The Candle Thieves China Tour

MAO Livehouse

Scott McEwan and The Glock will celebrate ten years of The Candle Thieves by kicking off a five-city (Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhengzhou and Beijing) tour for the newly released album “Before The War” in October, 2019. As a British band who has attained an expanding Chinese fan-base since 2013, The Candle Thieves returns to China once again.

ROH Live: Frankenstein

Guangzhou Opera House

The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett has become known for ballets that marry highly expressive movement, sophisticated musical response and dark psychological. Now he creates his first full-length work for the main stage with Frankenstein, a period adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale of morality and our craving for love, companionship and understanding. Frankenstein will be live relayed at Guangzhou Opera House.

London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle

Xinghai Concert Hall

The London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will perform with Music Director Sir Simon Rattle and Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax, on 27th September in Guangzhou at Xinghai Concert Hall. This will be the LSO's third appearance at Xinghai Concert Hall after their previous visit in 2007 and 2014. Programme includes Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Guangzhou Opera House

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake is best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered conventions, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international theatre awards including an Olivier in the UK and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s beloved tale is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times.

Romeo a Juliet

Ballet Cymru, Wales Arts International, AC Orange

Ballet Cymru will be touring to China in September 2019. Winner of Best Large-Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014, Romeo a Juliet will be performed in Langfang and Shenzhen. Intense fighting, passionate duets and universal themes echo through dramatic and lyrical choreography. Exquisite costumes and extraordinary video projections create a world of danger and excitement where two young lovers are caught in an age-old feud.

Musicians in Residence China: A Retrospective

British Council, Xintiandi, Ruihong Tiandi

As part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the British Council China, this special exhibition showcased the the British Council Musicians in Residence programme and will take you on an inspirational journey of 18 UK musicians in 15 Chinese cities between 2011 and 2019.

London Elektricity 4-hour-set@ARKHAM


Sweatshop's last big night of the year, Drum & bass mega label HOSPITAL RECORDS returns with a label boss and all around dnb legend Tony Colman aka LONDON ELEKTRICITY 4 hour set.

Xintiandi World Music Festival – World Music Asia

World Music Asia, XINTIANDI,

The British Council invites three musicians from the musicians in residence programme (Jasmin Rodgman, Love Ssega and Sid Peacock) and two Scottish bands to perform 16 gigs across China in Shanghai, Wuhan and Chongqing at the Xintiandi World Music Asia Festival. Jasmin and Sid will also deliver workshops with local musicians in Shanghai

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

Beijing Tianqiao Arts Center

British choreographer Matthew Bourne's dance drama "Swan Lake" will be staged six times at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center. Following the composition of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, his "Swan Lake" is best known for replacing females with males. Bourne's award-winning version debuted in 1995 and has been frequently performed at London's West End and New York's Broadway. It met audiences in Shanghai in 2014.

David Hockney: Works from The Tate Collection

Tate Britain, M Woods

In collaboration with Tate, London, M WOODS will present David Hockney’s first museum solo exhibition in China. Drawing significantly from Tate’s extensive collection, the exhibition will feature over 100 works including painting, drawing, and prints, including some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. A catalogue will also be published to accompany the exhibition.

The Kind Stranger

UNArt Centre

The show aims to reflect and to some degree respond to the new conditions and scenarios of contemporary human society driven by the accelerating technological revolution. It is based on a fictional scenario: “The Kind Stranger”, as the protagonist of the story is a character who lives “post-singularity”. The entire exhibition touches on the discussion of “new cognitive capabilities”, as a positive response to this transitional time.

NCPA August Chorus Festival 2019 Closing Concert: VOCES8


The British vocal ensemble VOCES8 is now established as one of the world's most versatile and best-loved singing groups. Touring extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia, the ensemble performs a repertory from Renaissance polyphony to contemporary commissions and arrangements.

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