Online Workshops: May 2021

Try something new this month at our free online workshops!

Find out more and register for a spot on Eventbrite.

May 2021 Workshops

Sunday 9 May | 10:00 – 11:00 BST | Kung Fu for Beginners | Pui Lee
Tuesday 11 May | 18:30 – 19:30 BST | Chinese Cooking: Stuffed Tofu | Yuen Humble
Wednesday 12 May | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Get Drawing: Tortoises | Pui Lee
Friday 14 May | 17:30 – 18:30 BST | Chinese Folk Dance | Annie Au
Wednesday 19 May | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Let’s Landscape: Collaging | Fiona Tong
Saturday 22 May | 11:00 – 12:00 BST | Upcycled Kite Making | Yuen Humble
Sunday 23 May | 10:00 – 11:00 BST | Mindful Morning Mat Pilates | Pui Lee
Monday 24 May | 18:30 – 19:30 BST | Sing in Chinese: Food | Fong Liu
Wednesday 26 May | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Get Drawing: Owls | Pui Lee
Friday 28 May | 17:30 – 18:30 BST | Classical Chinese Dance | Annie Au

 

Online Workshops: April 2021

We’re welcoming spring to Scotland with a programme of fun and lively online workshops throughout April.

Find out more and register for your free spot on Eventbrite. You’ll receive a link to join us on Zoom.

April 2021 Workshops

Wednesday 7th April | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Get Drawing Cats | Pui Lee
Monday 12th April | 18:30 – 19:30 BST | Chinese Cooking: Simple Starters | Yuen Humble
Wednesday 14th April | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Reawaken: Blind Drawing & Collage | Fiona Tong
Friday 16th April | 17:30 – 18:30 BST | Chinese Dance | Annie Au
Sunday 18th April | 10:00 – 11:00 BST | Kung Fu for Beginners | Pui Lee
Wednesday 21st April | 15:00 – 16:00 BST | Get Drawing Squirrels | Pui Lee
Sunday 25th April | 10:00 – 11:00 BST | Yang and Yin Yoga and Meditation | Philippa Barclay
Monday 26th April | 18:30 – 19:30 BST | Sing in Chinese: Colours | Fong Liu
Friday 30th April | 17:30 – 18:30 BST | Chinese Dance | Annie Au

Chinese New Year Celebration 新春联欢会

Celebrate the Year of the Ox!

Ricefield Arts is celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox with a showcase of Chinese culture. We invite our online community to join us from home on Friday 26th February at 7:30pm GMT to welcome the lunar new year!

Our talented performers from across the UK will present dance, music, martial arts and more. You’ll learn about the traditions and history of China’s most important annual festival, and enjoy an hour of entertainment with new friends from around the world.

我们诚邀您参加线上中国文化之夜,以传统扇舞,经典歌曲,乐器演奏,诗歌,武术和茶道的方式和大家一起欢庆春节。

Register for your free ticket on Eventbrite.

Our performers:

  • Shengnan Qiu – Erhu
  • Pui Lee – Kung Fu
  • Fong Liu – Song
  • Shanshan Jiang – Tea Brewing
  • Xiaochun Shen – Poetry
  • Lawrence Dunn – Sheng
  • Hing Fung – Tai Chi
  • Annie Au – Fan Dance
  • Eddie McGuire – Dizi

View/download a PDF copy of the full programme here: Chinese New Year Celebration Programme

Ricefield Arts:

Ricefield Arts and Cultural Centre is at the forefront in the exploration of Chinese arts and culture in Scotland by delivering arts and crafts workshops, organising cultural events, producing exhibitions, and creating community engagement opportunties. We have an excellent reputation for leading the field as an arts and cultural organisation which functions to serve schools, community organisations, public institutions, arts audiences, the Chinese and diverse communities in Scotland.

Event Partner – Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools:

The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, based at the University of Strathclyde, is a national centre funded by the Scottish Government and the Centre for Language Education and Cooperation. It is an award winning Confucius Institute working with schools across Scotland to engage pupils with Chinese language learning and culture.

Event supported by Foundation Scotland and Glasgow City Council.

Joining the event:

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom event in your confirmation email. Please join the event on time.

Important:

Attendees are expected to adhere to our online event Code of Conduct. We will be kind, respectful and patient towards each other in a positive and supportive environment. Abusive actions or language will not be tolerated. You can read the full Code of Conduct on our website.

Chinese New Year Online Workshops

Welcome the new lunar year, and celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Ox with our programme of free online workshops!

We’re delighted to welcome back our Community Workshop Leaders for some very special Chinese cultural sessions. Explore China’s traditions, history and festivities – all from home. Check out the full list below and book your ticket on Eventbrite.

February 2021 Workshops (all times are GMT)

Get into Kung Fu: Part 1 | Pui Lee | Sunday 7th February | 10am-11am
Chinese Culture Quiz | Else Kek & Xiaochun Shen | Monday 8th February | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing: Chinese Dragons | Pui Lee | Wednesday 10th February | 3pm-4pm
Classical Chinese Dance | Annie Au | Friday 12th February | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get into Kung Fu: Part 2 | Pui Lee | Sunday 14th February | 10am-11am
Sing in Chinese: Language Learning | Fong Liu | Wednesday 17th February | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chinese Zodiac Origami Animals | Yuen Humble | Thursday 18th February | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chinese Fan Dance | Annie Au | Friday 19th February | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Get Drawing: Year of the Ox | Pui Lee | Wednesday 24th February | 3pm-4pm

Community Wellbeing Project: January 2021 Workshops

We’re back again in 2021 with a whole new programme of free online workshops and activities. Our experienced Community Workshops Leaders are here to help you start the year off right – join us for a mindful art session or get active at a dance workshop. Check out the full list below.

All workshops are hosted on Zoom. If you’re new to video calls, take a look at our guide here. If you have any accessibility questions, please contact us at info@ricefield.org.uk and we will do our best to help.

New workshops will be announced soon, so do check back!

January Online Workshops (all times are GMT) – book on Eventbrite

Vision Board: New Possibilities | Fiona Tong | Wednesday 6th January | 3pm-4pm
Chinese Folk Ribbon Dance | Annie Au | Friday 8th January | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Lantern Making | Yuen Humble | Monday 11th January | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Get Drawing: Butterflies | Pui Lee | Wednesday 13th January | 3pm-4pm
Artist Book: My Journey | Fiona Tong | Wednesday 20th January | 3pm-4pm
Classical Chinese Dance | Annie Au | Friday 22nd January | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Chinese Cooking: Dumplings | Yuen Humble | Monday 25th January | 6:30pm-7:30pm
Get Drawing: Sea Shells | Pui Lee | Wednesday 27th January | 3pm-4pm

Chinese Ghost Stories

 

Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite.

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).
 
Register for a free ticket on Eventbrite.

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

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