Arriving back in the office at CCCD, I catch up with emails and upload music onto the blog now I am past the firewall. Then a debrief lunch of Yum Cha with Mok and David.
We now need to plan the first show for the Music of Sham Shui Po project. We have collected a good selection of traditional songs and tunes from the various ethnic groups, 8 new songs from 4 centres and we have a date to perform in the atrium as part of the JCCAC Festival.
The key issue that I want to discuss is how to make sure that there is an artistic quality to the event and so that it is more than simply presenting some community music songs. David and Mok both understand this well. It will be interesting to view it from afar and try and help them make it happen.
Taxi to the airport with my heavy cases and then time to reflect on the trip.
Over the past 12 days I have looked back over this whole 'long walk' a great deal
- watching the film of the Morecambe show from 2007
- talking to people about the 2 year Shanghai project
- referring to the many trips to HK in my lectures and talks
- meeting friends and continuing conversations from this year and last year
- and remembering people and places.
It has been an immense ten year journey full of images, people, food, music and conversations. I am so grateful to have been allowed to develop it and believe that it has helped 'roll the ball' for many people (Andrew Lui's words) - and especially myself.