慶祝廿二週年和中秋節 2021 Mid-Autumn Festival and 22nd Anniversary Celebration

南安普敦華人協會成功舉辦“廿二週年和慶中秋”晚會
海上昇明月,天涯共此時。 2021年9月21日下午5時半,JRC環球餐廳變得人潮湧動,喜慶熱鬧,英國南安普敦華人協會約250餘人相聚於此,喜迎中秋佳節共慶廿二週年。
這是自疫情爆發以來會員們最大規模聚會,華人協會以這樣大規模的形式慶祝廿二週年和中秋節,是對海外華人美好生活的最好詮釋和展示;會員們攜家人,孩子和朋友一同前來,以如此高的熱情和參與度,是對華人協會大家庭的愛和期冀;委員們更是煞費苦心,組織策劃了豐富多彩的活動項目,從下午就開始佈置現場,調試音響設備,確保晚會成功舉辦。
此次活動得到了南安普敦市及社會各界人士的支持與參與。南安普敦市副市長,社區文化和遺產內閣成員,首席督察分別緻辭,送上了節日的問候和祝福。遊記超市,川味園和上海灘中餐館為本次活動提供了物質支持。
中秋節是中國傳統節日中最具人文情懷的節日,慶祝活動自然少不了中國傳統文化藝術表演,舞獅,竹笛 等表演不時引來陣陣掌聲和歡呼聲。一陣鑼鼓喧天后,搖頭擺尾神氣昂揚的舞獅表演將晚會推向高潮,鄧志堅師傅帶領的忠信龍獅團舞獅表演令孩子們著迷,也為晚會增添了喜慶歡樂的氛圍。多才多藝的黃嵩鈞會長,一曲竹笛演奏,旋律靈透,沁人心脾,勾起思鄉之情。弘揚中國傳統文化是華人協會的宗旨之一,通過‘講好中國故事’ 李異青先生動情地講解中秋節來歷,習俗等知識,讓出生在海外的小朋友們走進中秋文化,感受節日的美好以及中國傳統文化的魅力。特別嘉賓‘花木蘭’還穿越到場助興。
敬老愛老是中華民族的傳統美德,晚會現場,協會委員為七十歲以上會員送上情意滿滿的中秋利是和誠摯關懷,在親切的祝福問候中,老人們臉上綻開幸福的笑容。
晚會設置問答和抽獎環節,會員們在品嚐各種美食的同時,還有機會贏取大獎。大家踴躍參與互動,現場氣氛一度達到高潮。
晚會在大家歡歌笑語中和依依不捨中圓滿結束。

報告來自 康洪彬⼥⼠

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The Chinese Association of Southampton successfully held the “22nd Anniversary and Mid-Autumn Festival” Gala

“The moon rises above the sea, and the whole world shares this moment”. At 5:30pm on 21st September 2021, JRC Global Buffet became crowded with festive atmosphere. About 250 people from the Chinese Association of Southampton gathered here to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival and the 22nd anniversary. This is the largest gathering of the Asociation since the outbreak of the pandemic. Such large scale celebration is the best interpretation and demonstration of the beautiful life of overseas Chinese. Members bring their families, children and friends together to join the event with such a high degree of enthusiasm and participation. This shows the love and expectation to the big family of the Chinese Association. The committee members took great pains to organize and to plan a variety of activities and programmes. They began to arrange the scene and test the audio equipment from the early afternoon, for ensuring that the party can be held successfully.

This event received support and participation from people of all walks of life in Southampton. The Sheriff of Southampton, Cabinet Members for ‘Communities, Culture and Heritage’, as well as the Chief Inspector delivered speeches and sent festive greetings to all. Yau Brothers Supermarket, Szechuen Kitchen and Shanghai Bay Chinese Restaurant provided material support for this event.

The Mid-Autumn Festival is the festival with the most humanistic feeling among the traditional Chinese festivals. Naturally, the celebrations include traditional Chinese cultural and artistic performances, including lion dance and bamboo flutes that drew applause and cheers. After a tumult of gongs and drums, the unique lion dance performance pushed the party to a climax. The lion dance performance of the Waterside Lion Dance Group led by Master Tang fascinated the children and added the festive and joyful atmosphere to the party. The gifted chairperson Michael Ng played a bamboo flute, with a brilliant melody, which is refreshing and also evokes homesickness. Promoting traditional Chinese culture is one of the objectives of the Chinese Association. Mr Matthew Li passionately explained the origins, customs and other knowledge of the Mid-Autumn Festival, allowing children born overseas to enter the Mid-Autumn Festival culture and feel the beauty and charm of the traditional Chinese culture and festival. The special guest “Mulan” also time-traveled to the scene, cheering up the celebration.

Respect and love for the elderly have always been the traditional virtues of the Chinese people. Committee members of the association presented the red-package and sincere care to over 70-year-old senior members. These cordial blessings put happy smiles on the faces of the senior members. There were also quiz and raffle draw sessions at the party. While tasting a variety of delicacies, members also have the opportunity to win prizes. Everyone actively participated in the sessions, and the atmosphere of the scene reached another climax. The party ended successfully with everyone singing and laughing.

Reported by Ms Hongbin Kang

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聯誼中心重新開啟 Drop-in Centre Re-Opening

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感謝各會員對協會的支持。還要特別感謝所有委員會成員和廚師們的辛勤工作,使我們能夠在11/8重新開啟的聯誼中心度過愉快的時光。 我們享受了一頓豐盛的午餐和一個特別的生日派對。

Appreciation to all members for your support to the association. Special thank also due to all committee members and chefs for their hard work, enabling us to have a great time at the re-opening of our drop-in centre on11/8. We have had a good lunch and a special birthday party.

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更多照片於此。More photos here.

夏季燒烤活動報告 2021 Summer BBQ Event Summary

大家好,
Dear all,

很開心在7月31日的燒烤活動中見到眾多會員。當天有超過110人參加活動,七十多位成人和三十多位小朋友。會員們分享的照片已經放上協會網頁
We are so glad to meet so many members in the BBQ event on 31/7. There were more than 110 people attended the event, including 70+ adults and 30+ children. Photos shared from members have been uploaded to the association’s website.

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當天下了幾分鐘小雨,室外燒烤順利進行,天氣也不熱。 由於參加人數過百,報名和準備食物的幕後工作 不容易。 我們感謝委員和義工們幕前幕後的幫忙,尤其是副會長 Andy Lai搬運器材的勞苦工作。感謝名單包括以下:
Apart from the few minutes of light rain, the weather was good. The outdoor BBQ event was successfully and the weather was also not hot. As the number of participants was over 100, the behind-the-scenes work of signing up and preparing food was not easy. We thank the committee members and volunteers for their help, especially the hard work of our vice-chair Andy Lai for transporting the equipment and food. The thank you list includes the following:
1. 會長 Michael Ng
2. 副會長 Andy Lai
3. 副會長Vikkie Cheng
4. 協會秘書 Yammie Lam
5. Billy Cheung
6. Amy Cheung
7. Matthew Li
8. Catherine Li
9.  彭華發(發哥)
10. 梁志強(強哥)
11. Yanni Xie
12. Michael Yeung
13. Katherine
14. Leo Lo
15. Pat  姐
16. Fred Lo
17. Linda

還有一班小朋友幫手包括Aiden Lo, Audrey Lo, Leona Lo, Audrey Yeung, Joshua and Natalie Yeung 在現場幫忙招呼客人及參與清潔工作。
There is also a group of child helpers including Aiden Lo, Audrey Lo, Leona Lo, Audrey Yeung, Joshua and Natalie Yeung, who helped to greet guests and participate in tidy-up work.

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我們特別感謝川味園老闆景哥借出兩個烤爐,還送出百多盒「楊枝甘露」甜品給大家享用,讓燒烤活動更加圓滿。另外還有會員送出金菇菜,韭菜等等。有些委員和會員 不能出席活動,但是他們還是參與了幕後的活動。
We are particularly grateful to Mr Lim, the owner of Szechuen Kitchen, for lending two ovens and giving out more than 100 boxes of “Yangzhi Ganlu” desserts for everyone to enjoy, making the barbecue event more complete. There are also members who give away mushroom, vegetables etc. Some committee members and members were unable to attend the event, but they still participated in the behind-the-scenes work.

除了食物,我們還有其他活動包括卡拉ok, 打鼓,乒乓球,象棋,魔鏡,魔方,太極 等活動。当天我们也有幸運抽獎遊戲,最後送出超過20份禮物。
In addition to food, we also have other activities including karaoke, drumming, table tennis, chinese chess, magic mirror, Rubik’s cube, Tai Chi and other activities. We also had a lucky draw game and gave out more than 20 gifts.

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很開心能見到多位舊會員也很高興能見到未碰面的新會員。有會員說孩子樂在其中不想回家;眾多會員也感受到了大家庭的温暖。
We are very happy to meet many old members as well as new members whom we have not met. Some members said that their children enjoyed the event very much and did not want to go home; many members also felt the warmth of the big family.

希望大家繼續支持協會,讓我們一起製造一個溫馨的大家庭給年老的長者和年幼的小朋友。協會也讓我們彼此認識和相互支持。
We hope that everyone will continue to support the Association, let us create a warm family for the elderly and young children. The Association also helps us to know each other and to support each other.

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南安普敦華人協會委員會
Chinese Association of Southampton Committee Members

夏季燒烤活動 2021 Summer BBQ Event

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大家好,

南安普敦華人協會將於 2021 年 7 月 31 日在Northam Community Centre的聯誼所 舉辦燒烤活動。 這個燒烤 是協會於疫情後第一次在聯誼所舉辦的活動。

會員和會員的18歲以下孩子參加活動是免費的。但是為了不浪費食物,報了名卻不參加的會員需要付£5。希望大家都能踴躍參與。請會員跟以下任何一位委員報名:
1) 黎錦洪 先生
2) 林鄧雪欣 女士
3) 邱佩蘭 女士

非會員參加費為£5。但是,從現在到2021年12月31日 入會的優惠會費也是£5。我們非常歡迎你加入協會,會員表在此。關於入會或報名參加BBQ,請非會員聯繫 info@southamptonchinese.org.uk

報名參加BBQ活動的截止日期是:週三7月28日。 方向指示在此

多謝大家的支持。

黄嵩鈞

Dear all,

The Chinese Association of Southampton is holding a BBQ event at the drop-in centre of Northam Community Centre on 31/7/2021. This BBQ activity is the first event held at the drop-in centre since the pandemic.

It is free for members and their children under the age of 18 to participate. However, in order not to waste food, members who have registered but do not turn up will need to pay £5 each. I hope that all of you will be able to join. Members, please register with any of the following committee members:
1) Andy Lai
2) Yammie Lam
3) Pui Lan Yau

Non-member pays £5 for joining the BBQ event. However, the discounted membership fee from now till 31/12/2021 is also £5. We welcome you to be our member and the membership form is available here. For non-members, please contact info@southamptonchinese.org.uk for joining the association or the BBQ event.

The deadline for registering for the BBQ event is on Wed 28/7/2021. For direction, please check here.

Thank you for your support.

Michael Ng

免費網上功夫班 Free Online Kungfu Class

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这是一项促进健康生活的慈善活动。其中一個12分钟的热身運動是基于這個網頁的前3个视频。即使您错过了前面的幾堂課,我們仍然非常欢迎您加入。

This is a charity effort for promoting healthy living. There is a 12-minute warm-up based on the first 3 videos at this site. You are still very welcome to join even if you have missed some of the earlier sessions.

 動作名稱 Posture name
1開拳禮 Opening salute
2雙弓插花 Arrange flowers in double bows
3遊龍戲水 Swimming dragon plays in water
4單龍出海 Single dragon out of the sea
5烏龍翻江 Black dragon turns over the river
6羅漢撞鐘 Arhat strikes the bell
7青龍翻身 Green dragon turning the body
8青龍擺尾 Green dragon wagging the tail
9巨龍脫困 Giant dragon escaping from trap
10雙提日月 Lifting the sun and the moon
11烏龍絞柱 Black dragon twisting around the pillar
12魁星踢鬥 Kick fight of the chief star
13雙龍出海 Double dragons out of the sea
14帶馬歸槽 Bring the horse back to the stable
15掛錘雙落 Hanging hammers dropping together
16帶馬歸槽 Bring the horse back to the stable
17雙龍出海 Double dragons out of the sea
18飛龍刺睛 Flying dragon pierces the eyes
19掛錘雙落 Hanging hammers dropping together
20收勢 Closing postures

聲援王博士並反對種族主義 Solidarity with Dr Wang and Opposition to Racism

很不幸的 南安大學講師王朋博士 於2021年2月23日在南安普敦慢跑時遭到一夥人的種族主義襲擊。華協和 ‘南安普敦站起來反對種族主義’ (SUTR)於2021年3月1日 組織了一場線上活動,以提高人們對種族主義和仇恨犯罪的認識。約有300人參加了此活動。上傳YouTube的視頻 到目前為止已有800多次被觀看。 BBC South進一步報導這個活動。華協 和SUTR於2021年3月2日進一步組織了“為王博士跑步或散步”的活動。 參加者將他們的日常運動轉成了在線集體行動的一部分,以表明我們聲援王博士並反對種族主義。我們已經收集了數百張照片,並將它們放在我們各自的Facebook頁面上。華協成員還參加了SUTR在2021年3月20日組織的“聯合國2021年反種族主義日:南安普敦在線集會”。

Unfortunately, a lecturer of Southampton University, Dr Peng Wang, was subjected to a racist attack by a gang of men while out jogging in Southampton on 23/2/2021. CAS and Southampton Stand Up To Racism (SUTR) organised an online zoom-rally on 1/3/2021 to raise awareness on racism and hate crime. The event was attended by about 300 people and the recording was put on YouTube, which has 800+ views so far. It was further reported by BBC South. CAS and SUTR further organised a ‘Run or Walk for Dr Wang’ event on 2/3/2021. Participants turned their daily exercise into part of a collective online action to demonstrate our opposition to racism and solidarity with Dr Wang. We have collected hundreds of photos and put them on our individual facebook pages. CAS members have also attended the ‘UN Anti-Racism Day 2021: Southampton Online Rally’ that was organized by SUTR on 20/3/2021.

2021 南安普敦 中國農曆新年在線慶祝 Southampton Chinese New Year Celebration Online 2021

2021 Chinese New Year Online Celebration hosted by Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS)

The Zoom-streamed replay (low definition); Zoom直播 的回看 (低清晰):

The high definition replay (without Zoom interaction) 高清晰 的回看 (沒有互動):

Metal Ox announces the Spring Festival and welcomes the New Year, online blessings are sent to thousands of families.  At 5 pm (local time) on February 14, 2021, the third day of the first month of the lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year Celebration hosted by the Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) was simultaneously broadcast live in the zoom and youtube live streaming.  Thousands of viewers at home and abroad watched the show online and enthusiastically praise and leave fantastic messages for the event.

This event was co-hosted by the Southampton University Confucius Institute and supported by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Wutan Kungfu School, Portsmouth Chinese Association Dance Group, Liverpool Christian Disciples Church, Chinese Arts Southampton, and Opera soprano Ms. Beibei Wang, as well as Zi De Guqin Studio, Bamboo Flute Bar and Jing Yue Taichi from China.  A huge thank you to the CAS committee and everyone involved for all the hard work, time and effort to successfully create this brilliant display.

There were 26 items in this evening programme, including singing and dancing, musical instruments, opera, poem recitation, dragon and lion dances, Kung Fu, Tai Chi and so on. The show kicked off with a spectacular lion dance performance following by the New Year song which translated into the unique feelings of Spring; the traditional Chinese dance and the passionate Mongolian dance are so elegant and beautiful. The Chinese dragon dance and Chinese Kung Fu are staged in turn; the performances of Chinese traditional musical instruments such as bamboo flute and cucurbit flute are full of energy and showcase the Chinese customs. The melodious Chinese songs express the overseas Chinese homesickness and the yearning for a better life.

The New Year greetings from the members and guests of the CAS were broadcast at the show. They sent their best wishes to thousands of households through the internet. There was also a highlight of this event; each programme was interspersed with a lucky draw. The happy audience was further surprised with the fantastic prizes.

“Chinese Dream, Happy Dream, The Sharing of The Happy Chinese Dream”, the ending song “Chinese Dream” made its debut, pushing the splendid show to a climax. The main theme of this new era song was performed by soprano Wang Beibei with passion. This song is about the aspirations of Chinese sons and daughters working hard to compose a beautiful Chinese dream.

The show ended successfully in a joyous and festive atmosphere.

Reported by Ms. Hongbin Kang (English translation by Ms. Vikkie Cheng)

南安普敦華人協會舉辦線上慶新春文藝晚會

金牛報春迎新年,雲中送福千萬家。 2021年2月14日下午5點(當地時間),農曆正月初三,由南安普敦華人協會主辦的慶新春晚會在zoom和youtube雲中同步直播,數千海內外觀眾線上欣賞了晚會實況,並為晚會熱情點贊和留言。

南安普頓大學孔子學院是本次活動的主要合作夥伴。這個新春文藝晚會得到眾多組織的大力支持,包括中國學生學者聯誼會,武壇功夫學校,樸斯茅斯華人協會歌舞團,利物浦基督門徒會,南安普敦中華藝術團 和 女高音歌唱家王蓓蓓女士,還有 中國自得琴社,中國竹笛吧小笛子 和 中國靜悅太極。大家傾力打造一台精彩紛呈的雲中盛宴。

全場晚會共有26個節目,包括歌舞,樂器,戲曲,朗誦,舞龍舞獅,功夫太極等。晚會在一場別開生面的舞獅表演中拉開帷幕,接下來新年歌,賀年歌,演繹喜迎新春獨有的情懷;美輪美奐的中國古典舞、熱情如火的蒙古舞、活力四射的舞龍和中國功夫輪番上演;竹笛和葫蘆絲等民族樂器表演,蕩氣迴腸,盡展民族風情,悠揚的中國歌曲表達了海外華人思鄉之情和對美好生活嚮往。

晚會現場播放了南安普敦華人協會委員和嘉賓的新春祝福,他們將美好的祝愿通過雲端送到千家萬戶。本次活動還有一大亮點,每個節目中間穿插了抽獎環節,觀眾在精神愉悅的同時還有豐厚的獎品。

“中國夢,幸福夢,共享幸福中國夢”,尾聲歌曲《中國夢》閃耀登場,將精彩紛呈的晚會推向高潮。這首新時代主旋律的歌曲由女高音歌唱家王蓓蓓傾情演繹,唱出華夏兒女努力拼搏,奮力譜寫美好中國夢的心聲。

晚會在歡樂喜慶的氛圍中圓滿落下帷幕。

報告來自 康洪彬⼥⼠ (英文翻譯:鄭慧琪女士)

Thank you for all the positive feedbacks. 多謝大家的正面反饋:

  • 节目很棒; 太美了; 很好的舞蹈 Very good dancing; 威武; 漂亮; thanks a lot for the shows;
  • 多謝财神爺; 财神爷 真喜庆; 多謝靚姐們; super 优美; 动听的歌; 优美的舞姿👍👍👍💐💐💐;
  • 太棒了, 天啦。这个小天使太可爱; 好美,有意境。多才多艺,厉害👍; 鼓声空灵,笛声优雅; Very nice, Prof. 🙂
  • Beautiful art and background, variety of performance, wonderful digital technique in celebrating the Year of the Ox, 2021. Very enjoyable and lovely evening. Thank you very much.
  • 画面太美了!; 我也想买古琴啦🙈🙈
  • Thank you for the invitation to this truly lovely celebration of the New Year !
  • All performances covers all different age groups, background and skills. I really admire all performers’ effort.
  • Thank Chinese Association of Southampton for providing us such a enjoyable programme this evening! Happy 牛 Year!
  • Well done! Michael and all for putting all this together.
  • Many thanks for the talented performers and CAS for putting together such a wonderful performance! Happy CNY everyone!
  • Kung Hei Fat Choi to you all. Thank you Chinese Association of Southampton for this brilliant and enjoyable Chinese New Year performances this evening.
  • Thank you, Kung Hei Fat Choi.
  • Fantastic! Thanks a lot!
  • thank you! really enjoyed it.
  • Thanks a lot! Happy Chinese New Year 🎆㊗️
  • Thank you very much for your kind invitation! We are so happy for you and we are glad that it has been a great success!
    Wish you all good health, good fortune and a prosperous Year of the Ox!
  • Thank you for the invite. It’s a good show. I enjoyed it very much.
  • Just wanted to say what an amazing CNY programme CAS had put out. and thank you very much for including me in the mix. I was very impressed with how the whole event came together internationally, digitally and online, and the vast range of talents there were in CAS and in Southampton. I really liked how Andy was dressed in minority Ethnic costume throughout the whole show doing the prize draw as well!
  • Well done. Keep up all your excellent work. It’s great  to see the old n young, from all BCESEAC come together to celebrate the Lunar New year, n awesome that you managed to get a board sections of Council/ mainstream colleagues to give Chinese New year greetings to the communities, plus all the excellent Covid fund raising effort by the Communities! 😊😊😊👍👍👍👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉
  • 谢谢各位用心表演,看得很开心,还好玩。祝福大家牛年幸福! 💖💖
  • Wow. Taichi on water. Wonderful flute play.
  • 鼓声空灵,笛声优雅🥰; 笛子很好听,而且功夫打的也好。👍
  • 很谢谢你们的邀请,很难得在英国可以感受到这么浓厚的中国传统气氛,欣赏到这么多不同的表演,武术,舞蹈,音乐,朗诵….

 

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2021 南安普敦的農曆新年慶祝 Chinese New Year Celebrations at Southampton 2021

  1. Wednesday 10/2/2021 at 11am: 南安大學孔子學院 Southampton University Confucious Institute
  2. Sunday 14/2/2021 at 5pm: 南安普敦華人協會 Chinese Association of Southampton
  3. Sunday 14/2/2021 at 7:30pm: 英國少林寺 UK Shaolin Temple
  4. 10/2/2021 to 28/2/2021: 南安大學孔子學院 Southampton University Confucious Institute