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Due to travel restrictions as a result of the global spread of Coronavirus Covid-19 Bridging The Gaps Shanghai workshops scheduled for August 2020 have been postponed and the project has been put on hold. Meanwhile, the team has secured and completed an AHRC award Song of the Female Textile Workers, UK-China Digital Connectivity (December 2020 - November 2021). The team is currently working on a follow on AHRC award project Song of the Female Textile Workers, past, present and the future (February 2022-March 2023).  Latest update: Bridging the Gaps has restarted from 15th May 2022 and will end on 31st March 2024.

After many months of development, notes, meetings and rehearsals conducted entirely online, another rehearsal of Song of the Female Textile Workers was finally ready for preview by invited audiences on the 21st and 22nd of September 2021.
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As the Song of the Female Textile Workers moves from exhibition to performance the latest rehearsal footage is released on stage@leeds
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Following the online digital exhibition hosted by the Leeds Industrial Museum - Song of the Female Textile Workers - A Post-Exhibition Discussion was held on 18th March 2021
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Leeds Industrial Museum will be hosting our project through an online exhibition in February:
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A bid for further funding has been successful and 'Song of The Female Textile Workers, UK-China digital connectivity', a one year project funded by the AHRC Creative Partnerships: responding to the longer-term impacts of COVID-19, commenced on 1st December 2020.
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On December 3rd 2020, AHRC UK-China Creative Partnership project Bridging the Gaps held an online forum, which researchers and industry partners across the UK and China attended.
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Bridging The Gaps is being Showcased at the Beyond 2020 online conference 30th November to 3rd December and will feature in the AHRC China China Forum along with other funded projects. Tickets to the online event are on sale now.
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October 11th 2020 will see the start of the 2020 Chinese Opera Gala in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, hosted jointly by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Jiangsu Provincial government. The annual Gala will run until the end of November.
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic social restrictions have led to rapid developments in digital connectivity in both the UK and China
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Shanghai Film Festival is up and running with films being screened at venues across the city. But Disney have announced more delays in the release of the much awaited 'Mulan'.
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The Chinese Ministry for Culture and Tourism figures for 2019 show the scale of the industry. Depleted by Covid-19 the 2020 figures will not be so impressive. But innovation continues.
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As Lockdown measures are being gradually lifted in many countries China has reopened live performance venues. But as social distancing is still in place how will this effect us.
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