ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK

Open Forum — Hope Ahead: Arts for Youth Wellbeing and Creative Citizenship

ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK

Open Forum — Hope Ahead: Arts for Youth Wellbeing and Creative Citizenship

Master Workshops by David Glass

My Story Land Series

No Man is an Island

Our Social Land Series

Search & Catch

Date & Time

13 Jul 2020 3pm-5pm


JC Cube / Online


Free of charge


Presented by
Tai Kwun Performing Arts Department

Artistic Direction and Produced by

Co-Creation Partner

Professional Advisor

Dr. Paul W.C. Wong

Creative Partner

As the finale of the “ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK”, the Open Forum brings together individuals and organisations to discuss about how arts and public engagement can help young people confront the growing complexity of the modern world and challenge the status quo. Join us to explore the concepts of creative citizenship and the ways to respond to the fast-changing world through the arts. The Open Forum will also be broadcast online.

Cantonese & English

Hope Ahead: Arts for Youth Wellbeing and Creative Citizenship

David Glass (Found of David Glass Ensemble, UK)
Nina Nawalowalo & Tom McCrory (Co-Founders of The Conch, New Zealand)
Dr. Paul W.C. Wong (Associate Professor of Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong)
Virgil Haden-Pawlowski (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning Manager and Advisor, Save the Children Hong Kong)

Elaine Cheung (Senior Service Manager of School Social Work & Service Department, Christian Family Service Centre)



3pm – 5pm

Open Forum (JC Cube# and live stream on Tai Kwun website)

# Advance registration is required due to limited seating


David Glass

Award-winning solo performer, theatre director, writer, designer, lighting designer, filmmaker, teacher and creative thinker, David Glass is one of the UK’s most prominent theatre directors and principal founders of the physical/visual, devised, ensemble and applied theatre movements.

In 1999, David Glass established David Glass Ensemble and has toured productions to 32 countries. In 1997, he founded the groundbreaking Lost Child Project working with over 10,000 street children in 22 countries. In Cambodia he wrote his five stage Creative Practice book which is now used worldwide to help organisations such as Save The Children, UNICEF, UN/ILO and numerous Universities around the world helping them to think and work more creatively.

Tom McCrory

Award-winning play writer, Tom McCrory has worked extensively as a Movement Teacher including The Young Vic London, Bristol Old Vic, Rose Bruford Drama school, California State University Fullerton. For 15 years he worked as Head of the Movement Programme at Toi Whakaari, The New Zealand Drama School. He is co-founder of The Conch and has played an active and vital role in all Conch productions

Nina Nawalowalo

Artistic Director and Co-founder of theatre company The Conch, Nina Nawalowalo is a performer, mentor and teacher who has presented at over 40 international festivals, including the London International Mime Festival, British Festival of Visual Theatre and the Moscow Arts Festival. She is passionately committed to bringing  untold stories into the light and  use theatre as a vehicle to create social change.

Dr. Paul W.C. Wong, D.Psyc.(Clinical), Reg.Clin.Psyc (Australia)., RCP(HKPS), FHKPsS, FHKPCS, MAPS

Dr. Paul Wong is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. He has been involved in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include youth social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of psychological interventions, bereavement due to animal loss, youth positive development interventions, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. His main research theme aims to promote social inclusion in our society.

Elaine Cheung

Christian Family Service Centre Senior Service Manager (School Social Work and Service Development), registered social worker and members of British Psychodrama Association (Overseas Practitioner), Elaine Cheung is passionate about youth work, applied drama and visual arts as intervention, and aims to explore issues between young people, their parents and teachers.

Elaine Cheung received professional training which include a Master in Drama Education (Hong Kong Arts School and Griffith University), a Master in Social Science (Family Social Work) and training at Center for Playback Theatre


Save the Children Hong Kong

Save the Children Hong Kong is part of the Save the Children movement, made up of 28 member organisations, operating in around 118 countries. We give children a healthy start in life, as well as the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children, every day and in times of crisis, transforming their lives and the future we share.