Community Archive

  • Brush Painting:Bamboo & Trees 28 April-5 wks10.30-12.30

    Below is information on the next Friday morning five week Brush Painting class running in April and May. On this 5 week course the focus will be on the painting of bamboo and trees. This course runs every Friday morning from 28 April to 26 May 2017 from 10:30 – 12:30. Bamboo has significant culture importance ... Read more
  • China Quick-Fix Talk 19 Jan 2017 18.00 – Dr Bill Aitchison

    Join us for this talk which considers a less visible aspect of China’s development. China Quick-Fix is a talk and slide show that offers a special opportunity to see a less well known side of China up close and in the company of artist Bill Aitchison. Bill Aitchison has spent the last three years ... Read more
  • Autumn Language Classes Sept-Dec 2016

    The autumn programme of Chinese language classes for students of all levels will start from w/b 26 September.  On line booking is now available.  Please note that online booking closes on the day the class starts after which bookings can be made directly to the Confucius Institute – subject to places being available. Our students enjoy ... Read more
  • Chinese Arts & Cultural Festival Sun 14th August

    Sunday 14th August is the date for this one day celebration of Chinese Arts & Culture at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre Venue 150 when the Drama Club from the Institute’s University Partner, Fudan University in Shanghai, will open the programme. Chinese Arts and Cultural Festival Morning Programme 10.00-11.00  RIchard II –  Fudan University Drama Club (in Chinese) 11.00-12.00 Puppet ... Read more
  • Exhibition from Shanghai Municipal Archives 28/29 June

    An exhibition on the city of Shanghai is taking place in the first floor project room at 50 George Square in the University of Edinburgh’s Central campus. Opening on Tuesday 28 June from 4pm this exhibition from Shanghai Municipal Library presents the story of the historical development of Shanghai and considers its future through to ... Read more
  • China’s Mobile Library takes to the road

    Interest in the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s (RZSS) two giant pandas, Tian Tian and Yang Guang, extends well beyond Edinburgh Zoo’s home base in Corstorphine. The pandas are here on a ten year loan and during their extended stay in Scotland, Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer for RZSS has developed a much lauded outreach programme ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year celebrations for Year of the Monkey

    As the Year of the Monkey approaches celebrations are being planned around the world. This 15 day festival starts with the new moon on the first day of the lunar month and ends 15 days later with the Full Moon.  In China, the festival is really all about family but with such a large diaspora ... Read more
  • Language Classes 2016 – now open for booking

    We offer a diverse programme of evening classes for adults to enjoy learning Chinese. Terms run from Sept-Dec; Jan-Mar; Apr-Jun with a condensed programme of classes offered over the summer. An absolute beginner can join us at the start of each term. Any student who has some previous experience in learning the language is welcome to ... Read more