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.

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. Pick up one of our trails to search for Roosters throughout the museum!

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.

Saturday 4 February performance timetable

  • 11am – Opening speech by Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Jeff Lovell
  • 11.10am – Chinese Choir from South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 11.30am – University of Bristol Lion Dance
  • 12pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 2pm – Taiji fan dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu demonstrations by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 3pm – Chinese folk dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 3.30pm – Original electronic pop with a Chinese twist from Makala Cheung
  • 4pm – University of Bristol Lion Dance

Sunday 5 February performance timetable

  • 11.10am – Welcome
  • 11.15am – Tai Chi demonstration from Southville Wutan
  • 11.30am – University of Bristol Lion Dance
  • 12pm – Traditional Chinese dance and songs and handing out of lucky red packets from the Overseas Chinese Association and Sunday Chinese Language School
  • 12.30pm – Chinese folk dance from the University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • 1.30pm – Tai Chi demonstration by Wutan Chinese Martial Arts
  • 2pm – Traditional Chinese music by University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu display from Wutan Chinese Marital Arts
  • 3pm – Street dance from University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • 3.30pm – ‘Better & Better’ and Chinese fan dance by North Somerset Intercultural Dance Association
  • 4pm – University of Bristol Lion Dance

Ground floor activities

  • Craft activities and paper-folding
  • Dressing-up clothes
  • Tea-tasting
  • Remedial Chinese massage (Tui Na)
  • Chinese medicinal plants
  • Learning about Chinese culture
  • Chinese kites
  • Chinese chess and calligraphy

Stallholders:

  • Attic Tea
  • Austin-Smith:Lord
  • Bristol & Avon Chinese Women’s Group
  • Bristol China Partnership
  • Bristol Chinese Language School
  • Bristol group for the British Acupuncture Council
  • Lycamobile
  • University of Bristol Botanic Garden & Chinese Medicinal Garden
  • University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • University of Bristol Chinese Calligraphy and Chess Society

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

 

Learning City LOGO (resized for web)