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.
Scottish-based Harmony Ensemble present their annual Fringe concert featuring Fong Liu`s fascinating voice. Her songs, covering many Chinese styles, traditional and modern, are complemented by instrumentals from Hooi Ling Eng, percussion and zheng (Chinese zither), Gao Ya (pipa, Chinese lute), Kimho Ip (yangqin, Chinese dulcimer) and composer Eddie McGuire (bamboo flute). During their last few years the have taken part in projects for film, TV and collaborations with Scottish folk musicians. Special guests this year are musicians from Edinburgh`s IMAP Chinese Community Orchestra, led by Kimho Ip, who rehearses at the Confucius Institute for Scotland.
Time: 27th August 2011 at 19:30
Venue: Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh
Tickets: £10 (£7) available at
www.edfringe.com and on the day at the venue
China Through the Lens of John Thomson, 1868-1872 can be seen in a free exhibition at the Burrell Collection until 12 June 2011.
John Thomson, a Scot who was born two years before the invention of the daguerreotype and the birth of photography, is considered a pioneer of photojournalism and one of the most influential photographers of his generation.
The exhibition at the Burrell Collection demonstrates why Thomson is still so well regarded today by showcasing images he produced during his travels in China from 1868 to 1872.This collection gives an extraordinary insight into the everyday life and people of 19th century China.
The collection is on loan from the Wellcome Library, London.
Based in Glasgow`s Trongate Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre`s programme of Spring classes is now open for booking. With a diverse programme of evening and weekend classes to introduce aspects of Chinese culture from cinema to seal carving check out their website for full details.
China on Film: An introduction to Contemporary Chinese Language Cinema
Wednesday from 27th April-25th May: 5 x 3 hours classes 6-9pm
led by Philippa Lovatt
Writing Smoke-Long Fiction. 3 x 3 hour classes £60
Course 1: Saturdays from 19th March- 2nd April:10-1pm
Course 2: Saturdays from 30th April - 14th May: 10-1pm
Led by Laura Tansley
Chinese Seal Carving Sat/Sun 9th/10th April 10am-5pm £85
Led by Chi Zhang
Chinese Book Arts Sat/Sun 16th/17th April 10am-5pm/ 2pm-5pm £80
Led by Alison Newman (Sat) and Chi Zhang (Sun)
Ricefield offers a membership scheme benefits of which include a discount on evening and weekend courses.
For full details on any of the above course and to book please visit the Ricefield website For more information and to book please visit the Ricefield website.
Ricefield Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre, GMAC, 5th Floor, Trongate 103, Glasgow G1 5HD t: 0141 522 4873 e: email@example.com
Don`t miss the chance to see a special Japanese Embroidery Exhibition from Japan`s best known textile artist, Ms Shizuka Kusano. This free exhibition will take place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st May in St John`s Church at the West End of Princes Street, Edinburgh.
The exhibition is being held to mark the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh.
Ms Kusano is the best known textile artist in Japan today. She appears regularly on television and in magazines. She has held over 16 solo exhibitions in the past decade and has published five books.
The exhibition is open from 11.00-17.00 on both Friday 20th and Saturday 21st.
If you have any queries please contact Claire at the Consulate General of Japan. E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 0131 247 3506
Supported by:The Japan Foundation, London;
St John`s Church, Edinburgh
In cooperation with:NKH Service Centre
Kusano Shizuka Studio
Edinburgh Taiwanese Students’ Society and 1010 Social Club invite you to drop into St Peter`s Church, Lutton Place, EH8 9PE on Saturday 21st May between 18.30 and 21.00 for delicious Taiwanese food and help to raise money for the Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
For those who have experienced Asia`s fantastic night markets, this event will offer the chance to sample delicious Taiwanese dishes such as lou mei, steamed sandwich, small sausage in large sausage, pearl milk tea and much much more.
Doors open at 6.30pm and to be environmentally friendly all attendees are encouraged to bring their own tableware. Sets of disposable tableware will be available for purchase on site (each set is £1 and consists of a fork, a napkin, a takeaway box and two cups).
For more details please visit the event website here. Information is available in both languages - just scroll down for English.
Indulge your tastebuds, savour new aromas, and meet and mingle with everyone in the first Edinburgh Taiwanese Food Fair.
Sat 21st May 18.30-21.00.