Master in ancient Chinese art to feature during Global Week celebrations

A master in the ancient art of Chinese woodblock printing will be leading a series of workshops as part of Nottingham Trent University’s Global Week 2017.

Through Global Week we celebrate the different cultural heritages of our students and staff as integral to the life of the university.

Dr Cheryl Rounsaville, global student experience manager at NTU

A master in the ancient art of Chinese woodblock printing will be leading a series of workshops as part of Nottingham Trent University’s Global Week 2017.

Master Wei Lizhong has been invited to host a three-day workshop and exhibition to help celebrate the annual event.

Global Week takes place from 27 February to 3 March and celebrates the rich cultural diversity at the university, which has over 3,700 students from outside the UK across 129 nationalities.

A number of world regions will be represented throughout the week including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, America and the Caribbean, providing both staff and students with opportunities to extend their international outlook.

Various countries in these regions will be represented through live performances, cultural stalls, workshops, and traditional foods, art, dance and music.

On Monday performances will include a flash mob by the Indian Society along with Umbrella and Lion dances - both of which are forms of traditional Chinese dance.

Rhythm for Life drumming workshops will take place on Tuesday and a bagpiper will perform around the university on Wednesday.

On Thursday there will be belly dancing and Virtual Reality Globe sessions at Clifton.

The week will be brought to a close on Friday with the help of laughter sessions. Laughter therapy is seen as a way to reduce stress and involves voluntary prolonged laughter as individuals or in groups.

Throughout the week Master Wei, from Hongzhou, China, will give an introduction to the art of woodblock printing, which dates back to before 220 AD.

He will explain how to use the tools and provide a hands-on opportunity to make a print.

He will also exhibit his work from the Ten Bamboo Studio, a famous publishing house set up in the early 17th century, that produced the earliest multicolour printing book in 1633.

Dr Cheryl Rounsaville, global student experience manager at Nottingham Trent University, said: "As part of the Connecting Globally theme of the university’s five-year strategic plan, we aim to create a vibrant multinational community that is inclusive, values diversity and nurtures global citizenship.

"Through Global Week we celebrate the different cultural heritages of our students and staff as integral to the life of the university and we provide opportunities for students to extend their international outlook. This event contributes to a truly global experience for all of our students."

Events will take place across the university at City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses.

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Master in ancient Chinese art to feature during Global Week celebrations

Published on 22 February 2017
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