Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown

Fun for all the family this Chinese New Year!

This year, as part of China Exchange’s Chinese New Year Celebrations, we will be hosting a family day in partnership with the charity Mothers Bridge of Love. They are a charity who have been supporting Chinese children from all corners of the world since 2004, with the aim of bridging the huge poverty gap that […]

Tea Time at China Exchange

Tea, whether it’s in Chinese or British culture, plays a crucial role throughout the history. To celebrate all things tea, a free tea market was hosted at China Exchange from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 February. From teapots to tealeaves, from talks to performances, we welcomed over 1000 visitors over the weekend. The main market […]

Hello Baijiu! A tasting and cocktail masterclass

Ganbei (cheers) for the Year of Dog! This year, we welcomed our popular event Hello Baijiu back to China Exchange for the third time. FU of Liverpool, the only dedicated baijiu bar in the UK shared the history and significance of baijiu in China and its influence on the drinks cabinets of the top bars […]

Puppy Love: Dogs as Therapy

Dogs are man’s best friend. To celebrate the Year of Dog, China Exchange welcomed Diane Hardiman, specialist in Animal Assisted Therapy, and volunteers from the charity Pets As Therapy and their therapy dogs to discuss how animals, and especially dogs, are used as therapy to help people in need. Kicked off with Diane’s presentation about […]

Postcard making workshop: For Chinese New Year

To coincide with the annual Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown and Trafalgar Square, China Exchange held a workshop where people of different ages made their own Chinese New Year postcards. With over 250 visitors, the ground floor was a  buzz of creativity. Some decorated their postcards with red-paper cut-outs of dogs and others with […]

China in Context: the UK’s first Chinese writing festival returns to London

China in Context, the UK’s first annual book festival celebrating writers and writing from and about China, is returning to London’s Chinatown for March 2018. Held at China Exchange, the festival will take place over two weeks, with talks from leading writers, hands-on workshops, and cultural experiences.

Welcoming Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018! Expect celebrations across London as people welcome the Year of the Dog, including a colourful parade in Chinatown, performances in Trafalgar Square, and a packed programme of events at China Exchange to get those tails wagging!

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.     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 […]

Lantern Festival Screening: London’s CNY Documentaries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9_vtQvZg5w&t=6s 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. Film-makers – some very experienced, some totally new to the game – had just 36 hours to create […]

丝竹报春 – Silk and Bamboo: Music for the arrival of Spring

The Silk and Bamboo concert we co-hosted with the UK Chinese Music Ensemble attracted 100 enthusiastic audience on 9th February.  Two renowned musicians, Dr Cheng Yu and Liu Menglin performed a well-selected list of classical Chinese music. Dr Cheng Yu is specialised in guqin 古琴 (seven-stringed zither) and the pipa 琵琶 (four-stringed lute) and talented Liu Menglin played the hulusi 葫芦丝 (a gourd flute);  and the […]