Lunar New Year – The Year of the Dragon

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Date: 10 February 2024
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Museum Gallery and Bath Assembly Rooms
Admission: Free, Drop-in

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! Join us on Saturday 10 February to celebrate one of the most important occasions in the East Asian calendar – Lunar New Year.

From 11:00 to 16:00, the Museum of East Asian Art will be running a fun-filled day for all the family at the Bath Assembly Rooms. Learn about the history and customs of this festival and take part in activities, workshops, and trails exploring different aspects of Lunar New Year and Chinese culture.

A traditional Lion Dance will lead you into the beautiful Bath Assembly Rooms for a day of creative workshops, chopstick challenges, and more. Look to the stars in our pop-up planetarium, where the team from The Herschel Museum of Astronomy will explore fascinating stories about the cosmos linked to the dragon and the moon (book here). Listen to a concert by Bath local Lydia Sun as she plays the guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

Pick up a trail to find Chinese characters in phrases and words all over Bath city centre, including at the Museum, Bath Assembly Rooms, and The Herschel Museum.

The Lunar New Year celebration is organised by the Museum of East Asian Art, supported by the National Trust, and in collaboration with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Comins Tea.

 

Lunar New Year Day Programme in Detail

Timings
The Lunar New Year celebration will be held between the Museum of East Asian Art and Bath Assembly Rooms with activities in both throughout the day of 10 February.
See below for a schedule of the events happening in each place:

At Bath Assembly Rooms (open 11:00 – 16:00)

  • Lion Dance | Outside main entrance (weather permitting)
    11:15
  • Guzheng Concert by Lydia Sun | Tea Room
    13:00 – 13:45
    14:15 – 15:00
  • Herschel Museum Planetarium Talks | Great Octagon Room
    Pre-booking necessary (FULLY BOOKED)
    Sessions:
    11:30 – 12:00
    12:30 – 13:00
    14:15 – 14:45
    15:15 – 15:45
  • Craft Workshops | Ball Room
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Zodiac Animal Trail | Bath Assembly Rooms and Museum of East Asian Art
    11:00 – 16:00

At the Museum of East Asian Art (open 10:00 – 16:30)

  • Tea Tasting by Comins Tea | Second Floor Gallery
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Lunar New Year Storytelling by local performer Jieun Lee | Ground Floor Gallery
    Sessions:

12:00 – 12:45
14:00 – 14:45
15:00 – 15:45

 

To ensure that you are the first to receive updates on our Lunar New Year Event programme we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter.


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Add to your Calendar 10 February 2024 11:00 10 February 2024 16:00 Europe/London [MEAA] Lunar New Year – The Year of the Dragon

Welcome to the Year of the Dragon! Join us on Saturday 10 February to celebrate one of the most important occasions in the East Asian calendar – Lunar New Year.

From 11:00 to 16:00, the Museum of East Asian Art will be running a fun-filled day for all the family at the Bath Assembly Rooms. Learn about the history and customs of this festival and take part in activities, workshops, and trails exploring different aspects of Lunar New Year and Chinese culture.

A traditional Lion Dance will lead you into the beautiful Bath Assembly Rooms for a day of creative workshops, chopstick challenges, and more. Look to the stars in our pop-up planetarium, where the team from The Herschel Museum of Astronomy will explore fascinating stories about the cosmos linked to the dragon and the moon (book here). Listen to a concert by Bath local Lydia Sun as she plays the guzheng, a traditional Chinese stringed instrument.

Pick up a trail to find Chinese characters in phrases and words all over Bath city centre, including at the Museum, Bath Assembly Rooms, and The Herschel Museum.

The Lunar New Year celebration is organised by the Museum of East Asian Art, supported by the National Trust, and in collaboration with the Herschel Museum of Astronomy and Comins Tea.

 

Lunar New Year Day Programme in Detail

Timings
The Lunar New Year celebration will be held between the Museum of East Asian Art and Bath Assembly Rooms with activities in both throughout the day of 10 February.
See below for a schedule of the events happening in each place:

At Bath Assembly Rooms (open 11:00 – 16:00)

  • Lion Dance | Outside main entrance (weather permitting)
    11:15
  • Guzheng Concert by Lydia Sun | Tea Room
    13:00 – 13:45
    14:15 – 15:00
  • Herschel Museum Planetarium Talks | Great Octagon Room
    Pre-booking necessary (FULLY BOOKED)
    Sessions:
    11:30 – 12:00
    12:30 – 13:00
    14:15 – 14:45
    15:15 – 15:45
  • Craft Workshops | Ball Room
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Zodiac Animal Trail | Bath Assembly Rooms and Museum of East Asian Art
    11:00 – 16:00

At the Museum of East Asian Art (open 10:00 – 16:30)

  • Tea Tasting by Comins Tea | Second Floor Gallery
    11:00 – 16:00
  • Lunar New Year Storytelling by local performer Jieun Lee | Ground Floor Gallery
    Sessions:

12:00 – 12:45
14:00 – 14:45
15:00 – 15:45

 

To ensure that you are the first to receive updates on our Lunar New Year Event programme we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter.

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