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Francesca Cho at East @ West Wing festival

Francesca Cho: Gold Tree, 2006
Francesca Cho: Gold Tree, 2006 (Oil on Canvas, 41 x 66 cm)

Francesca Cho‘s work will be on display at the East @ West Wing British East Asian Arts Festival in Slough from 3 March to 6 April.

Cho has been established in London for more than ten years and her work has been widely shown internationally, including Seoul, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Madrid and, most recently, Recce in Italy.

There’s a feature on the festival on the BBC website here.

And the official press release below:

West Wing LogoEast @ West Wing Arts Festival is back!
British East Asian Arts Festival in Slough: 3rd March 2007

After pioneering success in 2006, East @ West Wing arts festival returns to the West Wing Arts Centre in Slough on Saturday 3rd March 2007.

The East @ West Wing Arts Festival is a platform to introduce British East Asian Contemporary artists and performers to the public and industry professionals in the south-east. The festival aims to place the West Wing Arts Centre as a champion of cultural diversity.

During the festival The West Wing will showcase works done by visual artists, dancers, theatre practitioners, musicians plus many more. Best of all, admission to the event is free. The festival date, 3rd March, has been chosen to mark the end of the Chinese New Year festivities.

There will be a family open day in the afternoon from 2.00pm to 4.00pm and then a more adult themed evening session starting at 7.30pm, presenting play readings, music and enchanting short films.

The Festival Director, Jonathan Man said: “It is extremely exciting to hold this event again and build upon last year’s success. This festival is showcasing an amazing variety of artists which will create a useful network and a legacy for the future. I would encourage anyone who enjoys the arts, and wants to join our Chinese New Year celebrations to come along.”

Highlights of the afternoon’s performance include:

  • A soup event by Chong Boon Pok and Yak Beow Seah, two culinary artists who turned a gallery in Whitechapel High Street in London into a venue for serving free soup.
  • A children’s theatre play, Tales of Old Japan, written and performed by Kumiko Mendl.

Highlights for the whole festival include:

  • A painting exhibition by Francesca Cho, a London based Korean artist, whose vivid work has been widely exhibited in the UK and abroad.
  • A sound installation exploring culture difference by Taiwanese artist Tsai-Wei Chen
  • Short films by Fiona Kam Meadley from Malaysia, Xiaoxiao Sun from Beijing and Chooc Ly Tan, a French Chinese artist.

Don’t miss a unique and exciting day, which will be full of fabulous new British East Asian talent.

The West Wing is the first arts venue in Slough in over twenty years. Funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England and Slough Borough Council, and with a fully equipped 250-seat auditorium, box office, exhibition area and bar café, the centre is just 15 minutes walk from the town centre, bus and train stations.

West Wing – Stoke Road – Slough – SL2 5AY

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