17 February—18 February 2018

Chinese New Year: Dog

You would be barking mad to miss our Chinese New Year celebrations this February!

Welcome in the Year of the Dog with spectacular traditional and contemporary performances, stalls, workshops and activities.

Stalls throughout the museum will feature elements of Chinese culture, there will be a delicious Chinese inspired menu in the café and beautiful Chinese goods for sale in the shop.

You can also pick up one of our dog detective trails to search for dogs throughout the museum!

The Year of the Dog starts on 16 February and ends on 4 February 2019.

According to the Chinese Zodiac people born in a year of the Dog are honest, loyal, friendly, kind, cautious and prudent. People born in this year have green, red and purple as their lucky colours.

Saturday

  • 11am –  Chinese choir from South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 11.30am – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance society
  • 12pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 12.30pm – Traditional Chinese music by Sunny Li Guzheng
  • Interval – lots of stalls and activities to visit
  • 1.30pm – Tibetan dance by Clevedon School
  • 1.45pm – Chinese fan dance by Joy Cheung
  • 2pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Avon Chinese School
  • 2.15pm – Traditional dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 3pm – Chinese folk dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 3.30pm – Traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations by Bristol Five Animals Kung Fu
  • 4pm – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance society

Sunday 

  • 11.10am – Opening speech by Lord Mayor Of Bristol, Cllr Lesley Alexander
  • 11.15am – Tai Chi demonstration by Southville Wutan
  • 11.30am – Chinese bamboo flute by Ming Lu
  • 12pm – Traditional Chinese singing by Zhishan Li
  • 12.30pm – Taiji martial arts demonstration by Ning Zhon
  • Interval – lots of stalls and activities to visit
  • 1.30pm – Tai Chi demonstration by Wutan Chinese Martial Arts
  • 2pm – Chinese bamboo flute by Ming Lu
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu display by Wutan Chinese Martial Arts
  • 3pm – Chinese fan dance by North Somerset Intercultural Dance Association
  • 3.30pm – Traditional Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstrations by Bristol Five Animals Kung Fu
  • 3.45pm – Mongolian dance by University of Bristol Chinese Society

Ground floor

  • Paper-folding
  • Tea-tasting
  • Craft-making
  • Learning about traditional Chinese culture
  • Dressing-up
  • Chinese medicinal plants
  • Chinese chess and calligraphy
  • Pop-up display about Hong Kong created by the University of Bristol’s History Department and Historic Photographs of China project

Activities will be led by:

  • Attic Tea
  • Bristol & Avon Chinese Women’s Group
  • Bristol China Partnership
  • Bristol Chinese Language School
  • Kumon Maths and English
  • Student volunteers from University of Bristol and University of the West of England
  • University of Bristol Chinese Society and Chinese Chess and Calligraphy Society
  • University of Bristol Botanic Garden & Chinese Medicinal Garden

First floor

Make your own fun dog characters with Aili Purdy, and have a go at writing in Chinese with University of Bristol’s Chess and Calligraphy Society.

 

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery would like to thank event sponsors: Kumon and University of Bristol.