Piccadilly Revisited, presented by Chinatown Arts Space, has been selected by the Britsih Council to be a part of the UK Now arts festival in China, celebrating the upcoming London Olympics and the 40th anniversary of resumed UK-China ambassadorial relations.

The performance is an artistic fusion between film and music performance inspired by the legendary life of Hollywood’s first Chinese film star, Anna May Wong, and the classic British silent movie Piccadilly, in which she played the leading role. It will be shown at Beijing’s Dangdai MOMA Broadway Cinematheque on April 22 and 23.

As the biggest UK arts festival to be celebrated in China so far, UK Now will include hundreds of events from April to November 2012 held in 19 cities across the country, promoting cultural exchanges between the two countries through exhibitions, concerts, performances and collaborative education and training programmes which will highlight the best of the UK’s arts and creative industries.

Chinatown Arts Space (CAS) was established in 2005 as a non-profit making arts organisation to champion British East Asian (BEA) performing and visual artists, and address the significant gap in provision for this sector in the UK. CAS encourages innovation in both traditional East Asian and contemporary arts, with a focus on collaboration and cross-artforms. Our vision is to showcase excellent East Asian artists and engage the British public, particularly children and young people, in the discovery of BEA arts for entertainment, education and social cohesion.