China Changing Festival returns on Saturday 7 October 2017. Our three-year festival showcases contemporary China, and its creative connection with the UK, through cutting-edge art and culture.

Hear a keynote delivered by Hung Huang, a multimedia mogul included in Time magazine’s 2011 'Time 100 Candidates' poll, and further talks discussing women in modern China and the recent two-child policy, with an all-female line up of speakers. There’s also contemporary dance for all to enjoy with styles ranging from martial arts, waacking to break, and a performance drawing on the true story of Chinese writer Lao She, an esteemed author given the title of People’s Artist early in his career. Families are invited to take part in free square dancing and calligraphy workshops and can enjoy puppetry and dance performances throughout the day.

Experience the energy and diversity of this dynamically evolving country through music, film, dance, comedy, performance, literature and family events. This festival incorporates 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.

From 12 noon to 9.30pm, public events take place continuously across Royal Festival Hall.

在今年10月7日,「南岸中心」將迎來第二屆國際藝術節的「中國 變奏」。這個為期三年的國際藝術節將通過尖端的藝術與文化,展示當代的中國及其創造性的影響力,以及她與英國的多種聯繫。

這個節日通過音樂、電影、舞蹈、喜劇、視覺藝術、文學與家庭活動,融合當今中國最具創新的藝術家與在英國發展的領先藝術家,及新進的中國與東南亞藝術家們的談論,和介紹他們的新作品。

歡迎前來聆聽洪晃發表的主題演講。洪晃是多媒體大亨, 2011年還被選入了《時代》雜誌最具影響力的當代百大人物之一,她將聯同一個全女性陣容討論中國現代婦女,最近的兩孩政策和其他中國熱門話題。那天還可以觀看一個講述人民藝術家老舍生命末期的故事的演出。邀請一家大小前來參加免費的廣場舞蹈和書法作坊,並可欣賞有趣的「小兵 张嘎」木偶劇。

所有活動將從中午12pm到晚上9.30pm 在 Royal Festival Hall 舉行。

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Free

10:00 am | 7 Oct 2017
Literature
Talks & Topics
This is a screening of a digital animation film created with secondary aged children from a school in Hull

Free

10:00 am | 7 Oct 2017
Watch a video about a Chinese villager whose life changes after seeing a UFO

Free

1:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Performance
Join an experiment in new opera making with artist Li-E Chen
1:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Talks & Topics
How does the new two-child policy affect women’s lives?

Free

1:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Learn to write and speak four Chinese characters with artist Li-E Chen

Free

2:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Dance
Learn dance routines for large groups with our dance leaders
2:30 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Leading Chinese writers Xiaolu Guo and Lilia Zhang read from and discuss their most recent books

Free

3:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Talks & Topics
Learn about the making of an animated film from KS3 pupils, their animator and teacher

Free

Various times | 7 Oct 2017
Performance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Bring the family along for an uplifting tale told through puppetry
4:00 pm | 7 Oct 2017
Performance
Theatre
A play questioning freedom and identity, based on the true story of Chinese writer Lao She

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:00
Contemporary Dance
Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 18:03
See highlights from China Changing Festival at Southbank Centre
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 16:18
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
From puppetry to political discussion, get the most out of October’s festival of contemporary Chinese culture.
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Find out about the dance craze that has over 100 million people in China hooked
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See a slideshow of festival highlights from Southbank Centre's China Changing