Tuesday 25 September - 18:30 - Beauty & emotion in Tang love poetry 

Pre-Concert event to explore the beauty & emotion in Tang love poetry & how it inspired Nicholas Smith new choral work, Love, Friendship & Longing

A collaborative event between the Chopsticks Club and the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at South Bank University. 
This event, hosted by poetry experts, will discuss the beauty and emotion in Tang dynasty love poetry which features in our anniversary concert on 29th September at the Cadogan Hall. The Tang dynasty represents the golden age of Chinese poetry with the best-known poets being Li Bai and Du Fu. The event will explore the differences between Chinese & English love poetry & how it inspired Nicholas Smith to compose his choral work, 'Love,Friendship & Longing'

Speakers: 
  • Dr. Andrew Andreasen: Former executive director of the Stanford Center at Peking University. Translator and expert on Tang Dynasty poems 
  • Nicholas Smith OBE: Artistic Director of Mandarin Voices choir, composer of Love, Friendship & Longing, based on Tang love poems
  • Cui Zhe: Presenter who will be reading the poems 
  • Oliver Rowse: Poetry expert, script writer and host for Dead Poets Live evenings for T.S Eliot Trust  who will be chairing the evening



Places are limited so booking is essential. 

If you are attending as a current paid up member, please email Theresa on theresabooth@chopsticksclub.com directly to reserve your place. 
Non Chopsticks Members, professionals or students please use the pay button below to register. 
Time: Registration from 18:15 Forum starts 19:00 prompt
Venue: Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at South Bank University, Caxton House, 13-16 Borough Road, SE1 0AN.

Nearest tubes: Elephant & Castle (2min), Borough & Lambeth North (4 mins)
Tickets: 

Current Chopsticks Paid up Members - FREE - email theresabooth@chopsticksclub.com to register

Non-Members -£10 - reserve your place by paying below.

Non Member Students - £5 - reserve your place by paying below.



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