Thursday, February 03, 2005

Time for the Chinese New Year in Greenwich

It's nearly time for Chinese New Year and the National Maritime Museum (NMM), being in charge of Greenwich Observatory, is into all things chronological, are putting on some events. They look good:

Most exciting are the Chinese Astronomy planetarium shows from Saturdays the 5th to the 19th February at 14.30. These “live digital planetarium show, explore the myths and legends surrounding the Chinese constellations and their relationship to the Chinese calendar” will be at the National Maritime Museums Neptune Planetarium. Price is £4.00 adults, £2.00 sprogs.

On Wednesday 9th February the NMM Lecture theatre is screening (for free) “a variety of mainstream and Chinese art house films”. More information (Such as, presumably: “why are you showing these potentially interesting films at such a stupid time of day?”) can be obtained via this email address.

Sunday 13 February is the ‘Chinese Community New Year' and the NMM will have free events from 12.30 - 16.00 which will include plenty of Chinese dance, Chinese dance workshops as well as mask and flag making and Chinese calligraphy workshops.

All through February there is a ‘family trail’ to “discover our beautiful collection of Chinese objects on display.” For directions and the link, visit the museum’s website.

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