Cultural Events Archive

  • Writer in Residence Agreement – Beijing Publishing Group

    A 15 strong delegation from Beijing Publishing Group visited the Confucius Institute for Scotland earlier this month to sign an agreement which will see upcoming and well known Chinese authors visit Edinburgh to spend a period of time as a Writer in Residence in the city of Edinburgh.The delegation visited the Institute after attending the ... Read more
  • Award Winning Chinese Choir
    Tues 4th Oct 7.30pm

    As part of the celebrations for our 10th Anniversary, our Institute is delighted to host an award-winning Student Choir from Nankai University on Tuesday 4th Oct 2016 at 7.30 in the lovely surroundings of Nicholson Square Methodist Church. Having performed at top concert venues around the world, the  choir will offer a diverse repertoire of Chinese ... Read more
  • Autumn Chinese Calligraphy Classes Sept/Oct 2016

    This autumn discover the ancient art of calligraphy using the traditional Chinese brush and ink combination that has been in use for thousands of years. The five week course will be led by  Chi Zhang, the Institute’s experienced calligraphy teacher.  Students will be introduced to the materials of ink, brush, stone and paper, and initially common ... Read more
  • Literary Beijing under Globalisation: Xu Zechen 15 Sept 2pm

    We are delighted to bring back to Edinburgh, one of the upcoming new stars on Chna’s literary scene. In this special event titled Literary Beijing under Globalisation, Xu Zechen will talk about the representation of Beijing in literature from post-imperial to modern times, including the new Beijing that has emerged since China’s Opening Up as ... 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
  • Louise Reay: Que Sera, 些拉
    4-14 & 16-28 Aug 2016

    Once again the Institute is pleased to be supporting this show from SOAS Chinese language graduate Louise Reay.  A comedy in Chinese for people who don’t speak Chinese, Que Sera is her follow up show following last year’s successful Fringe debut when she garnered great reviews. “An absurdly brilliant clown act that explores the nature of ... 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
  • Zheng He-When the Dragon Ships Came Thurs 9 June 19.00

    The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, in association with SCEN, is delighted to bring to Edinburgh this award winning show from Karin Schäfer of Figuren Theatre blending puppetry, video and animation. Tickets for the public show at 7pm on 9th June will be on sale from 6.30pm at the venue- Central Hall, ... Read more