10 Thousand Heartbeats

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Illustration of an archway with Chinese lettering on it, four people are standing in front of it while another person prepares to take a picture of them.

A Local’s Guide to Liverpool Chinatown

Ends & Tales presents 10 Thousand Heartbeats: A Local’s Guide to Liverpool Chinatown
異國 · 龍鄉: 一部利物浦中國城的指引

A Coney & Tamasha joint project in partnership with Everyman Playhouse in association with Unity

Settle down inside yourself
Connect with the beat of your own heart
I’ll show you how to travel anywhere in the universe without leaving this spot
I think we can all appreciate the value of that…

Who built this neighbourhood?

Where there was once a bustling street in the heart of the city, there’s now an eerie silence as you walk through Liverpool Chinatown. Who built this neighbourhood? How did it become what it is today?

On this smartphone adventure, Anjia, played by Liverpool artist Fenfen Huang (CBBC’s The Wonton Warrior 2021), invites you on a time-travelling adventure around the place she calls home. Step through the Chinatown Arch and uncover the stories behind The Nook, Chung Wah Supermarket and The Bagelry and the new St George’s Square mural, as you walk in the footsteps of Chinatown residents past and present.

10 Thousand Heartbeats: A Local’s Guide to Liverpool Chinatown  異國 · 龍鄉: 一部利物浦中國城的指引 ran from 5 May – 31 July 2022. This ENDS & TALES adventure is now closed.

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Bubbling with magical realism, ENDS & TALES is a series of immersive smart phone adventures on foot, inspired by the untold stories and histories around us. By Coney and Tamasha.

Past adventures: We Are Shadows: A Local’s Guide to Brick Lane

Age limit 13+[TW: racism, violence]


Jude Christian – Writer & Director
Naomi Sumner – Writer
Tuyet Van Huynh – Lead Producer
Debo Adebayo, Ellie Browning & Eliza Cass – Producers
Fin Kennedy – Dramaturg
Tassos Stevens – Interactive Dramaturg
Fenfen Huang – Community Ambassador
Nichola Chang – Sound Designer
Donald Shek – Graphics
Sam Wong – Twine Programmer


Fenfen Huang – Anjia (Dragon)
Nadia Anim – HaiYang (Female Lion), Vivian, Baby Dragon, Baby Lion
Michelle Wen Lee – Po Po, Nai Nai, Older Ka Ying, Shopkeeper’s Wife, Lian’s Mum
Aoife Hinds – Kate O’Malley
Menyee Lai – Bella (Lver Bird), Susie, Ka Ying
Josh Hart – Chang Sheung (Male Lion), OX, Sammy
Paul Chan – Siu Leung, Newphew, Daniel, Sailor 1
Ozzie Yue – Sailor 2, Male Shopkeeper, Bus Driver, Policeman 1
Reuben Johnson – Elijah
Marie Xinxiao Minzlaff – Child Ka Ying
Maya Xinwei Minzlaff – Child Ka Kei
Amy Ng – Mother of Ka Kei and Ka Ying
Nicola Chang – Landlady


North Garden Restaurant for their ongoing support; community interviewees Ozzie Yue, Brian Wong, Simon Wong, Stephen Yip, Henry Chiu, Perry Lee, Phillip Yiu, Josh Hart, Yumi Li-Vi, Yuri Zhang, Semay Wu, Cathy Ho, Mrs Mei Xia Li, Zi Lan Li; Ming Wang (translator); Huicoing Liu (Tai Chi Expert); Pak Hung Chan (photographer)