Cultural Events Archive

  • Why Does China Matter? – April 2012

    From across Scotland, the finalists in the English Speaking Union public speaking competition for schools will gather in the Playfair Library on Wednesday 18th April to present their speeches on the topic `Why does China Matter?` This event is open to the public and you are very welcome to attend and listen to some or all ... Read more
  • Take One Action Film Festival-China – January 2011

    Think you know China? Think again. To mark Chinese New Year, four award-winning films offering different perspectives on the complex transformations taking place in contemporary Chinese cinema, society and industry, and how they relate to the wider world will run at Edinburgh Filmhouse on Wed 25, Thurs 26, Sat 28 and Sun 29 January 2012. ... Read more
  • The China Project – Concerts – 3,4,5 November 2011

    Event Date: 05/11/2011 Book now for one of the three unique musical fusion evenings with Emma Smith and the Silk String Quartert in early November. Emma Smith, Scottish double bass player, a regular with Eliza Carthy`s band and Gorillaz, to name but two, will join with Silk String Quartet on of Europe’s best professional Chinese music ensembles ... Read more
  • Shanghai Exhibition at Scottish Parliament – September 2010

    September sees the Institute`s touring exhibition on Shanghai and the 2010 Expo sited at the Scottish Parliament. The exhibition will be sited in the MSP`s lobby, the gathering point for MSP entering and leaving the debating chamber. Since its first appearance in February 2010 at Atlantic Quay, the Exhibition has been seen by an estimated 50,000 ... Read more
  • Learn to play Yang Ch`in – July 2010

    Discover the music that can be made on the beautiful Yang Ch’in (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer) with our summer school workshop programme offering four hours of tuition and up to four hours for self practice. Yang Ch’in playing is melodic, rhythmical and melodious. It is a key instrument within a Chinese orchestra. The instrument is portable and ... Read more
  • Travellers and Oasis – March 2010

    Tickets are now on sale for this unique concert taking place at `teatime` in the magnificent McEwan Hall on Sunday 14 March. Following last year`s sell out concert from iMAP Ensemble at Abden House, the Institute is sponsoring this unique concert which will see musicians from China, Thailand, Holland and the UK perform specially composed music ... Read more
  • Shanghai and the 2010 Expo

    A special exhibition, curated by the Confucius Institute on the history of Shanghai and the 2010 Expo opens this week. Shanghai Expo 2010, with the theme `Better City, Better Life`, will explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century, a significant period in urban evolution with 55% of the world`s population currently living ... Read more
  • China 60@60 – October – November 2009

    A special programme of events arranged and supported by the Confucius Institute for Scotland to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the PRC has seen `house full` signs for our special lecture series, appreciative audiences for dance and music events, an international business conference, a student/business networking event and still to come, debates on China in ... Read more