Dragon Boats and Tea Clippers

'Lung Sheun. Literally Dragon or Snake boat. On a particular festival of the Chinese which falls on their fifth month, boats of this construction are used as Race boats'. Inscribed 'Dragon boat of the festival on the 5th of the 5th month'. Opaque watercolour. ChinaCanton style. Originally publishedproduced in 1800 - 1805.

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An evening of Chinese Stories and music

Enjoy an evening of Chinese stories and music with storytellers Candy Ma, Julie Cheung-Inhin and Veronica Needa and musician Joanna Zhenghui Qiu. Hear of poet Qu Yuan and the Dragon Boat Festival, and the wheeling and dealing of British tea merchants in China.

Julie Cheung-Inhin is a British-born Sino-Mauritian and trained at Drama Studio London. Julie’s recent work includes: Love's Labour's Lost for Unfolds Theatre at the Rose Playhouse, The 38th Parallel at the Park Theatre, and her own solo show she wrote and performed in – No More Lotus Flower! She was also a member of the True Heart Theatre ensemble for several years, which performs Playback Theatre – a special kind of improvisational theatre inviting true stories from the audience.

Hong Kong-born Veronica Needa is a bilingual performing artist and storyteller based in London since 1985.  She trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has been a theatre professional since 1981. She  was a founding member of Yellow Earth Theatre. Now the artistic director of True Heart Theatre she is also an international trainer/practitioner in Playback Theatre, an original form of improvisational theatre in which audience or group members tell stories from their lives and watch them enacted on the spot.

In association with Yellow Earth Theatre

Image: Lung Sheun: Dragon or Snake boat. Inscribed: 'Dragon boat of the festival on the 5th of the 5th month'. Opaque watercolour. Originally published/produced in 1800 - 1805.


Name: Dragon Boats and Tea Clippers
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £10.00
Member: £7.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Friend of the British Library: £7.00
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