63 New Cavendish Street
020 7307 5454
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Asia House, a non-profit, non-political organisation, was established in London in 1996.
To promote appreciation and understanding of Asian countries, their arts, religions and economies, and to foster closer communication between the peoples of Asia and Europe; to establish a centre for educational, corporate or cultural programmes; to offer these facilities to all organisations with an interest in or connection with Asia, including diplomatic missions, companies, arts organisations, societies and associations, and trade, economic, scientific and technological bodies; and to establish a strong relationship with the resident Asian communities and engage their knowledge and skills.
Asia House covers the countries from Iran in the west to Japan in the east and from the Central Asian Republics in the north to Indonesia in the south. London, with its extensive links with Asia, is a perfect location for Asia House. But Asia House's activities will extend over the whole of the United Kingdom and close links are being established with other European, Asian and American organisations with similar aims.
Association or society, Gallery, Historic house or home
Saturday Open during exhibitions only
Our headquarters, an elegant Grade II* listed building, can be privately hired.
The Fine Rooms, Library and Gallery of our Grade II* Listed headquarters are available for hire. They are ideal venues for symposia, lectures, presentations, product launches, conferences, lunches, dinners and receptions.
Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival
- 7 — 18 May 2015
At the core of this year’s programme is an exploration of youth and gender with an in-depth look at the important issues affecting the current generation across the globe. The Festival will examine the issue of women’s historical involvement in suffrage movements, introduce China’s only children and Nepal’s child goddesses, look at forbidden love and also explore the themes of migration and displacement.
The Festival will hold a number of exciting book launches. Xinran, British-Chinese journalist, author and advocate for women’s issues, will launch her first book in many years, Buy Me the Sky, which tells the remarkable stories of men and women born in China after 1979 – the recent generations raised under China’s One Child Policy. Award-winning author Anuradha Roy will launch her new book Sleeping on Jupiter and be in conversation with Claire Armitstead, books editor for The Guardian and Observer. In addition, famed food and travel writer Jeff Koehler will take an alternative perspective on Asian culture, launching his book Darjeeling: The Colourful History and Precarious Fate of the World’s Greatest Tea.
- Any age
All events have a different cost, with a selection of free events. Concessions are available.