The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall open the China Exchange
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited Chinatown in London to open the new China Exchange centre and help celebrate Chinese New Year.
Following Their Royal Highnesses’s first visit to Chinatown in 2007, The Prince's Foundation for Building Commuity did extensive work with the local community, conducting an Enquiry by Design workshop to get their thoughts on what could help improve the area. Their report made a number of recommendations, including the possibility of creating a cultural centre to help put an emphasis on the importance of community as well as traditional Chinese crafts and activities.
This has since become reality, and it was fantastic for The Prince's Foundation for Building Community and The Charities Foundation China to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to open the China Exchange and meet members of the local community. In an address to members of the community and benefactors of the centre, The Prince of Wales said he hoped the building "will be a platform for the exchange of ideas between the East and the West".
Based in a former BT Telephone Exchange, the China Exchange was set up by Sir David Tang and provides stunning spaces for exhibitions, performances, lectures and special events. Please vist China Exchange to learn more.