Kick start your summer with a kung fu workshop from Cultural Keys!

Summer is officially here. But does that bring you joy, or dread? For too many of us, the past few months have been an extended hibernation period, as we have sheltered ourselves away in the safe, reassuring comfort of our homes and sofas. But that time is done. It’s now time to reawaken the mind and body and prepare for the path ahead.

And what better way to do that than on a Cultural Keys Warriors’ Workshop?
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Events and Offers in May from Beijing’s Best Culture Companies!

See that date? It’s May 1st! Even if you’ve been self-isolating for the past 90 days in a cave, you still know that with the start of May, summer (un)officially begins! But with Beijing (as with the rest of China) slowly waking from its pandemic-induced slumber, it can be a bit difficult to know what is on offer to you to learn, explore, taste and engage with in terms of culture.

To address that, Cultural Keys has asked some of the city’s best activity providers what they have in store for everyone. Read on to find out the best ways to culturally immerse yourself this month!

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Best of Beijing: The best Beijinghua words and phrases!

It’s often said that spring is the best time to visit Beijing and see everything the city has to offer. While getting out and about and experiencing everything isn’t exactly possible at the moment, that doesn’t mean you can’t start to make plans!

To that end, for the past few weeks Cultural Keys, in partnership with some of the best travel and culture companies in the business, have brought to you our Best of Beijing series. Each week, our partners introduce you to the best that the Chinese capital has to offer, from food to flowers, from classical architecture to useful words and phrases especially for Beijing! 

Now in week 3, we are proud to be joined by the Hutong School, as the language maestros introduce you to some of the most Beijing-centric words and phrases this side of the Forbidden City. Enjoy! 

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Introduction to the Chinese Zodiac – online presentation from Cultural Keys in May!

While most educational centres in Beijing are closed, people still have a thirst for learning that needs satisfying! Join Cultural Keys online via Zoom in May for our next Cultural Insights presentations, this time looking at the Chinese zodiac!

Read on to see what you can learn during our May presentation!

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Custom handmade calligraphy available again at Cultural Keys!

Few examples of traditional Chinese art are as beautiful and intrinsically characteristic of Chinese culture as handwritten calligraphy. It’s with that cultural significance in mind that Cultural Keys and the CK Culture Boutique  are proud to announce that starting this week (April 26th) we are again able to offer custom handmade calligraphy for the first time since January!

Read on to see how you can order a unique and beautiful piece of art and bring Chinese culture into your own home or office!

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