From Page To Stage – Conversations With My Unknown Mother

A new stage work about adoption that spans China and the Uk and it all takes place in one of the many Chinese courts of hell!10953368_358416507700221_3659768172300178640_n

#FromPageToStage is a crowd fund campaign that has been set up to raise funds for the final stage of development on this stage piece. Help us make it happen by visiting our campaign, become a backer if you can, share this post amongst your networks and friends help spread the word – we’re running out of time to reach our goal and be one step closer to getting Conversations With My Unknown Mother from page to stage.

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The Wanderer – Just who was Frank Soo?

Please check this out people uncovering our forgotten history

BY SUSAN GARDINER

Stanley Matthews, once regarded as the most famous footballer in the word (at least in England and until Pelé came along), wrote five autobiographies. The man whose life story I’m writing, Frank Soo, barely gets a mention in any of them. In fact, he appears, briefly, in only one – three of them were, in any case, updated rehashes of Matthews’ 1948 autobiography, Feet First.

Frank’s absence puzzled me. He and Stanley Matthews had so much in common – they loved to play on the wing, albeit usually on opposite sides of the pitch, they were both elegant players but their talent – however lightly worn – was the result of dedication, hard work, and eschewing the beer and fags culture of so many of their contemporaries. Someone told me that, as teenagers waiting for their chance to get into the Stoke City first team, they…

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Premiere of Abandoned Adopted Here

British premiere screening of Abandoned Adopted Here takes place on 7th April in central London at SOAS. This is a one-off event, a unique chance to see the only public screening scheduled so far for 2016. It is also an opportunity for the public to participate in a post screening Q&A session with the director, Lucy Sheen, chaired by Dr. Diana Yeh

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Here you can see the trailer for the documentary if you live in the UK, London or the Southeast, this film is a must see independent documentary.
This is what CinéWomen Magazine wrote about the filmmaker and the film in their Biennial Edition 2016.

“With her characteristic vérité style, Lucy Sheen pushes the documentary genre to virtuosic heights. Her psychologically acute film deals with themes of personal identity and cultural difference, delivering a personal and nuanced take on an issue of international importance.”

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Tickets are now live and only available online

Huge thanks to SOAS for their generous support for this event. SOAS-logo

Brunei Gallery-logoCurrent Exhibitions:
15 January – 19 March 2016 – Sand in my Eyes: Sudanese Moments

21 January – 19 March 2016 – In Search of Lost Time البحث عن الزمن المفقود