4 February—5 February 2017

Chinese New Year: Rooster

It’s time to rule the roost this February with our Chinese New Year celebrations!

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

Our packed weekend will feature lion dancing performances, martial arts demonstrations, Chinese dancing, dressing up, live music and much more.

A variety of arts and crafts activities including mask-making, paper folding and storytelling will be on offer. You can also try your hand at calligraphy and show off your moves during interactive dance classes.

Stalls throughout the museum will feature elements of Chinese culture with tea-tasting, traditional massage and much more.

There will also be a delicious Chinese inspired menu in the café and beautiful Chinese goods for sale in the shop.

Year of the Rooster

The Year of the Rooster starts on 28 January 2017 and continues until 16 February 2018. According to the Chinese Zodiac people born in a year of the Rooster are observant, hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented.


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery would like to thank event sponsors, Austin-Smith: Lord and the University of Bristol.


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