MBL and V&A Museum of Childhood Celebrated the Chinese New Year together

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free christian dating sites in usa beste partnerbörse kostenlos 母爱桥与V&A 儿童博物馆狮舞劲鼓迎新春

 “我摸到狮子的眼睛啦!“4岁的乔治骑在爸爸的脖子上,兴奋地大叫起来。

国际慈善机构母爱桥MBL与V&A儿童博物馆2018中国新年庆典在2月10日举行,传统的狮子舞总是吸引所有人的目光,强劲的锣鼓一响,博物馆内的几乎孩子都会聚过来看舞狮子。他们有的跟着踩着鼓点摇头晃脑,有的兴奋又有点怯生生地去试着摸摸狮子的头。

 V&A童年博物馆是英国的国立童年博物馆。它是世界上同类中最大的一个。收藏和展示了18世纪以来的世界各国的儿童玩具、服装,分享童年的物质文化和经历。母爱桥MBL作为唯一指定的年度庆典合作伙伴自2013年起已经举办了9场中国新年、中秋庆典.

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今年的庆典上,来自南京夫子庙小学的55幅甄选画作成了新亮点。现场志愿者让小朋友们挑选自己喜爱的10幅作品,然后进行统计,母爱桥将把选出的儿童画制作成贺卡,义卖收入将用于资助“Book For Kids”项目,建设中国贫困地区儿童图书馆。目前已经建设完成了23座图书馆。

活动在英中艺育协会UK-Sino Guild艺术总监谭滨老师的大力支持下, 给庆典带来了10个精彩的节目, 其中二胡表演者祝晨光老师和女儿特地从曼城赶到伦敦为庆典添彩, 其“二胡与京歌” 节目中谭滨老师把中国的算盘当成了乐器, 让在场的观众们惊讶不止,把中国文化艺术音乐推出了一个崭新的结合, 让London Life 摄影师的镜头不离不弃, “大提琴与牧歌” 的演唱者英国籍的印度女孩Mihira一句中文也不会说,但在谭斌老师的指导下专门为此活动学了一首中国歌曲《牧歌》,其歌声与大提琴演奏者 William Davidson 的琴声达到了的完美结合,让人回味无穷, “乐韵太极剑” 表演者乐纹绣在谭老师梁祝的钢琴乐曲下挥剑自如, 得到观众的喝彩.

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悦音合唱小组也献上了真情的歌曲, “爱的奉献” 和”送别” 当主持人对观众说让我们大家都奉献一点爱, 我们的世界将变成美好的人间时, 观众们频频点头称赞.

母爱桥年仅14岁的 “老自愿者” 潘桐已经是第四次参加母爱桥的庆典了,她每次的古筝弹奏都让观众叹服不已. 她说:“我每次给别人介绍我是母爱桥志愿者真的很自豪。比如这个活动,有外国人只是看了几个分钟的演出,但是可以给他留下一辈子的印象,这就是我们迷人的中国文化。”两名中国刘学生也唱了一首中国的流行歌.

伦敦吴式太极学院的20位从10岁到71岁的太极迷们穿着唐装神情淡定地表演太极拳、推手,在伦敦金融城上班的Alan说,他刚刚开始学习太极拳,这是第一次在大家面前表演,中国太神奇了。

V&A儿童博物馆的一楼大厅在庆典上被用作歌舞节目表演舞台,在二楼两侧大厅还有五彩斑斓的中国民族服装秀,小朋友可以试穿拍照片;描画制作脸谱的5张大台子前也总是挤满了家长和孩子。

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V&A儿童博物馆大型活动主管Teresa说,博物馆很难得一天之内来了4000多观众,:“附近地区也有很多中国人居住。我们与母爱桥MBL多年来的合作很受欢迎, 给我们儿童博物馆增加了精彩也呈现了文化的丰富和多样性。博物馆一个月前就为此活动打了广告, 很多孩子们和家长们今天都是冲着MBL欢庆中国新年的活动而来的。”

20多名母爱桥MBL志愿者组织了这场精彩纷呈的中国文化庆典,庆典也吸引伦敦生活 London Life 和 Taiji National杂志以及中国银行等媒体的关注和报道。

最后, 大家一起在谭滨老师的 “友谊地久天长” 的乐曲中结束了一天的庆典活动.

祝福大家狗年万福, 平安,健康快乐!

感谢我们的志愿者们和支持团队!

现场采访文稿 顾红艳. 图片提供, 顾红艳, Bernie Green, 朱莉,谭滨

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2018 Chinese New Year Celebration on 10th, February

Please join us to celebrate the 2018 Chinese New Year at V&A Museum of Childhood in London. This year is the Year of the Dog.

Activities include, but not limited to

  • introduction of China’s ethnic tea culture and Chinese abacus
  • facial mask painting
  • lion dance
  • children’s art exhibition
  • Chinese classic instrument performances
  • Tai Chi and sword dance

Hope to see you there! Thank you very much for your support and involvement. Happy New Year! Xin Nian Kuai Le! 新年快乐,万事如意!

 

2018 New Year Poster

 

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In memory of MBL board chairman, Mr. Toby Eady

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It’s with great sadness that we announce that MBL’s board chairman, Mr. Toby Eady, has passed away on the 24th, December, after losing his battle with cancer.

As an accomplished literary agent, Toby represented authors such as Bernard Cornwall, John Carey, Patrick Marnham, and Rachel Seiffert. He was widely respected for his knowledge and insights on writers from China and the Middle East, and represented Jung Chang’s Wild Swans and all the works by Xinran, his wife and also the MBL founder.

Since the foundation of MBL, Toby has been one of its most passionate and devoted advocates and supporters. He attended numerous MBL events and hosted volunteers from different countries in his house. He visited China with Xinran and other MBLers many times to help with the Books for Kids project, which has now set up 23 libraries in rural China.

Toby was keen on introducing more Chinese writers to the West. He co-organized “Open Eyes to China,” where he took Western publishers and literary agents to China multiple times to strengthen the communication between the West and China in regards to publishing and translation. He also played a key role in launching the Southern International Literary and Publishing Festival in China.

To many MBLers, Toby was a nurturing and caring father figure, as well as a mentor and a friend. They called him affectionately, studenten singlebörse datuo, the Big Toby. In addition to books, Toby enjoyed watching soccer and the news, taking long walks in Hyde Park, spending time with his authors and friends, and discussing everything related to China with Xinran.

We’re extremely saddened by Toby’s passing and miss him tremendously. His spirit and wisdom will remain with us forever.

To honor Toby and to celebrate his legacy, we invite you to single kontakte kostenlos donate to MBL. Please include in your note specifying that the fund is in memory of Toby Eady. Your kindness and support will help make a big difference. Thank you!

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May your days be filled with joy, love, peace, and gratitude during this holiday season. We’re deeply grateful for your support and involvement, and look forward to another wonderful year ahead.

If you would like to make a donation, please visit here.

(A big Thank You to MBL volunteers Angela YANG & Jessica ZHANG for designing the card.)

 

MBL 2018 New Year Greetings

 

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