Chinese New Year 2017

We celebrated  Chinese New Year at China Exchange with a variety of events throughout the Spring Festival from 19 January to 11 February.


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We kicked off our Chinese New Year programme with the inspiring Creating a Productive Space in Your Life workshop. It was a night of science, spirituality and fengshui leaving the audience going home feeling ready to turn their space in a positive energy temple.
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Sampling of a wide variety of Baijiu ranging from the most easily accessible Er Guo Tou to the higher end Maotai, our audience had a very merry night full of conversation around Baijiu, the worlds most consumed spirit.



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We asked Londoners to share their artistic shots of the capital’s Chinese New Year and share them with China Exchange. This year’s submissions reflect the diverse and open nature of our city.



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Deb8 China returned for a night of provocative discussion on traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese investment, whitewashing, tourism and feminism in China.




For many of our audience members, Silk and Bamboo: Music for the arrival of Spring was their first taste of classical Chinese music. Two renowned musicians, Dr Cheng Yu and Liu Menglin performed a well-selected list leaving the audience with a melodious and unforgettable evening.



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Creative documentary makers and curious Londoners are invited by us and London Documentary Network to join an open challenge to make a short documentary film in under 36 hours. Six teams came together to create a short documentary about Chinese New Year, based on the theme ‘Ritual’.




In a vibrant finalé to the China Exchange Chinese New Year celebrations, a curious crowd joined us for a special lantern festival screening of the short documentaries made in our Doc-in-a-Day challenge with London Documentary Network. “Knowing the Right Colour”, a film about tea won the title of best documentary.