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Madam Wang Kaixia's Chinese Calligraphy Exhibit by the Confucius Institute.

03 Dec 2007

Live performance by leading calligraphy artist on 3 December.

A Chinese calligraphy exhibit organised by the Confucius Institute will be held during the University's Equality and Diversity Awareness Week commencing on 3 December. As a traditional Chinese art form, Chinese calligraphy is part of people's lives just like Chinese food and Tai Chi.

Children learn calligraphy from a young age and it is claimed that your calligraphy shows your personality. The Confucius Institute is very pleased to exhibit one of the greatest women artist's work here at Manchester. Madam Wang Kaixia will perform live for us on Monday 3 December 2007 at 11.30 am in Conference Room B, Refectory, which is building number 64 on:

Madam Wang Kaixia is an established artist in China, specialising in Chinese calligraphy and wood carving, a member of the Chinese Association of Calligraphy. She is now the Deputy Chair of Hailongjiang Chinese Calligraphy Association. Her work has been widely exhibited and collected both in China and abroad.

The display at Manchester features two themes: 2008 Olympics and Poems by Chairman Mao. A wide range of calligraphy styles are represented in the work including formal, seal and running scripts. Lucky participants can receive a piece of her work by entering a free draw at the exhibit.

The exhibit starts at 11.30am with a ribbon cutting ceremony and live performance on Monday 3 December at Room B, Refectory and finishes at 4.30pm.