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The Art of Chinese Calligraphy

Saturday 13th October, 13:00 - 16:00

Sunday 14th October, 13:00 - 16:00

British Library, London

Book Tickets

The Chinese art of Calligraphy is considered a supreme visual art form in China and fascinating to watch an artist at work. This beautiful style of writing is equally thought of as an art that reflects creativity and self-expression as much as poetry and painting does.


Our superb artist Han Ningning has a masters’ degree in fine art and has been a prominent calligrapher in China for more than thirty years. As a significant calligraphy artist in China, she has actively engaged in the education and the inherit of grouse art form.

Han’s enthusiasm with Peking Opera stimulates a lot of creativeness and influences in her work. This connection between the beautiful visual artistry of Chinese calligraphy and Peking Opera support each other in revealing the rich cultural heritage of China. The exhibition of Peking Opera combines with Han’s artistic works will present it through different medias specific for the visitors of the British Library.

During that weekend, Han Ningning will run several short talks and demonstrations of the art of calligraphy throughout the afternoons. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch a wonderful artist at work.

Han Ningning, also called Jing'an, a famous calligrapher with a master's degree in fine art. She has been in calligraphy field for more than 30 years. Ningning is a member of the Chinese Calligraphers Association, a member of the Beijing Calligraphers Association, a members of the Association of Beijing Calligrapher Seal Carving, the director of the Calligraphy Art Research Association in Beijing, the director of the Chinese Seal Painters Association, the director of the Chinese Art Research Association.

How to get to the British Library

By train

Kings Cross and St Pancras International and Euston

By Underground

King's Cross St. PancrasEuston and Euston Square


By bus

Many services: including 10, 30, 59, 63, 73 and 91


By car

There is no onsite parking.

The nearest car park is the NCP one in Judd Street, 10 minutes' walk away.

Metered parking (08:30 – 18:30) is available on Ossulston Street (3 spaces only).


By bicycle

There are covered and uncovered areas for bicycles. The best approach from central London is via Tavistock Place and Cartwright Gardens.

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