國際幸福日 International Day of Happiness

国际幸福日主题讲座
International Happiness Day Theme Lecture

当地时间3月20日,是联合国确定的第七个“国际幸福日”,南安普敦华人协会在中心举办了国际幸福日主题讲座活动。此次讲座的主讲人是资深媒体人、幸福课讲师洪彬女士。
On March 20th, local time, it was the seventh “International Day of Happiness” determined by the United Nations. The Southampton Chinese Association held a lecture on the theme of International Happiness Day at the center. The seminar speaker was a senior media person, Happiness class lecturer Ms. Hongbin.

2012年6月28日,联合国193个成员国一致同意联大66/281决议,宣布每年3月20日为国际幸福日。会议确认幸福和福祉是全世界人类生活中的普世目标和愿望,具有现实意义,在公共政策目标中对此予以承认具有重要意义。决议还邀请所有会员国、联合国系统各组织、国际和区域组织以及包括非政府组织和个人在内的民间社会以适当方式为“国际幸福日”举办活动,包括举办教育和公共宣传活动。
On June 28, 2012, the 193 member states of the United Nations unanimously agreed to the UN General Assembly resolution 66/281, announcing March 20th as the International Day of Happiness. The meeting confirmed that happiness and well-being are universal goals and aspirations in human life throughout the world, and have practical significance. It is of great significance to recognize this in public policy goals. The resolution also invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, international and regional organizations and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to organize events for International Happiness Day in an appropriate manner, including educational and public awareness events.

本次讲座以“你幸福吗”开场,洪彬女士以英文做主题演讲,安迪以风趣幽默的香港话进行诠释, 洪彬女士首先介绍了庆祝国际幸福日的意义,世界幸福报告中相关国家和地区的排名情况,接着,她从科学的角度讲解了提升个人幸福感的方法,并结合自身研究实例分析了提升个人幸福感对自身以及他人的重要意义。整个讲座深入浅出,现场气氛活跃。
This lecture started with “Are you happy?” Ms. Hongbin gave her first keynote speech in English. Andy did the translation using the Hong Kong dialect in a humorous way. Ms. Hongbin then introduced the significance of celebrating International Happiness Day, the relevant countries in the World Happiness Report, the ranking of the region, then, from a scientific point of view to explain the ways to enhance personal well-being, and combined with their own research examples to analyze the importance of personal happiness to themselves and others. The whole lecture was very simple and the atmosphere was lively.

2018

中國元宵節巡遊慶祝是另一個成功的社區節慶 Chinese Lantern Festival Parade is another successful community festival (17/2/2019)

當地時間2月17日,英國南安普敦華人協會與南安普敦大學、南安普敦大學孔子學院、南安普敦中國藝術學院、南安普敦市議會和約翰漢薩德畫廊(John Hansard)聯合舉辦了中國元宵節巡遊慶祝活動。
On 17th February 2019, the Chinese Association of Southampton celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival in partnership with the University of Southampton, Confucius Institute, Chinese Arts Southampton, Southampton City Council and the John Hansard Gallery.

此次活動由南安普敦大學副校長Winnie Eley發起,南安普敦華人協會 參加了太極拳、舞獅舞龍表演 以及 組織30餘人義工 維護現場秩序,確保了巡遊活動的順利進行。下午五時,一段飄逸瀟灑的太極扇將巡遊拉開序幕。緊接著,氣勢恢宏的舞龍舞獅表演為當地市民和遊客獻上了具有東方神韻的視覺盛宴。人在龍中舞,獅在空中飛,舞龍舞獅行進式巡遊表演,帶領著多彩斑斕的人群穿越市中心,巡遊一英里,喜慶的龍獅並舞期待豬年風調雨順,大吉大利。
The Chinese Association of Southampton provided 30+ stewards for the lantern parade, as well as performers for Taichi Fan, Dragon dance and Lion dance. The event started at 3pm, where families are welcome to make their own lanterns at the lantern-making workshop inside the John Hansard Gallery, in preparation for the lantern parade at 5pm. The parade was launched by Winnie Eley, Vice President (International) of Southampton University, at 5pm and was kick-started by a Taichi Fan performance. Then a Chinese ‘dragon’ led the one-mile parade through the city centre, while a Chinese ‘lion’ protected the crowd at the back of the parade. Our 30+ stewards help to control the crowd and to guild the crowd crossing various junctions. They have done a superb job.

BCB Media創建了精彩的短視頻,展示了該活動的亮點。

The BCB Media created a wonderful short video at YouTube showcasing the highlights of the event.

我們的攝影師George Ping和其他志願者拍攝了大量優秀的活動圖片 放在南安普敦華人協會的Facebook頁面裡。

Our photographer George Ping and other volunteers have captured lots of excellent images of the event, which are available on the Chinese Association of Southampton Facebook page.

此次巡遊年味十足,熱鬧非凡,估計約有1400餘人聚集在南安普敦市中心。活動於下午3點開始,在約翰漢薩德畫廊畫廊內的燈籠製作工作室,很多家庭聚集在一起做起了燈籠,一個個精巧美觀的燈籠蘊含著他們無限的創意和對中國文化的傳承。當地新聞界廣泛報導,其中包括南安普敦大學新聞ITV新聞ITV社交媒體That’s TV SolentDaily Echo
The event was highly successful with an estimate of  1400 participants. It was widely reported across local news, including Southampton University Sussed NewsITV news and ITV social media, That’s TV Solent, as well as the Daily Echo.

此致, Yours sincerely,
黄嵩鈞 博士
會長
南安普敦華人協會
2019年2月27日
Dr. Michael Ng
Chairperson
Chinese Association of Southampton
27th February 2019

多謝 洪彬姐 的中文解讀。

南安普敦的中國新年慶祝是個社區節慶 Chinese New Year celebration at Southampton is a Community Festival (3/2/2019)

當地時間2019年2月3日,由南安普敦華人協會與南安普敦大學孔子學院聯合舉辦的中國農曆新年首場慶祝活動在南安普敦最大的綜合商場西區碼頭購物中心拉開序幕。
The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) and the Southampton University Confucius Institute (SUCI) have successfully celebrated another Chinese New Year at WestQuay Southampton on Sunday 3/2/2019.

此次活動得到了許多商家和愛心人士的大力支持和贊助,我僅代表南安普敦華人協會對以下所列一併表達感激之情:
First and foremost, CAS would like to express our appreciation to:
1. 南安普敦大學孔子學院聯合承辦,並提供豐富多彩的中國傳統文化工作坊 和兩位優雅的節目主持人。
Our co-organizer Southampton University Confucius Institute (SUCI) for their contributions, especially for the provision of various Chinese cultural workshops and the two attractive MCs.
2. 南安普敦最大的綜合商場西區碼頭購物中心提供場地支持。
Our host WestQuay Southampton for providing the venue.
3. 遊記中國超市,上海灘餐館,海宴超市,上海1814餐館,新世界餐館,破店中餐館,蜀香居藝園,劉姐藝剪理髮店,川味園,亞洲商城,新南安連鎖店,洪昇外賣店,禦滿源餐館,頂好美食,以及個人捐贈者給予經濟上的大力支持。
Our sponsors, namely Yau Brothers & Company Ltd, Shanghai Bay Chinese Restaurant, Hai Yan Store, Shanghai 1814 Chinese Restaurant, New World Chinese Restaurant, Por Tin Chinese Restaurant, Garden Restaurant, Vibe by Feng Unisex Hair Studio, Szechuen Kitchen, Asian Supermarket, Oriental Supermarket, Oriental Chinese Takeaway, Imperial Garden Chinese Restaurant and Top Top Chinese Cuisine, as well as individual donors, for their financial support.
4. 我們的委員會會員和籌款者。
Our committee members and fundraisers.
5. 二十多位志願者全程參與了整個活動,包括我們的攝影師George Ping。
Our 20+ volunteers, including our cameraman George Ping, for their helps before, during and after the event.
6. 百餘名人員參與了演出,他們分別來自南安普敦華人協會,修咸頓忠信龍獅團,武壇武術館,南安普敦旗袍與文化協會,南安普敦中文學校,華韻藝社,南安普敦中國學者學生聯誼會,愛爾蘭舞蹈學院,南安普敦波蘭樂團以及聖瑪麗消防局。
Our 100+ performers from CAS, Waterside Lion Dance Club, Wutan Martial Arts School, Southampton Qipao & Culture Association, Dorset Chinese Art Society, Stax Band, Boyle O’Dowda Academy of Irish Dancers, Southampton Chinese School, Southampton University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) and St. Mary Fire Station for providing various fantastic performances on stage.
7.  Tim Hand Production為演出活動提供擴音系統。
Tim Hand Production for the PA system.
8.  Matt Munday 為演出搭建了美輪美奐的舞台和背景。
Matt Munday for the backdrop frame and the stage.
9.  BBC Radio SolentDaily Echo 對本次活動進行跟踪報導。
BBC Radio Solent and Daily Echo for their coverage.
10. 我們重要貴賓的參與和支持。
Our VIP guests for supporting and attending the event.

2019年是中國 黄帝紀年 的 4717年。中國新年慶祝在南安普敦的是個重要的社區節日,華社能夠與公眾和本地社區分享 中國文化和傳統。
According to the Chinese Huangdi year (黄帝紀年), which started at the beginning of the reign of the Yellow Emperor with year 1 at 2698 BC, the year 2019 is the year 4717 in the Chinese Huangdi calendar. The Chinese New Year celebration is a community festival for the Chinese community to share the Chinese cultures and traditions with the general public and local communities.

中国农历新年庆祝活动现场吸引了上千名观众驻足观看,台上节目异彩纷呈,工作坊展台前的笔墨纸砚及剪纸吸引观众跃跃欲试,现场洋溢着浓浓的中国节日气氛。南安普敦華人協會主席,孔子學院院長,南安普敦市長 和 漢普郡警察和犯罪專員 分別緻辭並獻上新春的美好祝愿。

Thousand of people have watched the performances on stage and participated in the workshops at the open the floor. The celebration was officially opened with welcome speeches from the chairperson of CAS, the Director of SUCI, the Mayor of Southampton as well as the Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

慶祝活動在激情飛揚的中華舞獅和華人協會會員們的歡快歌聲中拉開序幕。

The Chinese New Year celebration started off with an exciting traditional Chinese lion dance by the Waterside Lion Dance Club followed by the festive Chinese New Year songs sung by the members of CAS.

伴隨著跌岩起伏的鑼鼓聲,舞龍表演和中國功夫將新年的喜慶和歡樂推向了最高潮。

Chinese dragon dance and kungfu display by Wutan Martial Arts School, are the next delightful performance.

華韻藝社的中國傳統舞蹈獲得台下觀眾一陣陣掌聲。

The Dorset Chinese Art Society brought to us colorful Chinese Traditional Dances.

剛柔並濟的太極扇表演,讓本地朋友大飽眼福,中國竹笛演奏和民歌演唱震撼在場所有觀眾。

A Taichi Fan display was given by CAS, a bamboo flute was played by SUCI, while Chinese folk songs in English were sung by St. Mary Fire Station and the audience.

南安普敦旗袍和文化協會的旗袍秀和古箏演奏等節目充分展現了中華民族文化的璀璨輝煌。

The Southampton Qipao & Culture Association (SQCA) gave a beautiful Qipao dance with traditional Guzeng instrument, while the youth of CAS and SQCA sang a pop song with modern instrument.

南安普敦中文學校和南安普敦大學留學生們演唱的中文歌曲,贏得台下觀眾的熱情互動。

Some nice Chinese songs were sung by the Southampton Chinese School as well as by the Southampton University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), while a Taichi sequence was performed by Wutan Martial Arts School.

南安普敦波蘭樂團 和 愛爾蘭舞蹈學院 的 表演节目 令观众耳目一新。

We have also enjoyed a cultural band performance by the Stax Band as well as an Irish river dance by the Boyle O’Dowda Academy of Irish Dancers.

兩位氣質優雅端莊的主持人贏得觀眾們的歡心。具有中國年味兒的寫“福”字和剪紙等文化體驗活動吸引著嘗試者絡繹不絕。

Our two attractive MCs have won the hearts of our audience. Cultural experience activities such as the calligraphy and paper-cutting attract endless participants.

攝影師用鏡頭記錄下台前幕後一些精彩瞬間。活動結束後演職人員集體合影留念。

The photographer used the lens to record some wonderful moments on-stage and behind the scenes. After the event, performers and volunteer workers took a group photo.

我們可以從 Facebookd的圖片庫 以及Daily EchoBBC Radio Solent 查看活動現場圖片信息。
Further media of the event are available at our facebook Photo Gallery as well as from the Daily Echo and BBC Radio Solent.

感謝大家一如既往地給予華人協會的支持,我衷心祝愿大家擁有一個繁盛的新年,豬年吉祥!
Thank you for your continual support to CAS. I wish you all a prosperous Year of the Earth Pig.

此致, Yours sincerely,
黄嵩鈞 博士
會長
南安普敦華人協會
2019年2月26日
Dr. Michael Ng
Chairperson
Chinese Association of Southampton
26th February 2019

多謝 洪彬姐 的中文解讀。

農曆新年慶祝 Chinese New Year 2019

2019

CAS

The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) is organizing another Chinese New Year celebration at WestQuay Southampton on Sunday 3rd February 2019 from 11am.
Thanks to our partners, the Southampton University Confucius Institute (SUCI) and WestQuay Southampton, and to our supporters from local communities and businesses as well as to you for your previous participations.
This year we bring to you another exciting programme, including authentic Chinese Lion dance by the Waterside Lion Dance club, traditional Chinese dances and musics by local Chinese art societies, Taichi and Kungfu performance by Wutan Kungfu school, traditional Chinese New Year songs by local Chinese, Children song from Southampton Chinese School as well as a range of interesting Chinese workshops from the Confucius Institute for you to take part. To add to the excitement, we will also have some surprise performances by other local communities.
Check out our previous celebrations from our photo albums below if you have not attended our Chinese New Year celebrations before:
We will also have two other big events in February 2019.
  • On Friday 15th of February, the “Chinese National Dress (Qipao) Show and Contest” will be held at Solent University (Spark Building) from 5pm to 10pm.
  • On Sunday 17th of February, a Lantern Parade will start from the John Hansard Gallery (JHG) at Guildhall Square through the Bargate and surrounding area. The parade will be headed by a Chinese ‘dragon’ and followed by a Chinese ‘lion’.
More details will be available at our website soon.
Do mark these dates in your calendar and see you soon.

 

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