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A Brush with the Ancient Art of Writing

October has seen the end of a busy period at the University’s Confucius Institute as a special season of Chinese calligraphy, celebrating the ancient art of writing, drew to a close earlier this month. 

Publication date: 28 October 2014

An Evening with the two Dragons

Wales meets China for an inspirational evening of cross-cultural performance as musicians from Shanghai and Gwynedd prepare for a special concert at Bangor University on Thursday 1st May.

Publication date: 24 April 2014

An Evening with the Two Dragons

Wales meets China for an inspirational evening of cross-cultural performance as musicians from Shanghai and Gwynedd prepare for a special concert at Bangor University on Thursday 1st May. 

Publication date: 28 April 2014

Bangor Celebrates Chinese New Year

Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brings its annual Chinese New Year event back to Bangor on 24 February, with a colourful dragon parade and Chinese gala to celebrate 2018, Year of the Dog.

Publication date: 14 February 2018

Bangor Celebrates Chinese New Year 2017

This year, Bangor celebrates Chinese New Year – Year of the Rooster – with a Chinese dragon parade and gala on Saturday 4 February, organised by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 24 January 2017

Bangor University launches a unique Confucius Institute

The first Confucius Institute anywhere in the world to have a focus on Law, is being opened officially at Bangor University.  The Confucius Institute is being launched by First Minister Carwyn Jones, in the presence of Mr SHEN Yang, Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy. 

Publication date: 10 September 2012

Bangor University launches Confucius Classrooms

The Confucius Institute at Bangor University celebrated the official launch of its five new Confucius Classrooms this week with representatives of Bangor University, Welsh Government and the Chinese Embassy in attendance alongside local schoolchildren.

Publication date: 16 June 2017

Bangor University’s Confucius Institute celebrates Chinese New Year 2014

February opened with an explosion of activity at the University’s Confucius Institute with a colourful celebration of Chinese New Year 2014: the Year of the Horse. 

Publication date: 1 February 2014

Bangor University secures funding for five Confucius Classrooms

The Confucius Institute at Bangor University has recently secured prestigious funding for five Confucius Classrooms at schools in north Wales from a total of only 60 awarded worldwide this year. 

Publication date: 23 August 2016

Bangor University student reaches the final of the Wales International Harp Festival

Bangor University undergraduate Dian Yu, who plays the guzheng (Chinese zither), was one of six finalists to be selected by a panel of internationally renowned judges for the final round of the World Music Competition in the recent Wales International Harp Festival 2014 in Caernarfon.

Publication date: 6 May 2014

Beijing Dance Academy opens UK tour in Llandudno

Dancers from China’s prestigious Beijing Dance Academy are set to open their exclusive UK tour, Beauty Beyond Words, in Llandudno on Monday 28th September in partnership with Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 10 September 2015

China arrives in Menai Bridge

During the last week of term, 150 pupils from Ysgol David Hughes Menai Bridge learned more about the culture and language of China from experts at Bangor University.

Publication date: 22 July 2019

China Summer Camp 2019

In July 2019, a group of 11 students took part in a Summer Camp in China organised by the Confucius Institute at Bangor University.

Publication date: 30 July 2019

Chinese Arts Competition Winners

The three Confucius Institutes in Wales recently held a Chinese Arts Competition open to all  pupils in Wales on the theme of celebrating the friendship between Wales and China.

Publication date: 29 November 2019

Chinese Arts to welcome Chinese New Year

Bangor residents and student can prepare to welcome the Chinese New Year as never before this year, with a packed programme of Chinese Cultural Activities to whet their appetites for all things Chinese, in advance of the Chinese new year celebration period which rund between 10-21 February.

Publication date: 4 February 2013

Chinese Calligraphy Season Launched

A special season of Chinese calligraphy, organised by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute, will celebrate the ancient art of writing in north Wales this autumn to mark the tenth anniversary of the global Confucius Institute programme.

Publication date: 16 September 2014

Chinese Garden Specialists Share Expertise in North Wales

The secrets of how to grow a Chinese garden successfully were shared last week with professional botanical specialists, local gardening enthusiasts, Bangor University’s students and staff, and school pupils from Dyserth.

Publication date: 29 May 2019

Chinese Kites over Treborth

Treborth Botanic Garden is set to host Bangor’s second Chinese Kite Festival on Sunday 4th May, promising a colourful afternoon of family fun in Treborth’s beautiful grounds, organised by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

This year’s Kite Festival follows on from the Confucius Institute’s highly successful event last September, when hundreds of people in north Wales took part in Chinese kite painting workshops and flight events across the region.

Publication date: 25 April 2014

Chinese Kites return to Treborth

An annual Chinese Kite Workshop, organised by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute, is set to take Treborth Botanic Garden by storm again this year on Saturday 30th March, promising a colourful afternoon of family fun in Treborth’s beautiful grounds.

Publication date: 20 May 2015

Chinese New Year 2016

Throughout February and March, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute celebrated Chinese New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey – with all sorts of exciting events in and around Bangor. 

Publication date: 8 March 2016

Chinese New Year event in Bangor cancelled

Publication date: 22 January 2020

Confucius Conference Explores China as a Business Opportunity for Wales

As ever more businesses look towards China for future development, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute steps in to unravel the challenges and opportunities of doing business with the East’s new superpower.

Publication date: 17 February 2014

Confucius Institute International Conference

The Confucius Institute at Bangor University has successfully concluded its first international conference in Bangor, north Wales, United Kingdom.

Publication date: 15 June 2018

Confucius institute joins the College of Arts Humanities and Business

This summer the Confucius institute at Bangor University will become part of the University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Business.

Publication date: 1 August 2019

Contract renewed for flourishing Confucius Institute

Bangor University’s Confucius Institute has signed a second five-year contract with Chinese funding authority Hanban, recognising the success of the initiative to date in building important links between China and Wales. 

Publication date: 25 April 2017

Cultural courses and activities

Publication date: 29 October 2012

Cultural Week Exhibition

Publication date: 6 September 2012

Culture Challenge 2014

Bangor University recently celebrated cultural diversity and collaboration with its annual action packed Culture Challenge.

Publication date: 1 March 2014

Culture Challenge at Bangor University

Bangor University is inviting the public to find out about the cultural diversity among Bangor University’s students and take part in a ‘Cultural Challenge’ quiz. 

On the 2nd December, ten teams of Bangor University students will be competing against each other for some great prizes in a ‘Culture Challenge’ which includes the first prize of a trip to China.

Publication date: 16 November 2015

Dragon seen in Bangor High Street!

As part of Chinese New Year celebrations, the annual Dragon’s Parade was held in Bangor on Saturday. Hand made in China, the 14 meters long dragon, together with dancers, drummers and pupils from Our Lady’s RC School Bangor paraded from Bangor Cathedral along the High Street to the Town Clock before returning to the Cathedral. The parade was followed by the Chinese Gala Performance within the Cathedral where a variety of performances were staged, including Chinese songs and instrumental pieces, various Chinese traditional dancing and a performance by the Bangor Taekwondo group.  

Publication date: 11 February 2019

Dragons for St. David's Day

Welsh and Chinese dragons go head-to-head this St. David’s Day weekend with two colourful family events from Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.  

Publication date: 18 February 2015

Dr Sophie Williams inaugurates the Moongate entrance to the new Chinese Garden at Treborth Botanic Garden, Bangor.

During the 2016 summer vacation at Bangor University, Treborth Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Dr Sophie Williams and her partner Robert, with staff from Ysbyty Gwynedd’s High Dependency Unit. Dr Williams (32) is continuing on the road to recovery after contracting the viral brain infection Japanese Encephalitis, while on a research project in southern China during 2015.

Sophie cut the ribbon on the ‘Moongate’ entrance to the Chinese Garden, which is a newly-developed area of Bangor University’s Treborth Botanic Garden facility.

Publication date: 1 November 2016

Exciting Programme of Chinese Arts to welcome Chinese New Year

Bangor residents and student can prepare to welcome the Chinese New Year as never before this year, with a packed programme of Chinese Cultural Activities to whet their appetites for all things Chinese, in advance of the Chinese new year celebration period which rund between 10-21 February.

Publication date: 31 January 2013

Exhibition of Chinese Botanical Art

A special exhibition of Chinese Botanical Art will open its doors to the public at Treborth Botanic Garden in Bangor on Saturday 30th May, in partnership with Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 19 May 2015

Glimpse of an Unreported China

China Sketchbook, an outstanding exhibition of drawings from Barmouth-based artist and designer Mervyn Rowe, opens next week in Bangor for the first time, hosted by Bangor University’s Confucius Institute.

Publication date: 4 November 2013

Great turnout at Serendipity 2016

On 21st and 22nd September 2016, the Confucius Institute attended Serendipity, Bangor University's annual Students' Union Clubs and Societies Fair held in Pritchard-Jones Hall.

Publication date: 23 September 2016

Hundreds turn out for Chinese New Year

Crowds of people flocked to Bangor city centre on Saturday 24 February to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, Year of the Dog, with a series of colourful performances from Bangor University’s Confucius Institute. 

Publication date: 27 February 2018

Impressive turnout for Bangor's Chinese New Year celebrations

Hundreds of people gathered in Bangor city centre on Saturday 4 February for the city’s biggest celebration of Chinese New Year to date – Year of the Rooster 2017. 

Publication date: 9 February 2017

Impressive turn out for Shandong University Orchestra

Publication date: 22 October 2018

Leading Language Experts Visit Bangor

Experts from around the world visited Bangor last week to share their experience and to explain how foreign languages ​​could be taught successfully.

Publication date: 10 June 2019

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod!

Publication date: 8 July 2019

Multicultural Event

Publication date: 29 October 2012

New partnership with Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia

On Tuesday 27 January, the Confucius Institute welcomed to Bangor Prof. Olga Leontovich, Head of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Translation at Volgograd State Pedagogical University (VSPU), the biggest teacher training university in southern Russia. 

Publication date: 28 January 2015

New Year visit to Mervyn Rowe's exhibition at MOMA Wales, Macynlleth

On Wednesday 18th February, a party from Bangor University’s Confucius Institute travelled down to MOMA in Macynlleth to host a special evening reception, celebrating both Chinese New Year and the end of another successful exhibition by Barmouth-based artist Mervyn Rowe.

Publication date: 24 February 2015

Official opening of the Two Dragons Lounge

On Monday 9th February, the Confucius Institute celebrated the launch of its newly developed Two Dragons Lounge by unveiling two stunning murals of Welsh landscape from art students at Bangor University.

Publication date: 9 February 2015

Performance from Chongqing boosts Wales-China link

Building on Wales’ link with Chongqing in south-west China, Bangor University’s Confucius Institute brought the Chongqing Performance Company to Holyhead’s Ucheldre Centre earlier this week (1 November), enthralling audiences with a stunning performance of Chinese music and dance. 

Publication date: 3 November 2017

Pupils receive awards for their participation in pan-Wales project

More than 150 pupils of eight schools in north Wales met in Bangor University to celebrate the third year of success of the award-winning MFL Student Mentoring Project. This project, funded by the Welsh Government as part of their Global Futures scheme, aims to increase the number of pupils studying modern foreign languages in schools across Wales. The schools attending were Tryfan, Emrys ap Iwan, Rhyl, Friars, Dyffryn Ogwen, Argoed, Holyhead and Glan-y-Môr.

Publication date: 11 June 2018

Pupils receive Modern Languages Awards

Around 150 pupils aged 13-14 visited Bangor University recently in order to receive awards at the end of their participation in the Modern Foreign Language Student Mentoring Scheme, which introduces school pupils to the value of studying foreign languages, before they make their GCSE subject choices. The North Wales School Effectiveness and Improvement Service (GwE), Bangor School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Bangor Confucius Institute, the Centre for Galician Studies in Wales and the North Wales Deaf Association delivered a series of motivational speeches and taster sessions in Mandarin, Galician and Sign Language.  

Publication date: 5 April 2017

Relationship between China and Wales blooms on the shores of the Menai Strait

On her visit to Bangor recently, Welsh Government Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan AM, learned more about the work of the Confucius Institute in promoting Chinese language and culture within the communities of North Wales.

Publication date: 1 February 2019

Siân James headlines concert for Chinese New Year

Acclaimed Welsh folk singer and harpist, Siân James, is set to headline a special concert of Welsh and Chinese music at Bangor University on Friday 20th February to celebrate Chinese New Year. 

Publication date: 12 February 2015

Students unite for Chinese Dance spectacular

Young dancers from across north Wales will team up with professionals to take part in a spectacular Chinese Dance performance at Bangor University on Saturday 11 June; the latest in a series of exciting community projects to be delivered by the University’s Confucius Institute. 

Publication date: 1 June 2016

St Winefride’s School Visit

Pupils from St. Winefride’s School, Holywell were given a taste of Chinese culture this week during a visit to the Conficius Institute, Bangor.

Publication date: 10 July 2019

Thursday 5th July 2018, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is a music festival, which takes place every year during the second week of July in Llangollen, North Wales. 

Publication date: 12 July 2018

Two Dragons Garden Project

An exciting new Chinese Garden is to be developed at Treborth Botanic Garden, as part of the wider project at Bangor University.

Publication date: 2 May 2014

Two Dragons Parade for Chinese New Year

Bangor University’s Confucius Institute celebrates Chinese New Year on Saturday 13th February with an awe-inspiring Two Dragons Parade through central Bangor; created, performed and puppeteered by schoolchildren from Ysgol Hirael.

Publication date: 26 January 2016

Vice Chancellors meet Chinese President Xi Jinping

Vice Chancellor Professor John Hughes attended the 10th Confucius Institute Global Conference held in Shanghai in December, and which was attended by University Vice Chancellors and Presidents from over 100 countries.

Publication date: 22 October 2015

Wales-China Festival to be held at Pontio, Bangor

A new festival produced and curated by Invertigo Theatre Company and Pontio will take place during the Chinese New Year weekend (16 - 18 February 2018), exploring the creative connection between Wales and China.

Eclectic performances, pop-up events, films, a special Chinese specials menu at Gorad restaurant and family-friendly activities will showcase the cultures, languages and art of both countries. The first of its kind in Wales, this multi-lingual festival provides a platform for British East Asian stories, and enables collaborations between Welsh and Chinese musicians, playwrights and artists.

Publication date: 12 February 2018

Why China? How China? conference

On Wednesday 2 April 2014, Bangor University's Confucius Institute hosted a unique conference at the University's Reichel Hall, exploring the topic: Why China? How China?

Publication date: 15 July 2014