Part of NST’s Now:here festival discovering Hidden Histories.
10 July, 2018
Moongate Productions and Yellow Earth Theatre presents
The long buried story of the approximately 140,000 Chinese labourers who lent vital assistance to the allied Great War effort is only now just beginning to emerge.
Everything about these Chinese workers, mainly uneducated and illiterate peasants, and the circumstances around their presence on the Western Front, is fascinating but one particularly striking element is the strong feature of art and culture in the lives of these men. They carried musical instruments with them, sang songs, performed stories and dances, fashioned art out of abandoned artefacts and even bomb shells.
Join us for a seminar and workshop on the themes of migration, art and labour where participants will be invited to respond and express how these themes have played out in their own/their families’ lives or even just as observers.
It’s a chance to learn about history and respond artistically.