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Rik Mayall RIP: when I met Rik. Briefly.

Sadly, a classic case of the cutting room floor, but my mate Kirstin and I were in The Art of Noise Peter Gunn video starring Rik Mayall. We thought he was cute as well as funny. Kirstin flirted outrageously and … Continue reading

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Anna Chen’s live dates coming up in London May 2014

Political poetry in London — Anna Chen at Campaign Against Climate Change Looking forward to performing poetry at the Campaign Against Climate Change cabaret 6-11pm, Sat 31 May at the old Amnesty HQ, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA. … Continue reading

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Charles Shaar Murray’s Guide to the Blues Pts 1 & 2, Resonance 104.4FM NOW ONLINE

Anna Chen brings Charles Shaar Murray’s Guide to the Blues to Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge at Resonance 104.4FM. We did it! The fabulous launch of the second season of Madam Miaow on Resonance FM (now named Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge) … Continue reading

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Yellowface sequence from Anna May Wong Must Die!

The above video is of the Yellowface sequence from Anna Chen’s solo show, Anna May Wong Must Die! (2009). Hollywood legends we have loved getting silly with the oriental make-up. There are many contenders who could have been added to … Continue reading

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2B or not 2B, that is the pencil: poem

Here’s a short poem I wrote. 2B or not 2B 2B or not 2B That is the pencil Whether it is Nobblier in the line to Scuff the springs and marrows Of outmoded pictorial representation, Or to take snaps upon … Continue reading

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Anna May Wong Must Die! at the New Diorama Theatre

ANNA MAY WONG MUST DIE! Written and performed by Anna Chen Live music accompaniment from Charles Shaar Murray and Marc Jefferies New Diorama Theatre, NW1 3BF Thursday 10th November 19:30 Saturday 12th November 20:30 £8.50/£6.50 (There will be a Q&A … Continue reading

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