Peoples Exhibition

This area is for you to share your creative work. Have you been isnpired by the images from the gallery to tell us your own views and experiences of China? May be you or your class have produced some creative work, if you have you can email your contributions to or post them to:

Education Officer
Unlocking the Archives
1 Kensington Gore

Your contributions may then be added to this website. Do remember to include your contact details on any creative work you submit.


The exhibition 'Seeing China: Community Reflections' was developed in partnership with members of the Soho Family Centre, King's Cross Neighbourhood Centre and the Camden Chinese Community Centre. Members of groups viewed archive materials relating to China as part of drama based workshops with Kumiko Mendl of the Yellow Earth Theatre Company and Veronica Needa of the True Heart Theatre Company. A small taster of the written work they produced is provided below.

Creative Writing:

Tsarong's Party, 1938

Tsarong's Party

'Tsarong's party was like nothing i've experienced before. The environment and furnishings were so lavish. Everyone that attended wore their best evening wear. The food and wine were quite intoxicating and very different to our more traditional foods. Some of the most influential people in the region were present and it was my chance to make some serious connections to further my business. Though everyone was laughing and smiling, the atmosphere wasn't all that comfortable. The conversation, though friendly, was clearly centred around impressing everyone else. I'm always so conscious of their thoughts and opinions, but nevertheless i feel tonight's event went well and look forward to attending other similar events'.

By Julian (Camden Chinese Community Centre)