The Meridian Society is back with a BANG!
2023 will be a year of exciting new events including:
Saturday 21 st January
A colourful talk on Spring Festival and its Symbols at 3.15pm by society
director Peng Wenlan at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
At 4.10pm, Wenlan will be joining Global Fusion Music & Arts on the Big Map in a lively performance of The Jade Emperor featuring the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac.
A must for children and adults alike!
Entry is free but tickets should be booked in advance to ensure a place
Sunday 5 th February
Delicious dumplings and more on the eve of the Lantern Festival, followed by a screening at BFI Southbank of What about China? – an insightful visual diary of writer/filmmaker Trinh Minh-Ha’s visit to rural China in the 1990s.
Monday 13 th February
The British Library will be hosting a panel discussion chaired with Hannah Lowe and Peng Wenlan to look into their families’ personal stories of migration from the Caribbean and India, respectively, chaired by Dr Lucienne Loh of Liverpool University.
To book, please go to: https://www.bl.uk/events/the-british-empire-and-the-chinese-diaspora
A visit to the British Library to see Chinese and British, an exhibition on the
Chinese diaspora, with an introduction by curator Han-lin Hsieh.
Hot on the heels of Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan’s moving speeches at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, The Meridian Society and UK trade union for creative practitioners Equity will be collaborating on a roundtable discussion on the challenges facing actors of East Southeast Asian background in England
Later in the year
The Meridian Society will partner with the British Library to hold an afternoon of
honest, humorous, and definitely heartwarming, presentations on Chinese
Identity with wellknown personalities.
Watch this space!