Liverpool ESEA Network

Vera and Emily from the Liverpool East and South East Asian Network (LESEAN) play a selection of music by ESEA artists, from Japanese punk to Mandarin pop.

Also featuring an exclusive interview with Yi Wang, the director of Queer East, an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Queer East is coming to Liverpool this week and we chat about the origins of the festival, why they are going on the road, and ‘East Palace, West Palace’, one of the first films from mainland China to dramatise gay experience.

Liverpool ESEA Network is a collective of ESEA creatives from Liverpool whose mission is to increase our visibility and representation in the city and beyond. You can find us on Instagram @liverpooleseanetwork.

This month, we’re joined by Vera Chok & Emily Beswick for an hour of tunes by members the ESEA community!