2 February—3 February 2019

Chinese New Year: Year of the Pig

We promise you won’t be boared at our Chinese New Year celebrations this February!

Welcome in the Year of the Pig 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 pig detective trails to search for pigs throughout the museum!

The Year of the Pig starts on 4 February 2019 and finishes on 24 January 2020.

According to the Chinese Zodiac people born in a year of the Pig are diligent, compassionate and generous. People born in this year have yellow, gray, brown and gold as their lucky colours.

Performances

Saturday

  • 11am – Chinese fan dance by Joy Cheung
  • 11.15am – Tibetan dance by Clevedon School
  • 11.30am – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance Troupe
  • 12pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 12.30pm – Chinese choral music by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 12.45pm – Shaolin Fist martial arts by University of Bristol Chinese Society (solo)
  • 1.30pm – Guqin (Chinese zither) by Zili Zu
  • 1.45pm – Chinese traditional song by Yingzhu Chen
  • 2pm – Children’s performance by Avon Chinese School
  • 2.15pm – Chinese classical dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu demonstration by Bristol Shaolin Wushu
  • 2.45pm – Chinese folk dance by South Gloucestershire Chinese Association
  • 3pm – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance Troupe with welcome by Deputy Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Asher Craig
  • 3.30pm – Chinese exercises by North Somerset Intercultural Dance Association
  • 4pm – Chinese fan dance by Hanyue Jiang
  • 4.30pm – Traditional Mongolian dance by Hanyue Jiang

Sunday

  • 11am – Tai Chi demonstration by Southville Wutan
  • 11.30am – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance Troupe with welcome by Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Cleo Lake
  • 12pm – Chinese singing and lucky red pockets by University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • 12.30pm – Chinese songs with live music by University of Bristol Chinese Society
  • 1pm – Chinese classical dance by Summer Ni (boy) and Sandy Chou (girl)
  • 1.30pm – Tai Chi demonstration by Wutan Chinese Martial Arts
  • 2.30pm – Kung Fu display by Wutan Chinese Martial Arts
  • 3pm – Xinjiang dance by Summer Ni (boy) and Wen Jun Zhao (girl)
  • 3.15pm – Chinese poems and Gongxi Gongxi (New Year song) by Bristol Chinese Tuition
  • 3.30pm – Chinese flute by Lily Tu
  • 3.45pm – Chinese dance by Hanyue Jiang
  • 4pm – Authentic lion dance by University of Bristol Lion Dance Troupe
  • 4.30pm – Traditional Mongolian dance by Hanyue Jiang

Activities

Ground floor 

  • Paper-folding and craft activities
  • Exploring traditional Chinese culture
  • Dressing-up in traditional clothes
  • Learning about Chinese medicinal plants
  • Chinese chess and calligraphy
  • Selfies with our roving pandas
  • Historical images of China

First floor

  • Make your own fun pig characters with Aili Purdy
  • Writing in Chinese with University of Bristol’s Chess and Calligraphy Society.

Throughout the museum

  • Pick up one of our trails to search for pigs all over the museum!

Activities will be led by:

  • Avon Chinese School
  • Bristol & Avon Chinese Women’s Group
  • Bristol China Partnership
  • Student volunteers from University of Bristol
  • University of Bristol – Chinese Society and Chinese Chess and Calligraphy Society
  • University of Bristol – Botanic Garden & Chinese Medicinal Garden
  • University of Bristol – Historical Images of China project

With thanks to our event sponsor: University of Bristol

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