Thursday, August 29, 2013

Lucky Cat Special Edition: Zoë Meets Artist Aowen Kitaika Jin

I am pleased to announce that I will return to the ariwaves for a special edition of Lucky Cat on Friday 6th September 8-9pm on
Resonance 104.4FM.

I will be talking to UK based Chinese artist Aowen Kitaika Jin about her upcoming art exhibition Made in China: Factory Girls, which opens at the Brick Lane gallery on 18th September.

The programme will repeated on Monday 9th September at 9am and I will podcast soon after.

Made In China: Factory Girls Exhibition
Brick Lane Gallery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA
18/09/2013 to 24/09/2013.

The Factory Girls exhibition uncovers the goals, dreams and ambitions of China's factory girls.

BIG thanks to Josue from Fresh Brewed Illustration for the beautiful artwork pictured here.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Indigogo Fund Raiser for Lucy Sheen's Plays

Please help raise funds for writer, director and actor Lucy Sheen to bring her plays to the London stage.
Lucy was a guest on Lucky Cat back in 2011 just before she appeared in the three woman solo show produced by True Heart Theatre, IN THE MIRROR: Three women, three stories from Chinese diaspora.I was fortunate enought to see the production and was very impressed with Lucy's autobiographical story of trying to assimilate into white suburban UK life after being adopted from Hong Kong as a baby.  Lucy is a fabulous actress and clearly a talented writer to boot.  I would love to see this story along with new work ICU, on the London stage and reaching a wide audience.  Fund raising sites seem to be the way to go these days to get interesting independent art out to the hungry audiences fed up of homogenised clap trap!  Please give a little (or a lot)...

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Lucy Kirkwood's play Chimerica has transferred from the Almeida Theatre to London's West End.  The play, which tells the story of an unknown hero in 1989's Tiananmen Square, is on at the Harold Pinter Theatre until 19th October.

The unknown hero aka Tank Man, who squared up to government troops, unarmed, in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989 was captured on film by American photojournalist Joe (played by Stephen Campbell Moore).  Almost 20 years later Joe sees a cryptic message in a Beijing newspaper and becomes obsessed with finding Tank Man to discover the story behind the iconic image.
Joe is helped by Zhang Lin (played by Benedict Wong, pictured left) and together they try to unravel the past.  The play has underlying themes of China’s uneasy relationship with the West and current socioeconomic issues.  

The play has received rave reviews and I hope to catch it myself....  There are 100 £10 tickets for every performance available from the box office on the day from 10am.

Have you seen the play?  Please share your thoughts with Lucky Cat readers in the comments below.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

DJing for Duchamp Festival in Herne Bay

Tonight I will be DJing in Herne Bay for the Marcel Duchamp Festival.  I will be on at 7.30pm in Wimereaux Gardens, playing after the band Coco and the Butterfields.
The festival started on 1st August and I DJ'd at the Beach Creative Private View, trying to adhere to a 1913 playlist (tricky!).  Check out the festival Facebook page or web site for more info.

Tonight expect some killah dillah tunage, all vinyl, naturally.  Sugarpie De Santo is at the front of my record box and ready to go...