Mandarin Corner

Every first Saturday of the month, 1.30 - 3.30pm 

Saturday 7 October

Mandarin Corner is an informal monthly workshop 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 exhibitions or other current affairs

Session 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.

Booking is not required however please ensure you arrive on time for the start of the sessions.
For more information and enquiries please email:

Film Night: Cao Fei’s Haze & Fog, 2013

Film Night: Cao Fei’s Haze & Fog, 2013
16 November, 6 – 7.30pm
Free entry, reserve your place HERE
Studio Theatre, New Adelphi Building, University of Salford

The first co-commission between CFCCA and the University of Salford Art Collection, enjoy this screening of Cao Fei’s Haze & Fog followed by an informal discussion on its themes. Haze & Fog takes on the popular zombie movie genre to explore contemporary society in China.

Thursday Late – A Window On… Rare Earths

Thursday Late - A Window On… Rare Earths
Thursday 30 November, 6 – 7.30pm

Artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway will present their film Kuannersuit; Kvanefjeld (2016), a work-in-progress, forming the first part of the artists’ long-term investigation into the conflicts facing the community of Narsaq in southern Greenland. Narsaq is located next to the pristine Kvanefield Mountain, site of one of the richest rare earth mineral resources in the world, and the fifth largest uranium deposit. The screening will be followed by a Q&A.

This Thursday Late coincides with the open studio for our artist in residence Tzu-Ting Wang from Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan.

Thursday Late at Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art
On the last Thursday of the month the gallery stays open until 8pm offering an opportunity to drop in and enjoy an evening in the gallery or participate in a series of unique events exploring different aspects of the exhibitions programme. The event will start with welcoming Chinese Tea tasting experience led by local tea experts Tea Mandala.

Rare Book Club: CFCCA Archives

Rare Book Club: CFCCA Archives
7 December, 6 – 8pm
Free entry, reserve your place HERE

A behind the scenes look at the rich resource of leaflets, books, photographs and newspaper cuttings that tell the important story of CFCCA’s 30-year history while providing a unique insight into the social history of the Chinese community in Manchester.

Workshop: Tea Total

Tea Total: Tea Tasting Workshops with Tea Mandala
Sunday 24 September, 2 – 4pm
Sunday 10 December, 2 – 4pm
Festive Weekend Special with winter themed teas!
£10, Advance booking required - CLICK HERE

Join us on a journey from leaf to cup, and sample some of the finest teas from China and all over the world. We’ll show you how to get the best flavour from your tea leaves with some expert brewing tips, and demonstrate different ways to infuse them, from traditional methods to modern techniques. Whether you love your ‘normal tea’ with milk, or consider yourself a tea connoisseur, these are enjoyable and informative afternoons for all.

Sunday 24 September - explore exquisite teas and learn how they are expertly made by generations of tea masters from old trees with great lineage, and experience why these particular teas are so prized.

Sunday 10 December - part of our Festive Weekend Special with winter themed teas!

Our workshops are led by Tea Mandala, a Manchester based venture that aims to share and educate people about the healing properties of tea (camellia sinensis) and herbal infusions. They source, create and blend teas and herbs from their own unique recipes inspired by their travels in India, China and around the world, studying the ancient medicine system of Ayurveda, and passion for flavour.