Chinese and British: A Brush of Culture

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The is a picture of Shen Fuzong's manuscript with calligraphy of the zodiac signs written in Chinese language and in English
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Join us for a creative workshop in partnership with SiShu Chinese School.

Inspired by our Chinese and British exhibitionthese workshops will provide an introduction to Chinese poetry, calligraphy and brush paint.

Students will begin with a short guided tour of the exhibition to celebrate the history and impact of this vibrant community, and meet remarkable individuals from British Chinese communities across the UK.

Following the tour, students will take part in a workshop in our Learning Centre led by teaching staff from the SiShu Chinese School. They will have the opportunity to discover key figures such as poet Xu Zhimo and artist Chiang Yee. Students will learn some basic Chinese poetry; try out calligraphy using brush pens on rice paper; and be introduced to brush painting on paper fans. Students will be able to take away their pieces for a display back at school.

This session will run on the following dates (please select your preferred date when booking):

  • Wednesday 8th March, 10:30-12:00 (fully booked)
  • Tuesday 21st March, 10:30-12:00 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 23rd March, 10:30-12:00



Age group: Year 3 - 6
When: For dates please see event descriptions
Length: 90 minutes
Group size: Minimum 10 students; maximum 30 students
Key skills: Literacy, Art & Design, Citizenship, Cross-curricular
Price: Admission: Free entry
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