Top 10 highlights in China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange
Updated: 2015-10-20 10:46
By Xu Jing(Chinaculture.org)
Peking opera performers take part in a decorated vehicle parade as a celebration for the Chinese New Year in London, Feb 22, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]
The China-UK Year of Cultural Exchange has been going on throughout 2015, during which the countries have exchanged cultural seasons to showcase the diversity and creativity of each.
The British Cultural Season opened during the visit of the Duke of Cambridge to China in March. The duke added a final touch to a Shaun the Sheep sculpture in a traditional eye-dotting ceremony. With more than 30 creative and cross-boundary modern arts programs, the season offers the Chinese audience rich and diversified experiences of contemporary cultural and creative development of the UK.
The Chinese Culture Season, themed Creative China, launched in the UK in August, presenting Chinese culture and creativity to the British public. Outstanding artists and art troupes visited the UK to participate in world-renowned programs at Shakespeare's Globe, Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and more shows and activities will be rolled out until December.
In addition, direct dialogues and cooperation between Chinese and British cultural institutions, art societies and artists ensure and greatly foster the advancement of China-UK cultural relations.
Let's take a glimpse at the 10 highlights of China-UK Year.