The world's biggest Peace Drum (Taiping gu) and Gong will make their debut in Hong Kong in mid-July to synergise the city, with some 2,000 drummers from local organisations and schools vying to win a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Organised by the Leisure & Cultural Services Department and the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, the event is part of the three-month Hong Kong Drum Festival, which aims to boost spirits with heartening drum sounds.
It will be held in the Victoria Park on July 13.
Martial arts monks to give wushu shows
Meanwhile, the department will launch a number of major sporting programmes in conjuction with the campaign to relaunch Hong Kong.
Martial arts monks from the Songshan Shaolin Temple of China, whose feats of strength and agility verge on the superhuman, will give four wushu shows from July 5 to 7.
Prominent diving stars to perform in HK
A two-day event to showcase world-class diving and synchronised swimming teams from the Mainland, Australia, Canada and Russia will be held at Kowloon Park Swimming Pool on July 26 and 27.
Prominent athletes from the Mainland, including Tian Liang, Hu Jia, Guo Jing Jing and Li Na, will be present.
HK to hold snooker masters challenge
Eight world-class European and Asian snooker players will take part in the Euro-Asia Snooker Masters Challenge jointly organised by the department and the Hong Kong Billiard Sports Control Council Company from August 21 to 24 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
World No. 1 Mark Williams of Wales will be present. Other stars are Scotland's Stephen Hendry, Ireland's Ken Doherty, England's Jimmy White, Hong Kong's Marco Fu, Thailand's Wattana Pu-Ob-Orm, Pakistan's Shokat Ali, and China's Ding Junhui.
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