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!


Elixir of Life Workshop: Create Your Own Herbal Tonic

12:00 – 16:00 | Saturday 22nd September

£30  – buy your tickets here

Inspired by the famous Mid-Autumn legend of “Chang E”, a woman who lives eternally on the moon after drinking a vial of “elixir of life”, China Exchange invites you to a unique herbal workshop. Join expert Herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmed, as you discover the benefits of herbal remedies, how to harvest herbs, and how to create your own “elixir of life” to take home! (Floating to the moon not guaranteed).


Awaiting The Full Moon

14:00 – 15:00 | Saturday 22nd September

Free admission – register for your tickets here

A musical spectacle for all the family to enjoy; Awaiting the Full Moon blends cello, piano, and traditional Chinese instruments with a unique and awe-inspiring performance of Sichuan face changing opera. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see it for yourself!


Mid-Autumn Dances: Fallen Leaves and Harvest Moons

Tuesday 25th September – Wednesday 17th October

Free admission – book your place here

For those looking for a more immersive way to participate in the festivities, China Exchange is offering free dance workshops. No experience is needed, and participants will get the invaluable opportunity to work alongside talented Choreographer Quang Kien Van, to create a very special, brand-new performance piece. If you’re eager to get involved in an inspiring project this Autumn, look no further!