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WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE COO!

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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Janelle Lau: Traditional Chinese Pipa

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In this special musical performance arranged by St Cecilia’s Hall – Scotland’s oldest purpose built concert hall – hear the beautiful sounds of the Chinese pipa, an instrument which has been played in China for...

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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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Dragon Craft Workshop with Sarah Kwan Artist

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This event has now passed. Sat 13 Feb, 1.00pm.  Join a relaxed craft making event to celebrate Lunar New Year, with this free Dragon Craft Workshop! Hosted by Sarah Kwan Artist & ESA Scotland. All are...

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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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Virtual Event: A Glimpse Into Chinese New Year

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This event has passed. Tue 16 Feb, 1.00pm. 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...

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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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New Tunes for the New Year

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Celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox, Kimho Ip and Filip Davidse combined the sounds of the traditional Chinese yangqin and saxophone to create inter-cultural dialogues that reflect the nuances between Chinese and...

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