EDUCATION 2011

BETWEEN EAST AND WEST- THE BRITISH-BORN CHINESE
A NEW JOURNEY INTO A NEW COMMUNITY

Pascal Theatre are delighted to announce that we are the recipients of a £25,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant that will produce a series of photographs and interviews that focusses on the British-born Chinese community.
Led by photographer Mike Tsang, Pascal Theatre will support this project “Between East and West: The British Chinese”.
This project will document the lives and heritage of the British-born Chinese  to recognise the increasingly influential impact this diaspora has had on British culture.
Through production of photographic portraits and accompanying text interviews, we will also give a voice to an under-represented minority in Britain which  has had disproportionately little media exposure and currently no elected MP representative.  We also aim to celebrate the migration stories of these  families and their lives in Britain today.
This trailblazing project will  focus on photographs    and  interviews which  document aspects of  the lives of British-born Chinese.
Through the collection of old family photographs, we aim to illustrate the history of each family.  This work will conclude with an exhibition and an art book run designed to share experience and testimony  both with  community members and the wider London public.  The collection will be placed with museums and educational establishments with the goal of providing an archive contributing to the understanding of British and Asian heritage.
We will soon be engaging Londoners to participate in learning about this valuable legacy.  We welcome any stories of British-born Chinese heritage and look forward to hearing about them over the next year.

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