Check out these exciting events for Lunar New Year, as well as some fantastic new programs
Welcome to a new year and the first Friday Roundup of 2021! We hope you all had a fantastic holiday break and are keeping safe and well.
Although the staff at the University of Adelaide have only been back a few weeks, we already have a ton of exciting new programs and events to share with you below. Whether you are looking to improve your mandarin skills or looking for a way to celebrate the Lunar New Year, we have something for everyone.
Lunar New Year Fair
Thurs 11 Feb 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Barr Smith Lawns, Adelaide University
As many of our international students are staying in Adelaide this summer, the university is taking this opportunity to celebrate Lunar New Year with them by transforming the Barr Smith Lawns into an outdoor bustling Lunar New Year Fair.
Apart from cultural activities, workshops and market stalls, be prepared to tangle your taste buds with authentic street food and dance along with traditional performances and lion dance. Register here.
Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition
12 Feb - 13 March, QBE Galleries, Sydney
This year we are sponsoring the Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition. To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year and the year of the Ox in 2021, this exhibition showcases Shaanxi Intangible Cultural Heritage from the north western Chinese province of Shaanxi. More information can be found here.
Adelaide Festival Centre Workshops
Sat 13 Feb 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Dunstan Playhouse Foyer
We will be presenting 3 workshops for you to immerse yourself in traditional Chinese culture and art. Experience the beauty of the brushstroke as our artists compose the characters of Chinese calligraphy with your Chinese name, take the opportunity to learn the unique folk art of Chinese paper cutting, or be introduced to the ancient skill of Chinese knotting. Take the family on a whirlwind exploration of Chinese culture in Adelaide. Further information here, register here.
Lunar New Year Chinatown Street Party
Sat 20 Feb 12:00pm - 9:00pm, Chinatown Precinct Gouger Street
The Lunar New Year Street Party is an annual community event featuring many exhibitors and entertainers from a wide variety of Asian cultural groups, all coming together at South Australia's iconic cultural venue the Chinatown Adelaide Precinct, to showcase their traditions through art and flavours. Further information here.
HSK Comprehensive Courses
We are now offering students a complete and comprehensive HSK Chinese proficiency test preparation course, conducted by our qualified and experienced teachers, with the aim of attaining maximum HSK results for test-takers. Courses will begin in March 2021, running for 2 semesters, with 20 weeks per semester. If you would like to join, please complete this expression of interest here.
Children's Chinese Poetry Sing-Along
4 March - 8 April
In this program, children will sing along to Chinese poems with our experienced instructors and live acoustic music. This program aims to assist children to develop a sense of musicality while also learning traditional Chinese poems. For further information and to register, click here.
Chinese Conversation Corner
This program will resume in March and will be running back on campus, face-to-face! Days, times and the location will be announced soon. In the meantime, worksheets from 2020 can be found here.
Chinese Speaking Community
The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and our response is being shaped by the latest advice from Australian health and foreign affairs authorities. For further information visit the University's designated page here.