Song: The Future

Song of the Female Textile Workers, past, present and the future is an AHRC award research project taking place between Feb. 2022 and March 2023. The project builds on Song of the Female Textile Workers, UK-China Digital Connectivity, using its themes to explore the shared cultural heritage of local communities in Shanghai and Leeds through a mobile based participant-led site performance taking place at Leeds Industrial Museum in October 2022. Please read our blog to follow the progress of the project.

A brief introduction to the project, the venue, and the team making it happen!
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We talk to the staff at Leeds Industrial Museum - the host of the Song: the Future performance - about their thoughts on, and hopes for, the upcoming performance.
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We hear from Nick Bax - creative director of Humanstudio, Sheffield - about the studio's continued involvement in the Song of the Female Textile Worker project, and where he sees it evolving in the future.
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What exactly does particle physics have to do with the Song future performance? You'll just have to read on to find out!
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As production on the Song future performance ramps up, we need to nail down all of the project's final details. Of course, the script is no exception! Click here to find out how we're evolving and growing the script for the digital performance.
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Sheffield-based studio Megaverse join the team for the Song Future performance. We hear from them on their thoughts on the project so far, and how they see it developing in the future.
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Learn about the history of Yueju, and how it is embracing the digital revolution to appeal to a wider audience today!
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Meet Lu, your guide and companion in the Song Future experience! Learn about her creation, development, and more within!
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There's been a whole lot going on these last few weeks with regards to the Song: Future performance, so come on in and find out what!
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The performance opens tomorrow! Read about what we've been doing in the final days leading up to Song: the Future's opening to prepare ourselves and Lu for the big day!
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Song: the Future is open and ready to go! Read about our opening experiences, and what we've been up to since opening day!
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Song: The Future is drawing to a close! It is therefore time for us to take a moment of reflection on the goals of the project - exploring UK-China shared heritage and connectivity - and how we can keep on improving in the future, at this showcase event for the projects outputs. So join us, won't you, as we explore the exciting world of Song: The Future!
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