The second WeWeave Cultural Festival will be held at The Mills on 4 and 5 December (Sat and Sun) this year. Weaving together art, culture and music, the festival presents Hong Kong’s vibrantly unique local culture to visitors, firing up their imaginations beyond the everyday.
The Mills is a landmark revitalisation project of the Nan Fung Group. Opened in 2018, consisting of a business incubator, an experiential retail sector and a non-profit cultural institution, The Mills has become a popular destination for innovation, culture, and learning.
“Everyone has tried so hard over the past months to adapt to the new normal of the pandemic. As the situation eases, we hope visitors can come to The Mills and enjoy themselves in a place filled with human warmth, social connections and life stories. By ‘weaving’ together music and art events, we hope to create enjoyable experiences that enrich people’s everyday lives,” said Vanessa Cheung, founder of The Mills.
Local music performances
A highlight of the annual WeWeave, we have several local singers and performers across different musical genres lined up for this year. There will be something for everyone!
On 4 December, renowned local singer Endy Chow will perform with upcoming band Zpecial. Hot new R&B stars Gareth. T and Moon Tang will set feet tapping with their unique vocals and energetic guitar rhythms, and young artists Manson Cheung and Jamie Zhang will surely impress the crowd with their remarkable songwriting. Rising talents Rock Hill Street and JNYBeatz will play some of their original work and perform other songs in their own upbeat electronic style.
On 5 December, Yoyo Sham will soothe your soul with her warm and consoling voice. While singer-songwriters Ng Lam Fung and CHANKA will unleash their infinite creativity with an interplay of sentimental lyrics and dreamy electronic elements. Finally, vocalist Jan Curious and jazz guitarist Teriver from R.O.O.T Duo will perform in their own unique style that integrates jazz, rock and pop, to deliver a perfect musical climax to the 2-day programme. Please see Appendix 1 for details.
Cultural market featuring popular brands and social enterprises
The key programme of WeWeave is the cultural and creative market that gathers a variety of popular brands and online shops to The Mills. These include 2ndclosetdesign, which focuses on creativity and uniqueness in upcycled clothing; Youthandsss, which sells handmade fabric items; and jo.n.an.cactus which offers expertly created mini succulents. The renowned local brand Chicks, which specialises in quality innerwear, will also join the market. Product options range from fabric homeware to sustainable clothing and accessories, home decor, plants, handmade skincare products, coffee, tea, wine and more.
This year, The Mills has reached out to local social enterprises to take part in the market, including Rhys, which produces adaptive clothing tailor-made for the elderly, the disabled, and the needy, as well as non-profit organisation MakerBay, which encourages the realisation of creative ideas. Don’t miss the chance to help social enterprises while also taking home unique and mindfully created items. See Appendix 2 for details.
During this year’s WeWeave, The Mills has arranged a series of slow-living workshops for visitors to relax and live in the moment. The “Macrame Workshop” is perfect for lovers of knitting to learn about ancient knitting techniques and design their own unique ornaments. The “Self-Love Sound Healing Journey” is specially designed for those who value their bodies and minds to reset themselves for the new year. The Mills has long been a sustainability advocate and is delighted to collaborate with AIA for the first time, with a “AIA Presents: Tie Dye Workshop” where participants bring their own T-shirts to create a brand new, unique item to wear. With Christmas so close, the “ROOOT x Greentale Tree Stick Wreath” provides an opportunity for visitors to make their own environmentally friendly Christmas decorations. See Appendix 3 for details.
The Mills’ special edition souvenir redemption
Exclusively for WeWeave, The Mills has designed a series of special edition souvenirs, which could be ideal gifts for your loved ones. Visitors who spend a specified amount at The Mills from 4 December to 31 December can redeem different souvenirs, including specially designed The Mills A5 folders, WeWeave masking tapes and The Mills tote bags. The souvenirs are available on a first-come, first-served basis and while stocks last.
Within the event period,
• Guests spending HKD $400 or more at The Mills can redeem a specially designed The Mills A5 Folder.
• Guests spending HKD $600 or more at The Mills can redeem a specially designed set of three WeWeave Masking Tapes.
• Guests spending HKD $800 or more at The Mills can redeem a specially designed The Mills Tote Bag.
Special edition postcards from the WeWeave market
To celebrate WeWeave, The Mills has prepared postcard giveaways, including hand-stitched fabric WeWeave postcards as well as the winning design entry in the Hong Kong Fans Competition (co-organised by NF HOMES and HKDI). Both postcards are available for free at the WeWeave market. There will be a postbox at The Mills for guests to send Christmas blessings to their friends and family, with local posting provided as courtesy of The Mills.