Everyone knows about Chinese New Year - when the novelty of Christmas and the western New Year wears off, along comes the feasting and lion dances and lucky red envelopes as well as a surge of interest in Chinese horoscopes. But there is far more in the Chinese lunar calendar to make a song and dance about - hey, who wants to party only once a year?
The Chinese Autumn Moon Festival is celebrated when the Autumn Moon is at its fullest and brightest and this year, four organisations have joined together to host an evening of food, drink, talks and general jollity. Mother’s Bridge of Love, China Chopsticks, The Chopsticks Club and Dimsum will be welcoming guests to Shanghai Blues in Holborn on Tuesday 18th October, where there will be opportunity to learn more about the festival and Chinese culture in general as well as sample food, drink and the chance to win great prizes in the raffle.
Three speakers will talk about their views on Chinese culture: Emily Buchanan – World Affairs Correspondent for BBC World and presenter of Head to Head, author of From China With Love, Deh-Ta Hsiung - author of several best-selling Chinese Cookery books and a food and wine consultant for Chinese restaurants and Xinran - author of Good Women of China & Sky Burial, columnist of G2 and founder of Mother's Bridge of Love.
The Moon Festival Celebration will be held at Shanghai Blues, Holborn, on Tuesday 18th October from 6.45pm. Tickets are priced at £15 for adults, including a raffle ticket, and £5 for students and can be purchased on the door, on the night.Please go here for more details on the event.