Events by Other Organisations

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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Amazing Ming Study Day

Monday, 11 December 2017

Chinese furniture of the Ming Dynasty is now widely admired and collected, but this was not always the case. Led by international expert, Grace Wu Bruce with insights from V&A Curator, Malcolm McNeill, this Study Day will guide you through the rise of Ming furniture in the twentieth-century, focusing on leading collections including the V&A.

10.30 – 16.30, full price £80, £72 over 60s, £52 concessions

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LSESU HKPASS Annual Charity Dinner 2017

Date: 19 December 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 18:30 Drink Reception; 19:30-22:00 Gala Dinner
Venue: President’s Room, 38/F, World Trade Centre Club, 280 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong.
Price: $700
Dress code: Business Formal

Proceeds go to The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention.

The current list of Guest Speakers of the Dinner include:

Mr Jat Sew Tong, SBS, S.C., JP, Senior Counsel at Temple Chambers
Mr Alan Leong, S.C., Chairman of the Civic Party and Ex-Legislative Councellor
Speaker from The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention

Our beneficiary this year will be The Society of Rehabilitation and Crime Prevention, which reaches out to Hong Kong residents who are charged with criminal offence or released from prisons, through community education, mental health service and crime prevention programme. Their mission is to provide quality quality rehabilitation and multifarious services for the betterment of ex-offenders, for the prevention of crimes and the mental wellness of persons in need. Their work can be found on their website:

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V&A Course

Arts of East Asia: China, Korea, and Japan

Spring Term 12 weeks, 8 January – 26 March 2018 (Tickets on sale now)


China: Qing dynasty and Korea: Three Kingdoms

This term maps the development of Chinese art from the earliest Neolithic settlements to the highly sophisticated societies of later China. The flourishing silk route opened trade through land and sea, allowing an influx of luxury items to China and the export of silk and ceramics prized as rare commodities abroad.

Monday’s , 11.10 – 15.30

£910 per year, £819 over 60s, £640 concessions, day tickets available

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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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