their dreams and personalities on the canvas. She will also introduce ways of applying expressive arts therapy at home, so parents can initiate more effective communications and cultivate a happy and healthy growing environment for their children.
To make the event more worthwhile, catering service after the workshop will be provided by Café Sunny, a social enterprise under Po Leung Kuk. Café Sunny opened its doors in Tin Shui Wai in early 2015, which aims to provide job opportunities for mainly unemployed women, disabilities and those with low income within the neighbourhood. With on-the-job training, the Café aims to improve employees’ competitiveness and equip them with necessary skills to integrate into the community.
Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong, “Dream High” Expressive Art Therapy workshop
Date: 27 August 2016
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Address: Ground Floor, 133 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay
Quota: 20 families. Each participating family with one child (age 8 – 10) and one parent
Application: Please submit the full names of the participants (child and parent), age of the child, occupation of the parent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Seats are limited and will be determined by lucky draw. Successful participants will be informed by email on 22 August 2016.
*The workshop is free of charge.
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Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong celebrated its 10th Anniversary.
The two workshops will be held at The Leighton, ground floor of Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong.
About Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong:
Lanson Place Hotel, Hong Kong combines elegance, style and convenience in equal measure. The boutique hotel is tucked discreetly away in Hong Kong’s thriving Causeway Bay entertainment and shopping hub. Its 194 rooms and penthouse suites, each with a kitchenette, demonstrate refined luxury accommodation along with the exclusivity and comfort of a private home. As the first member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the WorldTM in Hong Kong, the hotel has been delighting guests with award-winning service and comprehensive facilities in the heart of the city for over a decade.
About Lanson Place Hospitality Management Limited:
Lanson Place is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wing Tai Properties Limited (Wing Tai), a publicly listed company in Hong Kong (HKEx stock code: 369). Wing Tai currently manages ten properties (two of which Wing Tai has equity in) under the Lanson Place brand, comprising high-end serviced apartments in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, and also a boutique hotel in Hong Kong.
Lanson Place properties are generally located in close proximity to the central business district as well as high-end shopping and entertainment areas. Lanson Place aims to offer attentive and personalised service with the convenience of a luxury hotel and the comfort and privacy of a private home.
The Group will continue to grow the Lanson Place brand as a pan-Asian brand and will continue to explore investment and management opportunities mainly in gateway cities in the Asia-Pacific region.
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