and will be held in the
(very near Baggot Street)
December is different!
The talks generally last about an hour and we allow time afterwards for questions and / or discussions.
The United Arts Club welcomes us to their facilities for a chat to round off the evening.
Sunday 13th September, 2.30 pm
Centenary Methodist Church/ Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6.
Our Annual Barbecue will be held at same venue as last year. We should
like to thank the authorities of the Centenary Methodist Church who have
generously provided the facilities of Wesley House for us, at this very convenient
(Dartmouth Rd. end, beside Christ Church)
There is shelter in case of rain, some chairs, and we have permission to make tea or coffee on the premises.
The society will provide charcoal and some cooking stoves, but additional barbecue cookers are welcome, as are additional folding (camp) chairs or folding tables. Please contact Denis Mullen at 0868117258 if you intend to bring a cooker.
Members are welcome to bring friends. Members must bring their own food and drinks. We will be inviting the Chinese Ambassador and the staff of the Embassy and members of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, so this should again provide an enjoyable social occasion, relaxed and informal.
A Life Behind the Camera
a talk by Linfeng Xue
Prize-winning film-maker Linfeng Xue comes from Qingdao where she started out as a television presenter. She has lectured in Media Studies, and directed films and television programmes.
Her most successful films have been, “Root in the East – Life of Chinese in Ireland” and “Junjie’s Film” which have won many prizes in China and internationally.
Wednesday 28th October, 8.00 pm
Plant Hunting in Asia
a talk by Seamus O’Brien
A welcome return to the Society by Seamus O’Brien when he will tell of his recent experiences in the Himalayan region of Bhutan, and how his plans for his treasured plants in Kilmacurragh are developing.
Jiuzhaiguo National Park
a talk by Kieran Fitzgerald .
Kieran Fitzgerald, a fluent Chinese speaker, worked on the Jiuzhaiguo National Park development to create a sustainable tourism business for the Sichuan/Tibet region.
In his talk we will learn how he overcame the difficulties encountered in promoting these ideas, steering through the political and advertising minefields to achieve such a wonderful amenity as a thriving business.
Wednesday 9th December, 8.00 pm
by Yanyi Blake and Shu Rong
Please note that the venue is
Centenary Methodist Church/Wesley House,
Our Christmas Party will be, like the last 2 years, a FoodFest – demonstrations and tasting of Chinese dishes prepared and cooked for us by Yanyi and Shu. Please note we will be inside downstairs in our regular Barbeque venue!