八和簡介

香港八和會館成立於滿清光緒年間至今已有一百三十餘年歷史,一直是廣東粵劇從業員的專業組織。會館曾經多次改組,前身分別為八和劇員總公會、八和粵劇協進會、廣東八和粵劇職業工會。

一九五三年,在廣東八和粵劇職業工會香港分會的基礎上,重新註冊成立香港八和會館,作為香港粵劇工作者的團體組織。

香港八和會館以宏揚傳統粵劇藝術,保障同業權益和生活福利為宗旨,並關懷老弱、協助孤寡、祭祀前賢、培育後進。以往五十多年,不單為會員提供福利,更積極參與社會公益事務,每當香港或祖國發生特別事故,香港八和會館總是義不容辭進行籌款演出,例如:「八和愛心獻災民」、「八和送暖到台灣」、「八和愛心獻南亞」及「八和同心暖四川」等。於二零零八年十二月十七日,香港八和會館註冊成為非牟利慈善團體。

香港八和會館的屬會分別有:

1. 事務組〔慎和堂〕
2. 演員組〔香港粵劇演員會有限公司〕
3. 音樂組〔普福堂〕
4. 燈光佈景部〔畫部工會〕
5. 服裝道具部〔合和堂衣雜箱工會〕
6. 武打演員會〔鑾輿堂〕
7. 八和粵劇學院〔非牟利慈善機構〕

香港八和會館的聯絡詳情如下:

地址: 香港油麻地彌敦道493號展望大廈4字樓A座
電話: 852 – 2384 2929
傳真: 852 – 2770 7956
電郵: hkbarwo@netvigator.com

INTRODUCTION

The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong was founded in the Qing Dynasty (清朝) during the reign of the Emperor Guangxu(1875-1908) (光緒年間). With a history of 130 years, it has always been a professional organization for Cantonese opera performers in Guangdong Province. It has undergone many changes and regroupings, and has been previously known as The Chinese Actors’ Association, Association for the Development of Cantonese Opera and the Guangdong Professional Union for Cantonese Opera Performers respectively.

In 1953, the Union’s Hong Kong branch registered itself under a new name, the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong, to be represented as a professional organization for Cantonese opera performers in Hong Kong.

The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong aims to develop the art of traditional Cantonese Opera and to protect the rights and welfare of fellow performers, caring for the old and weak, assisting the widowed and orphan, and to perform ceremonies to pay respect to the Chinese saints. Over the past fifty years, it has not only deliver welfares to members, but also actively participated in charitable events in the community. Also whenever there is any big natural disasters happened in Hong Kong or homeland China, The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong would immediately organizes charity performance to raise fund for support. Examples are: “ Loving Heart for the Disaster Victims”, “ Warmth for Taiwan”,“Loving Heart for South Asia”, “ Together to warm Sichuan” etc.

The Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong was registered as charitable organization on December 17th, 2008.

Its associated organizations include the following:

1. The Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Sun Wo Tong Company Ltd.
2. Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Artists Club Ltd.
3. The Hong Kong Po Fook Tong Cantonese Opera Musicians’ Association Ltd.
4. Theatre Lighting and Scenic Artists Association Ltd.
5. Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Hop Ho Tong Ltd.
6. Hong Kong Cantonese Opera Luen Yue Tong Ltd.
7. The Cantonese Opera Academy of Hong Kong Limited〔Registered Charitable Organization〕

Contact for the Chinese Artists Association of Hong Kong :

Address: Unit A., 4/F, Prospect Bldg, 493 Nathan Road,
Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Tel No.: 852 – 2384 2929
Fax No.: 852 – 2770 7956
Email Add.: hkbarwo@netvigator.com