03.03.07 | West Wing Arts Centre | Stoke Road | Slough | 2pm to 4pm + from 7.30pm | free!
After huge success in 2006, East @ West Wing arts festival returns to the West Wing Arts Centre in Slough on Saturday 3 March 2007.
|Chooc Ly Tan - Ode To My Fall |
The festival is a platform to introduce British East Asian performers and artists to local audiences in the south-east and industry professionals, powering home the West Wing Arts Centre's reputation as a champion of cultural diversity.
There will be a family open day in the afternoon from 2pm to 4pm and then a more adult themed evening session starting at 7.30pm, presenting play readings, music and exciting new work-in-progress.
|The Japanese Experimental Band|
The Festival Director, Jonathan Man said: "It is extremely exciting to hold this event again and build upon last year's success.
"This festival is showcasing an amazing variety of artists which will create a useful network and a legacy for the future."
Highlights of the festival include:
- A children's theatre play, Tales of Old Japan, written and performed by Kumiko Mendl.
- Haunting music from the band KAKUU, combining sounds from Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, and from solo artist Yumi Hara Cawkwell.
- An art exhibition by Francesca Cho, a London based Korean artist, whose vivid work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad.
- A soup event by Andrew Pok and Yak Beow Seah, two culinary artists who turned a gallery in Whitechapel High Street in London into a venue for serving free soup. In Chinese culture the importance of eating together as a family is emphasised, and soup is at the heart of any such gathering.
- Short films by Fiona Kam Meadley from Malaysia, Xiaoxiao Sun from Beijing and Chooc Ly Tan, a French Chinese artist.