Friday, July 06, 2012

China in Britain: Myths and Realities details for 18th July event

I will be giving a short talk and playing music at the third event in the University of Westminster/AHRC funded series China in Britain: Myths and Realities. This will be on Wednesday 18th July and the day will focus on Theatre/Performance and Music.

Time 9:45:AM – 5:30PM The Old Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

Entrance - including lunch and refreshments - is free of charge! Please book your place by emailing

The day will present an eclectic programme with presentations from actors and broadcasters and academics: Dongshin Chang (City University of New York), Diana Yeh (Birkbeck College and University of East London), Simon Sladen (University of Winchester) and Ashley Thorpe (University of Reading), comedienne, poet and political pundit, Anna Chen (aka Madame Miaow), David Yip (remembered by many for his role as Detective Sergeant John Ho in The Chinese Detective), actor David Lee-Jones, (currently the lead in Richard III - the first British Chinese actor to be cast as one of Shakespeare’s English Kings) and yours truly.

The University of Westminster's Old Cinema can make the proud claim of being the birthplace of British cinema. Here, in 1896, the Lumière brothers put on the first public show of moving pictures in this country. Now a space of fascinating historical interest, the Regent Street Old Cinema has retained its stage, decorative gilding, barrel vaulted ceiling and boasts a working 1936 Compton organ.

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