Opportunities to understand China, Chinese culture and Chinatown

Announcing Chinese Write Now 2022

Announcing Chinese Write Now 2022 We are delighted to share news of our Chinese Write Now Festival 2022. It is the third edition of the successful China in Context programme. The new name reflects the expanding scope of our programme, which celebrates writers and contemporary Chinese culture through writing. This year’s festival will highlight both […]

Film Club – Youth 芳华

China Exchange held its second film screening on 2 May following A Simple Life with Roger Lee in March. With a turnout of over a 100 audience members, our prudential hall was bustling with anticipation as the lights lowered to showcase Youth 芳华, the latest work directed by Feng Xiaogang. Set in the backdrop of […]

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!

Pure Land Series: An Evening with Mona Golabek

    “My mother always told me that music tells a story; you simply have to discover what that story is”. Pianist, writer, radio host and performer, Mona Golabek intertwined music and stories to guide the Pure Land Series audience on a gripping, emotional and uplifting journey of discovery in a special evening at China Exchange.   […]

An Evening with Renée Fleming

    The Pure Land Series’ first talk of 2017 was an extraordinary one. Undeterred by the prediction of snow and coldest day of the year, the audience braved the storm to China Exchange, while Pure Land Foundation played host to a riveting conversation between two very different legendary women.  EU Good Will Ambassador and Founder and Chairwoman of the Bianca […]

Happy Chinese New Year! 新年快乐!

  We wish all our visitors, subscribers and curious passersby a very happy Chinese New Year. We’re welcoming the rooster with events throughout the Spring Festival detailed below and will be open on Sunday 29 January from noon-4pm to welcome visitors.     #snapCNY17 Instagram Competition Saturday 28 – Monday 30 January Free     Our […]

In War & Peace with Joyce DiDonato

    Multi award winning opera singer Joyce DiDonato took to the stage of the China Exchange with panel members, Matt Peacock MBE, Artistic Director of the charity Streetwise Opera and Anis Barnat founder of El Sistema Greece to discuss the role of music as a force of social integration, mutual understanding and personal transformation. […]

Jonathan Newhouse

Jonathan Newhouse spoke extensively on building publishing brands in print and online.

Bitesize China

Bitesize China Event Photo

    In this tasty discussion event chef Andrew Wong, food writer Fuchsia Dunlop and tv chef and writer Ching-He Huang each took a bitesize turn at describing their experience with Chinese cuisine. Andrew Wong began the night by asking the audience to imagine a Japanese kitchen, followed by a Chinese kitchen and drew upon the […]