The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is hosting a series of programmes about kung fu legend Bruce Lee from July 12 onwards to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing.

The highlights of the special events are a pop-up display, film screenings of some of Lee’s films, the launch of Asia’s first Bruce Lee Camp, and an exhibition showcasing Bruce Lee memorabilia.

Bruce Lee: A Timeless Classic

Visitors to this pop-up display will be able to view exhibits such as a commemorative calendar card for the premiere of the film The Way of the Dragon from 1973, publications about Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and his films, a memorial photo album, and a life-size bust of the late movie star.

When: July 12, 2023-January 1, 2024

Where: 1/F Function Place, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Film screenings

Cinephiles can watch screenings of the movies The Way of the Dragon, The Big Boss, and Fist of Fury on July 20. There will also be a special free screening of The Kid, which is known for being the first film in which Lee had a leading role. Actress Alice Fung, who played the actor’s sister in the film, will be present at the screening at 2pm on July 22. Entry is free and on a first-come-first-served basis.

When: July 20 and 22

Where: 1/F Theatre, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

A commemorative calendar card for the premiere of Way of the Dragon, showing an image of Bruce Lee and a calendar for the year 1973.
A commemorative calendar card for the premiere of Way of the Dragon (© GovHK)

A Man Beyond The Ordinary: Bruce Lee

This exhibition, which was launched in 2021, features around 400 exhibits, including Bruce Lee memorabilia and photos, a large-scale immersive light and sensory installation and other interactive programmes.

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When: Ongoing

Where: 2/F Thematic Gallery 6, Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Camp Bruce Lee Hong Kong 2023

The first-of-its-kind in Asia five-day Bruce Lee camp will give 30 Primary 4-6 students the chance to discover Bruce Lee’s legacy and philosophy. It will include an introduction to Jeet Kune Do, a guided gallery tour, workshops on storytelling and drama, mindfulness in Chinese tea ceremony, and sand art.

When: July 18-22

Where: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Header image credits: GovHK

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