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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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)
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.
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! 😊😊😊👍👍👍👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉
I hope that you all are keeping well. It has been over 9 months since our last gathering at the Drop-in Centre on Wednesday 4th March 2020. Despite the two lockdowns during these 9 months, the Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) has put on various efforts to cater for the needs of our members. More specifically, we have delivered important materials including facemasks, gloves and foods to our members. We have produced videos on exercise, paintings, crafts and happiness talks, which are available on our website for our members. Our ‘Under the Same Sky’ community radio programme did not stop but has continued to broadcast every Monday at 6pm. Furthermore, we have had our online Mid-Autumn festival event on 1st October 2020. We had our Christmas celebration event online using Zoom on 20th December 2020.
Due to the pandemic, CAS activities have been significantly affected and reduced since March 2020. However, we do not need to pay for the rent at our Drop-in Centre and CAS committee members are unpaid volunteers. Hence, the expenditure in CAS has also been reduced. For these reasons, the committee has decided that CAS members who have valid membership in 2020, will enjoy a free membership for 2021. All new members or old members who did not have valid membership in 2020, only need to pay £10 instead of the original £15 fee, for attaining the 2021 membership. All new student members only need to pay £5 instead of the original £8 fee, for attaining the 2021 membership. [membership form]
When the epidemic is over, we will return to the Drop-in Center for gatherings. If there is any latest development or activity, we will communicate on the Association website and WhatsApp group. Please contact any of the committee members if you require assistance from the Association, we will do our best to help.
Wish you a good health and a Happy New Year.
Dr Michael Ng
Chairperson of the Chinese Association of Southampton
New Project Launching today 7/12/2020! We’re proud to be part of a new network of 21 British Chinese, East and Southeast Asian community organizations across England for the “Confronting COVID-related Hate: Standing with Britain’s Chinese, East, & South East Asian Communities” project, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund Grant and the London Funders Community Response Fund. We will receive training and funding as we continue to support our communities confront COVID-related hate and racism. More information at the link below: https://protectionapproaches.org/news/f/project-launch-confronting-covid-related-hate