Julia Bell

My grandmother and her village

My grandmother and her village

In 1939, my grandmother-to-be was taken to Hang Gee, a not-so-mountainous Hakka settlement of southern Guangdong. It was a world away from the bustle of Hong Kong although it was merely 50 km apart. In Hang Gee, rice was life. People were in tune with seasons –...

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Schoolyard Star Crossed Lovers

Schoolyard Star Crossed Lovers

  14-year-old me could have never imagined that I would be playing Juliet in a production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare. Okay, maybe she could - but it was never going to happen; most community theatre companies are not regularly performing...

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