Tag: History documentary

29
Nov

SCEN China Youth Summit

Here’s another event Michael is doing, this time in Scotland!

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of SCEN (Scotland China Education Network), on Friday 2nd December, Michael will be doing a talk about The Story of China at the SCEN China Youth Summit!

Michael will discuss his recent 6-part history documentary series on the history of China, accompanied by clips from the show.

Michael Wood with students at Yanshi middle school where there is a tomb monument to poet Du Fu

Michael Wood with students at Yanshi middle school in China

Where? 

The Pentland Auditorium,
Edinburgh International Conference Centre,
Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EE.

When?

10am-3pm

Event and Refreshments free.

Please book with Judith McClure: judithmcclure12a@aol.com

For more information, see the link here

28
Nov

Pembroke College Oxford, Lecture

Michael Wood talk on the 'Excitement of history' at Pembroke College

Michael Wood talk on the ‘Excitement of history’ at Pembroke College

Michael Wood on The Excitement of History at Pembroke College, Oxford.

At this Pembroke College lecture Michael Wood will speak on ‘The Excitement of History: Making History Programmes on TV’.

With clips from over thirty years of making history documentaries, historian and film maker Michael Wood talks about some of the different ways of looking at history for popular audiences, including New World, Chinese and Indian history.

This event will begin at 5pm, and will be followed by your questions and a drinks reception.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite.

For more details, see here

24
Sep

Recording a music track for ‘Story of China’.

A little behind the scenes action. Celebrated opera singer Hermione Wu joins our composer Howard Davidson to record a poem written by Li Qingzhao, an 11th Century poet for the Story of China soundtrack. Li Qingzhao was traveling to Dong Lai, where her husband had just taken a new official post. She was around 38 years of age. Penglai is a magical island where immortals live.
Here’s the translation of the poem, ‘A Farewell Letter to my Sisters’

Tears stain my silk robe with rouge and powder, as the song of farewell is repeated, thousands of times over.
I’m told the going is hard over these endless ranges of mountains that block the view.
In my lonely lodge I listen all night to the patter of the rain.
Regrets at parting drive my mind to distraction: I forget how full I filled your cups as I bade you adieu.
Be sure to send word when the wild geese pass.
After all Dong Lai is not so far off as Peng Lai.

30
Jul

NOW ON BBC iPLAYER

 

Michael Wood tells the story of King Alfred the Great and his children and grandson, arguing that they were the most important rulers in the history of England –shaping the nation itself, founding cities, establishing law and government and reviving the language and literature that still define the English today. And all this was achieved while waging a life and death struggle against the Vikings.

You can read more on the series by clicking here!
BBC iPlayer or download from Amazon and iTunes.
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ABOUT MAYA VISION

For over 35 years from the Amazon to Afghanistan, Mexico to Mongolia, Lesbos to Lebanon, Maya Vision International has made films to entertain, educate and inspire global audiences.

Our diverse range of documentaries bring history alive, celebrate great art and artists and explain a complex world for each new generation of viewers.  Whether unearthing a people’s history of Britian, telling the story of China or following modern pilgrims on their sacred journeys, Maya Vision International is an industry leader and winner some of television’s top awards, many of which are with the acclaimed historian and broadcaster, Michael Wood.

Collegial and committed to great storytelling, we work with the best crews around the world both behind and on screen and we’re proud of having nurtured young talent to successful careers through our productions.

Across all media platforms, from broadcast television to theatrical to corporate and the web Maya Vision International’s programs are trusted and celebrated internationally.

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