The programme is so packed, it would impossible to list every event; you can find a full listing here.
However, some events are definitely worth highlighting, first and foremost Cloud Show – a complex multi-disciplinary project by the BAFTA and Academy Award winner Tim Yip, designer of the sumptuous film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Cloud Show includes an art installation, a video presentation and a series or workshops. It culminates on festival closing day (7 Oct) with a catwalk display of 30 new spectacular costumes, the result of a long collaboration between some of London’s best fashion designers and promising London fashion students.
Also enticing is the one-woman show The Empress, the true story of Princess Der Ling, who found herself caught between relative freedom in Europe and the stifling culture of Beijing’s Forbidden City.
A series of talks will deal with topics such as the rise of feminism in China; there will be comedy and a carefully curated programme for families.
A dance piece by the Beijing-based choreographer Wen Hui, called RED, is the subject of a separate preview in Culture Whisper’s Dance section.
|China Changing Festival, Southbank Centre
|BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XT | MAP
04 Oct 18 – 07 Oct 18, Times vary according to event. Eg exhibitions on all day.
|£5FREE-£20 (booking fee applicable)
|Click here to book via the Southbank Centre website