LAUNCH EFFECT

Exhibition: Vive Labeur – Hail to the Work

1 July 2017 – 17 September 2017 Gasthuiskapel Poperinge The WWI Chinese story inspires contemporary artists. Two famous Belgian photographers, Stephan Vanfleteren and Sanne De Wilde go back to the roots of the Chinese labourers. They explore the China region…

Memorial Hall built to the Chinese Labourers of the Great War in Weihai.

Authorities in China have built this enormous Memorial Hall to Chinese labourers who participated in the First World War.

New Chinese Labour Corps memorial proposed for Arras

The regional daily “La Voix du Nord” reports that a stele in memory of the Chinese workers who supported the British and French troops during the Great War will soon be inaugurated in the garden of Saint Vaast in Arras….

Screening of Tricks on the Dead, Canterbury

Monday 3rd July, 29017 Westgate Hall, Westgate Hall Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2BT Doors open at 18:45. Cash Bar. Film Screening 19:30 Free of charge. Screening Sponsored by Gateways to the First World War    

Lecture: ‘An Army of Workers’: The story of Chinese Labour in World War One France

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 , 19:30 to 21:30 Durham University LECTURE ROOM EH103 Lecture by Professor Paul Bailey of Durham University. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2016/17 series. The recruitment…

Liverpool’s Chinese community support Everton FC and Liverpool FC Academies to Remember

The Ensuring We Remember Campaign are proud to have supported a day of events in Liverpool on Tuesday 21 March. 15 young people from Everton FC Academy and 15 from Liverpool FC Academy were brought together by the project The…

Meridian Society Chinese Labour Corps Project Launch Event – 19th April 2017

Date: Wednesday, 19th April Time: 2.00-6.00pm Venue: Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT) SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG Entry: Free, but places must be booked in advance On 19th April, 1917, after a three-month journey over…

Review: Tricks on the Dead

After reading many reviews on Tricks on the Dead, all of which were positive, we were keen to watch the first UK screening of this docudrama. What wasn’t clear in any of the publicity was that the screening had been…

Exhibition: A Good Reputation Endures Forever: The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front

7 April 2017 – 24 September 2017 Durham University’s Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH We have been working very closely with Durham University’s Oriental Museum since late 2014 to make this exhibition perhaps the most important exhibition there has…

Screening of Tricks on the Dead

See our review of this past event. Sunday 05 February 2017 16:00 British Film Institute, Southbank Centre, London. The multi-award winning film on the Chinese Labour Corps, Tricks on the Dead is being screened in London with an introduction by…

UK Premier: Tricks on the Dead

BFI Southbank, London. Sunday 5th February, 2017 at 4:00pm Tricks on the Dead is the critically acclaimed docudrama telling the story of the Chinese Labour Corps. Directed by Jordan Paterson it has won a number of prestigious domestic (Canadian) and…

Lunchtime recital: Pagoda Youth Orchestra Perform the Last Post

Southbank Centre, London. Saturday 16th Deember, 2016 at 1:00pm Central Bar Foyer, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall Free of charge Part of China Changing Hear music from the oldest and largest Chinese youth orchestra in Europe who perform innovative music…

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