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Team Stitch Thread Their Needles

Team Stitch Thread Their Needles

The latest group of volunteers has joined China Exchange to develop the Made in Chinatown project.  Six super stitchers, dubbed Team Stitch, have begun their work with textile artist, Ekta ...
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First Products Launch - Made in Chinatown

First Products Launch – Made in Chinatown

The Gift of Hidden Heritage – a new way to support London’s Chinatown Our unique range of gifts reflecting heritage stories of London’s Chinatown created by international artists and London ...
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Internship Available: April-June 2020

Internship Available: April-June 2020

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from April – June 2020. Our intern can ...
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Support Our 5th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

Support Our 5th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign

Help us take The Making of Chinatown exhibition on a national tour. These stories deserve to be shared ...
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Join us for a Chinese New Year Flash Dance!

Join us for a Chinese New Year Flash Dance!

To celebrate the year of the Rat, we're recruiting members for the China Exchange troupe taking part in the Chinatown New Year parade on the 26th January - be part ...
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Artists Confirmed for Chinatown Residencies

Artists Confirmed for Chinatown Residencies

Two internationally exhibited artists have been selected for the Made in Chinatown project at China Exchange ...
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Fun for all the family this Chinese New Year!

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 ...
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Walking into the Year of the Rat with Chinatown Stories Tours

Walking into the Year of the Rat with Chinatown Stories Tours

London’s Chinatown is getting ready to celebrate the arrival of the year of the Rat, and at China Exchange, we are offering a special Chinese New Year edition of our ...
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New Interns Needed for the New Year

New Interns Needed for the New Year

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from January – March 2020. Our intern ...
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Call for Volunteers - Made in Chinatown project

Call for Volunteers – Made in Chinatown project

China Exchange will work with artists, volunteers and community members to create two ranges of unique gifts that connect with London Chinatown’s heritage and community in a vibrant and appealing ...
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Artists in Residence:  Made in Chinatown

Artists in Residence: Made in Chinatown

China Exchange is delighted to announce an open call for two artists to join our Made in Chinatown project. With the support of the Rothschild Foundation, China Exchange will work ...
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China Exchange wants the world to read all about London’s Chinatown

China Exchange wants the world to read all about London’s Chinatown

Untold stories of London’s Chinatown will be shared in a new book written by China Exchange team members, Freya Aitken-Turff and Xiao Ma. Chinatown Stories offers history, social commentary and ...
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Internship available: October-December 2019

Internship available: October-December 2019

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? We are seeking someone enthusiastic and reliable to join our team as an intern from October – December 2019. Our intern ...
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The Making of Chinatown: Our Progress So Far

The Making of Chinatown: Our Progress So Far

Over the past few weeks, our exciting Oral History Project has developed and is starting to take shape. As of 10 April, we are in our 10th week of the ...
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Join the China Exchange Team

Join the China Exchange Team

We are seeking an experienced, energetic person to join our small and hardworking team as Venue Hire Sales and Building Manager. You can find out more about our work by looking ...
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Volunteer Exhibition Tour Guides Wanted

Volunteer Exhibition Tour Guides Wanted

As part of our The Making of Chinatown exhibition project we will be looking for volunteer exhibition tour guides from April 2019 to help us bring the exhibition to life ...
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Have a History with London’s Chinatown? We Want to Hear Your Story!

Have a History with London’s Chinatown? We Want to Hear Your Story!

Love London’s Chinatown? Have worked,  lived in or often visited this area between the 1960s to 2019?  We would love to hear from you. We are looking for people who ...
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We Are Recruiting Oral History Volunteers

We Are Recruiting Oral History Volunteers

We're delighted to have been awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund to present The Making of Chinatown: a Summer Exhibition Celebrating and Exploring the History of the Chinese Community in London's Chinatown ...
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New Heritage Programme Coming to China Exchange

New Heritage Programme Coming to China Exchange

China Exchange to lead Chinatown heritage project to ensure that the history of our iconic neighbourhood is not lost ...
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RethINKING Tradition Public Participation Project Staged at Southbank Centre

RethINKING Tradition Public Participation Project Staged at Southbank Centre

Saturday 6 October was a memorable day to the participants of RethINKING Tradition project. This passionate group formed by members of the public performed a dance piece taking inspiration from ...
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Winter Blossom Art Fair – Open Call for Participation

Winter Blossom Art Fair – Open Call for Participation

Calling all budding artists, student designers, boutique craft shop owners and art colleges! We are seeking entrepreneurial artists inspired by East Asian culture, who are looking to gain greater commercial ...
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Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival at China Exchange

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     ...
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Remembering our late Chairman, Sir David Tang

Remembering our late Chairman, Sir David Tang

A year has passed since we lost our founder and Chairman, Sir David Tang. We miss his energy and his passion for “intelligent questions". We continue his legacy by creating ...
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Getting Crafty in Chinatown

Getting Crafty in Chinatown

Over the summer, China Exchange has run Made in Chinatown, a pilot project working with community groups to create unique souvenirs for London’s Chinatown. All items will be sold to ...
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A Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage

A Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage

During summer 2018, China Exchange is leading a Summer Celebration of Chinatown Heritage, an extensive new project to share the reasons why our neighbourhood is so special.  ...
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Preparing for GDPR on 25 May at China Exchange

Preparing for GDPR on 25 May at China Exchange

On 25 May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. At China Exchange, we are updating our systems to comply with this new legislation ...
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Internships available - April-June 2018

Internships available – April-June 2018

Are you our next China Exchange intern? Applications for our competitive programme are now open. Apply by 23:59 on Wednesday 28 March ...
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Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

Event Stewards Needed at China Exchange

We are looking for new enthusiastic event stewards to join our team on a casual basis ...
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Ten of the Best Chinese Books in Translation

Ten of the Best Chinese Books in Translation

This year’s China in Context festival focuses on the theme of translation; from translating language, to culture and ideas. We’ve asked Nicky Harman, the UK-based prize-winning literary translator, to recommend ...
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New research into Chinatowns soon to be published

New research into Chinatowns soon to be published

For the past year, our CEO Freya has been researching Chinatowns in North America and South East Asia. Inspired by the rapid pace of change in London's Chinatown and using ...
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Hong Kong Focus

Hong Kong Focus at China in Context

China in Context will feature three events with a special focus on Hong Kong. Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, the focus will celebrate the role that Hong Kong has ...
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China Exchange to host first performance installation

China Exchange to host first performance installation

On 22 March, China Exchange will host its first performance installation, in the latest project supported by our Cultivate Programme. Cloud/Plunger explores the unity and the contradiction of opposites ...
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Interns wanted for February-April 2018

Interns wanted for February-April 2018

Would you like to build new skills at China Exchange? China Exchange is a dynamic charity based in the heart of London’s Chinatown. We hold both corporate and cultural events ...
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China in Context: the UK’s first Chinese writing festival returns to London

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 ...
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Welcoming Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Welcoming Chinese New Year of the Dog 2018

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018! Expect celebrations across London as people welcome