Lunar Feasts with Carrolls Irish Gifts

Friday, February 1 2019
Presented in association with Carrolls Gifts Did you know that many Chinese delicacies are associated with good luck? So, what better excuse to go and sample all of the tasty dishes that Dublin’s Chinese restaurants have to offer!  A whole two weeks of feasting awaits you at the following restaurants, who will be offering a […]

DUBLIN GOES RED FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR

Friday, February 1 2019
For the fourth year, a number of buildings and sites across Dublin will be lighting their facades red to mark Chinese New Year. Recognisable landmarks will be among those lighting up red from the opening day of the festival through to Chinese New Year’s Day on Tue 5 Feb. List of venues lighting up red: […]

Meeting China – Digital Media Art Exhibition

Friday, February 1 2019
Presented by Chinese Embassy in Ireland, Shanghai Municipal Administration of Cultural and Tourism in partnership with Shanghai International High-Tech Cultural Device Cluster and UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. The Meeting China digital media art exhibition is a special exhibition that uses Chinese digital art imaging, virtual reality and smart interaction to showcase traditional Chinese culture. […]

Guinness Storehouse Tours in Mandarin

Friday, February 1 2019
Enjoy a special Mandarin tour of Ireland’s top visitor attraction located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate. The seven-storey, former fermentation plants tells the story of this world famous drink. Conclude your visit with a complimentary STOUTie – a picture-perfect pint featuring your selfie on the head of the iconic […]

Dumpling Day

Friday, February 1 2019
The tradition in China during the Chinese New Year is to make dumplings with all the family,  from the very young to the very old and everyone gets stuck in. Visit Asia Market for a delicious  dumpling tasting experience.  Come and taste Kimchi filled dumplings from Korea, Chicken and  Vegetable Gyoza from Japan, Pork and […]

Opening Ceremony: Beibei Wang and Danny Diamond in Concert

Friday, February 1 2019
Presented in Association with Kildare Village. Opening the 2019 Dublin Chinese New Year Festival is a very special concert featuring Beibei Wang, an acclaimed international virtuoso multi-percussionist, performing alongside Danny Diamond, one of the leading Irish traditional musicians of his generation. Performing together for the first time, Wang and Diamond will combine eastern and western […]

The Animals and The Emperor: Children’s Drama & Performance Workshop

Saturday, February 2 2019
Do you know the story behind the Chinese zodiac? In this fun drama workshop we will explore all the different characters from Dog to Rabbit, while working with the children to present a short performance for friends and family. Ages 7-10 years.

Chinese New Year Food Extravaganza

Saturday, February 2 2019
Join us for the full flavour of an authentic Asian market during the Chinese New Year  Celebrations in our Drury Street store. This food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and is a great opportunity to try a wonderful range of authentic Asian food.    There will be over 15 stands representing […]

Chinese Folding Book Workshop (4 – 8 Years)

Saturday, February 2 2019
Learn about the Chinese art of sheben 折本 by creating your own folding book. We will be folding paper, creating a book cover, writing our own stories & illustrating our book! We will be using paper, card, felt, scissors, glue, glitter & colours. All materials provided.

Meet the Pigs at Dublin City Farm

Saturday, February 2 2019
Welcome the Year of the Pig at the newly-developed Dublin City Farm by meeting two of the farm’s resident hogs, Willow and Ash. With knowledgeable farm staff on hand, you can learn all about a day in the life of these two prized piggies!  

Chinese New Year Traditions

Saturday, February 2 2019
Gather together to learn all about New Year customs in China. Try your hand at using chopsticks, explore the culinary traditions, learn about arts and crafts of this ancient culture. Ages 12 – 17.

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tours in Mandarin

Saturday, February 2 2019
Visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a fully guided tour in Mandarin, followed by a tasting of award-winning whiskey, finished with a Teeling Irish Coffee. Experience the sounds, smells, feel and tastes of a fully operational distillery in the heart of Dublin city centre.

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE

Saturday, February 2 2019
Presented in association with Carrolls Gifts 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 […]

Chinese Flower Arrangement

Saturday, February 2 2019
Visit the luxurious 1930s Shanghai-style room in the Vintage Teapot to sip on fine Chinese tea and participate in a workshop with a Chinese florist, who will help you create your own beautiful flower arrangement to bring home. To book, please text 0877542775

Chinese New Year Family Workshop

Saturday, February 2 2019
Join artist Kathryn Maguire to make Chinese Lanterns and Blossom Trees decorated with symbols inspired the Year of the Pig.

Chinese New Year: Pigs Workshop

Saturday, February 2 2019
In Chinese culture, pigs represent compassion and generosity. They are also considered sleepy-heads and big eaters. To celebrate the Year of the Pig, come along and paint your own festive pig. Ages 6-11.

Chinese Folding Book Workshop (8 – 13 Years)

Saturday, February 2 2019
Learn about the Chinese art of sheben 折本 by creating your own folding book. We will be folding paper, creating a book cover, writing our own stories & illustrating our book! We will be using paper, card, felt, scissors, glue, glitter & colours. All materials provided.

Chinese Folding Book Workshop (Adults)

Saturday, February 2 2019
Learn about the traditional Chinese art of the folding book (sheben 折本) and it’s origins in Tang Dynasty China. We will painting on the rice paper pages of our Sheben using traditional Chinese ink and bamboo brushes. We will also be using chalk based paints to fill in our illustrations. No experience necessary & all […]

Chinese New Year Food Extravaganza

Sunday, February 3 2019
Join us for the full flavour of an authentic Asian market during the Chinese New Year  Celebrations in our Drury Street store. This food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and is a great opportunity to try a wonderful range of authentic Asian food.    There will be over 15 stands representing […]

Drop In Family Workshop with Chun Zhu Wang

Sunday, February 3 2019
Learn more about the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig at this free art and craft workshop with artist Chun Zhu Wang. All materials provided. Suitable for all ages.

The Animals and The Emperor: Children’s Drama & Performance Workshop

Sunday, February 3 2019
Do you know the story behind the Chinese zodiac? In this fun drama workshop we will explore all the different characters from Dog to Rabbit, while working with the children to present a short performance for friends and family. Ages 7-10 years.

SKY LADDER (2016)

Sunday, February 3 2019
Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s career and body of work are explored in this vibrant documentary by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald. The film traces Guo-Qiang’s rise from childhood in Mao’s China to global art world superstar, following  him as he embarks on a fourth attempt to create his most ambitious project to date: Sky Ladder.

Mindful Exploration: Symbolism in Chinese Art

Sunday, February 3 2019
Apples, aubergines, pomegranates and oranges are often graceful subjects of Chinese still life paintings but also carry concealed meanings. Join Hoi Shan Mak and learn how to create a traditional Chinese painting while learning about hidden messages and symbols.

CHINESE SQUARE DANCING

Sunday, February 3 2019
Back by popular demand, we are delighted to stage another special DCNYF edition of guangchang wu. With roots in ancient Chinese history, China’s plaza or square dancing has been developing over millennia. Due to its ease of participation, social and health benefits, it is said to have over 100 million practitioners worldwide.  This is your […]

DUMPLING MAKING WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 3 2019
Love dumplings and eager to make them at home? Join M&L Restaurant’s resident dumpling guru Li Xue, who makes as many as 400 delicious dumplings a day in her line of work, to learn the basics of wrapping Chinese dumplings and a sure-fire method for cooking them to crispy perfection. Best of all? You’ll be […]

FIFTY SHADES OF HUMOUR IN CHINA

Tuesday, February 5 2019
Join Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding as she maps out how humour plays a part in Chinese day-to-day life. As an indispensable component of our life, humour provides a cognitive shortcut in our understanding of social issues, as well as how we perceive ‘the other’. This talk will showcase examples from state-sponsored skits in the Chinese Spring […]

RTÉ NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHINESE NEW YEAR CONCERT

Tuesday, February 5 2019
Presented by RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra José Serebrier conductorGary Beecher pianoYANG Xue, erhu playerWANG Jingjing, pipa playerNING Yingjie, bamboo flute playerNew Dublin Voices LI HUANZHI  Spring Festival OvertureXIAOGANG YE   Cantonese Suite Starry SkySichuan ImageCantonese Suite BORODIN  Polovtsian Dances Ring out the old year, cheer in the new. The Chinese New Year […]

SUBURBAN BIRDS (2018)

Tuesday, February 5 2019
Presented by EAST ASIA FILM FESTIVAL IRELAND Qiu Sheng’s absorbing, dreamy feature debut connects and intertwines the stories of two characters linked by chance. Xiahao, is part of an engineering team investigating the cause of subsidence prior to construction works on a subway. While wandering this empty suburb trying to understand the cause, he walks […]

Animals of the Zodiac (Workshop for Pre-School Children)

Wednesday, February 6 2019
Come and meet the Jade Emperor and listen to stories about all his animals. Can you bark like a dog? And what does the rooster say? This event has been organised to mark Chinese New Year. This mini-workshop is suitable for pre-school children and their parents or guardians.

Pig @ Duck

Wednesday, February 6 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig, HK Roast Meat Master at Duck has created a  special Pig themed banquet for you and your friends with a traditional HK Style Suckling Pig as the centrepiece.  Together with a host of mouth watering Pork dishes including sticky BBQ Pork Char  Siu, Crispy Pork Belly […]

SHOP & COOK WITH KWANGHI CHAN

Thursday, February 7 2019
Asia Market are delighted to launch this new and exciting venture with celebrated TV Chef Kwanghi Chan, who will be in store to show, explain and answer everything you need to know about Asian food ingredients. Join Kwanghi on a journey to choose some of his favourite ingredients and show you how to cook three […]

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Thursday, February 7 2019
“The way of tea’ or cha dao, is not only to drink tea but also to learn and understand the history of this traditional Chinese culture. Join us at this ever popular intricate celebration of tea culture narrated by a certified tea expert, performed in traditional clothing and accompanied by traditional musicians.  By preparing and […]

Introduction to Chinese Art (5 Week Course)

Thursday, February 7 2019
Join artist and China scholar, Heather Gray, for an Introduction to Chinese Art. Over the course of five weeks we will learn about ink painting (国画) and calligraphy (书法) in Chinese art and culture. We will create our work using the four treasures; bamboo brushes 毛笔; ink 墨水; rice paper 纸张; and ink stones 砚台.

An Introduction to Chinese Learning in the Past, Present and Future (Schools)

Friday, February 8 2019
As part of The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019, The Open University and The National Library of Ireland are celebrating with a free, fun talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘An introduction to Chinese Language Learning in the Past, Present and Future’. Presented by Ximena Arias-Manzano, Staff Tutor (Languages) in Ireland, the talk will explore the ways in which Chinese […]

CSSA CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2019

Friday, February 8 2019
Join the Chinese Students & Scholars Association in their celebration of the Year of the Pig.  Expect a fantastic programme of cultural performances and a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, as you enjoy a night of cultural celebration. Plenty of surprises on the night, including welcoming drinks and […]

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Saturday, February 9 2019
EPIC will be joining in the celebrations taking place at CHQ, as part of Spring Festival Fair on Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb! They’ll be hosting a programme of fun, free events in their screening room. They’re also offering 50% off admission to the museum by using promo code YEAROFPIG online (valid 1st – 18th February).

Spring Festival Fair

Saturday, February 9 2019
The hugely-popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building for two days of free, family-friendly fun. Inspired by Chinese temple fairs, or ‘Miaohui’, the event combines performances, workshops, storytelling with Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and more, screenings, demonstrations and games, plus tasty food stalls and special appearances by international visitors. Come along and have your […]

Chinese New Year at Kildare Village

Saturday, February 9 2019
Kildare Village, with over 100 boutiques and an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect shopping destination and offers a great day out this Chinese New Year. Visitors on Sat 9 and Sun 10 Feb can enjoy a colourful programme of Chinese New Year celebrations, running 11am – 5pm each day. There will be lots of […]

Asia Market Food Tours

Saturday, February 9 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Asia Market, Dublin’s destination for Asian Food and Ingredients, will be hosting a Tasting Tour of the market. They will guide you around the newly revamped flagship store and Asian Food Wonderland on Drury Street, giving you a chance to explore the tastes, sights and delights of Asian food and […]

Teeling Whiskey Distillery Tours in Mandarin

Saturday, February 9 2019
Visit Teeling Whiskey Distillery for a fully guided tour in Mandarin, followed by a tasting of award-winning whiskey, finished with a Teeling Irish Coffee. Experience the sounds, smells, feel and tastes of a fully operational distillery in the heart of Dublin city centre. 

TAMING THE DRAGON : THE CONSERVATION OF AN IMPERIAL DRAGON ROBE

Saturday, February 9 2019
Visiting Independent Textile and Ethnographic Conservator, Karen Horton, will explain the different styles of Chinese Imperial/Official Court Dress from the early dynasties up to the Qing period when Dragon Robes became the official attire of the Imperial Court. Find out how Dragon Robes are constructed and the work that Karen undertakes to conserve them.  

Chinese New Year: Bolang Gu

Saturday, February 9 2019
During this art workshop for 6-8 year olds with artist Jane Fogarty we will make our own Bolang Gu instrument and use colours and symbols from China to decorate it.

ASIAN FLAVOURS ON A LAZY BIKE

Saturday, February 9 2019
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 […]

HILL STREET FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE’S 5TH ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday, February 9 2019
Learn Origami, Tai Chi, Shadow Puppetry. Enjoy performances by local children and adults in Chinese Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. This is an unmissable opportunity for families to celebrate inclusion and diversity as we say goodbye to the Year of the Dog and welcome the year of the Pig. In partnership with the North […]

CHINESE NEW YEAR THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS OF THE DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER

Saturday, February 9 2019
Join us to discover how Chinese New Year was celebrated in 18th Century through the looking glass of the most renowned Chinese classical novel, The Dream of the Red Chamber. This masterpiece virtually unknown in the West has been described as “one of the great novels of world literature … to the Chinese as Proust […]

An Introduction to Chinese Learning in the Past, Present and Future

Saturday, February 9 2019
As part of The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019, The Open University and The National Library of Ireland are celebrating with a free, fun talk and interactive workshop entitled ‘An introduction to Chinese Language Learning in the Past, Present and Future’. Presented by Ximena Arias-Manzano, Staff Tutor (Languages) in Ireland, the talk will explore the ways in which Chinese […]

EPIC: The Irish Emigration Museum

Sunday, February 10 2019
EPIC will be joining in the celebrations taking place at CHQ, as part of Spring Festival Fair on Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb! They’ll be hosting a programme of fun, free events in their screening room. They’re also offering 50% off admission to the museum by using promo code YEAROFPIG online (valid 1st – 18th February).

Chinese New Year at Kildare Village

Sunday, February 10 2019
Kildare Village, with over 100 boutiques and an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect shopping destination and offers a great day out this Chinese New Year. Visitors on Sat 9 and Sun 10 Feb can enjoy a colourful programme of Chinese New Year celebrations, running 11am – 5pm each day. There will be lots of […]

Spring Festival Fair

Sunday, February 10 2019
The hugely-popular Spring Festival Fair returns to The chq Building for two days of free, family-friendly fun. Inspired by Chinese temple fairs, or ‘Miaohui’, the event combines performances, workshops, storytelling with Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin and more, screenings, demonstrations and games, plus tasty food stalls and special appearances by international visitors. Come along and have your […]

Alice’s Chinese Food Tour

Sunday, February 10 2019
Join Alice Chau-Ginguene to learn all about the authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kong-style BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop off to experience authentic Hong […]

Andy Warhol: Made in China (1989)

Sunday, February 10 2019
A rare opportunity to see this fascinating 1989 documentary, which finds filmmaker Lee Caplin trailing Andy Warhol during his travels through China in 1982, from Hong Kong’s glitter to the mystique of Peking’s Forbidden City. The visit is orchestrated as a cultural experiment by young Chinese millionaire Alfred Siu to see if Warhol’s cult of […]

TRADITIONAL CHINESE TEA MASTERCLASS

Sunday, February 10 2019
Join us for a Traditional Chinese Tea Masterclass with Lei Xue, a qualified Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Specialist in Chinese Tea.  On arrival, you will get your own personal 12 piece  Chinese Tea Set.  Learn how to make a perfect cup of Chinese Tea Step by Step while you  practice using your own set.  Relax and enjoy […]

Culture & Religion in China

Sunday, February 10 2019
The Chinese objects displayed in The Chester Beatty indicate a highly developed culture and a tolerant approach to religious beliefs, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity and Islam. Join guide Patricia McCabe for this fascinating tour and discover stories hidden behind the wonderful exhibits.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CHINESE WRITING SYSTEM

Monday, February 11 2019
The Chinese language is well-known worldwide due to its long history and unique writing system. Whilst many of the world’s languages are written in alphabets or syllabaries, the ideograms of Chinese writing system convey not only pronunciation, but ideas and objects in the form of picture symbols. Assistant Professor Ning Jiang explores the evolution, development […]

HOT POT NIGHT

Tuesday, February 12 2019
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. Our resident expert Yang Zhang is on-hand to provide you with a crash-course in concocting the perfect hot pot.  

GIVE UP YER AUL TINGS

Tuesday, February 12 2019
Want to get your sty in order for the Year of the Pig? Join expert declutterer Emma Gleeson of Give Up Yer Aul Tings for a fascinating talk, exploring ways of how to be more conscious of how you consume. Her aim is to free people from their clutter so they can enjoy the possessions they […]

Pig @ Duck

Tuesday, February 12 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig, HK Roast Meat Master at Duck has created a  special Pig themed banquet for you and your friends with a traditional HK Style Suckling Pig as the centrepiece.  Together with a host of mouth watering Pork dishes including sticky BBQ Pork Char  Siu, Crispy Pork Belly […]

COCKTAIL EVENING WITH CHINNERY GIN

Wednesday, February 13 2019
Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year with a special Chinnery Gin cocktail evening. You will hear about “the flamboyant Mr Chinnery”, taste the gin that he inspired, and enjoy cocktails created especially for the occasion. George Chinnery began his portrait-painting career in Georgian-era Dublin, before taking off and eventually settling in Canton, China, now […]

Love Actually Talks 2019: Mindfulness – Living in the Moment

Wednesday, February 13 2019
Love Actually Talks is inspired by TED™ talks. It is organised as an annual event by Love Actually Charity to encourage, inspire and motivate our members and audience with interesting and various topics. Love Actually Talks 2019 Guest Speakers: Ms.Joan Freeman (Pieta House Founder, Darkness into Light Initiative, Independent Politician, Senator) In 2016, Joan Freeman set up Pieta House, the Centre for the […]

Pig @ Duck

Wednesday, February 13 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Pig, HK Roast Meat Master at Duck has created a  special Pig themed banquet for you and your friends with a traditional HK Style Suckling Pig as the centrepiece.  Together with a host of mouth watering Pork dishes including sticky BBQ Pork Char  Siu, Crispy Pork Belly […]

Chinese Tea Ceremony

Thursday, February 14 2019
“The way of tea’ or cha dao, is not only to drink tea but also to learn and understand the history of this traditional Chinese culture. Join us at this ever popular intricate celebration of tea culture narrated by a certified tea expert, performed in traditional clothing and accompanied by traditional musicians.  By preparing and […]

100 YEARS OF CHINESE ANTI-IMPERIALISM : THE MAY FOURTH MOVEMENT OF 1919

Thursday, February 14 2019
In 1919, Chinese students organised a major protest movement, beginning on 4 May, to oppose the government’s perceived acquiescence to the Treaty of Versailles. The protest swelled to include tens of thousands of people across China and became the most important political and cultural flowering of the period. Dr Isabella Jackson will explain the events and […]

KEN CHENG: CHINESE COMEDIAN

Friday, February 15 2019
Winner of the ‘Funniest Joke of the Edinburgh Fringe’, Ken Cheng brings his show Chinese Comedian to Dublin for the first time. Cambridge Mathematics drop-out and 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 […]

Sketching Swine: Pig Life Drawing Workshop

Saturday, February 16 2019
Come along to St. Anne’s City Farm and get drawing to celebrate the year of the pig! Join artist and pig fan Heather Gray to learn some new drawing skills while meeting Willow and Ash – the cutest animals in town! All materials provided. Please wear warm clothing. Suitable for all ages.

Sketching Swine: Pig Life Drawing Workshop

Saturday, February 16 2019
Come along to St. Anne’s City Farm and get drawing to celebrate the year of the pig! Join artist and pig fan Heather Gray to learn some new drawing skills while meeting Willow and Ash – the cutest animals in town! All materials provided. Please wear warm clothing. Suitable for all ages.

Asia Market Food Tours

Saturday, February 16 2019
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Asia Market, Dublin’s destination for Asian Food and Ingredients, will be hosting a Tasting Tour of the market. They will guide you around the newly revamped flagship store and Asian Food Wonderland on Drury Street, giving you a chance to explore the tastes, sights and delights of Asian food and […]

Sketching Swine: Pig Life Drawing Workshop

Saturday, February 16 2019
Come along to St. Anne’s City Farm and get drawing to celebrate the year of the pig! Join artist and pig fan Heather Gray to learn some new drawing skills while meeting Willow and Ash – the cutest animals in town! All materials provided. Please wear warm clothing. Suitable for all ages.

HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS (2005)

Saturday, February 16 2019
Beautifully choreographed, House of Flying Daggers tells the tale of a rebel force who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. But love blossoms during the plot to infiltrate this secret organisation.  

Spring Festival Gala 2019

Saturday, February 16 2019
This is a spectacular evening of performances to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig, brought to you by UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and the Chinese Embassy in Ireland. Adding to the artistic diversity of traditional Chinese dance, arts and instrument performances, the gala will also feature acrobatics, Peking opera and the world heritage […]

Pigsy (Zhu Ba Jie) Comic Book Workshop (4 – 8 years old)

Sunday, February 17 2019
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 by creating your own comic book inspired by Pigsy 猪八戒 from the infamous Chinese tale, the Journey to the West 西游记. We will design, draw, colour and bind our comic books while learning about this interesting character.  

Pigsy (Zhu Ba Jie) Comic Book Workshop (8 – 13 years old)

Sunday, February 17 2019
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 by creating your own comic book inspired by Pigsy 猪八戒 from the infamous Chinese tale, the Journey to the West 西游记. We will design, draw, colour and bind our comic books while learning about this interesting character.  

Xuefei Yang and GuitaRIAM

Sunday, February 17 2019
Widely-recognised as one of the world’s greatest advocates of her instrument, Xuefei Yang’s own path to international success is an inspirational one. Born following the Cultural Revolution, she was the first guitarist in China to enter a music school and the first to launch an international performing career. Her international success has led her to […]

DEAD PIGS (2018)

Sunday, February 17 2019
We are delighted to present the Irish premiere of Chinese-American screenwriter, director and producer Cathy Yan’s Sundance award-winning feature film debut. A mosaic-like multicultural comedy, Dead Pigs follows a bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl as their lives converge and collide, linked by […]

Feng Zikai Comic Book Manhua Workshop (Adults)

Sunday, February 17 2019
Learn about the Chinese art of manhua 漫画 through drawing and making your own comic book. We will look at the work of Feng Zikai (丰子恺), the original manhua jia 漫画家, in particular his cat paintings. He is very well known in China, but is little known to the rest of the world. We will […]

GALLIVANTING GOURMET FOOD TOUR

Sunday, February 17 2019
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 from our resident Asian cuisine guru.
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