18 Jul Chinese Arts and Culture Centre, Telford
Deputy Lieutenant, Mandy Thorn MBE had the pleasure of representing The Lord Lieutenant at the Chinese Arts and Culture Centre in Telford. Over 100 members of the Chinese Community came together to celebrate their culture through storytelling, dance and displays and to demonstrate what many of the participants had learnt through lockdown which was to play traditional Chinese instruments.
Front and centre of the celebration was a performance of traditional music on the pipa, a type of lute that has been played for almost two thousand years in China.
The group were joined by an internationally renowned pipa virtuoso, Dr. Cheng Yu and operatic soprano, Chen Wang, who had both been leading classes remotely for members throughout the pandemic.