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Art by Francesca Cho
Art by Francesca Cho

East @ West Wing Arts Festival is back

Building on last year's success, this free festival brings British East Asian performers and artists to Slough for a day of culturally diverse performances ranging from art to music.

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
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 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.
last updated: 21/02/07
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