Sunset SurvivorsVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Evening Presentation by LINDSAY VARTY, Author
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Sunset Survivors tells the stories of Hong Kong’s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, from fortune telling to face threading, readers will find themselves immersed in the eclectic streets of the Hong Kong metropolis.
Filled with interviews, photographs and little-known facts about the city’s twilight industries, Sunset Survivors is, above all, a tribute to those who keep the flame burning in a city besieged by foreign imports and stiff competition. Sunset Survivors is a celebration of Hong Kong’s cultural identity. It preserves the memory of these hardy men and women, and educates visitors and locals on the foundations on which the city was built.
Join author, Lindsay Varty as she shares the stories of the people keeping Hong Kong’s traditional industries alive accompanied with photographs by Gary Jones.
Lindsay Varty is an English/Macanese woman raised in Hong Kong. Her mother is a fourth generation local and her father came to the city when he was a young child. As a young girl, Lindsay’s mother would take her and her brother to eat congee with the locals in Sham Shui Po, order treats from dai pai dongs, and get their shoes fixed at street-side cobblers. To this day, her father still has his hair cut for $50 in Jordan by a man who is now more than 80 years old. Now a writer and career rugby player for the city, Lindsay lives and breathes Hong Kong and remains fascinated by its culture and history. Her parents wanted their children to discover the real Hong Kong and to know its people; this book is a tribute to that wish.
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