China Day

China Day provides staff and students of all education levels the opportunity to become familiar with and embrace Chinese language and culture through lessons, lectures, demonstrations and interactive workshops.

Available topics

  • Calligraphy
  • Handcrafts
  • Tai Chi
  • Kung Fu
  • Chinese Dance
  • Tea ceremony
  • Beijing Opera Mask Painting
  • Food and culture
  • Chinese language taster
CNY 2019 - Oxford High School for Girls photograph
China Day 2019 - Oxford High School for Girls


China Day - primary school photograph
SS Philip and James Primary School

Our workshops can be held in schools or at the Oxford Brookes University Headington Campus. These are often 1-hour in duration with a maximum 30 participants per workshop.

There is a charge of £50 per 1-hour workshop, which includes all materials. This charge does not include Food and Culture workshops or Beijing Opera Mask Painting, which have an additional £20 charge for the extra materials required.

For workshops held at schools there may be an additional transportation charge if our staff require the use of busses, trains or taxis.

Fees are raised to a single individual or institution and should be paid in line with the Oxford Brookes University financial details stipulated on the invoice. Unfortunately, we cannot accept cash or individual participant payments for workshops.


Our teachers rely on a combination of demonstrations and PPT slides for individual workshops. Rooms should be equipped with computer and projector/presentation facilities.

If booking Tai Chi, Kung Fu or Chinese Dance workshops that will not be held at our Oxford Brookes University campus, we advise an open, unobstructed space such as a school hall, with audio equipment available. Participants should be in flat, close-toe shoes or may go barefoot if they prefer. We also advise participants to be in comfortable and loose clothing to allow complete range of movement.

If booking Food and Culture or Tea Ceremony workshops, our staff must receive allergy information one week prior to the sessions. Food and tea provided will be labelled for participants during the workshops.

How to book

To book a workshop or for more information, please contact us.

Confucius Institute

+44(0)1865 484285

 Announcement Please be advised, during Chinese New Year we may be unable to arrange workshops due to high demand. If you are interested in hosting an event for Chinese New Year, we advise you to get in contact with us at least four weeks in advance.