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(very near Baggot Street)
The United Arts Club is right beside Baggot Street, and a five-minute walk from Leeson Street or Mount Street, so it is well served by buses. Parking is abundant and free (after 7.00 p.m., which is ideal for our meetings at 8.00 p.m.).
The talks generally last about an hour and we allow time afterwards for questions and / or discussions.
The United Arts Club welcomes us to the bar for coffee or drinks to round off the evening.
Paper,Ink,Brush: the Life and Work of artist Ch'i Pai-shih
A talk and visual presentation by Jane Almqvist
Jane Almqvist is an amateur art historian and watercolorist. In this illustrated talk, Jane will tell us about Ch'i Pai-shih (Pinyin Qi Baishi), 1863-1957, one of the last of the great traditional Chinese painters. His prodigious output reflects a diversity of interests and experience, generally within the smaller things of the world rather than the large landscape
Our Aging Chinese Population, Belfast and Dublin
A talk by "Summy" Sing Wong
Summy has lived in Ireland for a number of years, and has always been interested in introducing us to Chinese culture, from tea to entertainment. Now she directs her skills and considerable energy towards the plight of aging Chinese citizens living among us who, through circumstances, may not be eligible for certain social service benefits.
Muriel McCarthy, Director of the Library, welcomes ICCS members to view early printed books, featuring some of the earliest accounts of China by Western travellers.
(Dress warmly! The library is unheated!)
Paradise on Earth - Wonderful Scenes of Exquisite Beauty: Hangzhou and Suzhou
A talk by Deborah Wilson
Prize-winning embroideress Debbie has previously addressed us on Chinese textile arts and sericulture. Tonight she will conduct us on a tour of Hangzhou and Suzhou, both centres for these arts.
(NOTE SPECIAL DECEMBER DAY)
Chinese Quiz and Social
Our annual test of knowledge, on matters (mostly) Chinese.
This is a table team test and a great social and fun event, topped off with our traditional tea/coffee and mince pies.