The Confucius Institute for Scotland acts as a conduit for information on events and activities relating to China. The pages in this section highlight various occasions and performances organised by or promoted by the Institute.
Join Institute calligraphy/brush painting teacher Chi Zhang for a special weekend workshop at Leith School of Art.
Over the weekend Chi Zhang will introduce students to key principles in Chinese art.
Beginning with a talk about the history of Chinese calligraphy, students will be shown the basic techniques of controlling the brush to draw single lines and simple characters. At the end of the first day, students will be shown how to make a traditional Chinese seal or stamp. On the second day of the workshop, students will learn about Chinese brush painting – an ink and wash technique. They will use this to create finished pieces working from a variety of subjects.
Venue: Leith School of Art
Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19 May 2013
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm Dates: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May
For further information and to book please click here.
The programme of the Edinburgh branch of the Scotland China Association for 2012-13 is now available.
- 13 Nov 2012: RBGE and China - Speaker: Simon Crutchley, RBGE horticulturalist
- 11 Dec 2012: Chinese Export Silver 1785-1940- Speaker Adrien Von Ferscht, independent consultant and expert on Chinese silver.
- 8 Jan 2013:Dancing Across Borders: collaborations with contemporary dance in China- Speaker: Janis Claxton, Artistic Director of Janis Claxton Dance
- 12 Feb 2013: Chinese New Year Dinner - details TBC
- 12 March 2013: The Chinese Concept of Hell-
Speaker: Dr Barbara Kaulback, director of the Goethe Institut Glasgow.
- 09 Apr 2013: TBC
- 11 May 2013: Branch AGM - details TBC
SCA meetings usually take place at theMeeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH2 2JL 7pm for 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
For full details please visit the SCA Edinburgh Website page.
The Glasgow branch of the Scotland China Association meets regularly at Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose St, Glasgow, G3 6RE. All talks are open free to members of SCA with a £1.50 (£1) charge for non-members.
- 27 Nov 2012: The Silent Traveller in Edinburgh- Speaker Jim Gilchrist
Jim will speak about Chiang Yee`s book written when he visited Scotland in the 1930`s and 40`s. Originally published in 1948 the Victoria and Albert Museum will this autumn hold an exhibition on Chiang Yee`s work
- 11 Dec 2012: Annual Hot Pot Dinner at China Buffet King, Bath Street - details and booking arrangements TBC
- 29 Jan 2013: Preview of Takeaway China 2013- programme organised by Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre.
- 26 Feb 2013: China-economic development and socialist objectives- Speaker: Dr John Foster
- 26 Mar 2013: TBC
- 30 Apr 2013: Branch AGM
For more information on the above programme please visit the Glasgow SCA Events page.
As China and the world grapple with the emergence of the world`s soon to be largest economy this debate, initiated by SCEN, will take stock of where China is and where it might get to. This question is key to those with a serious interest in international politics and economics, and China.
This free event will be introduced by Stephen Perry, Chairman of the 48 Group Club (The Icebreakers) and MD London Export Corporation. In his introduction he will focus on the topic `Can China Complete its Rise? The Challenges`
Chair of the event is Professor Steve Chapman FRSE FRSC, Principal of Heriot-Watt University who will be supported by Keith Bennet, Chairman of the Awards Committee of the 48 Group Club and Deputy Chairman of the Global Group.
Topics for debate include
The Chinese Economy
China’s Foreign Trade and Investment
Chinese Civil Society
China and the World
DATE AND TIME: Thursday 21 March 2013 15.00-16.30
VENUE: Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS
The event will be followed by networking over tea and coffee.
To book, please contact Dr Judith McClure, Convener of SCEN: email@example.com
Head to Kirkcaldy`s Adam Smith Theatre for a Spring into Summer concert featuring Alison Miler on violin. This programme will see Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society share the stage with the Chinese Community Orchestra in a programme of music celebrating the changing seasons.
The wosrks to be played will include `Spring` and `Summer` from `The Four Seasons` by Vivaldi; `A Symphony of Seasons` by John Gourlay; `Voices of Spring` by Strauss; and Three Chinese Pieces by Michael Short which will be a combined performance by both groups of musicians.
The programme, will begin at 3pm on Sunday 17th March 2013 at the Adam Smith Theatre in Kirkcaldy. Tickets priced at £6 (adult) and £4 (child)are available from the Theatre Tel 01592 583302 or from members of the orchestra.
Adam Smith Theatre
Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET
Bookings: 01592 583302