大吉大利 Chinese New Year Charitable Workshop 年三十)
Time & Location
About the Event
吉 means luck in Chinese, we will be hosting Chinese New Year workshops on 11 and 12 Feb (年三十 & 年初一). All about 吉!
I’m super happy to invite two brilliant teachers that I admire so much to join me in this CNY workshop. This year we have organised the following:
- Sing a new CNY song about 大吉 composed by Locy Lee and have fun with rhythm.
- Join Miss Maggie to learn the story behind calligraphy and create your own 揮春 with the word 吉.
- Be prepared to watch an amazing Chinese dance performance by Miss May. She will also be teaching us some ‘吉’ dancing steps with a towel.
Join us to learn some Chinese tradition with your little ones and your families!
What you will need:
- Print out the material pack that we will be sending you before the workshop.
- Chinese ink & Chinese ink brushes (the alternatives would be watercolour and paint brushes)
- A small square towel (face towel/flannel) for dancing (preferred in bright colours)
All profit will be donated to the ‘送暖行動’ (COVID-19 Volunteering Project) organised by Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets, London, U.K
Miss May Au, Contemporary Dance Performer & Dance Instructor
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
May Au is an accomplished dancer specialising in traditional Chinese and contemporary dance and possesses over 20 years of experience in dance education and performances. May has toured and performed in various dance productions such as the 2008 Olympics opening act in Beijing as well as other dance performances in Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Canada, and Germany. May now shares her artistic skills with the London Chinese and wider communities.
Miss Maggie Wong, Chinese Language Educator (Cantonese and Mandarin)
MA Language and Cultural Diversity, KCL BEd Language Education in Chinese, HKU
Miss Maggie is a qualified Chinese teacher who believes in the intertwinement between language and culture. She is enthusiastic about bringing out all things Chinese through teaching the language, and calligraphy is one of the specialties she is interested in. She has been invited by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets to be the designated Calligraphy Ambassador to demonstrate Chinese calligraphy at two museums in London (2019) and to host a virtual workshop (2021). She looks forward to sharing this traditional form of art with every family.