We were delighted to welcome Mr Tim Clarke, former EU ambassador to the African Union, to serve as the speaker for our 2019 Annual Lecture, on the evening of Wednesday 20th November. Approximately 100 people joined us to enjoy this lecture, on a fascinating topic that led to some excellent Q&A discussions with members of the audience.
On Sunday 10th November we were delighted to welcome the brilliant pianist and versatile composer Yuanfan Yang to perform at The Priory Church Lancaster, as part of a series of concerts, events, and activities being held during Lancaster Priory’s "Museum of The Moon" Exhibition.
Light Up Lancaster is routinely an event we enjoy being a part of, and this time felt very special. The highlight of this year's event was an installation featuring The Moon, and so we decided to tie in our activities around this.
As much as we love offering opportunities from our base here in Lancaster, sometimes it's even more special when we can have spectacular events at our teaching sites, in Blackpool and in Carlisle.
Every year, the Confucius Institute takes a day to spend some time to engage with our local communities, and this year we had 2 fun packed days. Here in Lancaster, we had a day of events in Lancaster Central Library, while in Carlisle, our teaching site at Tullie House took over Carlisle Library!
Over the 5th - 7th July, the Confucius Institute were thrilled to host likely our largest conference event since our opening in 2011.
From Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th June, the Confucius Institute played host to a three-day interdisciplinary conference at The Roundhouse, focused around challenges in the implementation of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
On the 11th May, we were off to Liverpool for the annual North West Confucius Institute Dragon Boat Race!
On May 11 2019, VaChina, a London-based Chinese feminist network, performed its stage-play Our Vagina, Ourselves (阴道之道), the Chinese version of Vagina Monologues, on campus at Lancaster University.
On the evening of the 5th February, it was time to celebrate.