HOT POT NIGHT (Fully Booked)

Tuesday, February 20 2018
Fed up with the chilly temperatures? Come gather with good company around a boiling broth! Sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese fondue’, hot pots are among the most popular meals in China. We’re delighted to have Alice Chau Ginguene provide a crash-course in concocting the perfect hot pot.

CHINA BUSINESS CULTURE: Communications & Marketing

Wednesday, February 21 2018
Expanding your horizons to the Far East can be exciting and highly rewarding for both you and your business. Join us at this seminar offering insight into how to approach business in the Chinese marketplace, helping you to make lasting and fruitful working relationships. Presentations will include: “Chinese Business Mind – How Chinese People Think […]

Chinese and Irish Poetry and Song

Wednesday, February 21 2018
To mark Chinese New Year, Literature Ireland is proud to present an evening of Chinese and Irish poetry and song. Irish poets Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Harry Clifton will read from their poetry alongside the Chinese translators FangZhe and Lijing Peng. Musical accompaniment for the evening will be provided by Jiani Liu Doyle playing the […]

ASIA MARKET TASTING TOURS (Fully booked)

Thursday, February 22 2018
Explore the recently revamped Asia Market store and take in the tastes, sights and delights of Chinese food and drinks on a special New Year’s tasting tour. Enjoy Chinese tea and Chinese New Year snacks on arrival, before embarking on a personalised tour of the store, including food sampling and nibbles, sake/wine tasting sampling, plus […]

CHINESE TEA CEREMONY (FULLY BOOKED)

Thursday, February 22 2018
Tea remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. This traditional Chinese ceremony will be a sensory exploration and appreciation, come and discover the art and philosophy of drinking tea

FROM THE PADDY FIELD TO THE PALATE: CHINESE CULINARY TRADITION INTRODUCED

Thursday, February 22 2018
Chinese cuisine has consistently ranked as one of the world’s outstanding culinary traditions. In this lecture, Prof. Adrian Tien, Sam Lam Associate Professor in Chinese Studies (Linguistics) at Trinity College Dublin presents a simple yet in-depth introduction to the world of Chinese cuisine, examining selected cultural dimensions of this culinary tradition and especially focusing on […]

DOG LIFE-DRAWING CLASS (FULLY BOOKED)

Thursday, February 22 2018
This class is fully booked. To find out more about workshops at A4 Sounds, please click here. For more info on life-drawing classes at A4 sounds, please click here. Draw me like one of your French Bulldogs… Join Eimhin McNamara of Paper Panther Productions for a life-drawing class with a twist – the models being […]

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CHINESE CULTURE TALKS – Chinese New Year Traditions

Friday, February 23 2018
Join the Asia Market team for a series of informal panel discussions on the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. Talks will explore the food, flavours and culture of Chinese New Year. Lunchtime snacks and samples will be served at each talk, which include a Q&A. Personal Stories about what Chinese New Year means […]

DOG LIFE-DRAWING CLASS (FULLY BOOKED)

Friday, February 23 2018
This class is fully booked. To find out more about workshops at A4 Sounds, please click here. For more info on life-drawing classes at A4 sounds, please click here. Draw me like one of your French Bulldogs… Join Eimhin McNamara of Paper Panther Productions for a life-drawing class with a twist – the models being […]

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (Ages 4 – 12) (Fully Booked)

Saturday, February 24 2018
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling! Approach the basics of comic book making while learning about famous Chinese comic books such as the Three Kingdoms 三国志.

Chinese New Year at Kildare Village

Saturday, February 24 2018
Kildare Village, nestled within landscaped grounds with an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect luxury shopping destination and promises a great day out. You will find it difficult to resist temptation, with 100 boutiques, including Prada, Moncler and Coach, offering up to 60% off the recommended retail price all year around. Also, enjoy a jam-packed […]

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum – Mandarin Tours

Saturday, February 24 2018
Experience Irish history, culture and people with special Mandarin guided tours of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Discover the influence the Irish have had on the world and explore our connections to communities both near and far in this top-rated digital museum.

SPRING FESTIVAL FAIR

Saturday, February 24 2018
The hugely popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building with a jam-packed two-day programme of free family-friendly entertainment. Inspired by traditional Chinese temple fairs, “Miaohui”, this year’s spectacular event will welcome the Year of the Dog with a host of canine-themed entertainment, arts, crafts and interactive workshops, suitable for all ages. Activities include […]

THE IMPACT OF CHINESE ARTS IN IRELAND

Saturday, February 24 2018
Presented by Crowley Millar Solicitors and Ireland China Culture & Arts Association. This bi-lingual seminar will provide attendees with insight into the integration of Chinese Culture and Arts in Irish society. Media law expert Simon Carty will also give his unique view on the Entertainment industry, the potential for a cultural relationship between China and […]

Chinese Lantern and Family EPIC Tour

Saturday, February 24 2018
EPIC will be offering a free children’s Chinese lantern painting workshop with any regular family ticket purchase.

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (Ages 12 – 17)

Saturday, February 24 2018
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling! Approach the basics of comic book making or improve your art! We will be using pencils, ink and colour.

CHINESE NEW YEAR TRADITIONS

Saturday, February 24 2018
What is a red pocket? What is the significance of the lantern? What do the Chinese eat during their New Year celebrations? Join Professor Yan Yi Blake from the Irish Chinese Cultural Society and discover some of the traditions relating to the Chinese New Year Festival. A great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and deepen […]

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE (WAITLIST ONLY)

Saturday, February 24 2018
Curious about Dublin’s surprising connections to China? Intrigued by the history of the city’s so-called Chinatown region? Join us for a fun and informative tour, exploring Chinese influences and flavours in cosmopolitan Dublin. We promise fascinating nuggets of information at each stop and maybe even a few tasty morsels along the way. Eye-catching electric bikes […]

Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog

Saturday, February 24 2018
Explore patterns with artist Barbara O’Connell and create your own stamp to design motifs inspired by Chinese prints. Drop in free family workshop. No booking required although numbers may be limited.

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (for adults) (Fully Booked)

Saturday, February 24 2018
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling! Learn about the history of Chinese comic arts, manhua 漫画, from the Republican era through to today’s Communist China. Look at the work of the earliest manhua artists and […]

Year of the DOG Sports Tournaments

Sunday, February 25 2018
Presented by Dublin City Council in association with Emerald Media and the Chinese Students & Scholars Association. Join us in celebrating the sporty nature of the Earth Dog by taking part in our annual sport tournaments celebrating some of China’s best-loved sports. Prizes will be awarded on the day and make sure to bring along […]

YEAR OF THE DOG TOUR

Sunday, February 25 2018
Come along to these specially-themed public tours celebrating dogs featured in Gallery’s collection, and also on scenes of celebration in Western Art.

YEAR OF THE DOG TOUR (family tour)

Sunday, February 25 2018
Come along to these specially-themed public tours celebrating dogs featured in Gallery’s collection, and also on scenes of celebration in Western Art.

SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (1948)

Sunday, February 25 2018
In the dark aftermath of World War II, a lonely but spirited woman finds the monotony of dealing with an ill husband overbearing. When her first love reappears on the scene, her world is turned upside-down. One of the greatest Chinese films ever made, this 1948 romantic drama is not to be missed. Mandarin with […]

MANHUA 漫画 – CHINESE COMIC BOOK WORKSHOP (for adults) (Fully Booked)

Sunday, February 25 2018
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. This workshop is for anyone that loves drawing & storytelling! Learn about the history of Chinese comic arts, manhua 漫画, from the Republican era through to today’s Communist China. Look at the work of the earliest manhua artists and […]

CHINESE INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY

Monday, February 26 2018
China is a leader in the renewable energy sector and pioneers in the global trend of energy transformation. Join Dr Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding in tracing the development of Chinese investment in the renewable energy sectors and provide an overview of policies in relation to energy transformation. The purpose is to make sense of drivers […]

THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF IRISH DOGS (WAITLIST ONLY)

Monday, February 26 2018
The Year of the Dog offers a great opportunity to reflect on the role of ‘man’s best friend’ in Irish society, as well as Chinese. At this special event, writer of The Curious History of Irish Dogs David Blake Knox will shed light on the nine breeds of dog native to Ireland and the unique […]

GALLIVANTING ASIAN GOURMET TOUR

Tuesday, February 27 2018
Come sample the variety of Asian cuisine on offer in Dublin! Culinarily curious diners are invited on a tour to three restaurants in the Parnell Street area, enjoying a delicious course at every stop, as well as learning about the particular cooking style and associated Chinese territory.

SINO-IRISH BUSINESS SEMINAR: EU-China Tourism Year – The Opportunity for Ireland

Wednesday, February 28 2018
Presented in Association with Ireland China Business Association & Kindly Sponsored by Arthur Cox. With China now being the world’s largest outbound travel market, this Sino-Irish seminar will highlight the importance of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and both the opportunities and challenges for Ireland. The seminar will focus on facilitating travel, improving connectivity, addressing […]

THE CURIOUS HISTORY OF IRISH DOGS (WAITLIST ONLY)

Wednesday, February 28 2018
The Year of the Dog offers a great opportunity to reflect on the role of ‘man’s best friend’ in Irish society, as well as Chinese. At this special event, writer of The Curious History of Irish Dogs David Blake Knox will shed light on the nine breeds of dog native to Ireland and the unique […]

Maeve Brennan: From New York to Shanghai

Wednesday, February 28 2018
As part of its Chinese New Year celebrations, Literature Ireland is pleased to present an evening in celebration of Maeve Brennan’s writing and its universal and enduring appeal from New York to Shanghai. Declan Meade, publisher and editor of The Stinging Fly, which has republished two books by Maeve Brennan – The Springs of Affection (2016) and The Long-winded Lady […]

THE JADE STONE OF ETERNITY: JADE IN CHINESE HISTORY & CULTURE

Thursday, March 1 2018
In China, there is a common expression ‘gold is valuable, but jade is priceless’. At this special lecture, curator of the Chinese collection at Sweden’s National Museums of World Culture, Michel Lee, discusses the fascinating history of the ornamental gemstone in Chinese culture.

ASIA MARKET TASTING TOURS

Thursday, March 1 2018
Explore the recently revamped Asia Market store and take in the tastes, sights and delights of Chinese food and drinks on a special New Year’s tasting tour. Enjoy Chinese tea and Chinese New Year snacks on arrival, before embarking on a personalised tour of the store, including food sampling and nibbles, sake/wine tasting sampling, plus […]

THE BEST LAID PLANS…. THE YEAR OF THE DOG IN CHINA, 1958

Thursday, March 1 2018
Sixty years ago, in the Year of the Dog 1958, China launched the Second Five Year Plan with the ambition of equaling Britain’s industrial output, doubling steel production, and applying industrial approaches to agriculture. Favourable weather produced a good harvest that summer, but with labourers diverted to back-yard steel furnaces, crops were left to rot […]

FRIDAY LUNCHTIME CHINESE CULTURE TALKS – Chinese Food as Medicine

Friday, March 2 2018
Join the Asia Market team for a series of informal panel discussions on the traditions and culture of Chinese New Year. Talks will explore the food, flavours and culture of Chinese New Year. Lunchtime snacks and samples will be served at each talk, which include a Q&A. Join Lei Xue, qualified acupuncturist and associated Herbalist, […]

KEN CHENG: CHINESE COMEDIAN

Friday, March 2 2018
Cambridge Mathematics drop-out and now professional poker player, Ken Cheng burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC Radio New Comedy Award. His unique, analytical style made him instantly recognisable and since then, Ken has filmed for BBC Three’s Top Tens and was selected for the BBC New Talent […]

2018 IRISH CONFUCIUS CUP: GO & CHINESE CHESS TOURNAMENT

Friday, March 2 2018
The Irish Go Association, and the Irish Chinese Chess Association in association with The UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland are pleased to present the 2018 Irish Confucius Cup. Game gurus will compete across three tournaments: The Rapid Go Tournament, The Confucius Cup Go Tournament & The Confucius Cup Chinese Chess Tournament. Not familiar with these […]

WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: TAI CHI WITH CHING XU (Ages 12-15)

Saturday, March 3 2018
Let’s get together and focus. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, great for balancing body and mind. Slow, continuous movements and deep breathing allow us to focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

Alice’s Chinese Food Tour (Fully Booked)

Saturday, March 3 2018
Learn about authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kongstyle BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop of Hong Kong style street food.

WORKSHOP FOR TEENS: TAI CHI WITH CHING XU (Ages 15-17)

Saturday, March 3 2018
Let’s get together and focus. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art, great for balancing body and mind. Slow, continuous movements and deep breathing allow us to focus our thoughts while building strength and coordination.

Alice’s Chinese Food Tour – Extra Date! (Fully Booked)

Sunday, March 4 2018
Learn about authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kongstyle BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop of Hong Kong style street food.

CHINA’S VAN GOGHS (2016)

Sunday, March 4 2018
Like many inhabitants in the village of Dafen, in Shenzhen, China, former peasant farmer Zhao Xiaoyong has mastered the skills to produce replicas of the Western canon’s famous paintings, especially the work of Vincent Van Gogh. He longs to see the originals, so when an invitation from one of Zhao’s main clients sees him travel […]

Chinese Talent on the Rise

Sunday, March 4 2018
Sidi Bao (violin), Joe O’Grady (piano) & Aidan Chan (piano) Join us as we showcase Chinese musical talent on the rise with a special celebratory programme featuring Chinese classics presented in association with the Irish / Chinese Youth Concert Organisation. Joe O’Grady (age 11) made his piano solo début in Carnegie Hall with New York […]

HOW IT ALL BEGAN : ORIGINS OF THE HEALING TAO SYSTEM

Sunday, March 4 2018
At a time when when Tai Chi practice was confined to basements and martial arts found only in movies, grandmaster Mantak Chia came to the West and set up in Chinatown, NYC. From here, the Universal Healing Tao system was born, a bridge between East and West. Ahead of his visit to Ireland in May […]
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