Author Archives: Anna

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Writer, performer and broadcaster.

Tinderbox plc: a poem for Grenfell Tower

A poem for Grenfell Tower marking a month since the fire Today marks a whole month since the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, yet the conflagration that killed at least 80 people seems … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4 Extra to repeat ST IVES AND ME Wed 21st Dec 6.30am, 1.30pm and 8.30pm: presented by Anna Chen

Spend the longest night of the year with me on BBC Radio 4 Extra when St Ives and Me is repeated on December 21st ST IVES AND ME on BBC Radio 4 Extra. I’ve just learnt from my lovely producers, … Continue reading

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Helena Bonett’s Tate film of Barbara Hepworth’s Trewyn Studio in St Ives screened

I’m delighted to learn that Helena Bonett’s film of Barbara Hepworth’s Trewyn Studio — now a Tate St Ives museum — includes a clip of my 2006 video (above) and is now out doing the rounds. Next screening 15th June … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong: A Celestial Star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra tomorrow then iPlayer for 30 days

Anna May Wong: a celestial star in Piccadilly, BBC Radio 4 Extra, 06:30 and 13:30 Wednesday 16th March 2016 I had the great pleasure to make my programme on Anna May Wong, Hollywood’s first Chinese screen legend, in 2008 for … Continue reading

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British Born Chinese documentary panel discussion at the LSE: audio

Kevin and Daniel in British Born Chinese Here’s the audio from last Saturday’s panel discussion at the London School of Economics where I’m talking about British Born Chinese, a documentary by Dr Elena Barabantseva. Speaker(s): Dr Elena Barabantseva, Anna Chen, Andy … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong Must Die! in China: Anna Chen’s radio interview on Beijing’s Studio Plus

Here’s a radio interview I gave in Beijing when I did my Anna May Wong Must Die! talk for the China-based Bookworm Literary Festival in 2015. Anna Chen: A Voice to Conjoin Britain with China 2015-09-30 10:17:08 Web Editor: … Continue reading

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