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For over 15 years CCCS has developed a range of cultural, education and community engagement activities with the aim to promote Chinese culture and art amongst its members and the general public in Colchester and far beyond. For many years it ran a Chinese language school for children of Chinese heritage and other interested locals.


The society has produced and presented a wide range of arts and cultural activities nationally and internationally. These have included: Chinese New Year Celebrations; Concert of UK Chinese Music Ensemble; Japanese Erhu Orchestra; Appearances at international stage such as X-Factor. Partnerships have been developed to enable the society to access a wider range of artistic activities. These have included: The Mercury Theatre; Essex County Council Music Hub & Arts Development Team; Colchester Borough Council; Firstsite Gallery and Essex Culture Diversity Project. 


Over the years, the Society has received numerous awards and funds received from the Arts Council England; ECC Chairman’s Award; Lottery Awards for All and High Sheriff’s Award.