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Song of the Female Textile Worker

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A female textile worker in Shanghai is working on the looms in a black and white photograph
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12 Feb 2021 - 31 Aug 2021

Online Event

Song of The Female Textile Workers, UK-China digital connectivity, is a newly awarded project by UK Research and Innovation in response to the Arts and Humanities Research Council call on UK-China Creative Partnerships: Responding to the longer-term impacts of COVID-19.

 

 

The one year project sees the creation of a one-actor performance, led by Wang Rousang, a Chinese national star performer of xiaosheng role (male cross dressing) at Shanghai Yue Opera House, in collaboration with Shanghai Textile Museum, Leeds Industrial MuseumStage@Leeds and Yorkshire based digital SME’s Human VR and Dubit. The project will be hosted online, with rehearsals and performances live streamed between Shanghai Yue Opera House, China and Stage@LeedsDigital, UK.

Launched to coincide with the Chinese New Year celebrations, the online exhibition presents historical information and six specially created documentary films to highlight commonalities between the UK-China textile industries, whilst telling the stories of industrial and cultural development in Shanghai. There are distinct links to the city of Leeds and Armley Mills, once the world’s largest woollen mill and now Leeds Industrial Museum.

The online exhibition is now available to view via the Leeds Industrial Museum website.

 

 

Image Info: Courtesy of Leeds Museums & Galleries and The University of Leeds

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