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.

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.

Macbeth

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

Modern Sky

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.

Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Charting one of the world’s renowned bands Coldplay's incredible journey from humble origins to stadium-filling superstardom. The film showcases spectacular live performances of iconic tracks like Fix You and Viva La Vida with intimate, behind-the-scenes moments that reveal the depth of the band’s friendship and brotherhood, alongside unprecedented and unseen archive material captured over 20 years.

Royal Shakespeare Company – The Merry Wives of Windsor

Broadway Circuit in collaboration with British Council

Shakespeare's story of marriage, wealth, jealousy and lies. Directed by Fiona Laird, this outrageous and fun-filled new version featuring Sir John Falstaff and those whimsical women of Windsor. The British Council and Broadway Circuit are delighted to bring this Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos live screening to Hong Kong.

Sense & Sensibility

Chapterhouse Theatre Company Britain

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.

Hong Kong International Literary Festival – The British Library Session: Oscar Wilde

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Using the superb collection of Oscar Wilde material at the British Library as the starting point, director Dominic Dromgoole, whose year-long celebration of Wilde’s plays recently concluded in London; world-class director Tang Shu-wing; HKU academic Marco Wan; and curator Alexandra Ault from the British Library will explore themes integral to the writer, including his continually evolving public perception and the way his legacy has been understood by the gay community.

Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) 2018

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The 2018 HKILF is a celebration of feminism, LGBTQ+ and inclusivity in the arts, travel writing and women in the literary arts. Over ten days, leading UK writers such as Susie Orbach, Irvine Welsh, Imtiaz Dharku, Ma Jian, Geoff Dyer, Emmy the Great, and other writers, thinkers and creatives from around the globe, will explore and exchange of ideas with literature lovers.

Blossoms China Tour

Modern Sky

Since forming in 2013, Blossoms were on the BBC's Sound Of New Music list 2016, debut album got No. 1 on UK albums chart. Going on to earn a Brit Award, Mercury Prize nominations, festival sets at Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, they spread a slew of headline shows. With the new album Cool Like You, Blossoms will make mainland China debut shows in Beijing and Shanghai in November 2018

New Vision Arts Festival 2018 – LightSpace by Michael Hulls

Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR

The installation of multiple award-winning British lighting designer Michael Hulls – first devised the installation-cum-production for UK dance hub Sadler's Wells Theatre in 2016, designing eye-catching bulb chandeliers that brighten and dim alongside a compelling musical score, startling arrays of lasers, and spotlight scenarios delivering a true light fantastic. Hulls will fully utilises the rigging system in Kwai Tsing Theatre , to allow the audiences immersed into an exhilarating sensory journey

Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company, which commissions the most exciting choreographers from all over the world to make bold new works with its committed team of outstanding dancers. This November will see the company touring China for the fourth time, visiting three cities – Shanghai, Jiashan and Xi’an with recent works Dreamers, Process Day, TutuMucky and Innocence.

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