Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Happy Year of The Horse!

I'm very pleased to announce that I have contributed a Year of the Horse mix to this Saturday's BBC Radio Lancashire show On The Wire.  My mix will air this Saturday 1st February at midnight and you can listen via the iPlayer live or for a week after. I had great fun compiling the mix, there are plenty of horse songs, one pony, a couple of donkeys and a cowboy!  I recently found this wonderful song about a horse by Memphis Minnie, I couldn't fit it into the mix but here it is for you.

(Picture shown above is from this great blog post about the Chinese American menu collection at the National Museum of American History.)

I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year of the Horse!  恭禧发财!
Wishing you a year filled with happiness and good health!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Lucy Sheen: There Are Two Perfectly Good Me's... Showing 1st & 8th Feb 2014

Following on from her successful fundraising campaign actor and writer Lucy Sheen presents ‘There are Two Perfectly Good Me’s: One dead, the other unborn’  at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London.

Lucy wrote the play , which is about trans-racial adoption and is largely autobiographical.  Listeners of Lucky Cat may remember Lucy came on the show and discussed her experiences of being adopted from a  Hong Kong orphanage and being brought to the UK and raised by a white family in the suburbs.  To read more about this please see the interview with Lucy on My Asian Planet.

The show at the King's Head is a double bill with Lucy's play ICU also showing.  To book tickets and for more info see:

Also check out Lucy's web site: