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Chinese New Year: Augmented Reality Trail

Chinese New Year: Augmented Reality Trail

As well as our traditional Chinese New Year celebrations and #CNY projections, we have worked with local arts organisations, First Take and Pagoda Arts to create an Augmented Reality (AR) Trail.

The Jingwei Legacy Augmented Reality Trail tells the stories of ten people of Chinese decent and investigates their heritage as we see them at work.  Discover the roots of a poet, a jazz singer, a hip-hop duo, a mechanic, a young visual artist, a fashion designer, a marketing manager, a choirmaster, a dancer and a community activist.  It’s an intimate cultural and physical journey through Liverpool’s Chinatown that ends with the question ‘What are your Roots?’

Check out instructions on what you need to do to access this innovative and exciting trail which reveals an insight to the heritage of Chinese culture below:

Follow the red trail signs & scan the images to reveal films and meet an artist, a poet, musicians and others who will tell you about their Chinese heritage and roots. Join in the story and answer the question ‘what are your roots’?


Tianqi and Tianyi Wardle are Musicians with an amazing sound. Listen to their music and hear about their outstanding musical heritage and why music is in their blood.


Jennifer Lee Tsai is a Poet who is already published; hear part of one of her poems and about how she gets inspiration through her heritage.


Anna Li is a student Fashion Designer, see her at work and hear her tell of how she arrived in England with her mum.


Billy Cheung is an Engineer, so are his two brothers, see him at work and hear about how his dad set up a restaurant in Hanover Street.


Kelly Wong is a young Visual Artist who often exhibits her work at Liverpool’s Pagoda Arts Centre, which is a special place for her and her family and you’ll find out why when you hear her story.


Steve Lau is a Community Campaigner who is campaigning for a monument to the work of the Chinese Labour Corps in the First World War, watch him at work and find out more.


Billy Hui is a Choirmaster and the Founder of SingMe Merseyside as well as a BBC radio presenter. Watch him working with one of the choirs and hear about his heritage.


Sharon Chou is a Marketing and Press Manager at the Southbank Centre, see her at work and hear about her heritage and how her interest in the arts started.


Danny Pye is a renowned Jazz Singer, listen to his wonderful singing voice and hear his story about how his dad, a ‘Scouser through and through’, met his mum.


Wanlin Steele is a Dance Teacher and was once a dancer at the Bejing Dance Academy. She came to live in England relatively recently, watch the film to find out why.

Commissioned by Culture Liverpool for Chinese New Year 2018 and funded by Arts Council England with support from COoL and Liverpool City Council.

Event Date: Friday 16th February – Sunday 18th February 2018


Location: 96 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HY

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Contact Details

Culture Liverpool, Tel: 0151 233 2008

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