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.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Edinburgh`s Usher Hall with `Cultures of China, Festival of Spring` a spectacular show brought to Edinburgh by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of the People`s Republic of China.
‘Cultures of China, Festival of Spring’, a Chinese New Year Gala
performance, has previously toured to more than ten major countries
worldwide receiving plaudits from overseas Chinese and western
audiences alike. In 2011 Edinburgh is the only Scottish date on this tour which will also see the impressive array of artistes visit London, Lisbon,Madrid and Paris.
With some of China’s leading musicians including soprano Song
Zuying, tenor Yan Weiwen, popular singer Cai Guoqing, and Liu Ke
affectionately known as ‘the Pipa Angel from the East’ the quality
of musicianship is exemplary. Add to this professional dancers from
Mongolia, Tibet and the mesmerising ‘Thousand Hands Boddishatva’
from China’s Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe and you are
guaranteed an unforgettable evening.
VENUE: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
DATE : Wednesday 9 February 2011
TIME : 7.30pm
TICKETS: £30,£20, £15, £10
By Phone - 0131 228 1155
Online - www.usherhall.co.uk
In person - at Usher Hall.
For a Sunday afternoon of music, poetry and art intervention come along for 3pm to
St Andrew`s in the Square, Glasgow, G1 5PP
In Time - an event with music, poetry and art is presented by iMAP and will feature music from China and Russia including:
Yuan Guan Trio; When Spring Comes Upon the River... & choral pieces by Tchaikovsky and Shebalin.
Filip Davidse - Soprano Saxophone
Kimho Ip - Yang Qu`in (Chinese dulcimer)
Russkaya Cappella - Choir
Lin Li - art intervention & poetry.
Tickets are prices £7 (£5) Available at the door or email to reserve email@example.com
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This Saturday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh, Marion Kenny will draw on her wealth of experience as a musician; circus performer; dancer, actress and storyteller to compliment two beautiful retellings of Chinese stories, with Chinese harp accompaniment.
Bring the kids along and enjoy these tales and culture of China.
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 45-45 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
TEL : 0131 5554 9579 WEB: www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
TIME: 2.30pm Saturday 5 February (1 hour)
PRICE £4/£3 - Age 7+
Join in with the Year of the Rabbit 2011 celebrations organised by Edinburgh Chinese Community School in association with Liberton High School. From noon till 4pm and with free admission you can take part in a wide range of fun & games, arts and crafts and enjoy musical performances and of course a Lion Dance!
Food and drink from the Chinese Tea House are on offer and as can be seen from the list of activities below there is much to enjoy as you celebrate Chinese New Year 2011.
Arts & Crafts
* Chinese Calligraphy
* Chinese Knotting
* Chinese Mask Painting
* Face Painting
* Chinese Paper Cutting
* Handmade Jewellery
Fun & Games
* Pin Tail and Ears on the Rabbit
* Guess the number of rabbits
* Tile Game
* Tombola/Raffle Draw
* Chinese CDs for Sale - donated by Edinburgh Libraries
* Have a photo taken in traditional costume - take the print home
* Chinese books for sales
* Bric a brac stall
* Chinese Instrumental Musical Ensemble
* Chinese Songs
* Lion Dance
Chinese Tea House
* Food and Drinks for Sale
VENUE: Liberton High School, Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, EH17 7PT,
Tel: 0131 664 7514
TIME: 12pm - 4pm
February and March sees Glasgow`s Ricefield Arts and Cultural centre put forward its most exciting programme to date with a range of activities across Art, Film, and Culture.
Known as Takeway China events include three photographic exhibitions which reflect on aspects of Chinese life from the 19th Century to the present day; six Chinese language movies from some of the leading figures in Asian cinema, including Jia Zhangke, Wong Kar-wai and Tsai Ming-liang, and emerging voices such as Liu Jiayin, Zhao Dayong and Yang Heng; and opportunities to learn more about Chinese tea and Chinese food covering celebrations such as Chinese New Year, health benefits and regional specialities.
And to kick off the Year of the Rabbit then consider Hop In: Chinese New Year Family Day on Saturday 5th February, 11- 3pm, Woodside Library. Aimed at age 3-10 years age group, this fun packed family day offers traditional Chinese craft workshops as well as story-telling, traditional Chinese games, and a “rabbit” corner to meet some real rabbits.
Admission is FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The address of Woodside Library is 343 St. Georges Road, Glasgow G3 6JQ
For full details of all events, showings, and exhibitions please visit Ricefield or the Takeway China websites