Wednesday, December 8, 2010

its sufficiently steamy for an asian night market...

gong li in 'raise the red lantern'
well, we've reached that time of year were those of us without air-conditioners have sweat running down our backs. how is it that those beautiful ladies in vietnam and such places seem to glide through the streets in their gorgeous dresses without so much as breaking a sweat... anyway, lets hope the tropical weather is kind to us on saturday and allows us to celebrate the beginning of summer and the end of 'red lantern' for this year. there will be a lot going on this saturday at 'red lantern' but i thought i'd take the time to tell you in advance what mr. dean. winter of the 'royal exchange', 32 bolton st newcastle, is up to this saturday. to support 'red lantern' dean is holding a film evening to coincide with the last market. dean will be screening 'raise the red lantern' a fantastic film i mentioned in an earlier blog and one of my favourite chinese films. it stars the wonderful actress gong li and if you are able to get to the 'royal exchange' you really should take the opportunity to see this visually stunning film on the big screen at a very cute venue. the 'royal exchange' is a hidden gem of newcastle and a little like a speakeasy from times old.. here is the link which also tells you about the film

1 comment:

  1. All sounds great! Hoping to make it to this one :)