Chinese New Year

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

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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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CNY Video Series: Chinese Lanterns and the Lantern Festival

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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 in China together…

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CNY Video Series: Chinese New Year Concert from Tianjin University of Finance & Economics

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Enjoy this special musical concert from the talented musicians of Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, the sister university of Heriot Watt University’s Scottish Institute for Business and Communication.

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CNY Video Series: The Chinese Zodiac – All You Need to Know About the Ox

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This informative video is brought to you by Heriot Watt University’s Scottish Institute for Business and Communication. Enjoy this virtual introduction to the Chinese zodiac sign “ox(牛)”. Based on traditional Chinese culture, it focuses on…

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CNY Video Series: Preparations for the Spring Festival

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Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival – the most important date in the Chinese cultural calendar. Want to find out more about this global phenomenon? This short video introduces some traditional…

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Golden Monkey: Creativity, Conservation and Flagship Species

This event has now passed. To mark the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day join renowned Australian artist Lisa Roet, whose Golden Monkey is installed on Inverleith House, as she discusses her work and how it…

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2021 Edinburgh Official Chinese New Year Concert

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This event has now passed. 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…

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Giant Golden Monkey at Inverleith House

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This event has now passed. 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…

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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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This event has now passed. 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….

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

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This event has now passed. 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…

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Five Week Chinese Brush Painting Class (Online)

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This event has now passed. 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…

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