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Footprints of the Dragon: Chinese Community workshop at LMA

July 9, 2008

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

Community Archives Conference: Partnership and Community

May 6, 2008

This message comes from the Community Archive Development Group. It should be an interesting day all round, since the question of partnerships is one of the most pressing for all independent heritage organisations. BME archives are strongly represented too, both by the Northamptonshire Black History Project and, I think I’m right in saying, by the unconfirmed speaker who’ll be talking about ‘Going it Alone’… More details when that’s official

The Community Archive Development Group is following up last year’s successful conference by offering an opportunity for practitioners and interested parties to get together and find out more partnerships between professionals and community groups.

This year’s conference will be held, as before, in conjunction with and hosted by the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies at University College London on Wednesday 18th June. The conference is free to attend, and lunch will be provided.

In addition to the interesting line-up of speakers led by Gerry Slater, recently retired Director of PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), who will be delivering the key-note address, there will also be an opportunity for individuals and groups to seek help and advice from an array of experts, including Jack Latimer, Louise Ray and Jonathan Rhys-Lewis. The full programme is given below.

If you would like to attend (and places have already been snapped up) then please go to our online booking form or to the main website and follow the links. If anyone has trouble with the website, or does not have access to the internet but still wants to attend, then please let Laura Robertson, Publicity Officer know on 01296 382587.
We look forward to seeing you in June.

Conference programme
9:30-10:15 Registration and Coffee
10:15-10:30 Welcome to UCL, Andrew Flinn and CADG today and tomorrow Vic Gray, Chair of the Community Archive Development Group
10:30-11:00 Keynote address and questions
Gerry Slater, former Director, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
11:00-11:30 Working with record offices: The Northamptonshire Black History Project
1. Jenny Moran, Public Services Manager, Northamptonshire Record Office
2. Nicola Taylor, Director, Northamptonshire Black History Association
11.30-11.45 Coffee
11.45-12.15 Working with museums: The Heritage Cubes project
1. Helen Barker, Community Access Team, Beamish Museum
2. Speaker from a participating group
12.15-12:45 Working with libraries: The Cambridgeshire Community Archives Network
1. Matthew Hall and Gilly Vose, Community Archives Officers, Cambridgeshire County Council
2. Speaker from a local group
12:45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14:30 Working with a national organisation: The National Monuments Record
1. Jane Golding, National Monuments Record
2. Speaker from Rodbourne or Marsh History Group
14.30-15.0 Going it alone: Speaker to be announced
15.00-15.15 Tea
Question session with Panel: “What makes a partnership tick”
Panel of speakers and invitees
16:15 End