News | Published: Mon 19 Jul 2010

China comes to the Fitz this weekend as museum lawns offer dance, music and more

For one day only on Saturday 24 July, the lawns of the Fitzwilliam Museum will take on a festival atmosphere to celebrate Chinese culture.

As part of London 2012 Open Weekend, visitors to our free Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture (12-4pm) can wander the Fitz's beautiful grounds and enjoy performances of Chinese music and costumed dancing, including singing, traditional instruments, and the famous 'lion dance'. A selection of delicious Chinese food will also be available.

In keeping with the Open Weekend’s 'challenge' theme, visitors of all ages can also get hands-on and try a variety of free activities and workshops. Get creative and produce some elegant Chinese calligraphy, try the Chinese art of paper cutting, take part in a Tai Chi demonstration, or even learn a little Mandarin. Younger visitors can also have a go at being a 'young reporter' with the team from BBC Cambridgeshire.

Inside the Museum, visitors can drop into a talk about Chinese history, or discover the Fitz's superb collections of Chinese art, with exciting trails available for children and families.

For more information, and to see what’s on when visit the Outdoor Festival of Chinese Culture page.

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