China Changing

China Changing festival 2016 has now finished. We are currently planning the return of China Changing festival and will announce dates soon. 

Our three-year festival showcases contemporary China and its creative influence and connections with the UK through cutting edge art and culture. China Changing allows you to experience the energy and diversity inspired by this dynamically evolving country through music, film, dance, comedy, performance, literature and free events. This festival incorporates talks and new works by some of the most innovative artists practising in China today as well as leading and emerging British-based Chinese and South-East Asian artists.

Download the 2016 festival leaflet (PDF in English and Chinese)

Highlights from our December 2016 launch included:

  • I, Hamlet, a one-man opera performance fresh from its Shanghai premiere. Integrating voice and movement, a virtuosic re-imagining of Shakespeare's characters drawing on the classical techniques of Kunqu Chinese opera.

  • Project New Earth by Chinese Arts Space, a new commission from some of the UK's most exciting British-Chinese artists which comprised film, music and dance.

  • SEVER by composer Zhu Ma, who presented an original film with live score performed by a dynamic ensemble of 15 musicians.

  • The Hong Kong Dance Company performing excerpts from The Legend of Mulan and L’Amour Immortel.

  • A performance by the oldest Chinese youth orchestra in Europe, the Liverpool-based Pagoda Youth Orchestra.

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