Some pictures from the China Arts & Culture Festival held in Edinburgh

P1120202 A scene from The Hubei Provinicial Peking Opera production at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre last Sunday. Below A touching scene from Farewell my Concubine Photos by Paul Harris

P1120185 Below A choral performance by singers from The Experimental High School (of Arts) at Beijing Normal University. Photo by Paul Harris

P1120141 Below: Hubei Provinicial Peking Opera costume (for The General) on display Photo by Paul Harris

P1120133Below: Charlotte Rostek, head of Glasgow office at auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull, gave a talk at the China Arts & Culture Festival on Chinese porcelain illustrated with pictures from her work as Emeritus Curator at Dumfries House and at L&T.

Charlotte Rostek  Experimental School of Shanghai Conservatory of MusicAbove: a rousing end to the concert given by The Experimental School of Shanghai Conservatory of Music  Photo by Paul Harris

Stunning Chinese Art & Culture Festival held in Edinburgh

P1120225 Chinese Consul General Pan of the PRC Consulate in Edinburgh yesterday congratulates performers from the Hubei Provincial Peking Opera after their successful performance at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. To his left is Mr Shihui Zhu, President of the Opera.  Photo by Paul Harris

The Chinese Arts & Culture Festival, which closed yesterday in Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe, was marked by a series of stunning performances. The performances were held in one of the city’s most prestigious venues, The Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Amongst the glittering array of Chinese artists and performers were The Hubei Provincial Peking Opera Company; dancers and musicians from The Experimental High School atached to Beijing Normal University; ink and water artist Lifan Wu; and the orchestra of The Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Experimental School who presented a remarkable concert last Friday which culminated a Chinese arrangement of the Scots classic Auld Lang Syne.

We shall feature more words and pictures from these events in the coming days.

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From the performance yesterday of the Hubei Provinicial Peking Opera                   Photo Paul Harris