For the rest of April, we are seeking your help to support one of our 2018 projects. Clear out your cupboards for spring and please give us your unwanted and unused craft materials for our next exciting scheme – Made in Chinatown.
Help us get crafty by giving us your unwanted and unused craft materials for our next exciting project Made in Chinatown. This new pilot aims to produce unique souvenirs made by Chinatown community members and friends.
Throughout April we’ll be collecting fabric, craft paper, haberdashery supplies and more to work with community groups to create beautiful and distinct London Chinatown items. Help us generate creativity, conversation, and awareness of issues around our Chinatown!
Experience one of the most talked about films released in China last year in a sociable atmosphere at China Exchange. Based on the novel by Yan Geling, Youth 芳华 shares the experience of a PLA dance troupe during the 1970s.
“Life has never appeared as pure, beatific and cruel”– Variety
“A sweeping marvel”– TIFF
“One of China’s most popular directors” – NY Times
Youth, directed by Feng Xiaogang and adapted from Yan Geling’s novel of the same name, shares the lives of a group of idealistic adolescents in a military art troupe in the People’s Liberation Army during the 1970s. Set at one of the most crucial and controversial periods in contemporary China and s...
Join expert Emile de Bruijn as he enriches our understanding of Chinese wallpaper and explains how Europeans fell for them, how the Chinese market and artisans responded to this new demand, the original meanings and contexts of Chinese paintings, prints and wallpapers, and the way they are used in British and Irish interiors from the late seventeenth century onward.
For three hundred years, western interior decoration has incorporated Chinese wallpaper. From flourishing trade in the seventeenth century to today’s design choices, there is a global demand for Chinese art and design. Today we can find examples of sumptuously painted wallpapers preserved in historical homes across the UK and yet, despite their prevalence, how much do we know about how these papers were produced and what stories and artistic traditions they represent?
Join expert Emile de Brui...