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Artist-in-Residence

In order to promote the exchange of local culture and modern contemporary art, the Linden Centre invites artists from all over the world to be artists-in-residence at the Centre. During their residencies, artists create unique pieces often inspired by the local environment, give lectures, and share their innovative art with the local community, thus enhancing …

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Culinary Festival

Interns, the Linden Centre holds the Xizhou Baba Festival in Sifang Jie, the town square of Xizhou. This event is aimed at promoting and sharing one of the traditional delicacies of Xizhou, the Xizhou baba, a form of intangible cultural heritage. In Sifang Jie, there is a baba making station, and a chef to guide …

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Harvest Festival

During the annual rice-harvesting season, the Linden Centre jointly organizes a rice harvesting festival with the local Xizhou town tourism development company. The Centre invites local community members, traditional craftsmen, farmers, students, guests, and tourists to participate. The festival is held in rice paddy fields and features local folk rituals, a series of interactive activities …

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Crafts Fair & Farmer’s Market

In spring, the Linden Centre jointly hosted a Crafts Fair & Farmer’s Market with Chaimiduo Organic Farms at the Linden Commons. The theme of the event was traditional culture meets modern innovation. The goal of the event was to create a common sense of community between old and new Xizhou people. The venue, the Linden …

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Place-Based Education Programs

The Linden Centre provides young adults with cross-cultural immersion through place-based education. In cultivating future global citizens, the Linden Centre’s education programs dig deeply into local cultural resources and give back the community. We incorporate different resources, such as local architecture, customs, religion, handicrafts and communities, into content for educational experiences. Since 2011, the Linden …

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English Corner

The Linden Centre established “English Corner” in order to give back to the community, allow local children to have more contact with different cultures, and express themselves more confidently in English. During “English Corner,” students learn new lessons and vocabulary every week. The lesson occurs at the Linden Commons every Saturday from 4:30 to 5:30 …

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