Cultural Events Archive

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream-2009

    The Institute’s first foray onto the Edinburgh Fringe was in partnership with Beijing Film Academy who brought a multimedia site specific production of this well known Shakespeare play to the University’s McEwan Hall.  Blending traditional Chinese dramatic traditions with the world of digital technology, enabled a range of bizarre and fantastic dream effects to be ... Read more
  • Terracotta Lantern Warriors

    Larger-than-life lanterns inspired by ancient Chinese warriors added a burst of colour to the University’s Old College Quad in February 2015. This unique Chinese art installation proved to be the most popular event ever held in the Quad attracting some 30,000 visitors over the ten days. This event was also a very fitting way to ... Read more
  • Dumpling Dreams – August 2014

    Summerhall Courtyard is the place to find the unique Rickshaw Theatre where from 11-25 August stories of daily life in China will be shared. Scotsman Review `In a production that makes the consequences of globalisation personal, its impressively powerful stuff` **** Fest Magazine Review `This delicate and sweet-natured performance clashes cultures on very personal and emotive footing ... Read more
  • Family Fun at NMS – July 2014

    To mark the Ming exhibition at National Museum of Scotland, our Institute staff is working with museum staff to deliver family taster sessions for a week in July. The interactive sessions will give visitors the opportunity to try their hand at the art of decorative knot tying, create beautiful pottery patterns, write your name in Chinese ... Read more
  • Poster Art of Modern China – June – July 2014

    `Poster Art of Modern China` is a `must see` exhibition running at Adam House, Chambers Street from 6 June to 12 July. The exhibition comprises a selection of 133 posters on loan from Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai. From the earliest Shanghai Calendar Girl posters, to the newest poster depicting Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin, ... Read more
  • ESU Junior Mace Debating Final

    Join us in the Playfair Library when the four final teams in the ESU Junior Mace competition will debate the topic: `This house believes in the China Dream`. Doors open at 18.30 to allow our audience of pupils, teachers, parents and interested parties to determine which team you believe has won the debate. The decision of ... Read more
  • Lantern Warriors Installation – January – February 2014

    Visitors have flocked to see the larger-than-life lanterns inspired by the ancient Chinese Terracotta warriors which added a burst of colour to the Old College Quad on South Bridge this Chinese New Year from 29 Jan to 7 February 2014. Please click here to see a video and find out more. Each day the 90 lantern ... Read more
  • Heavenly Pond – November 2013

    Confucius Institute for Scotland visiting artist Li Huai will open a site-specific installation `Heavenly Pond` at the Mathew Architecture Gallery on Monday, 11 November. An artists` reception will be held from 5.30pm to 7.00pm on Tuesday, 12 November. All welcome. RSVP to info@confuciusinstitute.ac.uk. Li Huai received her BA in fine arts at the Beijing Film Academy and ... Read more