The first of the holiday season bazaars will be hosted by Radiance, this coming Friday and Saturday. Get your Christmas shopping off to an early start, and pick up some fabulous gifts from a variety of vendors. The Diversity III Concert Series, being hosted by Dulwich College Beijing, is fully underway. The series has already featured two wonderful performances, with music from the Roy McGrath Jazz Quartet and Swing Beijing, with three more concerts still to come. If you’re looking for something a little bit different for Halloween, why not pick up some rather unique origami earrings or a paper pumpkin or two. If you are considering gaining a teaching qualification, the International Montessori Teaching Institute may have the ideal course for you.
Radiance Bazaar and Fashion Show
On Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25 from 11am-4.30pm, Radiance will be hosting a bazaar and fashion show. With over 40 independent vendors, including jewelry from Antonia Sampson, home ware from Biorck & Co, and wines from Signature Wine. Enjoy a coffee or lunch in the delightful surroundings of the café and Roma Lake.Table fees will support Peng Cheng Special Education Schooland medical care for You Xinyu, who the community is supporting through Roundabout. Also on the Friday, at 1.30pm will be a fashion show. The show is invitation only, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, call 8049 6400.
Diversity III Concert Series
Diversity is in its third year at Dulwich College Beijing (DCB), a month-long festival of music designed to unite musicians from across the globe. Tonight’s concert will feature rock band Mals Totem. The band is made up of four former students from Berklee College of Music’s contemporary program. From metal to jazz, they deliver a real genre blending sound.
Friday October 24
DCB welcomes Cellist Jacob Shaw and DJ Jess Deskovich. Jacob has performed in some of the world’s greatest concert halls – Berlin Konzerthaus, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and The Royal Albert Hall. In this concert, he teams up with emerging DJ Jess Deskovich, to present the beauty of the cello in a unique format.
Wednesday October 29
The Princeton Tigertones will perform the last of the concert series. The Tigertones have been entertaining audiences all over the world with their mix of a capella arrangements, both old and new, and this year marks their first-ever China tour.
All performances are 7.30-9.30pm. Theatre Seats RMB 60, RMB 40 (students and children). Book your tickets online at www.yoopay.cn/event/ or call 6454 9053 www.dulwichdiversity.com
Tomoko’s Origami is ready for Halloween. Pick up some bat earrings, which glow in the dark, for RMB 50 per pair. Or how about a pumpkin ornament – a plastic pumpkin covered with special origami paper from Japan and then varnished. RMB 50 per pumpkin, RMB 90 for two. All pieces are handmade to order. Pick up from River Garden Villas, although local delivery by tuktuk can be arranged. Contact Tomokohappiesttomoko@hotmail.com
Beijing River Garden Villas, 7 Yuyang Road, Houshayu, Shunyi District, 北京裕京花园中国北京顺义区后沙峪, 榆阳路 7号邮政编码
The International Montessori TeachingInstitute (IMTI)will commence their Early Childhood Montessori Teacher Training course on November 1. This program provides an opportunity for expats in Beijing to gain an internationally recognized qualification. The course is affiliated by the American Montessori Society (AMS). The IMTI offers a suite of Professional Development workshops to increase the knowledge and skills of teachers and parents including – developing concentration through group activities on October 26, winter celebrations on November 8, and storytelling on December 6.
For more information (8949 6877,email@example.com) www.imti-china.com
beijingkids Shunyi Correspondent Sally Wilson moved to Beijing in 2010 from the UK with her husband and son. Her daughter was born here in 2011 and both her kids keep her happily busy. In her spare time, Sally loves to stroll through Beijing’s hutongs and parks. She is a (most of the time) keen runner and loves reading: books, magazines, news, and celeb websites – anything really. Sally is also a bit of a foodie and loves trying out new restaurants.
Photos: Courtesy of DCB, Dana Cosio-Mercardo and Tomoko (flickr)