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AAL 20th Anniversary GALA PARTY

: Thursday, 9 November 2017 18.30-21.00


The Joseph E. Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG


Admission by ticket only
Tickets: £55 + VAT & booking fee (available via Eventbrite – see below – from July 2017)
Please note: tickets are non-refundable


for Outstanding Works of Art sponsored by Apollo magazine and Antiques Trade Gazette

The Joseph E Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia
The British Museum will reopen the Joseph E Hotung Gallery for China and South Asia in November 2017. The new display will include a new narrative for China and South Asia which will bring the story up to the present day. The redisplay will allow the Museum to add new types of objects to the gallery such as paintings and textiles which need regulated conditions for display. These will complement the existing types of objects on show, such as sculpture, ceramics, lacquer, jade and metal ware. Updated interpretation, new lighting and design will allow this extraordinarily rich collection to be better seen and understood by the Museum’s seven million annual visitors.

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Mary-Jess Winter Tour 2017 Poster LR

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Amick Vocal Concert Series – Clapham

Sun. Oct 8, 2017 at 7:30pm – Sat. Dec 9, 2017 at 7:30pm GMT

Don’t miss out on this exciting brand new ‘Amick Vocal Concert Series’ making its debut at St Paul’s Clapham! Starring three contrasting international singers; Mike Christie, Mary-Jess and Lesley Garrett CBE in three very different concerts. Tickets are only £15 each (£25 for Lesley Garrett), or for the incredible price of £50 you can buy tickets for all 3 concerts on these dates:

8th October – Mike Christie Autumn Tour 2017 – TICKETS
25th November – Mary-Jess Winter Tour 2017 – TICKETS
9th December – An Audience with Lesley Garrett CBE – TICKETS

Bass-baritone Mike Christie shot to fame as a member of multi-platinum selling vocal harmony group G4, who were Runners Up on the very first series of ITV’s The X Factor. An alumnus of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Mike has performed in musicals in the West End, pantomime across the UK and numerous operatic roles, and has just finished his second summer season at Opera Holland Park in London. He has also written an opera called The Miller’s Wife, which premiered in London in 2013.

Mary-Jess is best-known as the winner of the Chinese ‘X Factor’ in front of 70 million viewers and singer of the official Downton Abbey theme, as well as being the UK representative of The GREAT Britain Campaign in 144 countries around the world.

Lesley Garrett is Britain’s most popular soprano. As well as performing on the opera and concert stage both in the UK and internationally, Lesley has recently starred in Carousel and The Sound of Music and appeared on television shows including Strictly Come Dancing, Loose Women and Celebrity Masterchef! She has also performed with artists as diverse as Michael Ball, Renee Fleming, Andrea Bocelli, Bryn Terfel and Lily Savage.

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Chinese at SOAS Language Centre

SOAS Language Centre provides short course tuition in Chinese (Mandarin) and in Cantonese on weekdays, during the evening, and on Saturday mornings. It also offers a range of intensive and semi-intensive courses during the Easter and summer periods, some of these for specific language-learning requirements (e.g. Chinese for Business; Chinese for the Martial Arts).

Studying Chinese at the SOAS Language Centre

In addition to its short courses, SOAS Language Centre also offers two full-time accredited programmes: the Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese and the Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Chinese is a vibrant section within SOAS Language Centre and the study of Chinese is a popular choice with language learners from all walks of life. Currently, there are around a dozen teachers of Chinese, all of whom have considerable expertise in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language.

Chinese Language Courses

Certificates and Diplomas

Certificate/Diploma in Communicative Chinese (full-time)

Teacher Training in Chinese

Certificate/Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language

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