Community Archive

  • 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
  • Calligraphy Competition-Scottish Heat Tues 1st Dec 2015 6pm

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland is pleased to be hosting the Scotland heat of a global Chinese Calligraphy Contest being organised by Sinolingua. Taking place at the in the Institute at Abden House on Tuesday 1st December from 6pm, the competition is open to all non-native speakers of Chinese. Many students enjoy learning Chinese characters. Some ... Read more
  • Confucius Institute Day
    George Square 24 Sept

    Drop into our Chinese pop-up Tea House to enjoy a taste of China in George Square on Thursday 24th Sept.  Look out for the red & white tent on the corner of George Square near David Hume Tower.  A full day programme of performances and workshops is arranged including music, dance, calligraphy, and kungfu as ... Read more
  • Chinese Language Lunchbox
    July & Aug

    More opportunities for staff and students at the University of Edinburgh to acquire a smattering of Chinese are on offer in the second series of lunchtime language sessions i introducing absolute beginners to the Chinese language.  There are three standalone sessions running: Useful Chinese Expressions How to say Chinese Names Chinese Character Appetiser Each session is offered four times ... Read more
  • Chinese Art Event at the Burrell
    25 & 26 April

    In a unique collaboration Glasgow’s Burrell Collection and Scotland’s oldest auction house, Lyon & Turnbull will work together in a two day fundraising event focusing on Chinese art – China Insight. The programme on Saturday will feature specialist lectures and guided gallery tours, while the opportunity to bring artwork or antiques for evaluation is on offer ... Read more
  • Chaos & Contingency at NMS – March 2013

    Look out for Chaos and Contingency from Janis Claxton Dance in a unique site-specific performance at the National Museum of Scotland, on 23 and 24 March. Four local JCD dancers are joined by four top contemporary dancers from China for this programme the music of which has been specially composed by Philip Pinsky. You can catch ... Read more
  • Chinese New Year at Edinburgh Zoo – February 2013

    Event Date: 10/02/2013 The Year of the Snake begins on 10th February so come along to Edinburgh Zoo on Sunday between 11am and 3pm where the Confucius Institute for Scotland staff will run a number of themed arts and crafts workshops. Learn your Chinese zodiac sign, get your name in Chinese calligraphy and make and decorate your ... Read more