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2016: The Year of the Fire Monkey

We all know it's the year of the Monkey, but what does that actually mean? Take a look at our infographic for all you need to know about 2016, Year of the Fire Monkey!

Bonfire Night. What is it?




‘Remember, remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder,Treason & Plot’

Remembrance Day – what does it mean?

“Remembrance Day is a solemn time for me and full of memories; both sad and joyful,” says my 93 year old friend, Dick Sweetnam, who I have had the privilege to know since 1984.

Book Review roundup


The following titles are available from MrB's Emporium. Chopsticks Club members benefit from a special discount.


That’s China! – Mark Kitto

Ambassador Liu Xiaoming congratulates Chopsticks Club

Premier Xi Jinping’s state visit in October 2015 on the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, is heralded as a significant event in this “golden time” of China-UK relations.