Date: 10 May 2013

Tracing the Memories of London Chinatown - Launch Event.

  • Address: St.Matin's Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Field, 6 St. Martin's Place, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
  • Date: 10/5/2013 Friday
  • Time: 2pm-5pm

Date: 16 April - 27 April 2013

My Chinatown Arts Exhibition

A collection of art pieces created by Mei Yuk Wong, Keng Ho Fong, Asaki Kan, Man Fai Ma and Ian Vines. Theme: Interviewees' life experience .

Date: 10 February 2013

Chinese New Year Celebration

Sponsored by the SeeWoo Supermarkets, we will have a marquee to promote the Oral History Project at the Chinese New Year Celebration in Trafalgar Square on 10th February 2013 between 10 am and 6 pm.

Date: 25 February - 12 March 2013

Celebrating the past 50 years of Chinatown with photography exhibition: “Tracing the Memory of London Chinatown”

A free photography exhibition will be on Monday 25th February. As part of its ongoing London Chinatown Oral History Project, the exhibition will showcase a diverse range of work from a small group of London-based photographers. Seeking to highlight the cultural characteristics of London Chinatown and the invaluable contribution of its pioneers, the photographs of 60 interviewees, who have given their unique and personal memories to the project, will be displayed.

The exhibition will take place at Westminster Reference Library, close to Leicester Square and the heart of Chinatown, for two weeks until 12th March.

All are welcome to attend its opening drinks reception on 25th February, starting from 6pm, with speakers and cultural treats from 7-7.45pm.

Subsidised by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we been managing a 2-year oral history project since June 2011 designed to explore and preserve the origins and rich history of London Chinatown. Through capturing the life stories of over 90 Chinese interviewees, the project has been able to acknowledge and broadcast their dedication to the Chinese community in the UK.

Date: 15-19 January 2013

Children's Art Exhibition

We are pleased to announce a Children's Art Exhibition at the Westminster Reference Library will be held between 15-19th January, 2013.

Puppet show characters and their stories are believed to be many people's childhood memories. At CMHA, a Children's Art Event was co-hosted with the Chinese Chamber of Commerce UK in July 2012. Volunteers staged a puppet show to present the history of London's Chinatown.

The volunteers of the Project successfully combined the puppet show with children's art during the event. After being inspired by the puppet show, the children were able to paint a vibrant 3 metre mural during the art workshops. This creative piece will also be displayed at the exhibition. This was a great experience for the children and we received a lot of positive feedback.

In order to share our experience of planning and the implementing the Children's Art Event, this free exhibition will show the stage of the puppet show, the props and the puppet show video along with the children's mural from 14th to 19th January 2013 at the Westminster Reference Library.

There will be an art workshop between 2 and 3 pm from 15th to 18th January, and between 2 and 4 pm on 19th January. Volunteers will show how to make traditional Chinese paper dragon. All members of the public are welcome to attend. For booking please email

Date: 12 December 2012

Memory Lane Event and Christmas Tea Party
Co-hosted with Chinatown Oasis Venue:

Chinatown Oasis, Newton Institute, Long's Court, Leicester WC2H 7EL Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm Program: Photo exhibition, video, short plays, games, tea & refreshment For information please call Mrs. Lee 07877 048 799

Date: 20 October 2012

Community Open Day

The Oral History Project will be presented in an Open Day organised by the Chinese Church in London. Venue: 166 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8J

Date: 1 October 2012

Memory Lane Event

In conjunction with Ho Ming Wah community event.

Date: 15th July 2012

Children’s Arts Programme

Through puppet show, story telling and mural painting, this programme is to raise awareness of the trial and tribulation of the Chinatown community amongst the younger generation. Venue: 20 Frith Street, Chinese School of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce (UK).

Date: 31st July 2012

My Chinatown Arts Programme

An open submission art exhibition aims to promote the learning of Chinese culture based on our interviewees’ life stories and the historical development of Chinatown through the artists’ works. Participate Group: Public / Students Categories: 3-5 mins short clips; photography & graphics; drawing & painting; objects Entry Fee: £10 The BEST 10 pieces of work will be displayed in exhibitions from Nov 2012 to May 2013. Selected Entries will be published. For application form and more information, please visit

Date: 28 April 2012

Chinatown Tasting Tour

Taste the wonderful traditional Chinese Dim Sum and learn the etiquette in Chinese restaurants. Venue: Top of the Town, London Chinatown

Fee: £10

Date: 24 March 2012

Chinatown Walking Tour

A unique and exciting experience of Chinatown and hear our collection of personal stories, facts and history. Place: London Chinatown

Date: 16 November 2011

Down Memory Lane Event

Meeting the elders in the community, sharing their stories, pictures & memorabilia. Venue: Chinese Community Centre in Chinatown

Date: 12 September 2011

Memory Lane Event & Moon Festival Celebration

To celebrate the Moon Festival with a Chinese Erhu group. Programme of the day will include story telling, an Erhu performance, tea and lunch.

Venue: St. Matthias Old Church, 113 Poplar High Street E14 0AE.