Cultural Events Archive

  • China Goes Global – November 2013

    Eminent China scholar David Shambaugh will speak about his new book: China Goes Global—a sweeping account of China`s growing prominence on the international stage on Friday, 8 November 2013 at the Confucius Institute for Scotland. Thirty years ago, China`s role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little ... Read more
  • Rare footage of Cultural Revolution – November 2013

    A viewing of documentary film of China in 1971 shot by Lewis McLeod, followed by discussion with Rory McLeod and Professor Paul Pickowicz(University of California, San Diego) Lewis McLeod, who passed away in April 2013, was a professional lighting cameraman whose work stretched from documentaries with the naturalist Peter Scott to stints covering wars in Vietnam ... Read more
  • Shakespeare in China – August 2013

    This year China`s best known director of modern drama, LIN Zhaohua, will stage The Tragedy of Coriolanus at the Edinburgh International Festival. This modern adaptation of Shakespeares tragedy features Chinese heavy metal performances and was a great success when staged in Beijing. The Edinburgh International Festivals performances will be its European premiere. The Confucius Institute for ... Read more
  • ‘Thieves & Boy’ at Bedlam – May 2013

    The second play in the National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor`s International`A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme presented by the Institute at the Bedlam is a darkly comic play `Thieves and Boy` running from 14-18 May 2013. Two construction workers turn vigilante, trying to right the wrongs of society by burgling the home ... Read more
  • New writing in China and Scotland – April – May 2013

    As an extension to the two week programme of new writings from China scheduled at the Bedlam Theatre under the lunchtime `A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme from late April-mid May, join us for an evening in conversation with some of the key players behind this significant initiative. DISCUSSION PANEL: Davey Anderson, National Theatre of ... Read more
  • Secrets’ – four star review – April – May 2013

    With a four star review for the first of the two plays from National Theatre of Scotland and Oran Mor`s International`A Play, A Pie and A Pint` programme presented by the Institute at the Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh plan an extended lunch-break and make sure you don`t miss out. `Secrets` 30 April-4 May 2013 By Lin Weiran. Adapted ... Read more
  • ESU Debate at Playfair Library – April 2013

    Join us in the evening of Wed 23rd March for the 2011 final of the English Speaking Union`s MACE debate. Since late summer 2010 schools across Scotland have been competing to win a place in the final which will take in the Playfair Library on Wed 23 March from 6.30pm-9.30pm approx. The Institute sponsored the first ... Read more
  • Peking University Concerts – September 2012

    Event Date: 11/09/2012 Two Chinese orchestral concerts took place in September thanks to a week long visit by Peking University`s Chinese Orchestra. The 60 strong orchestra visited Scotland for one week during which time they undertook outreach programmes to a number of local authority schools where in a series of informal performances and talks with students ... Read more