Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown

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 […]

A Celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Songs and Words

This year we celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with a song and words performance by the East-West Gala Chorus, a group of non-professional singers who come together to share their passion for music. Mid-Autumnal Festival coincides with the autumn equinox, when the day and night are of almost equal length and the moon is bright and full, […]

Ultimate Power Dressing

  As the models hit the runways, we started London Fashion Week with a glance back to history’s ultimate power dressers, the Qing Emperors. In an evening that was part talk part exhibition, expert David Rosier gave a detailed talk explaining how China’s imperial rulers displayed and maintained their authority through clothing. David began by […]

Music of Our Young Foundation Concert

 In a fully booked performance at China Exchange, the Music of Our Young foundation orchestra performed a repertoire of Chinese and Western music to a packed room. The fifty young musicians, aged between primary school and university level, travelled from Hong Kong to London to show off their skills at three major venues: China Exchange, Saint […]