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