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In celebrating and showcasing the rich cultural and creative talents from China and the UK that has been developed since the start of the pandemic, the #ConnectedByCreativity programme covers a wide range of fascinating themes including Gender Equality, Sustainability, Creative Ageing, Inclusion and UK/China Collaboration.

Gender Equality:

Neither Black / Red / Yellow Nor Woman

A Times Art Center Berlin exhibition curated by Nikita Yingqian Cai and Xiaoyu Weng rooted in the work of artists Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Pan Yuliang and Trinh T. Minh-ha.

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Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time

A Times Museum exhibition curated by Wu Jianru and Sirui Zhang exploring the concept of ‘feminine time’ and how it is shaped.

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Sustainability:

Designing Social Distancing

A Design Society panel exploring design as a powerful tool to deal with crisis, solve problems and depict the future in the time of the pandemic.

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Creative Ageing

Hutong Nursery Rhymes

A short documentary focusing on Hutong Nursery Rhymes by artist Xiaohe, exploring old nursery rhymes in Beijing’s Hutongs in the context of city regeneration.

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When My Cue Comes, Call Me and I Will Answer

A short documentary about the 2019 work When My Cue Comes, Call Me, And I Will Answer by independent theatre director and choreographer Wang Mengfan.

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Inclusion

The City

Mistakable Symbiotic Dance Troupe, a disabled-led dance troupe from Guangzhou, perform their work The City.

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UK/China Collaboration

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper

A short film following British food writer and Sichuan cuisine specialist Fuchsia Dunlop in Chengdu.

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Crafting Futures: Odette Steele

A short film of textile designer Odette Steele’s 6 week residence in Chengdu on the Crafting Futures China project in 2019.

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Cultural Heritage in Chengdu

A short film produced by Chengdu Plus about the cultural heritage and history of Chengdu city, Sichuan province, China.

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Biodiversity in Chengdu

A short film produced by Chengdu Plus about the wildlife and biodiversity in Chengdu city and Sichuan province, China.

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