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The best things to do in Beijing this June

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Artwork: The Kiss (1969) by Pablo Picasso © Succession Picasso 2019
Incredible stage shows, chart-topping musicians and breathtaking art are just some of the things April has in store for Beijing. Embrace the greatness of spring with these incredible things to do around town.

Read on to take a peek at our top picks of the best films, gigs, nightlife events and exhibitions to keep you busy all through the month. Make sure you also check back every now and then, we'll be regularly updating this blog as events get announced!

Things to do

EU-China International Literary Festival 2019

The fourth EU-China International Literary Festival will bring leading writers from all across the European Union to China in a celebration of books, writers and readers. European and Chinese writers will gather to showcase their combined wealth of literary talents, discuss their craft, and share ideas and experiences.

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UnTour Food Tours: Beijing Hutong Breakfast

Heard about Beijing’s hutong alleyways, but not sure what to do or where to go? Join UnTour Food Tours for breakfast and sample the most authentic and delicious snacks that are hiding in plain sight. Over the course of three hours, you’ll eat your way through China’s 5,000 years of culinary history, try new foods and gain an appreciation for the artisans making these handmade treats.

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Art

Picasso Birth of a Genius

Arriving this June, 'Picasso – Birth of a Genius' is the most significant exhibition of work by Pablo Picasso ever to take place in China. Offering a comprehensive overview of the first three decades of Picasso’s career, the exhibition includes 103 works drawn entirely from the collection of the Musée national Picasso-Paris, tracing Picasso’s development from childhood to middle age and promising an indepth insight into the life of one of the most influential artists in the history of modern art.

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