For the third year our Institute is supporting Hippfest – Scotland’s only festival dedicated to silent cinema with world-class music, red carpet glamour, and rarely-seen silent era films. Taking place in the retro surroundings of the Hippodrome, Bo’ness, there are two opportunities to discover China of this era.
Wednesday 21 March 2018: 14.00-15.30
In search of the modern marriage:
Chinese silent ... Read more
Join us in Abden House when the Confucius Institute for Scotland hosts a party to mark the arrival of the Year of the Dog from 6pm-9pm on Friday 23rd February 2018.
As well as the chance to meet up with friends old and new over some delicious jiaoazi and a glass or two there will be ... Read more
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
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
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
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
RIchard II – Fudan University Drama Club (in Chinese)
Puppet ... Read more
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
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