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Diao Dou at Manchester Literature Festival


Through our public events programme we bring elements of ancient and modern China to our audiences.

Most of our events are free and everyone is welcome. As well as special, one-off events such as art exhibitions and touring performances, our regular annual programme includes:

Festival celebrations

A vital part of our calendar and a great way to bring people together. We celebrate Chinese New Year in February, the Dragon Boat Festival in May, the Mid-Autumn Festival in September and invite all our friends and students to participate.

Public talks

Free, informal, informative lectures aimed at a non-academic audience. We invite leading thinkers and practitioners with an interest in China to speak for an hour on the topic of their choice.

Chinese cinema

Through our partnership with the Chinese Film Forum UK (CFFUK) we sponsor regular screenings of modern Chinese films at HOME Mcr. Check the CFFUK website for more information and forthcoming titles.

Chinese Literature

We are most proud of our longstanding partnership with Manchester Literature Festival (MLF), with whom we work to bring a different Chinese author to appear at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) every year.

Check our upcoming events below for details of what's in store and browse our events archive to see what we've been up to.

Events archive

Discover previous events at the Confucius Institute, dating back to 2012.

Upcoming events

We don't have any events scheduled at the moment. Browse the full list of events from across the University.