Year-1 Project Presentation (24 Sep 2013)
On Tuesday 24 September 2013, Ming-Ai (London) Institute hosted their 20-year anniversary at Regent's University London. The event simultaneously saw the launch of the first year of the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project's work.
The anniversary was well attended and saw many friends of Ming-Ai all interested in hearing about how the British Chinese Workforce Heritage project was progressing. The audience heard speeches from Archbishop Vincent Nichols and the keynote speaker Sir David Tang. Sir David Tang spoke extensively about his own faith and how Ming-Ai's motto "To love is to serve" should be an inspirational and compelling message to live our lives by.
The event was significant for the project as it heralded the launch of the online heritage centre website www.britishchineseheritagecentre.org.uk, a future place for heritage projects to call home and engage people with British Chinese heritage. The promotional video for year-1 was also premiered to a good reception.
All guests received a goodie bag designed by the project interns which included a British Chinese Workforce Heritage oyster card holder, postcards and lottery number. The presentation offered a chance to thank the funders, sponsors, steering group members, staff, interns and volunteers who had worked and participated in the project.
The Year-1 launch comes during an exciting week for the project, with a photography exhibition at Charing Cross Library which opens from Friday 27 September 2013 until the 20 October 2013.