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Events

Launching event 

1 pm, 11 Feb 2024 @ BLOC

Launch event with a public screening of This Woman (Alan Zhang, 90 min, 2023), followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and a panel discussion. 

With Wine reception. 

TALKS and Conversations

17 Feb 7:30pm Kiki Tianqi Yu in conversation with Harriet Evans at Bertha DocHouse

International women's day Forum

Women's cinema and women filmmakers with Huang Ji in Focus

8 March 2024@BLOC

2-4pm Panel: Women’s cinema and women filmmakers from contemporary China

4:30-6:10pm Screening of Egg and Stone (dir. Huang Ji, 2012)

6:20-7:20 pm Huang Ji in conversation with Kiki Tianqi Yu

Dao Yin Meditation Workshop

12pm - 3pm, 24 March 2024

@ BLOC BLACK BOX

Led by Angela Liu, member of the British Daoist Association

Please bring meditation cushion and blanket/mat. Max. 20 people

 

Dao yin is an ancient Daoist practice of aligning and stretching movements, an integral part of the ancient Daoist cultivation called yang sheng (nourishing life), which also includes meditation. In this introductory workshop, you will be guided through a set of Dao yin exercises involving simple postures and self-massage. Cultivation of dao yin comes to fruition in meditation. This is expressed in the meditation posture which is stable, aligned and relaxed, allowing the qi to follow its natural pattern. Guidance will be given to help participants to establish a suitable sitting posture.

Angela has been exploring Eastern ideas and practices for over 30 years. She was first introduced to authentic Daoist cultivation by her acupuncturist and in 2008, she met her teacher Shijing (31st generation Daoist priest/daoshi in the Dragon Gate tradition, co-founder and main teacher of the British Daoist Association) with whom she has since regularly attended retreats and events (daoists.co.uk) as well as undertaking her own personal retreats, practising jing zuo (tranquil sitting) meditation and dao yin.  Over the years, Angela has become more deeply intimate with Daoist practices and teachings that shape and flow into all aspects of her life and inspires her work.

Followed by a screening of a slow film Mama at 3:30pm 

Shadow Show
  • Fri, 26 Apr
    London
    26 Apr 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    London, The Garden Cinema, London WC2B 5PQ, UK
    26 Apr 2024, 13:30 – 16:30
    London, The Garden Cinema, London WC2B 5PQ, UK
    1:30pm 26 April, with Q&A. Booking Link: https://www.thegardencinema.co.uk/film/dancing-with-water-green-night/

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