What’s On

Our Chinese New Year (CNY) Instagram competition returns in 2018 to welcome the Year of the Dog. To enter, post your CNY photos on Instagram using the hashtag #snapCNY18 from 15-23 February. Winning shots will be selected for a March Popup exhibition at China Exchange. Get snapping!

In this event, tea masters from the Chinese Tea Company will explain how this Gong Fu Cha is still practised in China today, and demonstrate ancient techniques so you can create a little bit of tea magic at home! The demonstration will be followed by a tasting of this sophisticated drink.

Come and make your perfect brew with our herbal tea blending workshop at China Exchange. Guided by herb experts from Hackney Herbal, you’ll discover how herbs are prepared for infusions, the special properties of different herbs, and learn to blend your own herbal tea bags to take away.

In this talk Sophia Nadur, Co-Founder of TG Green teas will share insights into why green tea, osmanthus, ginseng, ginger, lemon and other familiar (and not so familiar) fruit, roots and herbs that originate in China have been used since ancient times to keep people healthy and how we can do the same today.

Transform into a historical beauty or Prince Charming in authentic reproductions of han fu 汉服. Our dressers will also style your hair and apply light make-up to complete the picture. Experience traditional Han Chinese dress, known as han fu 汉服, and have a full make-over.

Join us at China Exchange to welcome one of Hong Kong’s most renowned screen writers and film producers, Roger Lee 李恩霖. In this talk, Mr Lee will discuss his film career and how his real life experiences became the blue print for A Simple Life. The talk will be followed by a screening of the film.

The China in Context book fair weekend will run from 15-18 March – extended by an extra day due to its popularity in 2017. With a book fair of over 1000 titles curated by Cypress Books, there will be enough to keep even the most voracious book worm satisfied!

Renowned translators Nicky Harman and Michelle Deeter will unveil two different faces of China: urban and rural. How has life changed in China’s cities and countryside throughout the decades? How did China’s urban and rural stories confront, interlink and integrate?

Join Man Asian Literary Prize winning author Su Tong 苏童 at our China in Context festival. The prolific writer is best known outside of China for his work with the acclaimed film director Zhang Yimou 张艺谋, including the BAFTA Award-winning film Raise the Red Lantern 大红灯笼高高挂.