I leave for my Chinese residency, organised by the British Council and PRS for Music Foundation, on Monday 9th November, and return on December 25th.   My hope is to experience and learn from musical traditions of the Chinese culture, both in Kunming and in trips to rural Yunnan, to find similarities with British traditional music, and write new songs based on it all.  I've started a map based blog where I'll upload photographs and audio clips from the places I visit.  Follow me on or  Keep in contact on facebook and twitter, and wish me luck! Bella x