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 協會的相冊, Facebook 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 CAS Album, 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

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