News & Events

20
May
2018

中國書法簡史 The History of Chinese Calligraphy (lecture in Chinese Mandarin)

中國書法簡史 The History of Chinese Calligraphy (lecture in Chinese Mandarin)

主講:胡瑞君

胡瑞君,男,1960年生人。1987年畢業於西北師範大學美術系油畫專業,同年留校任教。1991年赴英國访学定居,并深造于伦敦艺术大学传媒学院,是兼具绘画書法和音乐艺术才华旅英华人“跨界艺术家”,期间尤以受聘英国國會皇家畫廊“英西大海戰”大型壁画复原繪制艺术成就而被誉为“走进英国国会艺术殿堂的中国画家第一人”,现为英国华人艺术家协会副会长。

15
May
2017

Hong Kong's Intangible Cultural Heritage Symposium

Hong Kong's Intangible Cultural Heritage Symposium

HK EventAt this symposium, renowned intellectuals and chefs will be sharing their views on Hong Kong's heritage and the culture of Chinese food in the UK.

20
May
2015

Thinking Chinese Screening: When China Met Africa (20 MAY 2015)

Thinking Chinese Screening: When China Met Africa (20 MAY 2015)

Wednesday 20th May, 6:30pm, UCL Gower Street

In conjunction with UCL Festival of the Arts 2015, Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity introduce a screening of the award-winning observational documentary When China Met Africa (2011) which explores China's influence in the continent through the stories of three individuals in Zambia.

31
March
2015

Conference Gala Dinner (31 March 2015)

Conference Gala Dinner (31 March 2015)

Ming-Ai (London) Institute and University College London present a Gala Fundraising Dinner in aid of Camden Chinese Community Centre.

31 March 2015, 7 pm at China City, 50 Woburn Place, Bloomsbury London

An evening of fine dining, music and performance to mark the opening of the 'Thinking Chinese' exhibition and Conference at UCL, raise money for the Camden Chinese Community Centre and celebrate the achievements of the Chinese community in the UK.

17
January
2015

Memories of China (17 Jan to 17 May 2015)

Memories of China (17 Jan to 17 May 2015)

Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, London SE23 3PQ
When: 17 January to 17 May 2015, Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm

Admission Free

This exhibition exploring the lives and experiences of Chinese migrants in the UK in the early 20th century, and their relationship with their homeland. It will feature a display of lanterns by contemporary British Chinese artists Qi Qing and Marina Chan as well as objects from project interviewees and a selection of Qing dynasty paintings from the Horniman's collection.

22
August
2014

Charing Cross Exhibition: Chinese Medicine and Health Practices in the UK (22nd Aug 2014)

Charing Cross Exhibition: Chinese Medicine and Health Practices in the UK (22nd Aug 2014)

Where: Charing Cross Library, 4 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HF
When: 22nd August 2014, Finishes on: 6th October 2014

The British Chinese Workforce Heritage Project has been conducting oral history interviews with traditional Chinese healthcare practitioners and service providers in the UK. This August these stories will be showcased with an exhibition of photographs and archival materials.
The exhibition will present historical and contemporary images of: acupuncture, herbal medicines, cupping, moxibustion, tui na massage, gong fu, and tai ji quan. Practices which have been used by our interviewees throughout their working lives in the UK.

17
May
2012

World Lute Encounter - Talk & Demonstration

World Lute Encounter - Talk & Demonstration

講座音樂會:中印彈撥琴緣 — 中阮/柳琴與西塔琴的對話 [免費活動]

Acclaimed sitarist/vocalist Mehboob Nadeem and award-winning Chinese lutenist/countertenor Cheng-Ying Chuang will lead audience through a musical journey through the time and space between South Asia to Far East.

  • Ming-Ai (London) Institute - Thursday, 17th May 2012

台北國家音樂廳樂壇新秀、旅英音樂家莊承穎(中阮/柳琴 /假聲男高音)與印度西塔琴演奏家/印度古聲樂家 Mehboob Nadeem 將合作二重奏音樂會,以音樂帶領世界聽眾重遊文成公主、玄 奘法師生命歷程中,東亞到南亞之間的聽覺記憶。

  • 明愛(倫敦)學院 - 2012 年 5 月 17 日星期四
05
February
2012

Chinese Food Culture Days (Free Entry)

Chinese Food Culture Days (Free Entry)

As a part of the British Chinese Food Culture Project, more events and activities are being organised!

  • Bruce Castle Museum - Saturday, 4th & Sunday, 5th February 2012

Lecture on Chinese Tea and Tea Demonstration, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Handcrafting, Chinese dinner set display, Chinese Language Demonstration etc.  Display of project findings, free refreshments and gifts, and lots of fun!

 
25
September
2010

Open Day 2010

Open Day 2010

Ming-Ai (London) Institute invites you to attend our Open Day with FREE Taster sessions!

  • Date & Time: Saturday 25 September 2010, 10:00am-4:30pm   
  • Venue:  Ming-Ai (London) Institute, Denver House, 1 Cline Road, London N11 2LX

The open day with free taster sessions are an opportunity to meet with some of the staff and students, and to find out more about studying at Ming-Ai.

The Institute offers affordable short courses and other tailor-made programmes for the general public, organises various workshops and also caters for specific groups with interests in Chinese culture.

20
May
2018

Brushes, Ink, Paper and Ink Stones: A Practical Guide

Brushes, Ink, Paper and Ink Stones: A Practical Guide

文房四寶:如何鑒別與挑選 -- 許建礎 (英國詩書畫協會主席)

Mr. Jianchu Xu is a renowned painting and calligraphy teacher. He started to learn Chinese calligraphy in 1980 under supervision of the famous Chinese calligrapher Mr. Laoyun Yu. Mr. Xu recently became chairman of the Chinese Poetry, Calligraphy & Painting Society of UK and honorary principal of the Shifu Art College of China (中国盐城式夫书画院). He received the Award of Excellence in the Chinese Calligraphy Competition UK 2011 and a Special Award during the international Chinese Arts Competition in 2014.

15
May
2017

Intangible Cultural Heritage: Mid-Autumn Tranquillity

Intangible Cultural Heritage: Mid-Autumn Tranquillity

MID-AUTUMN TRANQUILLITY - Hong Kong London Economic and Trade Office promotes Intangible Cultural Heritage with Food Celebration in London

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in London launched the Hong Kong Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival with its international symposium on May 15th 2017. The festival consists of a series of events and an exhibition that forms part of the London Economic and Trade Office programme to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. 

18
May
2015

Thinking Chinese Symposium: Lady Precious Stream (18 May 2015)

Thinking Chinese Symposium: Lady Precious Stream (18 May 2015)

Monday 18th May, 6:30 – 8pm B304-LT1, UCL Cruciform Building, Gower Street

"Try Something Different. Something Really Chinese"

Moongate Productions, Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity present a symposium on the 1934 play, Lady Precious Stream by Hsiung Shih-I (S.I. Hsiung). Something of a phenomenon in its day, Lady Precious Stream was the first ever play in London's West End written and produced by a Chinese, it not only ran extremely successfully there but also on Broadway, going on to become one of the most performed plays in the world.

31
March
2015

Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31 March - 12 May 2015)

Thinking Chinese Exhibition (31 March - 12 May 2015)

Venue: South Cloisters, UCL Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Date: 31 March - 12 May 2015, 9am-5pm daily (2-8 April Easter Closure)

This exhibition draws on the work of a number of academics to explore the historical intellectual exchange between Britian and China through the histories of Chinese individuals who studied, published or researched in the UK as well as the ways in which representations of "Chineseness" developed in the UK.

15
January
2015

Our Good Fortune: Histories of working lives of the Chinese in Haringey (12 Jan 2015 to 5 July 2015)

Our Good Fortune: Histories of working lives of the Chinese in Haringey (12 Jan 2015 to 5 July 2015)

Where: Bruce Castle Museum, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU
When: 12 January 2015 to 5 July 2015, Wednesday to Sunday 1pm - 5pm (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)

Admission free

This exhibition explores the traces of Chinese people's history in the London borough of Haringey ad well as the experiences of the borough's Chinese community today. The exhibition features archive materials from the museum's collection, including ceramics and textiles, as well as profiles of project interviewees and objects collected from the Haringey Chinese Centre.

24
June
2014

Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors project - Free Cooking Workshop for Teachers

Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors project - Free Cooking Workshop for Teachers

Ming-Ai (London) Institute is proud to be offering the Healthy Chinese Cuisine Ambassadors project Cooking Workshop on the 24th June 2014. This is the third Cooking Workshop that has been offered by the project to teachers, the previous workshops being highly successful and met with a good responses.

Ming-Ai is able to offer these workshops due to the kind sponsorship of Lee Kum Kee.

25
February
2012

Oral History Projects Showcase (Free Entry)

Oral History Projects Showcase (Free Entry)

Ming-Ai (London) Institute is invited by the National Maritime Museum to participate in their closing event of "Traders: The East India Company & Asia".

  • National Maritime Museum - Saturday, 25th February 2012

We will showcase our oral history projects alongside with the National Archives, the Brick Lane Circle, London Metropolitan Archives, the Institute of Genealogists and FIBI.

03
December
2011

British Chinese Food Culture Project Ceremony

British Chinese Food Culture Project Ceremony

bcfc-logoMing-Ai has celebrated its third oral history project The British Chinese Food Culture at St Martin-in-the-Fields, 3rd December 2011.  Counsellor Li Hui of Chinese Embassy, celebrity chefs Ken Hom O.B.E., Ching-He Huang, William Poon and Kam Po But, Mr Woon Wing Yip O.B.E., Mr Deh-Ta Hsiung, etc. had attended the ceremony, and shared their thought of Chinese food culture with the other guests.

20
May
2018

The Beauty of Calligraphy: History of the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

The Beauty of Calligraphy: History of the Art of Chinese Calligraphy

An exhibition to introduce the history and evolution of the art of Chinese calligraphy. It is an exhibition project by the MA Students (Chinese Cultural Heritage Management), and supported by the Calligraphy Class of Ming-Ai (London) Institute.

FREE drop-in Calligraphy Workshops are offered to public between 19-22 June (Tuesday to Friday), 2018, from 13:00-15:00. Join us to learn about the Beauty of Chinese calligraphy!

01
April
2017

MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management

MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management

Ming-Ai (London) Institute is proud to be offering the MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management in partnership with Middlesex University.

The MA in Chinese Cultural Heritage Management will provide a comprehensive and practical course on the field of cultural heritage management, with a specific emphasis on Chinese cultural heritage. The programme will explore issues of Chinese cultural heritage in the UK and around the world and students will learn how to apply Western techniques of cultural heritage management to the care of Chinese tangible and intangible heritage.

08
May
2015

Thinking Chinese Performance:The Chinese Er Hu during WWI (8 May)

Thinking Chinese Performance:The Chinese Er Hu during WWI (8 May)

Friday 8th May 2015, 7pm, UCL South Cloisters, Gower Street

Ming-Ai (London) Institute and UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity presented an evening of Erhu performance and discussion with Dr Colin Huehns as part of the Thinking Chinese series.

Probably the earliest surviving footage of an instrument from the Chinese erhu family in performance comes from troops of the Chinese Labour Corps celebrating Chinese New Year on the Western Front during the First World War.

31
March
2015

Thinking Chinese Conference (31 March - 1 April 2015)

Thinking Chinese Conference (31 March - 1 April 2015)

Venue: UCL Quad, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Dates: 31 March and 1 April 2015

A ground-breaking interdisciplinary two-day conference is presented by University College London and Ming-Ai (London) Institute.

The conference explores the history of Chinese since the 19th Century who studied in Britain and became professionals, diplomats, scientists, writers, performers and artists along with the ways in which Chineseness has been represented in the UK.

Conference Fee (including lunch and refreshment):
A. £30  Standard fee – both days
B. £20  One day only
C. £10  Refundable deposit for free place for UCL full time students only (two days only deposit to be returned on day two - strictly limited to 30 places on first come first served basis)

05
December
2014

From East to West : Chinese Life in London Since 1900

From East to West : Chinese Life in London Since 1900

Where: Islington Museum, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB
When: 5 December 2014 – 26 February 2015, Monday to Saturdays 10am – 5pm (Closed Wednesdays and Sundays)

Admission free

Explore the life experiences of Chinese people in London from 1900 to the present day in this new and fascinating exhibition at Islington Museum. From East to West takes the visitor on a journey of discovery and reveals how Chinese culture in the capital has developed and prospered throughout the 20th century and beyond.

 A series of free workshops and activities will accompany the exhibition.

Chinese painting schools workshops (8 & 9 Dec 2014)

Chinese Activity Afternoon (Tue 17 Feb 2015, 1-4pm) at Finsbury Library, 245 St John Street, London EC1V 4NB

10
July
2012

Project Launch - British Chinese Workforce Heritage

Project Launch - British Chinese Workforce Heritage

Ming-Ai (London) Institute will launch a three-year project, The British Chinese Workforce Heritage, on 10th July 2012.  10-12 interns and up to 80 volunteers will be recruited to research and document the impact of Britain’s fourth largest ethnic minority community on life in the capital and elsewhere in the country.

A series of road shows held at Chinese community centres across London will help to identify up to 90 people who will be interviewed and their stories recorded as part of the project. These will include seamen and their families, those involved in laundering, catering and traditional medicine as well as newer professions.

15
February
2012

Chinese Food Culture Seminars (Free Entry)

Chinese Food Culture Seminars (Free Entry)

As a part of the British Chinese Food Culture Project, more events and activities are being organised!

  • London Metropolitain Archives - Wednesday, 15 Feburary 2012

Seminars "British Place, Chinese Plate" and "Potent Flavours", display of project findings, free refreshments and gifts!

01
October
2010

GMN Professional Development Centre

GMN Professional Development Centre

Ming-Ai (London) Institute has been appointed as a Global Marketing Network Professional Development Centre in October 2010. Under the agreement Ming-Ai (London) Institute will be delivering Global Marketing Network approved programmes and workshops to support the continuing professional development of Chinese marketing and business executives. Ming-Ai also delivers a range of language and business culture programmes designed to support business professionals who want to enter the Chinese market and it is intended that Ming-Ai's expertise in this area will also be promoted across the GMN network, worldwide.