Chinese New Year Celebrations at Bristol Museum: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th February

This weekend Bristol Museum will be welcoming in the Year of the Dog with a wonderful two days of Chinese New Year celebrations.

The free event will be packed with sensational lion dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, traditional Chinese dancing and singing, dressing up, arts and craft activities, live music and much more.

There will also be Mongolian dance and bamboo flute performances, paper-folding and tea-tasting, calligraphy and Chinese chess!

A trail will provide clues to finding the hidden dogs in the museum and a variety of stalls will feature elements of Chinese culture including Chinese medicinal plants.

A delicious Chinese inspired menu will be available in the café and beautiful Chinese goods will be on sale in the shop.

The weekend is sponsored by Kumon Maths & English and the University of Bristol. On Sunday, Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Lesley Alexander will open proceedings.

The Year of the Dog starts on 16 February 2018 and ends on 4 February 2019. According to the Chinese Zodiac, people born in a year of the Dog are honest, loyal, friendly and kind.

This event is suitable for children of all ages. No need to book, just drop in. Donations are welcome.

You can find Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL.

For more child-friendly fun please see my What’s On page.