OzAsia Festival Begins + New Nihao Mate Episode

gulangyu, china

Fortnightly Roundup

Welcome to our Fortnightly Roundup. It's finally that time of year again with OzAsia Festival launching this Thursday, October 21. We hope to see some of you at our free cultural workshops on Sunday, October 24, as part of the Moon Lantern Trail. While you're in the city, be sure to check out the China Music Day performance hosted by the Elder Conservatorium of Music too. It's set to be a fantastic weekend of events!

We have just released a new episode of Nihao Mate. In this episode, we taste-tested 10 snacks that are popular in China and also gave examples of how to express different flavours in Mandarin. 

You can check out all these exciting programs and events mentioned below! 

This week's image was taken of Gulangyu, Xiamen, China by Adrian. 


Nihao Mate YouTube Series

We have just released a new episode where we take a look at 10 popular snacks eaten in China and also teach you the ways to describe different flavours in Mandarin. Hope this video doesn't make you too hungry. Take a look here

Chinese Conversation Corner
Thursday's 4 - 5 pm, Ligertwood 112 & Friday's 4 - 5 pm, Napier 108

Chinese Conversation Corner pairs Chinese native speakers with Chinese learners to practice their Mandarin. All levels, ages and both students and non-students are welcome to attend. Further information here

Community Events

ACYPI Virtual Trivia & Games Night
Thursday October 21, 6:00 PM ACDT

Our friends at ACYPI will be hosting their very own virtual trivia and games night. This is a great opportunity to connect with the ACYPI community and join in on some light-hearted fun and entertainment. Register here.

OzAsia Festival Moon Lantern Trail
Thursday October 21 - Thursday October 24

An OzAsia Festival favourite, the much-loved Moon Lantern Parade is upgrading in 2021 from a one-night event to span four full days of celebrations!

Starting at Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and lighting a path to Pinky Flat, the newly imagined Moon Lantern Trail promises an exciting new experience for families across the festival’s opening weekend. For more information, click here

China Music Day
Sunday, October 24, 2:30PM

Hosted by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, the sounds of China are set to fill Elder Hall for this special concert event.

Celebrating the richness of Chinese musical heritage stretching back thousands of years, audiences are treated to a suite of symphonies spanning from the ancient to the contemporary, from classical to folk and popular music. For more information click here, to register click here.

Covid-19 Updates

Chinese Speaking Community

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