Chinese New Year @ National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh [from 9 to 16 February]

Chinese New Year


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9 - 16
February
12:30 - 14:40

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National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street, EH1 1 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Enjoy a spectacular music or dance performance, give calligraphy a go, make a paper lantern or dress up in traditional costume for a family photo
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https://nms.ac.uk/cny

Chinese Lion Dancers

Watch Chinese lion dancers take over the museum's magnificent grand gallery with this ever popular spectacle of dance, music and colour.

Saturday 9 February 12:30-13:00

In association with the Edinburgh Arts and Culture Committee

Chinese Music and Dance Performances

To celebrate the opening of our new East Asia gallery enjoy spectacular performances of traditional Chinese dance and a music ensemble featuring the captivating sounds of many traditional Chinese instruments, including the guzheng, pipa, erhu, yangqin and zhongyuan.

Saturday 9 February 15:45-16:30

In association with the Edinburgh Arts and Culture Committee

East Asia Family Activity Day

Drop in for an afternoon of cultural tasters and based on traditions and celebrations in China, Japan and Korea. Dress up in traditional costume, try your hand at calligraphy, paper and flower crafts, enjoy music and dance performances and play some exciting family games.

Sunday 10 February 11:00-16:00

With support from the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, Japanese Arts and Culture International

Chinese New Year at the Museum

Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with some fun family activities. Make a paper lantern and Hong Bao (red packets traditionally gifted at Chinese New Year), give knot-tying and calligraphy a go and dress up in traditional costume for a family photo. Our new family trail will be running all week too – can you find all 12 calendrical animals hiding around the museum?

Thursday 14 February 11:00 – 16:00

With support from the Confucius Institute for Scotland's Schools

Shanghai Theatre Academy Performance Group

Come and see the Shanghai Theatre Academy Performance Group perform a selection of beautiful and dynamic dances from their current UK tour to mark the celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Saturday 16 February 14:00-14:40

Sponsored by the Cultural Division at the Embassy of the PRC in the UK
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