Saturday, September 27, 2008
The Essex-Jiangsu Festival 2008-2009
Did you know that the English county of Essex (whose women have the butt of some rather crude jokes in years gone by) is twinned with Jiangsu province in China?
To celebrate 20 years of this relationship, a big cultural festival is taking place in Essex between July 2008 and March 2009. Described as 'the biggest international arts festival Essex has ever enjoyed' it will include a variety of cultural shows and events all the way from Jiangsu.
To find out more, check out the official website.
I like the idea of twinned towns and cultural exchange although I'm not sure what forms of Essex culture are going to be showcased back in China.
I wonder if this means that there are a whole bunch of Jiangsu jokes out there? Then again, perhaps we shouldn't go there!