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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Square dancing: how do you guangchang wu?

On 7 October our dancers performed at Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival after five free guangchang wu (public square dancing) workshops at China Exchange. Wearing a specially designed uniform, our dancers wowed the audience with their performances of the songs Rather Be and Zui Xuan Min Zu Feng.

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Hello Baijiu

Tony Kirkham, head of Arboretum at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, led us on an adventurous evening filled with treetop tales. Throughout his talk on “Great Chinese Trees”, Tony shared anecdotes of his plant hunting travels across China – following the footsteps of arguably the most influential plant hunter to have lived, Ernest ‘Chinese’ Wilson; and the stories behind his many favourite trees!

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