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About Edinburgh’s “Year of the Coo”

2021 marks the Chinese Year of the Ox – or in a unique Scottish twist – the Year of the Coo. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of its kind in…

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2021 Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert

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The rat has leapt, the ox has come, let’s welcome a brand new year! Due to coronavirus restrictions, the annual gala event will take place online instead of its established home at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall….

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Giant Golden Monkey at Inverleith House

Inverleith

Australian ecological artist Lisa Roet’s inflatable Golden Monkey installations have previously scaled skyscrapers in Beijing and Hong Kong, but for Chinese New Year the Golden Monkey sculpture is back on the exterior of one of…

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Coming Soon: Chinese Coo on the Royal Mile

Royal Mile

Canadian contemporary artist Ian Kirkpatrick brings his playful, life-size fusion of Highland Coo and Chinese Ox to Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, as part of a special commission for Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year celebrations. Ian’s work explores…

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Virtual Learning: The Evolution of Chinese Characters

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Thu 18 Feb, 6.30pm. From pictographic symbols to today’s modern day Chinese characters, it has taken thousands of years for Chinese characters to evolve. This taster class organised by Heriot Watt University’s Confucius Institute for…

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Video Series: How NOT to prepare food at Chinese New Year!

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Fri 19 Feb. Heriot Watt Chinese language students Brodie Lawrence and Robin Wilson share their unconventional and fun methods of cooking traditional Chinese food with limited resources while living in lockdown.

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Virtual Event: A Glimpse Into Chinese New Year

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Fri 19 Feb, 5.00pm. Organised by the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, join this fun-filled quiz and game session to learn more about the Chinese New year. Combining language and cultural…

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Celebrate the Lantern Festival with a Virtual Whisky Tasting by The Scotch Whisky Experience

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Fri 26 Feb, 7.00pm. Enjoy the Lantern Festival with an amazing whisky tasting experience at home! This virtual experience will guide guests through a virtual tutored tasting led by one of the whisky experts from…

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CNY Video Series: Chinese Lanterns and the Lantern Festival

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Fri 26 Feb. The last day of the Spring Festival is the Lantern Festival, this short video from Heriot Watt University’s Scottish Confucius Institute for Business and Communication introduces the different kinds of lanterns found…

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Five Week Chinese Brush Painting Class (Online)

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Starts Tues 2 March, 10.00am. Explore Chinese soft brush and ink techniques and the world of bird-and-flower painting in this short five-week course. Bird-and-flower painting is a special kind of Chinese brush painting which has been…

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Five Week Chinese Calligraphy Class (Online)

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Starts Wed 3 March, 10.00am. Explore Chinese soft brush and ink techniques and learn Chinese calligraphy in clerical script (隶书, lìshū) in this short five-week course. Clerical script is a traditional writing format developed more than…

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Confucius Institute for Scotland: Spring Term Chinese Language Classes

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19 April – 25 June. The Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh offers a range of Chinese language classes at all levels. With small class sizes and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, our experienced…

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