Staff Festival: A Festival of Making

  • Date:
  • Time: 15:00 - 19:00 (BCI workshops between 15:00 and 17:00)
  • Audience: University of Leeds staff, their family and friends
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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, ‘A Festival of Making’, we will offer workshops on calligraphy and Chinese tea.


In this short introduction to Chinese calligraphy you will learn the basics (how to hold the brush and do the key strokes) before choosing from a selection of Chinese characters to produce a final piece to take home with you.

  • 15:00 – 15:45
  • 16:00 – 16:45

Maximum of twelve people per session.


Learn the steps in making Chinese tea and enjoy the calming atmosphere of a Chinese tea ceremony.

  • 15:00 – 15:20
  • 15:30 – 15:50
  • 16:00 – 16:20
  • 16:30 – 16:50

Maximum of six people per session.

You can simply drop in on the day, or email the Staff Festival team to guarantee your place. Details of all workshops can be found on the Staff Festival website.