南安華人協會7月份亮點 CAS July 2022 Highlights

The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) has participated in the Southampton Mela on Saturday 16th July 2022 at Hoglands Park. CAS members have displayed our Chinese culture through Taichi, Chinese dance and Chinese music (guzheng and flute), which have attracted many people.  We met many friends and have had a great time on the day.  We will definitely participate again next year with more colourful performances.  Thank you so much Art Asia for organising the event and to all the performers.


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CAS has also participated in the Eastleigh Mela on Sunday 24th July 2022 at Leigh Road Recreation Ground. We have performed dragon dance, Chinese Kungfu, Taichi, Line dancing, Fan dancing, Chinese flute and Guzheng. We also have workshops on Chinese Calligraphy and Chinese chess. Thanks to Asian Welfare and Cultural Association (AWCA) for organizing the event as well as to all our members and friends who contributed to the performance. We have met many nice people and have enjoyed a wide range of cultural performances. We enjoyed the company of Eastleigh Mayor Cllr Adam Manning. We have had a great time and will bring more colourful Chinese cultural performances for the coming years.

Apart from the above two Melas, some CAS members have also participated in the TriFest at Riverside Park on Saturday 23rd July 2022. Our performance on the day includes Chinese flute, Chinese dance, Chinese Kungfu and Taichi. TriFest is a free community festival along the lines of a village fete, which is worth supporting. Thanks to the organizer and our performers.

On Tuesday 26th July 2022, CAS has organised a day trip to Stourhead National Trust.  The weather was excellent on the day.  We set off on time at 9am from Southampton.  A total of 53 members and friends joined the Stourhead trip and all of us enjoyed the trip so much. Our last day trip was back in August 2019. Two volunteer staffs from the Stourhead National Trust have given us introduction of the Stourhead House and Gardens.  The gardens and walk were absolutely beautiful with old buildings and big trees dotted around a beautiful lake.  We wandered through the atmospheric moats and rose gardens of medieval-era Wells, and discovered the stunning estates of Palladian Mansion and Stourhead.  We had our packed lunch, tea and ice-cream at the local inn.  It is truly one of the world’s greatest landscape gardens that we must visit.  We have had a great time there and finally returned to Southampton around 6:30pm.

Some of our members have also practiced shadowless-hand kungfu at Stourhead Landscape Garden.

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