Silk Screens EEAfx
Commissioned by BBC Video Nation, China Now, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester City Councils and Westminster Borough Council. Produced by Trish Frances Associates
Emergency Exit Arts created a series of unprecedented events in four cities on one day. This outdoor celebration of British Chinese culture was delivered in collaboration with BBC Video Nation, BBC Big Screens and China Now. With films, street performance, activities, demonstrations and a spectacle every hour in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, all linked live by the BBC Big Screens broadcasting unit.
EEAfx provided a spectacular daytime pyrotechnic display on the hour, every hour from the roof of the new BBC building in Glasgow, accompanied by abseilers and the Council House in Birmingham with Chinese Opera singers raised up on a moving platform.