Chinese Ghost Stories

 

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As many western countries come alight with the glow of countless jack-o’-lanterns that signify the arrival of Halloween, we’re turning east to China for inspiration.

Did you know that many traditional Chinese cultural festivals involve sacrificial offerings in the form of money, food and wine to ancestors? The most famous of these is Hungry Ghost Festival, where the deceased are believed to visit the living. According to legends, the gate that separates the world of the dead from the world of the living opens, and ghosts are free to roam the earth searching for food and entertainment.

We’re looking forward to sharing some spooky tales, myths and legends, as well as introducing you to some important festivals and cultural customs.

During this uncertain time, we’re bringing the folklore to you at home, via Zoom. You’ll hear scary stories, take part in creepy activities, and compete in our Halloween costume contest!

Look out for Judith Bowers, from our event partner Britannia Panopticon, who will tell you a spooky ghost story about the world’s oldest surviving music hall.

Set the atmosphere by joining us with the lights off or lit by candlelight. We’d also love to see your scariest costumes – there will be prizes for the best dressed!

View the full programme below (or download a copy here):

 
This event is for adults 16+, and parental guidance is advised (some content may not be suitable for children).
 
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Community Recovery and Wellbeing Project: Upcoming Workshops

We’ve received funding from Foundation Scotland to run a programme of free online events and workshops October 2020 – February 2021. These aim to promote the recovery and wellbeing of our local and digital communities, following the impact of pandemic restrictions.

Below is a list of upcoming workshops, which will be delivered by our team of experienced and friendly workshop leaders. Please book your space on Eventbrite. See you on Zoom!

(Check back regularly as this list will be updated).

October

Get Drawing Flowers: Art for Wellbeing | Friday 9th October | 3pm-4pm
Classical Chinese Dance | Friday 16th October | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Daoyin Qigong: Part 1 | Sunday 18th October | 10am-11am
Let’s Talk: Art Therapy | Wednesday 21st October | 3pm-4pm
Mongolian Folk Dance | Friday 23rd October | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Daoyin Qigong: Part 2 | Sunday 25th October | 10am-11am
Get Drawing Fireworks: Art for Wellbeing | Wednesday 28th October | 3pm-4pm

November

Kung Fu for Beginners: Combos Part 1 | Sunday 1st November | 10am-11am
Let’s Doodle: Art for Wellbeing | Wednesday 4th November | 3pm-4pm
Kung Fu for Beginners: Combos Part 2 | Sunday 8th November | 10am-11am
Get Drawing Birds: Art for Wellbeing | Wednesday 18th November | 3pm-4pm
Lunch Break Tai Chi | Tuesday 24th November | 12pm-1pm
Lunch Break Tai Chi | Wednesday 25th November | 12pm-1pm

December

Let’s Recompose: Art for Wellbeing | Wednesday 2nd December | 3pm-4pm
‘I Can Do It’ Circuit Workout: Part 1 | Sunday 6th December | 10am-11am
Get Drawing Presents: Art for Wellbeing | Wednesday 9th December | 3pm-4pm
‘I Can Do It’ Circuit Workout: Part 2 | Sunday 13th December | 10am-11am

 

With thanks to Foundation Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August & September: Online Workshops

We’re happy to extend our programme of free online workshops into August and September. Working again with our talented team of community artists, we’re bringing back some of our most popular classes including tai chi, Chinese dance and drawing.

Head to Eventbrite to register for any of the workshops listed below. You’ll receive an email confirmation with details on how to access the workshop. New to Zoom? Check out our guide on what to expect.

August Workshops

Get Drawing Flowers: Art Therapy | Monday 10th August | 3pm-4pm
Eternal Love: Classical Chinese Dance | Tuesday 11th August | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Spring Onion Pancakes: Chinese Cooking | Friday 14th August | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tai Chi: Part 1 | Saturday 15th August | 10am-11am
Stretch-a-cise | Sunday 16th August | 10am-11am
The Girl by the Bridge: Chinese Folk Dance | Tuesday 18th August | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tai Chi: Part 2 | Saturday 22nd August | 10am-11am
Self Portrait: Blind Drawing | Sunday 23rd August | 11am-12pm
Soul Mate: Classical Chinese Dance | Tuesday 25th August | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing Leaves: Art Therapy | Friday 28th August | 3pm-4pm
Tai Chi: Part 3 | Saturday 29th August | 10am-11am

September Workshops

Reluctant Love: Chinese Folk Dance | Tuesday 1st September | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tai Chi: Part 4 | Saturday 5th September | 10am-11am
Mat Pilates | Sunday 6th September | 10am-11am
Tai Chi: Part 5 | Saturday 12th September | 10am-11am
Chinese Thai Dance | Tuesday 15th September | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing: Fishes | Friday 18th September | 3pm-4pm
Tai Chi: Part 6 | Saturday 19th September | 10am-11am
Tibetan Folk Dance | Tuesday 22nd September | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Blind Drawing: Still Life | Sunday 27th September | 12pm-1pm
Chinese Folk Dance | Tuesday 29th September | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Wellbeing Project Online Workshops: July & August

The lockdown continues, and so does our programme of free online workshops! We’ve worked closely with our Community Workshop Leaders again this month to bring you a range of fun workshops designed to support your physical and mental wellbeing during this challenging time.

Head to Eventbrite to register for any of the workshops listed below. You’ll receive an email confirmation with details on how to access the workshop. New to Zoom? Check out our guide on what to expect.

July Workshops

Tai Chi: Part 3a | Saturday 4th July | 10am-11am
Introduction to Kung Fu: Part 2 | Sunday 5th July | 10am-11am
Chinese Thai Dance | Tuesday 7th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing: Art Therapy | Wednesday 8th July | 3pm-4pm
Creative Drumming: Part 1 | Friday 10th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tai Chi: Part 3b | Saturday 11th July | 10am-11am
Stretch-a-cise | Sunday 12th July | 10am-11am
Potato Cake Cooking | Monday 13th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Classical Chinese Dance | Tuesday 14th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Self Portrait: Blind Drawing | Wednesday 15th July | 12pm-1pm
Bamboo Flute & Free Flow Drawing | Friday 17th July | 1pm-2pm
Tai Chi: Part 4 | Saturday 18th July | 10am-11am
Kickbox-a-cise | Sunday 19th July | 10am-11am
Summer Noodle Salad Cooking | Monday 20th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chinese Fitness Fusion Dance | Tuesday 21st July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing: Ocean Theme Art Therapy | Wednesday 22nd July | 3pm-4pm
Creative Drumming: Part 2 | Friday 24th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tai Chi: Part 5 | Saturday 25th July | 10am-11am
Mat Pilates: Part 2 | Sunday 26th July | 10am-11am
Onion & Peanut Sauce Noodles Cooking | Monday 27th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chinese Folk Dance | Tuesday 28th July | 5:30pm-6:30pm

August Workshops

Taiji Qigong 18 Movements: Part 1 | Saturday 1st August | 10am-11am
Taiji Qigong 18 Movements: Part 2 | Saturday 8th August | 10am-11am

Dragon Boat Festival Music Concert | 端午节华乐演奏会

We’re celebrating Dragon Boat Festival with an evening of traditional Chinese music – join us from home at our free online concert.

Our Scotland-based performers will be showcasing traditional Chinese instruments, including guzheng, guqin, pipa, bamboo flute, erhu, as well as opera singing. You’ll hear songs from both China and Scotland, as well as learning more about the history of Chinese music and this unique cultural festival.

我们诚邀您参加这场独特的线上音乐响宴, 以传统乐器 (古筝,古琴, 琵琶, 笛子, 二胡等) 独奏的方式和大家一起欢庆端午节

Visit our EventBrite page to register for a free ticket. The concert will be hosted on Zoom, you’ll receive further details in your ticket confirmation email.

We are delighted to have a joint Dragon Boat Festival celebration with our event partners Confucius Institute for Scotland and Scotland-China Association. This event is supported by Corra Foundation, as part of our Wellbeing project.

Programme

View full downloadable PDF here: Dragon Boat Festival Music Concert Programme

 

1. Peking Opera 传统京剧表演 : Wo Jia Po《武家坡》选段

Performer:Dr Quan Gu / 顾全博士

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2. Pipa (Lute) 琵琶独奏 : Liu Yang River《浏阳河》

Performer: Yinuo Liu / 刘羿诺

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3. Guzheng 古筝独奏 : Fishermen’s Song at Eventide 《渔舟唱晚》

Performer: Jingliang Chen / 陈晶亮

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4. A Flute Solo 长笛独奏:The Butterfly Lovers《梁祝》

Performer: Mingxuan Liang / 梁轩铭

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5. Erhu 二胡独奏 : Lady Meng Jiang《孟姜女》

Performer: Lawrence Dunn

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6. Hulusi 葫芦丝独奏 : Dragon Boat Melody 《龙舟旋律》

Performer: Lawrence Dunn

 

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7. Guqin 古琴独奏 : The Moon at the Fortified Pass 《关山月》

Performer: Yan Shi /史妍

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8. Bamboo Flute 竹笛独奏 : Journey to Gusu 《姑苏行》

Performer: Haoyan Zhang / 张浩岩

Wellbeing Project Online Workshops: June

Ricefield Arts has been working closely with our Community Workshop Leaders to launch a range of free online interactive workshops to support and engage with our community members during lockdown. The programme was a great success in May, and we’re now delighted to extend it to June.

These workshops will be delivered virtually via Zoom (click here for a guide), and you will receive details on how to access the workshop after registering. Please visit our EventBrite page to register.

June Workshops:

Classical Chinese Dance: Eternal Love | Tuesday 2nd June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Chinese Flute and Free Flow Drawing | Friday 5th June | 1pm-2pm

Qi Gong 18 Movements: Part 1 | Saturday 6th June | 10am-11am

Fitness Fun at Home | Sunday 7th June | 10am-11am

World Ocean Day Upcycled Craft | Monday 8th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Chinese Folk Dance: The Girl by the Bridge | Tuesday 9th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Drumming for Wellbeing: Part 1 | Wednesday 10th June | 5pm-6pm

Cantonese-style Veggie Curry Cooking | Friday 12th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Qi Gong 18 Movements: Part 2 | Saturday 13th June | 10am-11am

Introduction to Kung Fu | Sunday 14th June | 10am-11am

Fruity Rice Cake Cooking | Monday 15th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Chinese Fusion Fitness Dance | Tuesday 16th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Get Drawing: Art Therapy | Wednesday 17th June | 2:30pm-3:30pm

Chinese Flute and Free Flow Drawing | Friday 19th June | 3:30pm-4:30pm

Tai Chi: Part 1 | Saturday 20th June | 10am-11am

Mat Pilates | Sunday 21st June | 10am-11am

Make Your Own Dragon Boat | Monday 22nd June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Chinese Folk Dance | Tuesday 23rd June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Drumming for Wellbeing: Part 2 | Wednesday 24th June | 5pm-6pm

Tai Chi: Part 2 | Saturday 27th June | 10am-11am

Chinese Gnocchi Cooking | Monday 29th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Tibetan Folk Dance | Tuesday 30th June | 5:30pm-6:30pm

Lockdown Community Project Online Workshops: May

Ricefield Arts has been working closely with our workshop leaders to launch a range of online interactive workshops to support and engage with our community members during lockdown. All online workshops will be provided free of charge, and will be delivered via Zoom. Registration via our Eventbrite listing will be required.

Online Wellbeing Workshops (via Zoom)

Classical Chinese Dance – 7 May 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm , register here

Taiji Qigong 18 Movements – 16 May 2020, 10am to 11am, register here (FULL)

Tai Chi (Taiji) Lesson – 23 May 2020, 10am to 11am, register here

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Online Chinese Cookery Workshops (via Zoom)

Tomato Egg Drop Soup – 8 May 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, register here

Easy Spring Onion Pancake – 22 May 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm, register here

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Online ‘Get Active’ Workshops (via Zoom)

Chinese Fusion Fitness Dance – 12 May 2020, 5:30pm – 6:30pm,  register here

Family Fitness Fun Class – 19 May 2020, 2:15pm – 3:15pm, register here

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Online Craft Workshops (via Zoom)

Make a Goldfish Dreamcatcher – 11 May 2020, 1pm to 2pm, register here

Origami Heart Envelope & Box Workshop – 14 May 2020, 2:15pm – 3:15pm,  register here

Ocean Theme Origami Workshop– 18 May 2020, 4:30pm – 5:30pm  register here 

Chinese Zodiac Animal Story Telling & Craft – 25 May 2020, 2pm to 3pm , register here

DIY popup card Workshop – 28 May 2020, 10:30am to 11:30am, register here

June online workshops will be published soon, please check back later

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Chinese New Year Family Fun Day 2020

8th February 2020, 12 to 4pm

Join Ricefield Arts at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall and the Riverside Museum for our annual Chinese New Year Family Day event.  We’ll be leading FREE workshops, games and activities across two venues, suitable for all ages. Join us and celebrate the Year of the Rat!

Chinese New Year

Spring Chinese Craft Fair 2019

Spring is here! Celebrate warmer weather,  lighter days and bursts of floral colour with Ricefield Arts at our Spring Chinese Craft Fair. We’ve joined with M Gallery, The Language Hub & The Cafe Hub to host an afternoon of craft activity, including:

  • Free drop-in craft workshops for all ages
  • Authentic Chinese crafts, art supplies and toys for sale
  • Displays by local artists

The event is completely free, and open to all. Visit our Facebook event for the latest updates.

Chinese New Year Family Day 2019

Join Ricefield Arts at Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall and the Riverside Museum for our annual Chinese New Year Family Day event. We’ll be leading FREE workshops, games and activities across two venues, suitable for all ages. Join us and celebrate the Year of the Pig!

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