Events: Culture Workshops

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The University of Leeds Staff Festival is an opportunity for staff members to relax and have fun on campus with their families. Along with this year’s theme of ‘Making Things’, we will offer workshops on calligraphy and Chinese tea.
A tai chi taster session for University staff as part of Staff Healthy Week 2018.
We are running this calligraphy workshop in partnership with the East Asian Research Society at the University of Leeds. All are welcome to come along and have a go at this ancient art form!
Join documentary, travel and fine art photographer Clive Horsman in conversation with Simon Popple for a workshop exploring the representation of cultural difference and the role of photography as a means of depicting a culture.
Join us at Impressions Gallery in Bradford for a special calligraphy workshop to accompany their Views from China photography season.
What happens to us in transit – as we move from one place to another? How do we adapt to new circumstances and places? And how does ‘there’ become ‘here’?
Draw inspiration from the ‘Voices of Asia’ exhibition at Leeds City Museum, which features a selection of Chinese kites, before painting your own kite during this workshop.
Learn the basics of Chinese swordsmanship in the home of the British national collection of arms and armour.
Enjoy an authentic tea ceremony and learn about Chinese tea at Impressions Gallery in Bradford. Part of the Views from China photography season.
Take part in a cross-cultural musical collaboration with Chinese musician Su Zixu, who has appeared on China’s ‘Sing My Song’ TV show.