To view the LJKOA 2002-2014: A Photographic Retrospective,
please click on this link: http://issuu.com/mui88/docs/london_jing_kun_opera_association_1

 

To read the LJKOA 12-Year Retrospective Report 2002-2014, please click on this link: LJKOA 12-Year Retrospective Report 2002-2014.pdf

 

2014

Date Event Venue

11/3

The China Institute, SOAS, presents Gender in Chinese Music book launch and reception

with a short talk, roundtable discussion, and

two short Kunqu excerpts from The Foolish Dream from The Broken Axe Mountain, and In Pursuit of the Dream from The Peony Pavilion

performed by Kathy Hall with the LJKOA Kunqu Ensemble

Room G52, SOAS Main Building,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London


8/3

Chinese Opera Watersleeves Movements, Room G51, SOAS Main Building
Instructor: Kathy Hall (LJKOA)

Parallel session: Chinese Instrumental Music, Room G52
Instructors: Ying Wan (LJKOA), and Ansheng Zhang (Goldsmiths Confucius Institute)

Bookings and Enquiries for both: Ruard Absaroka (07514 923 210, SOAS Jing Kun Opera Student Society (organiser)

SOAS


7/3

Guest lecture and singing and movements workshop on Peking Opera by Kathy Hall
Part of Sounds and Cultures of East Asia, Music Department, Royal Holloway University of London

RHUL, Egham


1/2

Maidstone Celebrates Chinese New Year 2014 – Year of the Horse and A Year for the Invicta Maidstone
Organiser: Maidstone Cultural Group

The programme includes 2 items from LJKOA:
-Kunqu opera excerpt from The Peony Pavilion
-Chinese Opera Face-painting

Locations for the programme items are :
1. Maidstone Jubilee Square (stage)
2. The Bandstand in Fremlins Walk
3. kalaRED bar restaurant 83-84 Bank Street, Maidstone, KENT ME14 1SD

For the full programme, please refer to the Maidstone Cultural Group.


2013
7/12

Jingju and Kunqu Recital by Members, and launch of LJKOA 12-Year Photo Retrospective
Admissions: free-of-charge

Islington Chinese Association
21 Hatchard Road N19 4NG


1/12

Jingju singing for members

Wimbledon


27/11

The Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester’s Public Talks 2013 –

Understanding Kunqu Opera
– talk and demonstrations by Kathy Hall

Manchester Museum,
Kanaris Theatre,
University of Manchester


27/11

Kunju Opera Talk, Demonstrations and Workshop

Hosted by stage@leeds, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds

University of Leeds


28/10

Kunqu Opera performance, The Assassination of the Tiger General, with Kunqu Ensemble, preceded by instrumental playing, organised by Big Group event management company for Mastercard, in conjunction with private view of exhibition of Chinese Paintings at the V&A

Private corporate event at V&A


23/10

2013 Sheffield Off the Shelf Festival of Words programme

The Art of Kunqu - Talk and Demonstration by Kathy Halll

University of Sheffield


27/9

University of Central Lancashire Confucius Institute 5th Anniversary programme
Kunqu Opera Talk and Demonstration by Kathy Halll
1.00 –2.30 pm – for Secondary School children

UCLan, Preston PR1 2HE


Fridays
26/7 - 30/8

Chinese Opera Watersleeves for Beginners
Course tutor: Kathy Hall
Course contents: Basic watersleeves movements leading to a short dance.

Islington Chinese Association Main Hall,
21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG


28/7

Jingju singing with jinghu accompaniment for members

Wimbledon


29/6

Basingstoke World Party at Eastrop Park
-LJKOA performance of Kunqu Opera excerpt from In Pursuit of the Dream by Kathy Hall
-LJKOA Opera Face-Painting by Kathy Hall

Eastrop Park, Basingstoke


12/5

Jingju singing with accompaniment for members

Wimbledon


3/4

Kunqu Opera Lecture-demonstration by Kathy Hall
Organised by Department of Modern and Applied Languages, University of Westminster

Room RS451 , University of Westminster,
309 Regent Street,
W1B 2UW


1/3

Kunqu music practice for members

SOAS


17/2

Jingju Opera performance, Chinese New Year Celebrations and
10th Anniversary of the Bath East Asian and Chinese Group

Guildhall, Bath


15/2

Brush-painting workshops for Year 7

Stewards Academy, Harlow Town


13/2

Opera and Lion Dance presentations and workshops
for Years 7 and 8, Integrated Curriculum Project on China

Sandwich Technology School, Kent


9/2

Opera Face-painting

Wimbledon Piazza


6/2

Kunqu opera performance with Kunqu Ensemble, Lion Dance
and instrumental ensemble, Chinese New Year Celebrations at Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer

Fleet Street, London


4/2

Kunqu Opera performance with Kunqu Ensemble,
Chinese New Year Celebration banquet at China Tang, The Dorchester

Mayfair, London


6/1

Jingju singing with accompaniment for members

Wimbledon

2012
22/11

Opera introduction, demonstration and workshop for Year 10 Drama students

King George Vi Grammar School, Chelmsford


27/10

LJKOA 10th Anniversary Performance
Jingju and Kunqu Opera Gala
(with English and Chinese surtitles)

Rudolf Steiner Theatre
35 Park Road (off Baker Street)
London NW1 6XJ


27/9

Introduction to Chinese Opera -Lecture-demonstration and workshop for A-level History students

James Allen’s Girls’ School,  Dulwich


24/9

Kathy Hall - Kunqu opera lecture-demonstration and movement workshop for Upper School students’ choreography project inspired by the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden


16/9

Jingju Laosheng (Older Male role) Styles of Singing and Movement Workshop
Sponsored by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Tradition Culture

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL


24/6

Dan Make-up and Head-dressing Workshop by Kathy Hall

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL


20/5

Jingju and Kunqu Open Mike for All
Sponsored by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Tradition Culture

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL

13/5

The Four Great Jingju Dan  Performers
– performance and lecture-Demonstration
Gillian Simpson -costumed performance, The Drunken Imperial Concubine
Jun Ai lecture-demonstration of singing and use of voice
Kathy Hall -movement demonstration

Sponsored by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Tradition Culture

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL


3/5

Kunqu opera talk-demo-performance by Kathy Hall, presented by Chinese Cultural Group Merton and Drake House Club

Drake HouseWimbledon


22/4

Jingju and Kunqu Opera Percussion –
Lecture-demonstration and workshop by Ying Wan

Sponsored by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Tradition Culture

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL


25/3

Launch Event
The Art of the Kunqu Opera Dan –performance, lecture and workshop by Kathy Hall, with costumed performance of In Pursuit of the Dream from The Peony Pavilion, accompanied by the LJKOA Kunqu Ensemble -Jack Footitt (dizi), Ying Wan (drum and clappers), Ruard Absaroka (sanxian) and Xiao Wang (erhu).

Sponsored by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Tradition Culture

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, 106 Piccadilly,
London WIJ 7NL

10/2

Calligraphy and brush-painting workshops; and introduction to Chinese musical instruments and ‘Touch-and-Play’ workshops

Passmores School
Harlow Town, 
Essex


6/2

Workshops on Chinese Brush-painting and Chinese Calligraphy

Stewards Academy
Harlow Town,
Essex


30/1

Lion Dance performance and workshops

King Alfred Primary School, London

28/1

Chinese Opera Face-painting, Chinese New Year Celebrations, Southend Chinese Association

Southend-on-Sea

28/1

Lion Dance performance

The Palm BeachMayfair


27/1

Lion Dance performance

Crockfords ClubMayfair


22/1

Lion Dance performance

Playboy Club, Mayfair

20/1

Lion Dance performance and workshops

St Joseph’s Primary School, Barking

2011
11/12

The Art of Kunqu Opera –Talk, demonstration and performance, by Kathy Hall, presented by UK Research and Development Centre for Chinese Traditional Culture (CTC) 英国中华传统文化研究院

Limkokwing University of Creative Technology,
London W1J 7 NL

17+20/10

Opera introduction with slides and demonstration to school and 4 fans workshops  – organized by China People Promotions

Heartlands Academy, Birmingham

8/10

AGM 2011 and Activity for Members (Kunqu singing)

SOAS

24/9

Kunqu opera solo performance by Kathy Hall, The Foolish Dream from The Broken Axe Mountain,
for the conference, Contesting British Chinese Culture: Forms, Histories, Identities, organised by Dept of Film, Theatre and TV, University of Reading

Bob Kayley Studio Theatre, University of Reading

28/8 LJKOA Members’ Day – Jingju singing Wimbledon

21/7

An Evening of Jingju and Kunqu Opera performance with English and Chinese surtitles and Jingju and Kunqu Ensembles, presented by Asian Music Circuit
The 4 Faces of the Dan in Beijing and Kunqu Opera

Purcell Room,
South Bank

From 22/6
to 31/7

Enter Stage Right: Costumes from the Beijing Opera, presented by the Asian Music Circuit in association with LJKOA

Museum of Asian Music, 1-2 Bradford Road, off Warple Way, Acton,
London W3 7SP

29/6

Calligraphy with Ruijun Hu

Music Circuit Museum, Museum of Asian Music, 1-2 Bradford Road, off Warple Way, Acton,
London W3 7SP

25/6

26/6

Kunqu Opera Dan Voice and Movements, a 2-day course with Kathy Hall, presented by the Asian Music Centre in association with LJKOA

Museum of Asian Music, 1-2 Bradford Road, off Warple Way, Acton,
London W3 7SP

22/5

LJKOA Members’ Day – Percussion, singing and Dan Movement workshops

Wimbledon

7/4

LJKOA Beijing and Kunqu Opera Gala

SOAS,
London WC1H 0XG

24/3

Free pre-show lecture-demonstration for LJKOA Beijing and Kunqu Opera Gala

Room G3 Main Building
SOAS, Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square WC1H 0XG

19/3

LJKOA Members’ Day – singing to accompaniment, movement and percussion classes

Islington Chinese Association, London

18/2

Talk and opera demonstration, followed by opera movements, calligraphy and brush-painting workshops

Passmores School, Essex

14/2

Talk and opera demonstration for whole school, followed by calligraphy and brush-painting workshops

Stewards School, Essex

12/2

International Week China Day for new pupils and family, Mayflower High School, Workshops: Opera Fan Movements, and Brush-painting.

Billericay, Essex

7/2

Chinese New Year Celebrations – Chinese International Awareness Society, University of Oxford.

Student Union Chamber, University of Oxford

6/2

Lunar New Year Extravaganza at Museum of East Asian Art, Bath.

Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Bath BA1 2QJ

5/2

South Essex Chinese Association Chinese New Year Celebration, including LJKOA Opera Face-painting.

Victoria Plaza, Southend-on-Sea

4/2

Chinese New Year Celebrations – Lion Dance, Instrumental Music and Opera

Palm Beach Casino,
Mayfair, London

3/2

Jingju excerpt performance, The Drunken Imperial Concubine, 123Mandarin Chinese New Year Celebration 2011 (Culture and Entertainment)

Conway Hall, Holborn, London

30/1

Chinese New Year Celebrations FREE activities

V&A, London

25/1

Chinese New Year and Opera – Introduction at school assembly followed by fan dance workshop

Byron Primary School, Old Coulsdon, Surrey

10-11/1 An Actor Prepares and round fans and long ribbons dance workshops

Sandwich Technology School, Kent


2010
12/12

LJKOA Members Day – singing to accompaniment, movement and percussion classes

Islington Chinese Association, London

30/11 Presentation of Honorary Member Award to Kathy Hall, CEO, LJKOA, by The 48 Group Club PRC Embassy, London

11/11 Music, Face-Painting and Lion Dance workshops for primary schools Wotton-Under-Edge

25/10 Kunqu opera talk-demo and round fans movements workshops for Holywell Primary School,
organised by China People’s Promotions
Loughborough, Leicestershire

19/10 An Actor Prepares and movement workshops for ‘Post China Summer Camp Event’ for students, organized by Specialist Schools and Academies Trust Asia House, London

17/10 AGM 2010 and Members’ Day (1) 10-11 ICA

11-12/9 Music rehearsal and Members’ Performance Islington Chinese Association, Hatchard Road, N19

5/9 Members Day with Jingju and Kunqu singing, movements and percussion workshops. Islington Chinese Association, Hatchard Road, N19

12/7 Workshops – Music, calligraphy+brush-painting, and storytelling St Mary & St Michael Primary, Shadwell

5-9/7 East Asian Theme Workshops –An Actor Prepares and movement, music, calligraphy and brush-painting workshops Norwood School, West Norwood

1/7 Movement Workshops and lecture-demonstration on Kunqu Opera, associated with  the Essex-Jiangsu performing arts exchange project West Hatch School, Essex

24/6

LJKOA presents Fly Whisks and Flowers – the Buddhist World in Chinese Opera, a 25-minute opera performance with introduction. This is part of a FREE activity programme for the public, in conjunction with The British Museum and Radio 4 partnerhship project: ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects'. The week's theme is Belief and Faith.

1) Jingju Opera scene, The Heavenly Maiden Scatters Flowers, by Qin Liang
2) Kunqu opera movements with fly whisk, by Kathy Hall

The Great Court, The British Museum

22/6 Workshops -Opera fan movements, music, and calligraphy and brush-painting St Agnes’  Primary School,Cricklewood

3/6 Opera Face-painting (Free Event), organised by Fairfields Arts Centre Market Place, Basingstoke

16/5 LJKOA Members Day with sheng and dan movement workshops, Beijing Opera and Kunqu Opera singing Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG

4/5

LJKOA Beijing and Kunqu Opera at University of Sheffield Concert Series Spring 2010.

Programme (with English and Chinese subtitles):
-Kunqu Opera, In Pursuit of a Dream, from 'The Peony Pavilion'
-Traditional instrumental ensemble with 9 musicians
-Beijing Opera, The Parting at the Kiln

Firth Hall, Firth Court, Western Bank, University of Sheffield,
S10 2TN

26/4 Hampstead U3A Monday Talks, ‘Towards Understanding Kunqu Opera’ Hampstead Town Hall, London NW3

13/4 Kunqu opera performance, excerpts from The Startling Dream and In Pursuit of a Dream, East Asian Friendship Charity Event Islington Chinese Association.
21 Hatchard Road, London

17/3 Beijing Opera Introduction, Fan and Watersleeves Movements Workshops, Years 7 to 10 Sackville School, Hildenborough, Kent

5/3 Chinese Activities Week’ - 'An Actor Prepares' talk-demonstration, Fans and Watersleeves Movements and Calligraphy and Chinese Painting Workshops, Years 7 to 10 Slough Grammar School

21/2 LJKOA Kunqu Opera performance of 'The Startling Dream', Museum of East Asian Art, Bath. Free admission. The Assembly Rooms
Museum of East Asian Art
12 Bennett Street
Bath BA1 2QJ

16/2 Jingju demo and workshop, Tuesday Women’s Group, Chinese Association of Southampton Community Centre,
Southampton

15/2 Beijing Opera performances (excerpts), lion dance, and traditional instrumental music Palm Beach Casino, Mayfair, London

14/2 Free for all Chinese New Year Celebrations programme, Manchester City Galleries

Main Atrium - LJKOA Kunqu Opera excerpts from The Startling Dream and In Pursuit of a Dream (from 'The Peony Pavilion'), with make-up and costuming demonstration.
Manchester City Galleries
Mosley Street
M2 3JL

11/2
Chinese New Year talk and Jingju demonstration and workshop,
Clare House Hospital, Benfleet, Essex

11/2
Lion Dance
Seven Kings' High School, Ilford, Essex

8/2 Chinese Activities at Stewards School - ‘An Actor Prepares’ and workshops on movements, calligraphy, music and Chinese painting. Harlow, Essex

8/2 ‘China Day’ at Stewards School Harlow

3/2 Beijing Opera Demonstration and Voice and Movement Workshop by professional daomadan, Qin Liang
Asian Music Centre, 1-2 Bradford Road, Off Warple Way,
Acton W3 7SP

10/1 LJKOA Members Day - a programme of percussion workshop, movement workshop, Beijing Opera and Kunqu Opera singing with accompaniment. Islington Chinese Association, 21 Hatchard Road, London

2009
30/11 Movement Workshops, Essex-Jiangsu Joint Performing Arts Project,
organised by Essex County Council
Burnt Mill School, Essex

11/11 Kunqu Lecture-demonstration and Workshops for teachers of participating schools in the Essex-Jiangsu Joint Performing Arts Project 'Connecting Classrooms',
organised by Essex County Council
Debden High School, Essex

7/11

Members Day

SOAS

31/10

Free family activities at Spooky Tate

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

26/10

Workshops for adults and children – Opera Face-painting and Paper Cutting
Organised by Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke

Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke
RG21 7QD

24/10

'Towards Understanding Kunqu Opera' - Talk-demonstration and Workshop presented by Kathy Hall with Kunqu ensemble, at 4th Annual Experience China Events, London Confucius Institute

Room G3, Main Building, SOAS

11/10

LJKOA AGM and Members' Day (1) 09-10

Islington Chinese Association, Hatchard Road, London

25/9

Introduction to LJKOA workshops and Kunqu demonstration, Essex-Jiangsu Joint Performing Arts Project 'Connecting Schools' Conference

Waterfront Place, Chelmsford

17/9

London: Diaspora Capital - Performance Showcase and Networking Event
Presented by Cultural Co-operation in association with the Islington Chinese Association

LJKOA item: Kunqu performance from 'In Pursuit of a Dream' from 'The Peony Pavilion', accompanied by bamboo flute

Islington Chinese Association
21 Hatchard Road
Archway
London N19 4 NG

13/9 LJKOA Members' Day (9) 08-09 Islington Chinese Association, Hatchard Road, London

19/8

Workshops for adults and children – Opera Face-painting and Paper Cutting
Organised by Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke

Popley Fields Community Centre, Carpenters Down, Popley,Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG24 2AE

13/8 Workshops for adults and children – Opera Face-painting, Paper
Folding (Origami) and Paper Cutting
Organised by Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke
Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke
RG21 7QD

11/8 ‘An Actor Prepares’ – Performance, talk, demonstration and workshop
Organised by Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke
Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke,
RG21 7QD

6/8 LJKOA Performance: Short excerpt from ‘The Drunken Imperial Concubine’, preceded by Lion Dance
Organised by Fairfields Arts Centre, Basingstoke
Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, Hampshire
RG21 7QD

30/7 Asian Music Centre Music Summer School Seminar -  
Towards Understanding Beijing Opera – Talk and Demonstration
Speaker: Kathy Hall
Coombehurst House, Kingston Hill, University of Kingston,
Kingston Upon Thames, Surry KT 2 7LB

11/7 ‘Peking Opera Revealed’ –‘An Actor Prepares’ and 3 family workshops – Opera movements, Face-painting and Music - 'Touch-and-Play', 12 noon - 3.30 pm

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, CV1 5QP


9/7 International Week – ‘An Actor Prepares’, and workshops on Movements, Music, Face-painting and Storytelling with Role Play

Hanham Abbots Junior School, Bristol


24/6 Kunqu Opera at Hackney Music Dance Festival for Schools
Guest Appearance – Kevin Zhang and Kathy Hall, excerpt from The Startling Dream from The Peony Pavilion
Round House, off Lower Clapton High Road,
E5 0LY

20/6 Talk on LJKOA Education Workshops for Society for Anglo-Chinese Understanding (SACU)
Speaker: Kathy Hall
Brockway Room, Conway Hall, London

19/6

Beijing Opera Spectacular (with LJKOA Beijing Opera Ensemble and  English and Chinese subtitles)
Programme:
       -The Heavenly Maiden Scatters Flower
       -Instrumental Ensemble
       -The King bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort
-The Parting at the Kiln

The Studio, Waterfront Hall
2 Lanyon Place Belfast, BT1 3WH

7/6 Members’ Day (4) 08 - 09
Programme: Movement,singing, percussion learning, and dvd viewing
Islington Chinese Association
21 Hatchard Road, Archway, London N19 4NG

17/5 LJKOA Members’ Performance
Programme with English and Chinese subtitles: Jingju solo and group recitals, costumed performances, watersleeves group movements and Kunqu group singing.
Main Hall, Islington Chinese Association (at St Gabriel’s Church Community Hall), 21 Hatchard Road, Archway, London N19 4NG

14/5

London Diaspora Capital (LDC) Network Event– Training and Seminar: How to Build Your Brand
Programme: This event will take the form of free training sessions on ‘How to build your Brand’ facilitated by specially invited guest experts in the field and by members of the LDC Network.

October Gallery (Nearest station: Holborn) 24 Old Gloucester Street London WC1N 3AL


29/4

Jingju and Kunqu Performance at SOAS Concert Series 2008/09
Organiser: Music Department, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
LJKOA new productions with English and Chinese subtitles:
(1) Jingju, The King Bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort (Qin Liang and Kevin Zhang)
(2) Kunqu, The Foolish Dream from The Broken Axe Mountain (Kathy Hall, Kevin Zhang and Qin Liang)

Lecture Theatre, Brunei Gallery, SOAS
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,
London WC1H 0XG


9/2 China Day Workshops
(An Actor Prepares, Opera Movements, Calligraphy and Brush-painting)
Slough Grammar School

8/2

Jingju performance - Chinese New Year Celebrations at Newcastle
Organiser: Newcastle City Council and Chinese Festival Group

Bath Lane

7/2 Chinese New Year of the Ox Variety Show, with talk-demonstration and workshop by Kathy Hall
organised by London Chinese Cultural Centre
Cockpit Theatre, Gateforth Street (Off Church Street), NW8 SE4

4/2 Chinese Opera Workshops       
(Introductory Demonstration, Opera Movements and Opera Face-painting), organised by Asian Music Centre.
Orchard Primary School, Hackney

3/2 International Week China Day Workshops
(Music, Opera Movements and Opera Face-painting)
St Joan of Arc School

1/2
7 pm – 8 pm
Jingju solo performance, Chinese New Year Celebrations, Oxford Chinese International Awareness Society
(Qin Liang – Heavenly Maiden Scatters Flowers and Sword Dance from The King Bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort.)
Oxford Union, OX1 3JB

Sunday
Jan 11, Feb 1, 15, Mar 8 and 15
Beginners’ Classes – Watersleeves Movement and Kunqu Singing
Tutor: Kathy Hall
Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London

30/1 Workshops - Opera Face-painting and Mask-making, ‘One World Day’ Students’ Union, University of Warwick, Coventry

30/1 Jingju solo performance, York Chinese Students and Scholars Association York Opera House

29/1

Chinese New Year Celebrations for staff
(‘An Actor Prepares’, Opera Movements and Music Workshop)

Morgan Stanley

29/1 China Day Workshops
(Chinese New Year Introduction, Music, Opera Face-painting, Calligraphy and Brush-painting)
Wix Primary School, London

28/1 Jingju solo performance (Kevin Zhang and Qin Liang), Chinese Music (Zenghui Qiu) and Lion Dance (Ying Wan and Yueli Zhou) Mayfair, London

28/1 Lion Dance, Mapledown School for Special Needs. Brent Cross, London

27/1 China Day Workshop
Talk-demonstration with performance, ‘An Actor Prepares’, Opera Movements, Opera Face-painting and Mask-making, Calligraphy and Brush-painting.
Kingsford Community School, Beckton

25/1 Jingju solo performance (Kevin Zhang and Qin Liang), Chinese New Year Celebrations Hardy Street grass area, Liverpool City Centre

24/1 Jingju solo performance (Kevin Zhang), Chinese New Year Celebrations The Mall, Maidstone

24/1 Opera Face-painting, Chinese New Year Celebrations The Mall, Maidstone

18/1

Members’ Activities (3) 08 - 09

Islington Chinese Association


11/1 Beginners’ Classes – Watersleeves Movement and Kunqu Singing Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London

2008
8/10 – 3/12

Chinese Opera Music Course – organised by the London Chinese Culture and Arts Association, in association with SOAS MusicDepartment and LJKOA

Learn to Perform Chinese Opera - Percussion, Fiddle or Flute

SOAS

27/11 Excerpt from The Drunken Imperial Concubine
China Advisers Network Launch Reception
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G

Oct 12,19,26
Nov 9,16,23
Watersleeves Movement Class & Kunqu Opera Singing
Tutor: Kathy Hall
Drill Hall, 16 Chenies Street, London
WC1E 7EX

29/10 Talk-demonstration – ‘Understanding Beijing Opera’
Speaker/actor: Kathy Hall
Organiser: Asian Music Centre
Asian Music Centre, 1-2 Bradford Road, off Warple Way, Acton, London W3 7SP

18/10

Members’ Activities (2) 08 - 09
Programme: Movement,singing, percussion learning, and dvd viewing

 

29/9 Kunqu Opera excerpts for ‘Music of Dao and Fengshui’
16-minute excerpts from The Startling Dream and In Pursuit of a Dream, from The Peony Pavilion, with English and Chinese surtitles
Leicester Square Theatre, Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX

27/9 Kunqu Opera Performance for Daoist Festival
Programme: Excerpts from The Startling Dream and In Pursuit of a Dream, from The Peony Pavilion
(time to be confirmed)
Organiser: The London Chinese Culture and Arts Association
               (LCCAA website pending completion)
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London

13/9

Members’ Activities (1) 08 - 09
Programme: Movement,singing, percussion learning, and dvd viewing
(Details to be confirmed nearer the time. Enquiries welcome.)

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

11/9 LJKOA programme: one aria from In Pursuit of a Dream from The Peony Pavilion St Helen’s Church, Bishopsgate
EC3A 6AT

30/8

Performance of excerpt from Jingju Opera, 'The Drunken Imperial Concubine' at the Islington Chinese
Association's Re-location Celebration Concert

Islington Chinese Association,
33 Giesbach Road, London N19 3DA
  
12/8 Opera Fan Movements and Origami Workshops, Basildon Summer Project Space Youth Centre, Basildon SS15 5UW

10/8

LJKOA Jingju and Kunqu Opera programme

Bandstand, Horniman Museum
100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ

8/8 ‘An Actor Prepares’ – talk-demonstration and workshop presented by LJKOA, hosted by Merton U3A. Drake House, St Georges Road, Wimbledon SW19

6/8 ‘An Actor Prepares’ – talk-demonstration and workshop presented by LJKOA, hosted by Islington Chinese Association (ICA)
Islington Chinese Association
ICA, 33 Giesbach Road, London N19 3DA

25/7 Opera Movement Workshops leading to children’s performance, Chinese Summer School private function

Sussex


19/7

Free Public Performances – BBC Silk Screens, Leicester Square, part of CHINA NOW programmes
Organiser: Emergency Exit Arts Ltd, et al

Leicester Square (opposite Odeon Cinema), Central London

15/7 Opera Movement Workshop, St Thomas More School, organised by China People’s Promotions London

15/7 Opera Introductory Talk and Demonstration, Thurstable School, organised by Wise Moves Colchester

1/7 & 15/7 Opera Movements with Storytelling, Latymer School, organised by Wise Moves Edmonton Green, London

9/7 ‘An Actor Prepares’ and Movement Workshops, Highdown School Reading

4/7 ‘Opera Day’ at Manchester School for Girls Manchester

30/6 - 9/7 Chinese Kunqu Opera: Voice & Movement Department of Music, School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

29/6 Performance of ‘The Startling Dream’ from ‘The Peony Pavilion’ and Opera Face-painting and Movements Workshops, in conjunction with Beijing City Exhibition V&A, London

28/6 Members’ Activities 08-09 School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

21/6 & 22/6

Chinese Opera Face-painting, West End Live, organised by Chinatown Arts Space

Leicester Square, London
  
11/6 Opera Movements, Opera Percussion and Storytelling with Puppetry, Carmel RC College Darlington
  
2/6 & 15/6 Opera Movements Workshops for Chinese stories presentation, Sydneham School Sydneham

28/5 Understanding Kunqu Opera - Voice and Movement in The Peony Pavilion’ Asia House, 63, New Cavendish Street, W1G

8/5 Understanding Kunqu Opera - Voice and Movement in The Peony Pavilion’ Kahn Lecture Theatre, Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R

4/5

Members’ Activities 08-09
Programme: Singing with accompaniment, percussion learning and discussions on topics of interest.

Sichuan Restaurant, Acton

22/4 Opera Movement Workshops, Gravesend Grammar School Gravesend, Kent

8/4 ‘An Actor Prepares’ and ‘China Day’ workshops, Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle South Kensington, London

3/4

'‘An Actor Prepares’ talk-demonstration and performance, featuring Qin Liang in Sword Dance from ‘The King Bids Farewell to his Favourite Consort’, British Museum ‘China Late’ series of free events

Enlightenment Gallery, G/F, British Museum

27/3 Artists Corner – Critique Evening, organised by Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester – Kathy gave a Kunqu opera fan movement demonstration Candid Arts, Islington, London

18/3 ‘An Actor Prepares’ and ‘China Day’ workshops, Bridgewater Middle School Berkhamsted, Herts

15/3 Family Workshops: Opera Fan Movements, Opera Face-painting, and Music The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

6/3

'‘An Actor Prepares’ talk-demonstration and performance, featuring Kevin Zhang in ‘Luo Cheng at the Gate’, British Museum ‘China Late’ series of free events

Enlightenment Gallery, G/F, British Museum

23/2 LJKOA performance of short excerpts from Kunqu Opera scenes, Chinese New Year Festival Gala, London Fo Guang Shan Temple Salvation Army’s Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, W1C

20/2

‘An Actor Prepares’ – talk-demonstration and performance, (voluntary service from LJKOA) ‘China Week’, China Development Society, London School of Economics. G/F, G Building, LSE, 20 Kingsway, London

18/2 ‘An Actor Prepares’ and workshops Bridgewater Middle School
Berkhamsted

11/2 ‘China Day’ Movement, Percussion and Face-painting workshops Blair-Peach Primary School
Ealing, London

9/2

LJKOA performance of Kunqu Opera scene, British Museum Chinese New Year Celebrations programme.

Great Court,
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London

8/2 'An Actor Prepares', Movement and Calligraphy/painting workshops

Slough Grammar School
London


6/2 ‘An Actor Prepares’ and workshops

Kingsford Community School
Beckton, London


4/2

Movement, Percussion and Face-painting workshops

Canterbury Primary School
Canterbury

29/1 Performance and workshop, Mapledown School (Special Education) London N7

27/1 Members’ Activities (5), 07- 08 Hampstead, London NW3

25/1

Performance and workshops for schools, Carlisle, organised by Music Resource and Development, Learning Support for Music, Cumbria City Council, supported by Creative Partnership

Carlisle

23/1 Music, Movement and Face-painting workshops Katharine Lady Berkeley's School
Gloucestershire

22/1 LJKOA presentation on current projects, including the HSBC supported ‘China Now’ workshops, LB Merton Arts Consultative Forum Screen 7, Odeon Cinema, The Broadway, Wimbledon

2007
9/12 Members’ Activities (4), 07- 08 Wimbledon

6/12

'An Actor Prepares' -talk-demonstration and performance, 'China Late' series

British Museum

19/11 Opera Movement Workshops at King’s College, Wimbledon King’s College, Wimbledon

14/11 Talk, demonstration and performance: ‘An Actor Prepares’, and Movement Workshops Malorees Junior School, London

1/10 ‘An Actor Prepares’ – talk-demonstration and short performance for the British Museum Friends’ Open Evening, in conjunction with the First Emperor Exhibition Nereid Monument,
Room 17,
The British Museum,
Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

19/9 'An Actor Prepares' talk-demonstration for NHS staff retirement celebration King's College, London

18/9 LJKOA Jingju excerpt from 'The King Bids Farewell to His Favourite' with orchestral accompaniment, at the ‘Oriental Court Banquet’, Mayor of City of London’s Annual Appeal Mansion House, the City

16/9
LJKOA 5th Anniversary Performance
Jingju Opera 'Parting at the Kiln' and other classics, with English and Chinese surtitles
Vanbrugh Theatre, Malet Street
WC1E 6ED

10/9 Workshops at George Abbot School, Guildford George Abbot School, Guildford

26/8 Members' Activities (3) 07-08
Opera Appreciation on DVD
Wimbledon

25/7 to 4/8

LJKOA presents Beijing Opera Music and Movement Course for
SOAS Summer School 2007

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

29/7
Introductory performance, talk-demonstration, and opera movements workshops at Summer School. for adopted children from China Mayfield, Sussex

28/7

LJKOA Kunqu Performance at the 23rd Diaspora London MusicVillage 2007 ‘World Culture’, a free admission open air Festivalweekend organised by Cultural Co-operation, 28 and 29 July

Hyde Park,
by the banks of the Serpentine

4/7
Introductory performance, talk-demonstration, and opera movements workshops at Berger Primary School. Hackney, London

30/6
Opera Percussion and Lion Dance Workshop for Families
Sutton Central Library,
St Nicholas Way,
Sutton SM1 1EA

23/6
'West End Live' outdoor festival, organised by Chinatown Arts Space.
12.30pm-6.30pm Opera Face-Painting and Calligraphy
Leicester Square,
London

22/6 Opera Movements and Storytelling Workshop, Mapledown Secondary School for Special Needs Barnet NW2

17/6 Members' Activities (2) 07-8
Programme includes Sheng (male role) movements lesson, singing to accompaniment, and percussion learning.
King’s Cross Neighbourhood Centre
51 Argyle Street,
WCIH 8EF

May/June 07 Maxi Residency - Jingju Opera Project in Gallions Primary School Beckton E6

April to June, 07 Chinatown Arts Space, Westminster, is offering a series of free workshops from April to June 07. LJKOA has been invited to present workshops on Opera Face-painting and Calligraphy Chinatown Arts Space, Westminster

8/6 Introductory performance, talk/demonstration and Opera Movement Workshop Hylands School, Chelmsford

6/6 Opera Fan Dance Workshops Cheam Primary School
Newbury

29/4 Members’ Activities(1) 07-08 King’s Cross Neighbourhood Centre, London

29/4 LJKOA held its 5th AGM 51 Argyle Street,
King’s Cross

21/3 ‘Chinese Opera Day’ - Introductory performance, talk demonstration, and workshops on opera movements, acting and singing, percussion and opera face-painting. Burnt Mill Performing Arts School, Harlow Town

14/3 Introductory talk-demonstration on Jingju and Kunqu opera for 6th Formers, followed by movements workshop. St Paul’s Girls’ School, Hammersmith

11/3 Members’ Activities(6) 06-07
Programme included movement class for Sheng role, and singing to music accompaniment.
King’s Cross Community Centre

21/2 Chinese Arts Day
Opera Movement/dance and Storytelling
Ashcombe School, Dorking

20/2  Opera Face-painting Workshop for the family
Polka Theatre,
The Broadway, Wimbledon
SW10 1SB

17/2 Chinatown Arts Festival: 'The Circle'    

1) Opera Face-painting Workshop for the family    
2) Jingju performance of 'Parting at the Kiln' (with English/Chinese surtitles)
Linbury Studio,
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden,
Bow Street,
London WC2E 9DD
 

13/2 Introductory performance, talk demonstration, and workshops on opera movements, opera face-painting, music and calligraphy/painting. St Anthony’s Preparatory School, Hampstead

8/2 & 9/2 Kunqu Opera Movement Workshops
Programme for workshops: Kunqu opera dan movements with palace fans, folding fan and watersleeves.
Upton Hall Convent School ‘China Through My Eyes’ Project, Wirral, Liverpool

5,6,8/2 Chinese Arts Week
5/2    Calligraphy and Painting
6/2    Kunqu Opera Palace Fans Movements
8/2    Music
Highfield Primary School, Maidenhead,
Berkshire

2/2 'Chinese Cultural Day' Opera Performance and Movements
and Storytelling Workshops, St Augustine School
Beckenham, Catford

30/1 'China Day' workshops in music
Calligraphy and Painting, and Opera Movements (male and female roles)
Aragon Primary School, Lower Morden

27/1 York Chinese Festival at the National Centre for Early Music   
Opera Face-painting Workshop for the family
Chinese Opera Spectacular (with English/Chinese surtitles)
St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York
YO1 9TL

17/1 'China Day' workshops in music, opera movements and calligraphy/painting at  Bishopsford Community School.     Morden, Surrey

15/1  'China Day' workshops in music, opera movements and opera face-painting at St Teresa's Catholic Primary School. Morden, Surrey

14/1 Jingju movements and percussion learning Kings Cross Brunswick Community Centre, 51 Argyle Street, WC1H

2006
10/9 to 17/12
Dan (Female) Watersleeves Movement Classes
Organiser & Instructor: Kathy Hall
Sohogym, 11-15 Brad Street, Waterloo
SE1 8TG

19/11
Members' Activities (3) 06-07: percussion learning, singing with accompaniment and English/Chinese scripts, DVD viewing, and presentation by Dr Ashley Thorpe on his work in traditional Chinese Theatre at the University of Reading and his study of the clown role in Beijing. Sichuan Restaurant,
116 Churchfield Road , Acton W3 6BY

16/11 'China Week' opera performance and movement workshops at Passmores School and Technology College Harlow, Essex

3/11 'China Day' workshops in calligraphy/painting, opera face-painting, and opera movements at St Thomas of Canterbury School. Mitcham, Surrey

19 & 20/10 Chinese Music and Opera Movement Workshops at Haberdasher's Aske Knight School. Lewisham.

4/10 The first of five one-off ‘China Day' Workshops supported by the LB Merton Arts Development Team.Calligraphy and Painting; Opera Face-painting, Opera Movements, Music, and Storytelling. Wimbledon Chase Primary School , London SW19

24/9 Members' Activities (2) 06-07
Jingju percussion learning and singing with English and Chinese explanations.
Sichuan Restaurant,
116 Churchfield Road, Acton W3 6BY

20/9 Jingju and Kunqu performances at the Peter Townsend Memorial Service. Clore Auditorium,
Tate Britain , Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

5/7 Chinese Opera Workshop and Performance on 'China Day' Trinity School, Croydon

4/7 Jingju and Kunqu Movement Workshop, Southampton Chinese Association Women's Group Southampton

6/6 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Medallion Presentation
Recipient - Kathy Hall, Churchill Fellow 2004
Buckingham Palace

26/5 Opera Movement and Music Workshop for Culturally Creative Curriculum Inset Day St Antony's School, Slough

20/5 Jingju and Kunqu Opera Performance

Performers: Kevin Zhang, Kathy Hall, and introducing Qin Liang, daomadan (military lady's role).

Helmsley Arts Centre,
The Old Meeting House, Helmsley,
North Yorkshire
YO62 5DN


6/5 Jingju and Kunqu Talk-demonstration by Kathy Hall
Mandarin Chinese Conference 2006
Parkside Community College, Cambridge

30/3

Title: 'A Taste of Jingju and Kunqu Opera'
'Jing and Kun Opera Talk-demonstration organised by Lyndhurst Music Society

Pine Room, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
SO43 7NY

28/1– 29/3

Two Jing and Kun Opera Lecture-demonstrations, presented by Chinese Cultural Centre Malta and Heritage Malta, in conjunction with the 28/1/06 – 29/3/06 exhibition of 60 exquisitely crafted and fully costumed Beijing Opera figurines in Malta

Lecture-demonstration dates and venues:
-Tuesday 21/3 6pm – Medieval Room, National Museum of Archaeology
-Wednesday 22/3 6pm – Small Theatre, St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity (TBD)

Malta

18/3 Jingju and Kunqu Performance for Children Adopted from China, organised by China People Promotions. Hinckley, Hants

7/3

Kun Opera Talk-demonstration in central London
Chopsticks Club meeting,

Central London

4/3 Solo Jingju performance at Duckies Duckies, Vauxhall

3/3

'Evocative Voices from China', Kingston Festival of Voice

English and Chinese surtitles.

Arthur Cotterell Theatre, Kingston College,
Kingston Hall Road
KT1 1AQ

23 – 28/2 Chinese Opera Make-up Workshops and Kun Opera Performance of a fragment from the ‘The Startling Dream’ (from ‘The Peony
Pavilion’), 38th International Festival of Contemporary Theatre
La Biennale de Venezia, Venice,
Italy

18/2

Chinese Jing and Kun Opera Performance, Jeffrey Alexander
School of Martial Arts Opening Launch

Battersea
Arts Centre,
Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN

4/2 Solo Jingju performance, Chinese New Year Celebrations Chinese Students’ Association,
Christ Church College
University of Cambridge

21/1
Manchester
25/1
Bristol
27/1
Birmingham
Solo Jingju performances in Chinese New Year Celebrations in public
places
Manchester Arndale,
Bristol Broadmead,
Birmingham Bullring

31/1 ‘Chinese Jing and Kun Opera Spectacular’
with English/Chinese surtitles.
Clotworthy Arts Centre, Randalstown Road, Antrim,
Northern Ireland,
BT41 4LH

31/1 Music and Movements Workshops City Hotel,
Queen’s Quay,
Derry BT48
30/1 Jing and Kun Opera Spectacular
Organiser: Chinese Welfare Association, Derry
 

29/1 Chinese music, opera make-up, and calligraphy workshops St Georges Market,
Belfast
     
28/1 Jing and Kun Opera Spectacular
Organiser: Chinese Welfare Association, Belfast
NTL Studio,
Belfast Waterfront Hall,
Belfast BT1,
Northern Ireland

19/1 ‘Chinese Jing and Kun Opera Spectacular’
co-organised by SOAS Chinese Society, SOAS Taiwan Society and LJKOA
School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street,
London WC1H 
 

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