We took an eclectic look at contemporary Chinese culture focusing on artist’s film, workshops and music curated in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, UK)

Food by Mama's Wang's Kitchen and drinks from Tin & Glass

19.00 – 20.18 On-board boat screening & Special Director's Q&A: We went to Wonderland, Xiaolu Guo (2008, 76 mins) - £5.00, concs. £3.00

Xiaolu Guo’s most intimate film follows an elderly couple’s first and only voyage outside of China. From the Vatican to the Houses of Parliament and the green parks of England, he wants to see the world before he dies, but her heart longs for home. Shot in black and white on the smallest of digital stills cameras, this deeply personal visual poem reflects on life, travel and home.

20.20 - 21.00 On-board Special Director's Q&A with Xiaolu Guo

21.15 Open Air programme Introduction

21.30 – 22.00 – Open Air Screening: a selection of short animated films by artist Sun Xun (Free; booking essential) - 1st screening

'Heroes no longer' (2008)

'Some actions which haven't been defined yet in the revolution' (2011)

'Beyond-ism' (2010)

22.00 – 22.30 – Open Air Screening: a selection of short animated films by artist Sun Xun (Free; booking essential) - 2nd screening

'Heroes no longer' (2008)

'Some actions which haven't been defined yet in the revolution' (2011)

'Beyond-ism' (2010)

Sun Xun's animated films weave reality and fantasy with time and world history, producing haunting visions of mythology in the making. Drawing lies at the heart of all Sun's art. His meticulous hand-drawn animations incorporate text and images, combining traditional materials and printmaking techniques. Following on from a successful exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, The Floating Cinema screens works including 'Heroes no longer' and 'Some actions which haven't been defined yet in the revolution'

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (formerly Chinese Arts Centre) is leading the UK in exploring a changing international dynamic. This is the Chinese Century and Chinese contemporary art and visual culture is a vibrant force, fast gaining momentum.

CFCCA have a proud 28-year history of ‘first’ UK solo exhibitions, featuring exceptional artists that go on to achieve international acclaim. They work with a wide array of partners to provide people with a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, symposia and events. They are uniquely placed to explore the Chinese Century through art and the trans-cultural debates that will shape our future.