2019 New Year Concert
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Shenzhen Concert Hall
After a hugely successful debut tour of China over New Year 2012/13, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra brings the spirit of Edinburgh's Hogmanay New Year celebrations back to Asia over New Year 2018/19.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
British Council, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Changsha Concert Hall, Qintai Concert Hall, Shenzhen Concert Hall
BBC National Orchestra of Wales will tour China in December 2018, giving a series of concerts with Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang. Supported by British Council China, the tour forms part of the Inspiring Women in the Arts campaign recently launched in China.
Cheers!’ Series: What the Moon Saw by 2Faced Dance Company
Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR
What The Moon Saw presents a dance and circus performance for little ones and their families, which is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen and artfully re-imagined by 2Faced Dance Company. Alone in the world and scared of the dark, Jack opened his bedroom curtains to find a familiar friendly face, the Moon. The Moon taught Jack to be brave with his treasured experience and brought Jack travel around the world.
Another Way of Telling
British Council, Shanghai Center of Photography, Three Shadows Gallery, OCAT Xi’an
“Another Way of Telling” showcases almost 100 works from the rich, dynamic careers of Anna Fox and Karen Knorr, two leading documentary photographers in the UK. Here, acerbic wit is brought to sharp social commentary on subjects that are seen through two highly individual perspectives that wrap in a warm dose of humor from the photographers’ penetrating insight into the issues of our times.
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith
Design Museum, CR Tower Art Centre Museum
Hello My Name is Paul Smith takes visitors on a journey through the world of fashion designer Paul Smith; a world of creation, inspiration, collaboration, wit and beauty. Looking at the impressive scale of its global operation today, the exhibition draws on Paul Smith’s personal archive, from the company’s beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today. Made up of over 1500 objects, this landmark exhibition reflects on the personality, curiosity and energy of Paul Smith.
TNT Theatre Britain
A dark thriller as well as a profound study of the nature and allure of evil, "Macbeth" was TNT Theatre's first Shakespeare production and the troupe has presented the play in 31 countries and 267 cities worldwide since its premier performance in 2000.
Franz Ferdinand Shanghai Show
Franz Ferdinand will land in Shanghai on Thursday 6 December to offer their first ever hectic live show in mainland China. They will also be presenting their new studio album, Always Ascending, which was released on Feb 9th, 2018. The album’s ten songs are a triumphant recasting of one of our favorite groups, bursting with fresh ideas and vigorous sonic experimentation.
Business of Design Week (BODW)
Hong Kong Design Centre
The 17th edition of BODW will take place from 3 to 8 December 2018. Taking the 2018 theme of ‘Think ∙ Collaborate ∙ Create’, an array of design masters from the UK including Ron Arad, Tony Chambers, Sebastian Conran, Paul Priestman and other international innovators from across a multitude of disciplines will dive into the topics on the strategic use of design for cities, the economy, culture and the living.
Caravan at ACT Festival
British Council, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
Caravan is the international strand of Farnham Maltings' work, designed to better connect artists and companies based in England with partners from around the world. 2018 will be Caravan's second collaboration with ACT festival and Shanghai Centre for Dramatic Arts to co-present female artists' work: Exposure (Jo Bannon), The English Channel (Liz Aggiss), History History History (Deborah Perarson). The festival is also part of British Council's Inspiring Women in the Arts campaign.
Sweatshop returns with Kasra the man behind Critical Music - one of the most current and relevant drum & bass labels. Critical has consistently produced some of the most forward-thinking drum & bass records of recent times. Label bossman Kasra had been dominating stages at "Let it Roll", "Hospitality on the Beach" and "Boomtown" with his masterfully mixed, full-impact dnb sets: rich in half-time steppers, minimal techy rollers and heavy-hitting neuro flavors.
WorldService Project China Tour
After successful tours of China in 2015 and 2016, WorldService Project returns to China to release their fourth album 'Serve', as part of a world-tour in 2018. The epic sound of WSP combines rock, jazz, punk and improvisation; anthemic melodies swirling around in a weird and zany universe, with tastes of Zappa, Meshuggah, Mr Bungle and Weather Report
National Theatre Live (NTLive) – Frankenstein
Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council
Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle, Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. This thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation since its captured live in 2011, and returns to cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are delighted to bring this viscerally exciting screening to Hong Kong.