Records of the HLF Oral History ProjectRecordingsKwong Lee ➔ Kwong Lee Interview Part 1 (00:00:00- 00:10:29:727)

Kwong Lee Interview Part 1 (00:00:00- 00:10:29:727) (GB3451/OCOX101-001.XME.1)

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Local Identifier

OCOX101-001.XME.1 (local reference number)


2017 Aug 04 (was creation date of)

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Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)


Scope and Content

Part one of an oral history interview with Kwong Lee covering his immigrant experience and his first memories of Manchester Chinatown and the Chinese Art Centre on Charlotte Street. 
  • 00:00:00 Introducton: family moved to the UK from Hong Kong (1977); move to Manchester (1993);
  • 00:00:47 Relatonship between his story and Chinatown in Manchester;
    • 00:00:47 First visits to Manchester/Chinatown. Visited brother studying at University of Manchester; first visit to Chinatown to deliver applicaton for Chinese Art Centre exhibiton as graduate from University of Leeds & applying for job as Centre Attendant;
    • 00:03.03 Memories of Manchester artist Edmond To
    • 00:05:53 Memories of work for the Chinese Art Centre from 1992 frst as an artist and then staff member;
    • 00:06:29 Role of the Centre Attendant at the Chinese Art Centre
  • 00:07:20 Memories of the Chinese Art Centre on Charlote street
    • 00:07:20 Venue at 36 Charlotte Street
    • 00:09:06 Aspects of the work of the Chinese Art Centre; embraced traditional and contemporary art forms; staff roles at the Centre.

Content Extent

10 mins 30s

Content Type


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Record Resource Extent

6.2 MB

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MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3

Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Lee, Kwong, art director (has creator)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has creator)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (1989-) (has or had subject)
Hee, Wendy, Head of the Chinese Arts Centre (has or had subject)
To, Edmond, artist (has or had subject)

Related places

Manchester ()

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English (has or had language)
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MPEG 1/2 Audio Layer 3 (has file format)
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interviews (has documentary form type)
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