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2015 UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange Report

2015 marked the first bilaterally agreed UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange.

The Year included two reasons of culture – a UK season in China from March until July, and a Chinese season in the UK in the second half of the year. The UK season in China was led by the British Council, and the Chinese season in the UK was led by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

The UK season presented over 200 events in China, and was a carefully curated series of contemporary, adventurous, multi-disciplinary and innovative works, with digital media at the heart of the programme.

The Chinese season in the UK was the first Chinese state-level cultural festival to be held in a Western European country, aimed at highlighting China’s modern cultural creativity.