So on Friday night instead of falling into a heap as we usually do at the end of the working week we met up with Jam’s friend David to attend China night, a free event hosted at the most excellent (& cultural) Ashmolean. The torches outside promised it would be a hot event and they weren’t wrong! One of the first things we saw were the traditional dragon dancers.
This photo doesn’t do it justice at all, the colours were so vibrant. My favourite piece (and I have no idea why as statues usually freak me out) was this:She is made out of lots of interlocking pieces of wood and was huge, but I thought she was lovely. We just had time to take in a sacred cow
before heading back to China central. In the basement there was Karaoke
to hear a 5 minute performance piece which was people screaming (sadly the programme didn’t reveal why but one of the screamers stood right next to Jam, which undoubtedly gave him a feel for the piece 🙂
They played a set of traditional Chinese folk and formal pieces and you can find out more about them on their facebook page here.
This was the first one of these new and free monthly openings at the Ashmolean, we had a brilliant time & if you would like more information on upcoming events you can visit their website here.