➔ Chinese View '86 Art Festival, 1986 Nov

Chinese View '86 Art Festival, 1986 Nov

Type: Festival



1986 November 15 (has start date) ; 1986 November 30 (has end date)


The Chinese View festival '86 was the first Chinese culture festival arranged in Manchester. It was organised by local artist Amy Lai and the Eastern Horizon programme on BBC Radio Manchester.

Lai originally planned to organised an event of Chinese music to reconnect the Manchester Chinese community to Chinese arts and crafts and well as introduce Chinese culture to the general public. Due to demand, the event quickly grew to a two week festival celebrating all forms of Chinese Arts. The festival was held across several venues including the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester Central Library, Cornerhouse, College of Adult Education, and the Workers' Film Association. As well as music events, the festival included film screenings and workshops demonstrating Chinese arts and crafts.

The success of the festival led to the founding the Chinese View Arts Association in 1987.

Related People and Organisations

Lai, Amy (organised)
Eastern Horizon, BBC Manchester, (1983-onwards) (organised)
Manchester Central Library (Held)
Royal Northern College Of Music (RNCM), (1972-) (Held)
Cornerhouse, 1985-2015 (Held)
City College Manchester (Held)
Workers' Film Association (1937-2017) (Held)
Wong, Ching- Ping, musician (participated in)
Chan, Chi-ling, artist (participated in)
Li, Lilian, musician (participated in)
Fung, Helen (participated in)
Ellis, Martin (participated in)
Siu, Sion Wan (participated in)

Related Places

Manchester (was location of)

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