I was a guest on the BBC World Service Weekend programme on Saturday, talking about the news: the Middle East, The Catholic Synod, Ebola and sheds. This year is the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay Chinese cocklepickers disaster so I read my poem, “I Am Rich and Your Are Poor: lines on dead Chinese […]
DISLOCATING ASIA 7pm tonight at The Forge in Camden. It’s finally arrived … 7pm TONIGHT, I’m performing at the spectacular Dislocating Asia talent fest in Camden. With Charles Shaar Murray, Diana Yeh, Daniel York, Jennifer Lim, Wondermare, Liz Chi Yen Liew (Chi2, Damon Albarn) and Lucky Cat Zoe Baxter. I’ll be doing a 25 minute
Saturday interview with Phil Burton Cartledge at All That Is Solid …: Anna Chen Extracts: highlights and lowlifes – Why did you start blogging? I started blogging as Madam Miaow in 2007 to stop me chucking heavy objects through the television screen. I needed not only to vent, but to order my thoughts when faced
Chinese British comic Anna Chen says WTF with the stereotypes? Subversive stand-up comedy in the week of Act for Change.
British East Asian comedian Anna Chen on Asian stereotypes, terracotta warriors, and pets. This week, hundreds of actors, artists and creatives attended the Act for Change conference at the Young Vic in London looking at the alarming lack of diversity in TV, film, the media and the arts. Fed up with the continuing exclusion of
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. £10 & £7 https://www.facebook.com/campaigncc https://twitter.com/campaigncc http://www.campaigncc.org/events/2014/Cabaret Wednesday 21st May 4pm, another China Diaspora in Britain
Anna Chen performs poetry for the YW8 launch at The Proud Archivist in east London tomorrow. I’ll be doing some of the funnier poetry. It’s a new arts centre on the Regents Canal just off Kingland Road, near where I was born and raised, a po’ Chinese Brit gurl in deepest Hackney. Although the gig