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.
Anna May Wong (1905 – 1961) had always dreamt of being a movie star.
Canongate Kirk, on Edinburgh`s Royal Mile is the setting for the third appearance of Harmony in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Harmony has enthralled audiences with their wide ranging repertoire of folk music, song and dance from different ethnic groups in China. At this concert the ensemble will present a programme of solo and group pieces played on traditional Chinese instruments.
As in previous appearances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Meimei will be entrancing the audience with her dances. A new member of the group is Fong Liu, who has an amazing ability to adapt her voice to a wide range of styles, from the vivacious Mongolian mountain songs and gentle folk lullabies to the swing of 1930’s Shanghai jazz and modern Chinese pop.
The concert starts at 8pm and tickets which cost £10 (£6) are available at the door or online from www.edfringe.com or from the Fringe Office.
In the fifth of this series of lunchtime talks being run in conjuntion with China: A Photographic Portrait, at Edinburgh`s City Art Centre, David McClay presents an illustrated talk on the remarkable Victorian travel writer Isabella Bird.
The intrepid and insightful Chinese journeys of the nineteenth century’s most famous lady traveller will be revealed through her letters, photographs and best selling books.
This talk starts at 1.30 on Friday 22 August and last for around one hour. Admission to the talk is included in the price of an exhibition ticket. To book a seat in advance please call 0131 529 3963/2
Lunchtime talk at the City Art Centre - complementary programme to China: A Photographic Portrait
New media in China