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The London CCC was founded in 1980 and was the first Chinese Community Centre in the United Kingdom. The Centre’s mission is to preserve and promote Chinese culture, arts and identity, whilst helping the community to better integrate into mainstream UK community. The Centre is one of the busiest centres for Chinese culture and its communities in Europe and has attracted several Royal visits. Our team of well-trained staff, dedicated volunteers and professional management committee members provide wide-ranging support and activities. These range from welfare and benefits support and advice to language classes, cultural and recreational activities, elderly support, a healthy eating luncheon club, youth club and fundraising events. The Centre continually strives to meet the changing and growing demand for services and activities within this evolving community in a climate of reduced government funding. We are always looking for ways to build on this and be better at what we do.
We are facing severe cuts to our funding and donations due to the current economic climate and would therefore welcome any donations which can be done when visiting the centre or via our donation page
Chinese Immigrants Needed! 中國移民請留意！
Chinese Immigrants Needed!
We need Chinese immigrants to participate in a study about
Chinese migration to London. Participants will be interviewed for
30 minutes and will be given £5 each.
Interviews will take place on the 17th, 18th, 19th, 21st and 22nd of May
from 10am until 5pm at the Chinese Community Centre
If you are interested please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or
call us with your availability and we will book your interview.
2 LEICESTER COURT, LONDON WC2H 7DW 如有興趣者，
可致電0207 439 3722或電郵 info@ccc. org. uk預約日期與時間。
Members’ Birthday Poon Choi Party
Cost is £20 for members and £25 for non members.
Poon choi is a traditional Chinese dish once common throughout China. It first spread to the walled villages in New Territories, Hong Kong, and then to the rest of the territory. It is a Cantonese cuisine served in large wooden, porcelain or metal basins due to the communal style of consumption. The Chinese name, transliterated as Poon choi, has been variously translated as “big bowl feast”, “basin cuisine” or “Chinese casserole”.
Fan Style Bagua Class
Philip Morrell has been studying traditional Chinese martial arts for the past 38 years. He is an indoor disciple of Mr Wen Dasheng the vice president of the Beijing Bagua Zhang Research Association and inheritor of Fan style Bagua.
Wen Dasheng can trace his lineage directly to the founder of Bagua, Dong Haichuan 1840-1922, to his teacher Fan Fenglan 1884-1967.
Fan Fenglan was Fan Zhiyong’s only daughter; she enjoyed high prestige in martial arts circles. She was one of the three elders of Beijing Bagua in the sixties, along with Guo Gumin and Cheng Youxin. Since she was a very honest, sincere and kind person people called her with respect Fan Dagu – Fan ‘Old Aunt’.
Fan Bagua contains material suitable for young and old, and is famous for promoting good health.
Fan Zhiyong once spent 49 days alone with Dong Haichuan in Prince Su’s Palace where he learnt Buddhist and Taoist combined method called ‘Wu Ji Baguazhang’ (also called ‘Nei Quan Baguazhang’).
This will be the ﬁrst opportunity for people to practice this form of Bagua outside of China. Philip Morrell is the only Disciple outside of China.
For more information see www.fanbagua.co.uk
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Mandarin Chinese Language Class
Time Out – Phoebe Wong Interview
Phoebe Wong: Manager, London Chinese Community Centre, Leicester Court
‘Being Chinese in London, you can’t avoid Chinatown. We are often homesick, so Chinatown is very important to us. Every time you visit, it gives you a warm feeling. And our centre tries to help people feel like they’re part of a family.
‘We get people coming in and asking us to translate letters for them. We act as interpreters when they go to their GP or hospital. We help newly arrived immigrants apply for housing or look over rental contracts for them. We also do a weekly lunch club for the elderly. Once their children have left home, they can get very lonely and the language barrier can stop them asking for help. Time and again we see them lapse into depression. So we get them in here to have lunch once a week. They can be very naughty, though. The older they get, the more they act like children; pushing into the queue for lunch etc. And they do not like being told to behave!
‘We run a homework club for young Chinese people who have recently immigrated to the UK but can’t speak English – otherwise they struggle to fit in or keep up in school. As well as teaching them the language, we teach them the culture. We show them Western films like James Bond or do activities with them they wouldn’t have done in China. Things like bowling: that integrates them into mainstream society.
‘If you’re not Chinese, you probably think Chinatown is all about the food. But there’s so much more to it than that. There’s the community. The spirit. The people. Us all coming together to help each other. What we do at this centre, there’s nothing more satisfying. When you know you’ve helped someone let go of a problem and you can see the smile on their face? That’s just so, so rewarding.’