Mandarin Corner is an informal monthly workshop, held at CFCCA, for those with an interest in learning more about Mandarin language and broader Chinese culture. The sessions are hosted by CFCCA volunteers and cover spoken and written Mandarin, across a wide variety of topics - often themed to CFCCA's current exhibition or other current affairs.
Sessions are free, informal and open to all, from complete beginners and upwards! It's a great way to test and develop your spoken and written Mandarin as well as gain a greater understanding of traditional and contemporary Chinese Culture.
This month the focus will be on the different geographical regions of China and the difference in cultures.
Booking is not currently required however please do ensure that you arrive on time for the start of sessions.
Mathew Tom is an artist born of a mixed racial background, he has always been interested in this idea of cultural melding leading to identity confusion.
Since 2011, he has been describing in the form of videos, photographs and drawings a fictional spiritual community called Society of Friends. It is a reflection of his ideas of utopian society turned dystopian through boredom, vanity and a desire to believe. On the outset, a perfect place where beauty and belief reign, but the onset of boredom, lack of structure and narcissism lead to dissatisfaction.
CFCCA is extremely excited to be presenting a major solo exhibition of Sun Xun following the recent Asia Triennial Manchester 2014 in Gallery 1. In the gallery Sun Xun will be screening the UK premiere of his animation "What happened in the year of the dragon" along with some of previous animation and video works.