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Heading Home

The bus journey back to Hong Kong goes through an endless view of factories and apartment blocks and also a great deal of greenery. We finally cross the border by Shenzhen seeing the shiny towers of this mammoth city in the morning sunshine. Arriving back in the office at CCCD, I catch up with em...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 November 2016
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Open Sky

A classic China community music day packed full of new sights, people, foods, music and songs. Hosted by CiCi and her project here trying to preserve the old part of the city and it's heritage it is certainly the first time 'community arts' has come into this city of 8 million people! Picked up a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 27 November 2016
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The Long Walk

A day for packing up in Hong Kong and then lunch with Wingo before heading just north of Shenzhen to the city of Dong Guan for a day long workshop on Sunday. This will be the first time in this city and I have been invited by a woman who was on the MA in Cultural Studies at China University and w...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 26 November 2016
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Day Nine

How to tell the story of the day. It's going to be pictures and captions. Skype with Eric (1am) He is now is studying in Taiwan. We have worked together for 10 years nearly and he lived with us in Morecambe when he was over doing his Clore Fellowship. We talk about a project in Sei Kun that ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 November 2016
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Step by Step

Up early early to go back to the Academy of Performing Arts for todays lecture with Mok on Art, Communism and Liberalism/Democracy. He has asked me to talk about the current situation in the UK and in the US and how artists are approaching the changing state of play. I have prepared slides and a...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 24 November 2016
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Creative Community Composition

A brain scramble of a day. Morning working in the flat - planning the 2018 Community Music Seminar in Tbilisi on Skype with Mary Cohen, developing ideas and listening to recordings for the Lancashire Travellers singing project with 4 primary schools and putting together the afternoons lecture on ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 23 November 2016
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Rain

Todays writing will be short. A little weary. Two stories. Two community artists go to work in a community where they are working with elders to create and celebrate the traditions - the songs, the crafts, the working life - in order to both preserve and share the uniqueness. They are both exc...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 22 November 2016
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The wider world

A day of political thinking, talking and singing. An HE lecture, a bus ride and an Irish pub! I have taught a number of classes at Lingnan University over the years hosted by the Department of Cultural Studies and this time there are 2 sessions - the first a view on the political and cultural co...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 November 2016
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Living in the city

It seems this is my home from home. Feel so comfortable and at ease here and the number of people I could call my friends is really amazing. In the course of my day today I have made arrangements to see four close friends over the next few days - Evelyna (great artist and committed community act...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 November 2016
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Harbour City

This is a harbour city - you can't escape it. So much water and so many boats. I took three today - out to Lamma Island to see an old friend from the UK. Dave Clark was the founder of Folly in Lancaster before moving to China many years ago and is now settled in Hong Kong with his young family. ...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 19 November 2016
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We hold up our hands

Who am I? How do I make decisions about what should happen next? How free am I to make those choices? What do all these people on the MTR around me think and do? That has been my day! With Wingo, Seafood, Si and KK. Examining our lives, eating, drinking and discussing the future. We al...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 November 2016
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Split levels

This morning I spent many hours in my room. Catching up and planning. The view from my window takes in the park and high buildings. As ever I seem to be working on a similar set of multiple levels. Completing research into SEND schools in Lancashire and searching for new ideas for my upcoming wor...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 November 2016
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Welcome from David

I've time to think To step back and consider Everything from that angry election To my Mothers shaky hips How it makes me feel What actions I can take As I process my feelings, And my political will So many images Burned in my mind From the Jungles muddy streets To the ra...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 16 November 2016
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International Community Music

Today I am at the International Centre for Community Music at York St Johns where there is a day for sharing new research in the sector. And currently we are listening to a Skype presentation from Laurier University where Lee Willingham runs a powerful CM programme.    Tomorrow I trave...

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 14 November 2016
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