Remember The Time We Sing

Remember The Time We Sing

Remember The Time We Sing

Tai Kwun Conversations: Music & Arts Co-creation for Inclusiveness - Pilot Project for The Dementia Community

Date & Time

20 May - 31 Dec, 2023 Refer to programme details




Free of charge


Presented by Tai Kwun

Curated and Produced by Every Life Is A Song

Music Production Partner: “My Main Stage” Music Production Pilot Programme

Supporting Organisation: Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease

Remember The Time We Sing – Tai Kwun’s community arts project will be presented in collaboration with “Every Life Is A Song” and “My Main Stage” Music Production Pilot Programme, two non-profit organisations with a focus on music and the support of Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease. Young families and emerging songwriters are invited to be part of this project and deepen their understanding about dementia by means of music. The project aims at raising the awareness about the disease through artistic means and inspire people to embrace the disease with a positive attitude.

“Every Life Is A Song” was co-founded by Hong Kong singer-songwriter Vicky Fung and lyricist Chow Yiu Fai; “My Main Stage” was established by the acclaimed music producer Chiu Tsang Hei. In this project, the two organisations will collaborate for the first time and engage participants in understanding the needs and circumstances that people with dementia and their families may face. They will also guide the participants through the process of songwriting by co-creation, through which stories will be remembered, companionship will be sought, and our community will be connected.

Remember The Time We Sing is Tai Kwun’s annual community arts project following the success of two editions of the ÉLAN Lost Child Project HK. The project will start in May, and conclude with sharing, screening and showcase in August to September. The public events will reveal the learnings and reflections of the participating songwriters and young families.

Project Milestones

May 2023: Open recruitment and selection for 14 Creative Trainers. The Trainers attended “Train the Trainers Camp” to learn more about dementia and experience the process of “co-creation” in the Family Creative Workshops. The songs were first performed at the Work-in-Progress Sharing.

July 2023: Creative Trainers were paired with “Muse Families” formed by parent and children and “Embrace Families” whose family members was an individual with dementia. The group toured Tai Kwun, shared snacks and took instant photos during the co-creation workshop. 6 demos were developed. The group also visited Mei Foo Lai Wan Kaifong Association Mr. and Mrs. Leung Chi Chim Elderly Health Support and Learning Centre and performed golden oldies to engage with the “Embrace Families”. The co-created songs were then handed over to My Main Stage for professional production.

August 2023: Tai Kwun Conversations: Music & Arts Co-creation for Inclusiveness – Pilot Project for The Dementia Community, where speaker share, from the perspective of arts, patient support, medical treatment and more to have a thorough discussion on the role of arts in prevention and early discovery of dementia.

September 2023: Finale Concert and Sharing Session, where the Creative Trainers and “Muse Families” share with the “Embrace Families” and public the project outcomes and their co-creations.

October 2023: Production and subsequent release of the 6 songs on music streaming platforms, as well as the release of the full project documentary. 

Supporting Organisations:

Current Events

Co-created Songs and Project Documentary

《Watch Me》(Prod. RUMBU)
Composed by: Magg Chu / Peterson / Penny Cheng, Clarice Sit
Lyrics by: Yuk Loong
Performed by: Cath Wong (By the courtesy of Sony Music Hong Kong Entertainment Ltd.)
Vocal Harmony by: RUMBU / Cath Wong (By the courtesy of Sony Music Hong Kong Entertainment Ltd.)

《Hello, Fai Speaking》(Feat. & Prod. xxtilldawn)
Composed by: Candace Lee / Poey Fung / Tina Cheung
Lyrics by: Candace Lee / Poey Fung / Lincoln Tso / Tina Cheung
Performed by: xxtilldawn & The Kidults
Vocal Harmony by: Candace Lee / Poey Fung / Lincoln Tso / Tina Cheung
Voice-over & Vocal Harmony by: Luke Sando / Adina Sando

《Slowly, Slowly》(Feat. Zeno Koo) (Prod. Monkey Sit / Zino Chan)
Composed by: MIU / Aaron Ng / Queenie Leung
Lyrics by: MIU / Su / Queenie Leung
Performed by: Zeno Koo / Aaron Ng / MIU / Su
Rap, Voice Over & Vocal Harmony by: Queenie Leung / Max Chan / Micah Chan / Monkey Sit

《Hon Si Von Hea Déjà vu》(Feat. Kay Tse) (Prod. Yanny Leung)
Composed by: Kaki Lam / Marionthetrack / Soto KIT & KITSUN
Lyrics by: Stanley Yung / Marionthetrack
Performed by: Kay Tse  / Marionthetrack
Rap by: Marionthetrack

《Bed Time Story》 (Feat. The Absent Brother) (Prof. Zino Chan)
Composed by: JUNE Leung / Ümen
Lyrics by: JUNE Leung / Ümen / Max@Max Family, Koko@Max Family, Ben@Max Family
Performed by: JUNE Leung / The Absent Brother
Voice-over by: Max@Max Family, Koko@Max Family, Ben@Max Family
Vocal Harmony by: Max Family / JUNE / Ümen / Zino Chan / Yanny Leung

《A Song For Us》(Feat. Lia Cheung / Yanny Leung) (Prod. a Bu)
Composed by: K Tsang / Joyce Chan
Lyrics by: K Tsang / Joyce Chan / Ip Long
Performed by: a Bu / K Tsang
Nursery Rhyme by: Lia Cheung / Yanny Leung

Click to listen Now

Remember The Time We Sing Documentary
Video Production: Plate Creations Limited
Producer: Eric Tsang
Director: Yeh Ka Lun
Project Manager: Natalie Choi
Editor: Thomas Chow






02.09.2023 (Sat)

F Hall Studio

2:00pm – 2:45pm 【Cancelled】  

Documentary Screening & Sharing (Muse Family & Trainers)

JC Cube

3:30pm – 4:30pm 【Cancelled】  


F Hall Studio

4:45pm – 5:30pm【Cancelled】

Documentary Screening & Sharing (Senior Elderly Service Social Worker Mr. Wong & Trainers)

JC Cube

7:00pm – 8:45pm【Cancelled】

Concert (with post-concert sharing)

03.09.2023 (Sun)

F Hall Studio

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Documentary Screening & Sharing (Muse Family & Trainers)

JC Cube

3:30pm – 5:15pm

Concert (with post-concert sharing)

F Hall Studio

4:45pm – 5:15pm【Additional, no sharing】

Documentary Screening 

JC Cube

6pm – 7pm 【Additional performance】


Event Photos

Mrs. Gwen Kao’s sharing with participating

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“Co-creation” workshop for trainers.
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Lyricist Chow Yiu Fai’s sharing with
participating songwriters
© Tsz925

 Work-in-Progress Sharing
© Tsz925
Family Creative Workshop
© Tsz925

Visit to Pok Oi Hospital Carers Graden

© Tsz925

House Programme

About Tai Kwun Community Arts Project Remember The Time We Sing

As a centre for heritage and arts in Hong Kong, Tai Kwun aspires to integrate the invisible power and value of arts into everyday life. In this project, we believe that the participants, within the domain of arts, can understand dementia through different perspectives, nurture empathy for patients and caregivers, and be encouraged to care for their elderly family members and those around them.

“Every Life Is A Song” believes not only that every life deserves a song of their own, but also that everyone is capable of writing songs. Thus, ELIAS has served different communities with “co-creative” workshops to encourage people to express themselves with songs, to co-create with others and ultimately to build connections with each other.

“My Main Stage” provides professional guidance and support to young artists who aspire to develop a music career. The music production team will provide technical support to the creation of songs that embodies the unique story of each family.

Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease is dedicated to raising the public’s awareness on Alzheimer’s Disease / dementia and face the disease with a positive attitude. The Foundation provides valuable insights on the direction on the project and facilitates the understanding of participants.

Past Events

I. Family Creative Workshop

II. Work-in-Progress Sharing

Led by instructors Vicky Fung, Stanley Yung and Kaki Lam, families will experience a series of interactive activities in a lively atmosphere and understand each other from various perspectives. The workshop allows participants to learn more about dementia patients and their caregivers, through which they will also be able to empathise more with their own family members.

Date: 20.05.2023 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm (Session 1) 5:00pm – 7:00pm (Session 2)
Venue: JC Cube
Instructors: Vicky Fung, Stanley Yung, Kaki Lam
Quota: 20 persons per session (for families of 2 to 4 members)*
Free of charge, registration required

-Each family can register in one entry and select the number of persons attending the event. A minimum of 2 persons and a maximum of 4 persons are recommended.
- All conducted in Cantonese
- It is recommended that 2-4 people be a participating unit.
- Recommended for ages 6 and over.
- Participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing.

Our co-creative workshop tutors will share their learning experiences during the training and perform the co-created songs.

Date: 21.05.2023 (Sunday)
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue: F Hall Studio
Free admission, no registration required

Muse Family Recruitment

This summer, we are looking for families and children who are passionate about music and curious to learn more about dementia to become “Muse Family” of Remember The Time We Sing. From July onwards, you will join and be led by creative tutors to get to know people with dementia, their families and caregivers. Through these encounters, you will transform these stories into music and lyrics with the guidance of the creative tutors. The result of the co-creation will be shared with the general public in late August and early September through showcase performances, screening and sharing. By the end of this programme, we believe that not only will you be connected to our tutors and the communities of people with dementia but also ultimately all the beloved around you.

This programme is free of charge and your commitment is the only requirement. Participants are recommended to sign up as a family unit of 2 to 4 members.  All events will be conducted in Cantonese.

Please visit the online application form (Chinese only) to see the application requirement and details: SIGN UP NOW

Application Deadline: 15.06.2023 (Thursday) 23:59

The recruitment was closed on 15.06.2023. You are welcome to join the other public activities in August and September.

Remarks: Tai Kwun only provides the platform for application. All The personal data provided by you for this programme are collected is only accessible toand used by “Every Life Is A Song” for the purposes related to this programme. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions in the  application form for details usage (in Chinese only).

III. Tai Kwun Conversations: Music & Arts Co-creation for Inclusiveness - Pilot Project for the Dementia Community

Arts provides space and channel for expression, allowing everyone to release one’s emotions and stress in own pace. It is also a kind of therapy, gentle and suitable for various conditions and situations. The “Tai Kwun Conversation” held on 27 August will explore the potential of “Co-creation” as a new method of arts therapy. Speakers will share on how to bring about a safe and friendly environment for people in different age groups and conditions to create bonding in a short period of time and create art pieces together. The dialogues will feature the project Remember The Time We Sing as one of the cases for study, to share the findings on how “Co-creation” can support people with dementia, their families and carers.

Speakers will be sharing from perspectives of arts, patient support, medical treatment and more to have a thorough discussion on the role of arts in prevention and early discovery of dementia. We sincerely invite those who are involved in social welfare work for the elderly, concerned about intergenerational inclusion, and those who wish to learn more about art therapy to participate.

Ms. Vicky Fung, Co-Founder of Every Life Is A Song
Mrs. Gwen Kao, Chairman of Charles K Kao Foundation for Alzheimers Disease
Dr. Sam Chan, Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Ms. Chui Pui-ling Yendi, Assistant Supervisor, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Circle of Care – Community Support Centre for the Elderly
Ms. Janet Li, Registered Arts Therapist (AThR), Registered Social Worker, Founder of Hong Kong Expressive Arts Therapy Service Centre

Date: 27.08.2023 (Sun)
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
Venue: JC Cube
Free Admission, Registration Required
Conducted in Cantonese

Documentary Screening & Sharing

Remember The Time We Sing started off from May, from recruiting young musicians, forming “Muse Families” with parents and children, to interacting with “Embrace Families” who includes family members with dementia. Through many gatherings, friendships were built among the many participants and they have co-written lyrics and created their own song in workshops. We have seen quiet elderly people began dancing when they heard familiar oldies, or lively kids can quickly befriend with elderly people they met even for the first time. These beautiful encounters are recorded in a documentary short film edited by emerging director Eric Tsang, and each screening will be hosted by different participants with sharing sessions.

Session I: Muse Family & Trainers 【Cancelled】  
Date: 02.09.2023 (Sat)
Time: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Venue: F Hall

Session II: Senior Elderly Service Social Worker Mr. Wong & Trainers
Date: 02.09.2023 (Sat)
Time: 4:45pm-5:15pm
Venue: F Hall

Session III: Muse Family & Trainers
Date: 03.09.2023 (Sun)
Time: 2:00pm-2:45pm
Venue: F Hall

  • Duration of the documentary is about 20 minutes, dialogues in Cantonese with English subtitles
  • Sharing will be conducted in Cantonese

After a co-creation voyage that has lasted for around 4 months, inspiration birthed from a few hours of workshops are enriched with lyrics and melodies through continuous interaction and communication. The songs are then polished by producers of My Main Stage, and the fruits of this journey will be presented and performed by artists, trainers and Muse Families in Remember The Time We Sing Concert. Memories may gradually fade through aging and physical impairment, but songs co-created while we seize the moment will last forever.


Cath Wong

The Absent Brother

Zeno Koo (02.09 | 3:30pm-4:30pm)

Guests from ‘My Main Stage’:
a Bu

Trainers from “Every Life Is A Song”:
Kaki Lam, Stanley Yung, Aaron Ng
Candace Lee, Joyceeecy, June Leung
KTsang, Maggie Chu, Peterson Leung
Poey Fung, Su Ngai, Tso Long Hin, Lincoln
Umen Ngai, Ip Long, Yuk Loong

Muse Family:
Max Tam, Koko Chan, Ben Tam
Queenie Leung, Max Chan, Micah Chan
Kit, Soto, Kitsun

Embrace Family: Marionthetrack

Concert Date & Time:



02.09.2023 (Sat) 

3:30pm – 4:30pm

02 .09.2023 (Sat)

7:00pm-8:45pm (with post-concert sharing*)

Special Guests:
Ms. Vicky Fung, Co-Founder of Every Life Is A Song
Mr. Eric Tsang, Producer of Remember The Time We Sing Documentary
Mr. Yeh Ka Lun, Director of Remember The Time We Sing Documentary
Ms. Tsz925, Photographer of Remember The Time We Sing

03.09.2023 (Sun) 

3:30pm-5:15pm (with post-concert sharing*)

Guest Speakers:
Ms. Vicky Fung, Co-Founder of Every Life Is A Song
Mr. Chiu Tsang Hei, Founder of My Main Stage Music Production Pilot Programme
xxtilldawn, Musician of My Main Stage Music Production Pilot Programme
Monkey, Musician of My Main Stage Music Production Pilot Programme
June Leung, Trainer of Remember The Time We Sing
Umen Ngai, Trainer of Remember The Time We Sing

Venue: JC Cube
Free Admission, Registration required 
Conducted in Cantonese


Every Life Is A Song
“My Main Stage” Music Production Pilot Programme
The Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease
Vicky Fung
Cath Wong
The Absent Brothers
Zeno Koo
Kaki Lam Man Wa
Stanley Yung

Every life deserves a song of their own. With this belief, singer-songwriter Vicky Fung and lyricist Chow Yiu Fai launched the social enterprise “Every Life Is A Song” (“ELIAS”) to make songs about the lives of different communities, hoping that eventually the songs will accumulate into a catalogue charting the history of our city.

"My Main Stage" programme aims to promote and nurture young artists in Hong Kong's music industry, helping those who want to join the industry and are enthusiastic about music creation to solve their problems they encounter in music production and enhance their work to a professional level. Under Mr. Chiu Tsang Hei's mentorship, there are more than 10 participants who have produced and released their songs via various online music streaming platforms so far.

The Charles K. Kao Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Limited (the "Foundation") is a registered non-profit making charity organization founded in 2010 by the late Professor Charles K. Kao and his wife, Mrs. Gwen Kao. The Foundation aims to raise the public awareness of Alzheimer’s disease / dementia, educating the general public on brain health care strategies, enhancing care and support to Alzheimer’s patients, their families and caregivers. The Foundation also aims to encourage and facilitate co-operation amongst the various organizations, such as universities, government departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance resource allocation and education, thereby further benefitting Alzheimer's patients and their families and the support system. At the same time, the Foundation takes educating the public on dementia as its own responsibility and encourages people to face the challenges dementia brings with a positive attitude.

Co-Founder of ”Every Life Is A Song”

An artist with multi-faceted experience along her journey as songwriter, lyricist, singer-songwriter, founder of live house and music label, and being an active producer and curator, Vicky believes that the power and value of music lies beyond the limits of commercial music industry, and she has always endeavoured to promote Hong Kong’s music culture. Uniqueness and novelty are presented in Vicky’s works. Some of her important works include 《雌雄同體》, 《弱水三千》, 《彳亍》, 《今天終於一人回家》、《銀髮白》、《剎那的烏托邦》, and more recently 《在錯誤的宇宙尋找愛》、《溝渠暢泳》、《荊棘海》. Having released 3 albums of her compositions, Vicky endeavours to explore the pop and artistic boundaries in her performances in particular in her concert at Freespace, West Kowloon in 2020. In May 2022, Vicky presented her first interactive self-healing experience at Tai Kwun, which was then further developed into an interactive art experience with arts technology and healing elements at Shatin Town Hall. Vicky will continue to curate community art and socially-engaged participatory art projects, and explore the frontiers of multi-media and arts and technology oriented performances, stretching the boundaries and possibilities of art and her music works.

Concert Special Guest

A singer-songwriter under Sony Music’s O.U.R. Works label, Cath Wong was talent-scouted at a busking event in Taipei.  She has swiped best newcomer at various music awards in 2018.  

Cath has released three studio albums. Her breakthrough came with singles ‘Cracks in the Wall’ and ‘Before Dawn’, embracing a diversity of styles and mood as her music evolves.  Followed by the success of her 2022 single ‘The World Kissed Me with Pain And I Sing’ which topped three No.1’s on local pop charts. Every little success adds up – Cath has won Best Female Singer Silver and Bronze at Ultimate Song Chart Awards in 2021 and 2022 respectively, turning a new page in her music career. 

Her third music show “Blooming Underwater” in 2023 has won the hearts of the audience with her mesmerizing performance and a great concert program and theme.  Her 2023 album “4891” interweaved music and literature which is widely acclaimed.

Concert Special Guest

Indie pop singing duo sister The Absent Brother is formed by singer/guitarist Chintung Tse and singer/keyboardist Chinlui Tse. The singer-songwriters are known for writing heart-warming songs and they are good storytellers. After first earning attention on the internet with their heart-warming originals, they produced and released their debut album “Best Before” in 2016 and have since then actively performing in various music festival and shows such as Clockenflap, Wow and flutter, Taiwan Spring Wave Music and Art Festival, Ronald Cheng Drive In Concert 2021 and etc. They released the EP “Metabolism” in 2019 and their songs received good reviews from DJs and audiences. Chintung Tse is also a songwriter and compose songs for different artists such as Sammi Cheng, Kelly Chen, On Chan, Joyce Cheng, Jeremy Lee Twins, Kary Ng, Mag Lam etc.

Concert Special Guest (02.09 | 3:30pm-4:30pm)

After graduating from secondary school, Zeno Koo Ting-hin received theatre and acting training at HKAPA, during which he also performed in short films and graduation projects at tertiary institutions.

In 2013, he was chosen by director Cheung King-wai for the role of Eric in Somewhere Beyond the Mist, the winning film of the First Feature Film Initiative. Since then, he has also appeared in television dramas. In 2018, he was chosen by Wong Chun, the director of Mad World, to perform in a short video called “The Distance Between Me and Film Awards” for the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards, in which he reinterpreted the role of Lai Yiu-Fai in Happy Together and received critical acclaim. His recent film credits include Tracey (2018) and im livin it (2020). 

In 2020, he performed in two television dramas, playing the role of King in We are the Littles and Ben Chu Ka-bing in Life After Death. In the same year, he participated in the talent show King Maker, making memorable stage appearance with his performances Us and Self Portrait. He was then awarded Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards and “Determination Awards” from The Kongest Film Awards.

In 2022, he made his 3 songs about ‘self exploration ’  as a independent singer to join hk local music. At the same time, he also has his first art-tech exhibition ‘ Nessie ‘  in openground to show different way of his music.

Workshop Instructor

Kaki Lam graduated from B.A. Social Work of HK Polytechnic University, a registered social worker in HK, had worked in NGO for grassroots students in HK for 4years. At the same time, she never stops to create music and perform. In 2014, she went to Australia for a busking working holiday trip, bringing her original songs to OZ streets. In 2016, she returned to HK and began to devote herself to the HK music & arts industry. Meanwhile she formed an acoustic duo girls group- Winter Bagels, and released an EP to bring to Eastern Europe in August of the same year, afterwards the group is active in the HK music scene.  Kaki has worked for music and performance related productions for 6 years, mostly as Producer and Project Manager, and also to keep on music creation, aiming to infiltrate the capacity of multiple roles and holistic experiences so that she could more effectively bring up connections of projects as well as to align the creation and production.

Workshop Instructor

Slasher in creative industry as lyricist, painter, illustrator and script-writer. Lyrics include 《白襪仔》, 《日落派對》, 《出神》.