Footprints of the Dragon: Chinese Community workshop at LMA

We received this email from the London Metropolitan Archives:

Come and celebrate the end of the Footprints of the Dragon Community History Project at this free conference

Footprints of the Dragon
Voices of the Chinese Community in London

Saturday 19 July 2008 10.30am—4.30pm at London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB

The day includes talks, workshops, family activities an exhibition and archive tours marking the successful completion of the Footprints of the Dragon community history project.
Lunch and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP by calling 020 7332 3820 and asking for Anne-Marie Purcell or email

Please let us know if you wish to bring young family members to join in the children’s activities.

10.30 Arrival and Registration
11.00 Welcome and Introduction
11.30-12.20 London Chinese Archives: PART ONE
Chair: Eddie Chan of the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
Summary of Footprints of the Dragon Project and Introduction to Early Chinese Settlement in London

Sharing of Experiences
Dr Stephen Ng, Honorary Secretary, Islington Chinese Association
History of Chinese Community Organisation and Introduction to Islington Chinese Association’s Archive
Introduction to Mr Chinque’s Archive

12.40-1.10 London Chinese Archives: PART TWO
Chair: Eddie Chan of the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre
Dr John Seed, Historian, Roehampton University
Limehouse Blues: Looking for Chinatown in the London Docks (1900-40)

Sharing of Experiences
Mrs Pat Eury and Mr Eury, Donors
Introduction to Mrs Flack’s Archive

1.10-1.30 Panel Discussion
Panel includes: Richard Wiltshire, Senior Archivist, LMA; Nicola Avery, Principal Archivist, LMA ; Dr Stephen Ng; Dr John Seed and representatives from the Chinese National Healthy Living Centre.

1.30-2.30 Lunch. During lunch there will be a chance to view the exhibition and take a tour of the archive.

2.30-3.30 Workshops
(a) Chinese and the Film Industry in Britain led by actor David Yip
(b) Chinese Women in Britain led by Yoke-Moi Koh, Women’s Support Project Co-ordinator, Chinese Information and Advice Centre and Merlene Toh Emerson, Communications and Membership Director Chinese Liberal Democrats
(c) LMA Family Learning Workshop

3.50 Music Performance and Closing Words

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