Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Wuhan... Again

Off to Wuhan - for the second time in four weeks, this time with Graham and Haining in tow. Uneventful flight followed by a whistle-stop tour of Hubei Provincial Museum, guided around by the feisty Ms Yu Miao. "Hurry up!" she urged, repeatedly. We watched a 15 minute performance on a replica Bian Zhong (as I had two years ago) and even had a quick 'go' on it. Not the most transportable of musical instruments (it weighs 2.5 tonnes), but there's talk of bringing it to Britain.
On the way back we stopped off at one of Wuhan's above-ground Metro stations to see some of the Poems in Public Spaces posters before hosting a dinner for some key arts contacts. A nice, relaxed affair with a fair amount of wine drunk - mostly by Graham & me - and thankfully no 50% baijiu.

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