Jan 212014


As Ashley Davies rose to take the floor, the audience immediately experienced the buzz and colourful excitement as he talked us through the festivals that he initiated with the Chinese community of Medway in recent years (even to the extent of getting President Adrian to operate a festival lion). He then expanded his talk to explain how he had managed to forge links with communities in China. He also arranged exchanges of the most highly skilled lion dancing teams in the UK and China, had taught English at colleges in China during his many trips there, and even managed to teach the audience a greeting in Mandarin. The audience finally went home with a little more knowledge and understanding of the most populated country in the world.

John Dyke