Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at China Exchange

In China, Mid-Autumn Festival is the second most important holiday after Chinese New Year.    Traditionally, this festival marks the harvest and celebrates the harvest moon – seen to be the     brightest and fullest moon of the year. For many Chinese, the moon symbolises prosperity, peace and reunion. Join us to celebrate this traditional Chinese festival with a variety of fun-packed, family-friendly events at China Exchange!

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Getting Crafty in Chinatown

Over the summer, China Exchange has run Made in Chinatown, a pilot project working with community groups to create unique souvenirs for London’s Chinatown. All items will be sold to raise money for the groups involved, including Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, Newham Chinese Association and the London Chinese Community Centre.

Through six workshops, participants have learned embroidery, applique, painting and printing techniques and produced a small collection of items that will be sold during markets in the autumn. Some people taking part in the project have a variety of different needs including dementia, mobility issues and learning difficulties.

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