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! 😊😊😊👍👍👍👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉
The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) were joined by over 200 guests including the Mayor of Southampton Cllr Peter Baillie and the Chinese Embassy Cllr Mr Lu Haitian at the buffet restaurant JRC in Southampton to celebrate their 20th anniversary as well as the Mid Autumn Festival 2019.
All guests and members were being invited to attend free of charge as the Association wanted to show their gratitude and thank for their continuous support, contributions and sponsorship all these years.
After the welcome speeches and the certificate presentation, the event was opened by the Lion Dance performance. During the evening, there were Chinese riddle game, raffle draw and singing contest. Everyone enjoyed the night very much and lots of their members stayed for the singing contest until 10:30pm.
Twenty Years of Review: Embarking on a New Journey
“Appreciation of the Summer in August; Which carries refreshing breeze; Which meets the blazing sun.”
We invite you to a great gathering.
14th August 2019, the Southampton Chinese Association (CAS) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Northam Community Center, where we will review our 20 years of development in the form of photo shows and with interaction with local community residents, through Chinese cultural workshops as well as dragon dance and lion dance performances.
“Great love is without sound; Great love is without word.” These photos and pictures witness the weather-beaten course of our 20 years, which recorded various warmth and moving moments. We see the hard work and silent dedication of volunteers. We see sincere communications and good interactions among community residents. We see spirit of solidarity, mutual assistance and positive optimism among members.
Looking back at the past, we have harvested gladness and touching moments. Looking forward to the future, we are confident to create another excellent era. The Southampton Chinese Association will continue to serve the local Chinese community and to promote the Chinese culture; we aim to facilitate harmonious coexistence with the local communities. We will strive to build a spiritual home for the local Chinese community and to create a bridge of friendship between China and Britain.