Acknowledgment

Acknowledgement:

We would like to thank everyone that has helped during the course of the programme.

Special thanks to Shu Yun Yu & Helen for their advice on the script of the puppet show; Michelle Bok and Amy Cheng for designing and running the art workshops during the exhibition, and Jeanette Tang for taking photos on the event.

“My grandparents are famous sculptors and I was influenced and nurtured to become an artist from a very young age. Although I took a different career path and studied Veterinary, the creativity of art has always been with me; doing hand crafts at home is one of my favourite hobbies. Now I am living in the UK. Found out the London Chinatown Oral History Project that might have a great opportunity for me to express my various artistic ideas, I joined them as a volunteer in early 2012. Since then I have experienced tremendous fulfillment because my artistic ideas can be actualized, not just for my own benefit but for the Chinese community too!”

- Veronika Zukas

“Although Hong Kong is not my home town, I am curious as other westerners about how the Hong Kong people have migrated and settled down in a different country, setting up their businesses and gradually built up an oriental community so warm and nice. The London Chinatown Oral History Project is all about telling the life stories and the development of the community. I played the role of the Kung Fu Panda in the puppet show. And inspired by the old pictures of Chinatown, I also dedicated my creative talents in arts & craft to create the stage of the show.”

- Ziqi Chen

Kah Yee Tan who volunteered to design the layout and the original outline of the murals.

With a love for design and a flair for creativity, Kah Yee Tan has proved herself both academically and professionally. In 2005 she graduated from Middlesex University, London with a BA Honour Degree in Interior Design and quickly went on to work in India for a prestigious Design company. After fulfilling her commitments there, Kah Yee returned to her native Malaysia and set up her own Interior Design company undertaking various residential contracts. Today, Kah Yee is the Interior Design Manager for Shangri La Hotels based in Sri Lanka.

James Lee who volunteered to film the whole event.

James Lee is a filmmaker and interactive designer. Currently he is working for Vungle, a mobile video advertising company as a motion artist and interactive designer. Outside of work, he pursues his own goals by working on personal projects such as short films and special effects.

Special thanks to Shu Yun Yu & Helen for their advice on the script of the puppet show; Michelle Bok and Amy Cheng for designing and running the art workshops during the exhibition, and Jeanette Tang for taking photos on the event.

And special thanks to the following organisations and companies:

* The Chinese Chamber of Commerce (UK) Chinese School – set up in 1969 dedicated for the promotion and education of Chinese language and culture in London.
* The True Heart Theatre – founded in 2006 by a group of theatre professionals focussed on enhancing Chinese & British integration in the UK.
* The Sleeping Bag – transforms waste from the hotel industry in to a range of luxury products
* Atlantis Art Materials – the UK’s largest art and craft materials store and an icon of London’s East End.