Fund-raiser to Commemorate the Chinese Labour Corps in World War 1
21 January: 09:30 – 17:00 pm
Suitable for everyone to enjoy – please come and support our fundraiser, all proceeds to be donated
Shifu Liu with Tai Ji Circle are presenting a day of fabulous tai ji performances and hard qi gong demonstrations with tai ji and qi gong workshops for you to join in. Many of the best Chinese doctors are also coming to give free treatments in the afternoon. We all want to raise funds for a new memorial to be opened in the autumn of 2018, to commemorate the Chinese labourers who joined British and Allied troops in the First World War. The Chinese Labour Corps (CLC) of up to 140,000 men from China to Europe to repair trenches, bury dead bodies, repair tanks and provide backup to the troops
Campaign group ‘Ensuring We Remember’ have been fundraising for a memorial since 2014, it will be a white carved stone decorative column, called a Huabiao (they serve as markers of the exceptional in Chinese), and will erected in East London, at the Royal Albert Dock, Newham. At 9.6m. tall, each metre will represent 100 members of the CLC. It will face due east towards the Chinese city of Jinan in Shandong Province, from where the majority of the CLC labourers originated.
For more details about the CLC see:
Image from ©South China Post link above
TIMETABLE OF EVENTS
9:30 Arrival and registration
10:00–11:00 Chen Taiquan & Hard Qi Gong Demonstrations
11:00–12:30 Da Bei Qi Gong workshop, the linking energy circles, and 5 Element Healing Sounds
12:30–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:00 Chen Taijiquan workshop Foundation training and Chen Xiao Wang’s 9 Part form
15:00-17:00 Free Chinese massage, Acupuncture, Chinese Health and Medicine advice
Fund-raiser Day Fee: £30.00 cash only if paid on the day
Tickets must be reserved for entry. Email [email protected]
Tickets can be bought through Evenbrite.
VENUE: Islington Chinese Association 21 Hatchard Road, London N19 4NG
Archway underground or Upper Holloway (Rail) or buses up Holloway Road.
Tai Ji Circle are members of the Chen Xiao Wang World Taijiquan Association, the Chenjiagou Taijiquan Association, the BCCMA and the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain.
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Registered Charity Number 1151369