Events

Events

5 Old Maps & A Bottle Of Rum

Event date:
07-17-2016 03:00 下午
Event End Date:
07-17-2016 04:00 下午
Cut off date:
07-31-2016
Capacity:
30
Individual Price:
¥75.00
Location:
POP-UP BEIJING

 

Thanks to XIX Spirit, everyone attending will get to try some complimentary tastings of selected Rum, while one-third of the ticket money will be donated to the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Centre.

 
This talk will last approximately one hour, with plenty of time afterwards to mix-and-mingle and learn more about the Beijing Postcards map collection, the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center, and the Rum on offer! Please book early, as seating is very limited.

 

Email: hello@popupbeijing.com , or phone 6502 5725 to book your place

Beijing’s Most Famous Prostitute: Sai Jinhua, a Walk in Beijing’s Old Red Light District

Event date:
08-20-2016 04:00 下午
Event End Date:
08-20-2016 06:00 下午
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
¥200.00

"The life and legend of Beijing’s most famous prostitute: Sai Jin Hua, a walk in Beijing’s old red light district” -the story of a very unlikely hero with tiny Lily feet.

A hundred years ago, in a country on the verge of collapse, a woman from the shadows stood up and defended her Chinese countrymen. Abandoned by the imperial government, and occupied by western forces looking for revenge, the fate of Beijing was placed on the narrow shoulders of a common courtesan. But who was this saint like figure? A plain prostitute or a Maria of the East? The lover of a German general? A Brothel Madam? An opium addict? Or a liar and a cheat?

Follow us, in the small footsteps of a very unlikely hero with tiny lily feet, through old opium dens and brothels still standing, when we look for answers.

During this walk we will track down the life of Beijing’s most famous prostitute - Sai Jinhua, and create a portrait of Dashilan, the more than 600 year old entertainment area and Ba Da Hutong - the old Red Light district.

The Walk ends with a well-deserved drink at Capital M included in the price and an exhibition of Dashilan pictures from Beijing Postcards collection.

Saturday, Auguts 20th at 4:00 pm, Capital M
Tickets: 200 RMB
Registration:
reservations@capital-m-beijing.com

北京在前进

Event date:
08-27-2016 10:00 上午
Event End Date:
08-27-2016 11:00 上午
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
¥30.00
For more information please copy this link http://www.bespoke-beijing.com/beijing-nightwatch-tour/ into your browser. If you want to sign up, then send a mail to : 该E-mail地址已受到防止垃圾邮件机器人的保护,您必须启用浏览器的Java Script才能看到。 with your name, date you are interested in and number of tickets required.

Walking Wednesdays History of the Hutong

Event date:
09-07-2016 11:00 上午
Event End Date:
09-07-2016 01:00 下午
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
¥260.00

History of the Hutong - What is all the fuss about?

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WALKING WEDNSDAYS

Local walking tours around the city
History of the Hutong
11 AM

Follow us into the curved Hutong alleyways around the Drum and Bell Towers of Beijing.  Gain a profound understanding of old Beijing during a fun and interesting morning.

 

Along the way we will discover lanes so narrow that not even the tricycle rickshaws will be able to reach us. We will hear about the incredible transformation of this area from high society dwellings, over workers accommodation, to the peculiar mixture of generals, workers, romantic foreign fools and politicians residing in the area today.

 

What will happen to this area in the future? Is preservation a real option?  Or will the charming old lanes eventually have to cave in to developers? After two hours in the Hutong you will be left with lots to ponder about, with a drink in one hand and some snacks in the other.

 

The walk will end at Beijing Postcards gallery space where we will see hundred years old pictures from Beijing Postcards collection of the areas we have visited.

 

Meeting Point: in front of the ticket office of Drum Tower

Time: 11pm - 13 pm
Price: ¥260
To reserve your spot, please email -
beijingpostcards@gmail.com

Transformation Beijing

Event date:
09-10-2016 04:00 下午
Event End Date:
09-10-2016 06:00 下午
Capacity:
Unlimited
Individual Price:
¥200.00
Location:
Capital M

Transformation Beijing

Did you know that the Tiananmen Gate was completely torn down in 1969? That Qianmen Gate was designed by a German architect? Or that Beijing’s old train station has mysteriously changed its location southwards? ”Transformation Beijing” is the story of three of Beijing’s most iconic buildings. Tiananmen – the old gate where laws used to be declared to the people – the old Beijing train station – built to give foreigners a chance to escape Chinese retaliation – and Qianmen – the first entrance to the inner city. All of these buildings have long lost their original purpose, but they have attained new meaning in the “New China”, to the extent that it would be nearly impossible to imagine the capital’s centre without them. Told through a unique collection of black and white photos, ”Transformation- Beijing” explains how the significance of the Tiananmen Gate was changed the minute Mao Zedong set his foot on it, how the Qianmen Gate became a symbol of Yuan Shikai’s vision of a modern Beijing and how a colonial style train station became a symbol to the Communist Party. Come to the Hutong for an afternoon of fascinating tales on Beijing’s Transformation

Saturday, September 10th, 4:00 pm, Capital M
Tickets: 200 RMB
Registration:
reservations@capital-m-beijing.com