Author Archives: Anna

About Anna

Writer, performer and broadcaster.

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 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: … Continue reading

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FAREWELL David Bowie from a longtime Bowie fan: RIP

Great planning, David So THAT’S what Blackstar was about. David Bowie, who died yesterday aged 69 after a long illness, said farewell in the most eloquent, meaningful and stylish way possible with his last album released only days ago. He … Continue reading

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David Bowie IS V&A launch party review: music event of the year 2013

I’m posting various pieces I’ve written about David Bowie. Remember, David Bowie IS not was. Republished from Madam Miaow Says 23.03.2013 The vast lobby of the Victoria and Albert Museum had been turned into the sort of joint where beautiful … Continue reading

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Understanding the viciousness of the anti-Corbyn tendency: shades of the Paris Commune

Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC and the democratic process Why has Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader of the Labour Party with a massive 59.5 per cent provoked more fury among the centre-left than the predations of the right which still overwhelm … Continue reading

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