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Kenny Ren

Chinese Performer of Saxophone & Magic

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Arts. Culture. Dance. Entertainment. Music. Sports.

Kenny Ren aims to build cultural partnerships between artists, schools, businesses and communities across the UK and China.

Kenny Ren was born in a tradition art family in Shandong, China. He enjoyed growing up with arts and music and found that he was gifted, developing as a multi-talented artist.

In 1994, he joined the Opera House of Shan Dong and qualified as a professional musician. In 2001, he further studied in Malaysia and in 2003 he moved to the United Kingdom.

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Natasha Huang

Make-up artist / Designer

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Arts. Entertainment. Fashion. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Natasha is an award-winning professional make-up artist/designer, who was born in Taipei Taiwan.

Natasha came to London in 2003 to study at the London College of Fashion (University of the Arts London) and graduated in 2006 with a degree in 'Special effects Make-up (Film & TV)'.

After her graduation, she landed her first theatre job at Yellow Earth Theatre as Make-up & Hair Designer for the production of "King Lear" (a co-production with the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre) which took her to work in Shanghai and Chongqing in China, and thereafter, the production toured Britain including at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stafford-upon-Avon where she had the honor to meet and chat with HRH Prince of Wales there in November 2006.

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Jih-Wen Yeh

Artistic Director and Producer

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Arts. Culture. Dance. Education. Entertainment.

Taiwanese-born Jih-Wen Yeh trained in both Chinese and contemporary dance at the Taiwan Junior College and gained her BA (Hons) Dance Theatre at the Laban centre, London in 1993.

Jih-Wen has choreographed and performed professionally in both Chinese and contemporary dance. She had won a choreographic award from the Dance of Black Origin Festival led by the Greenroom Manchester. By March 2001 she had completed her fourth contract with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London to perform in the production of "Turandot" 2001. She is also working closely with the Chinese Arts Centre as an ongoing workshop leader since 1997. Jih - Wen
was selected and awarded as one of the ten leadership training course in East Scheme in 2007.

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Christopher CF Chow

Director and Film Editor

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Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Born in Hong Kong, at the age of 11 Christopher came to study in the UK by himself. After completing his psychology degree, Christopher was not satisfied, and decided to embark on a career which combines his passion in the human psychology and films.

He attended the London Film Academy and received an award for the "Most Enterprising Student of 2005-2006". Many of Christopher's films have been screened in various international festivals, including his directorial debut short film - a suspense thriller - "Purgatory" which received "Commendation" at the Festival of Fantastic Films, in Manchester.

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Gigi Wong

Documentary Director & Editor

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Culture. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

Gigi has produced and directed three European Chinese documentary series for The Chinese Channel (TVBS-E) which featured Christine Lee, David Tse Ka-Shing and many other distinguished European Chinese who are in various industries. The series explores the multi-cultural identities of European Chinese and how their experiences enlighten the next generation.

Gigi is an international producer/editor specialising in documentary film making. Recent projects include 'The Biggest Chinese Restaurant In the World' (BBC - UK) which has been shortlisted in Toronto International Film Festival. 'I Wanna Be Boss' (VPRO - NL) a series on pressures of senior high school students in China. 'Beyond The Game', a documentary about internet gaming in China (VPRO - NL).

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Benjamin Yeoh Seng-Loong

Writer

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Arts. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Literature. Theatre.

Ben is an award winning writer. He is one of the first British born Chinese writers to be performed in the UK.

Ben was born near London to a Singaporean mother and Malaysian father. He studied at Westminster School, Cambridge University and Harvard University.

Ben studied experimental psychology, behavioural neuroscience within Natural Sciences at Cambridge. There he also started directing plays. He won a scholarship to Harvard, where he trained in dramaturgy, directing and writing.

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Vanessa Mae at The Pearl Awards, Royal Festival Hall, November 2007

Vanessa Mae

British pop and classical musician

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Entertainment. Music.

Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born October 27, 1978), known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, is an internationally known Singaporean-born British pop and classical musician, especially noted for her violin skills. Her music style is self-described as "violin techno-acoustic fusion", as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style.

Vanessa-Mae was born in Singapore to a Thai father and a Chinese mother. After her parents separated, her mother married Englishman Graham Nicholson, and the family moved to England when Vanessa-Mae was four years old. She grew up in London and is a British citizen.

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Dr. Johnny Sei-Hoe Hon

Honorary Consul of Grenada in Hong Kong and Chairman of the Global Group of Companies

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Business. Community. Education. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Information Technology. Media.

B.Sc (Hons), M.A., Ph.D. (Cantab), D.Litt., F.A.B.I., F.A.O.E., ASI

In just nine years, Dr. Johnny Hon has built up an international conglomerate, with diverse interests ranging over banking, property development, financial services, education, media, entertainment and leisure, sports, gaming, telecoms, mining and biotechnology.

Yet, whilst building the Global Group of companies from scratch, Johnny has also managed to pursue a wide range of charitable, diplomatic and political interests.

He is the Ambassador-at-Large and Honorary Consul of Grenada in Hong Kong and holds official positions with four governments. Besides, Johnny is often consulted by Presidents, Prime Ministers and other state leaders who value his advice and insights.

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Paul Hyu

Actor, Comedian, Chinese Elvis

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Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio.

In the field of British mainstream media, Paul Courtenay Hyu is blazing a trail for the British-born Chinese community. Perhaps most recognisable as AOL’s face in their ‘Chinese Elvis’ advertising campaign, he has also appeared in numerous TV shows and films such as The Bill, Casualty, and EastEnders.

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Kumiko Mendl

Actress

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Arts. Culture. Education. Entertainment. Film, TV & Radio. Theatre.

Kumiko Mendl has a BA Hons in Education Studies and trained at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre school in Paris. Since then she has worked as an actress, teacher, movement director and director. As one of the founding members of Yellow Earth Theatre Kumiko has performed in many productions and is one of the script selectors for Typhoon YET’s annual playreading Festival. She is currently Yellow Earth’s Education Associate.

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