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5 of the best events at the World Congress on Art Deco

Time Out's pickof the must-sees during the Art Deco-stuffed week


Art Deco aficionados will pour into the city from Sunday 1-Friday 6 November for lectures, walking tours and even a dinner featuring a vintage menu – in short, everything an Art Deco nut could wish for


Tuesday 3 November


9.20am Texture, Ornament, Energy
A seminar on one of the more esoteric areas of Art Deco by Karolina Pawlik, discussing how Chinese typography blended with Ar t Deco design.


5pm Kun Qu: Shanghai Opera in an Art Deco Theater

On Shaoxing Lu. Kun qu is one of the oldest sur viving types of opera in China, and was developed under the Ming dynasty, per formed here by the Shanghai Kun Qu Opera Troupe.


Wednesday 4 November


10.10am The Father of Chinese Art Deco: Liu Jipiao

If you found the story of Liu Jipiao riveting, then you might be interested to hear more from his granddaughter, Jennifer Wong.


Thursday 5 November


11am Shanghai Nightscapes

Led by Dr Andrew Field, author of Shanghai Nightscapes: A Nocturnal Biography of a Global City, who will present Shanghai nightlife as you’ve never known it – in the roaring madness of the Jazz Age


Friday 6 November


8pm Last Dance

Gala Dinner, Ballroom, Fairmont Peace Hotel. What more could you want from a farewell dinner? To pick up a ticket for 100USD, visit yoopay. cn/event/ARTDECO-SH2015


For the full schedule of events, visit shanghaiar tdeco.net. To purchase a ticket for the full week, visit yoopay.cn/event/ARTDECO-SH2015, or for special day tickets for Shanghai residents, email shanghaiar tdeco@gmail.com with your phone number and address.


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