Chinese opera (戏曲 xìqǔ) might sound a little strange to the ears of those not used to it, but it is a stunning blend of many different art forms – music, singing, dancing, martial arts, acrobatics, costume design and make-up art, as well as literary art forms. Chinese opera reached its height, both in terms of quality and popularity, in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), with hundreds of regional styles developing.
Want to know more about this iconic culture, it’s history and the people involved? Read on to find out!
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival in a slightly different way this year! Join Cultural Keys and Louise from Pet Pamperaz for a mooncake workshop with a twist – we’ll be making mooncakes for our furry friends!
PLUS! Read on after the event details to learn more about Chateau Canine, Beijing’s best resort for giving your furry friends a vacation they’ll never forget!
Not many people in Beijing are lucky enough to have their own garden, so if that’s you, why not head north to Yanqing to see a fantastic array of gorgeous gardens? The International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 (Beijing Expo for short), on until October 7th, features around 80 individual gardens from various organisations, each of China’s provinces, and many countries around the world. There are also exhibition halls featuring the latest agricultural techniques and products.
Read on for our guide on how to get to Beijing Expo and what to see, do and eat there!
Connect with Chinese culture and reconnect with your partner! Join us for this exclusive weekend in Songzhuang Art District where you’ll get to experience four workshops in this unique location, and stay in a beautiful boutique hotel reserved just for retreat participants!
There is no easy way to say ‘捏面 nie mian’ in English! It literally means ‘pinch flour’ but in fact this folk-craft, which dates back to the Han dynasty, involves a lot more than just pinching!
The ‘clay’, actually dough, was traditionally made of glutinous rice and colourings made from different foods. The final product, beautiful though it was, could be eaten. Today, certain additives such as honey and paraffin might be added to improve the longevity of the final product, and they definitely can’t be eaten!