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.
Performances will include music from contemporary British Chinese duo Liz Liew and Dennis Kwong Thye Lee; internationally renowned pipa lute virtuoso Dr Cheng Yu; as well as a traditional Chinese Lion Dance. Enjoy a traditional four course banquet while listening to contemporary and traditional sounds.
All money raised will go towards the work of Camden Chinese Community Centre who have been based in Bloomsbury for over 30 years and provide a range of vital services including support for the elderly, welfare advice, nursery club and youth projects, helping vulnerable Chinese people living in London to live healthier and happier lives. The money raised from this banquet will go towards enabling the centre to install a lift and make the centre fully accessible for their elderly and disabled users.
Lobster with noodle
Roast mixed platter
Kai Lan (Chinese Broccoli) with garlic
Spiced Shredded Pork & Aubergine in Hot Pot
Braised Belly Pork in Hot Pot
Tong Choi (Morning Glory) in Malaysian Style
Mixed seafood and asparagus with XO sauce
Wine and soft drinks
LIZ CHI YEN LIEW is a musician and composer whose music blends rhythms and melodies inspired by her Chinese roots on Chinese instruments with electric violins and electronics. www.lizchiyenliew.com
DENNIS KWONG THYE LEE – musician (xiao, guzheng). Dennis has played the xiao (notched rim-blown bamboo flute) and guzheng (zither) for over 20 years. He specialises in traditional and crossover pieces and classical duets.
DR CHENG YU is an internationally renowned pipa and guqin virtuoso, scholar and specialist in Chinese music. She is the founder of the UK Chinese Music Ensemble and London Youlan Qin Society.
Tickets: Individual: £100 Table of 10 for organisations: £800
Tables may be booked by organisations and individuals.