Chinese Characters, the balance of life

Course Dates: 14/10/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Online
In this interactive workshop you will learn the basics of Chinese characters focusing on words/images that are connected to nature. You will have plenty of opportunities to practise yourself - this workshop is suitable for complete beginners.

This session is part of the 2021 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £5.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

Course Code: EVMWFLC100

Thu, day, 14 Oct - 14 Oct '21

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Get to know some Chinese characters focusing on the earliest form of character ‘oracle bone script’. We will be showing you some images connected to nature, e.g. the sun, the moon, the river, the tree, the horse, the fish, the house, etc. and invite you to spend some time concentrating on drawing Chinese characters.
We will also talk about 5 elements: metal, wood, water, fire and earth to discuss the balance of life in Chinese ideology.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The workshop will involve learning to sing two “comptines” working on pronunciation and vocabulary.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

this worshop is for anyone who is interested and willing to have a go!

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be asked to actively participate.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This workshop is part of the 2021 Mental Wealth Festival hosted by City Lit and partners. The Mental Wealth Festival is a week of events which celebrate and promote activities, projects, ideas and tools which restore, support and enhance positive mental health. The Festival aims to highlight the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ‘mental wealth’. We bring together professionals and key stakeholders to discuss mental health issues, providing a forum for informative, challenging and inspiring discussions and workshops exploring mental health issues. For more information visit our Mental Wealth Festival Don’t forget to follow us on social media and we’d love to see your Mental Wealth Festival photos so please tag us using #MentalWealth2021.

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