Moon Cakes on menu at city's Mid-Autumn festival
By hrbrsd | Thursday, September 05, 2013, 11:49
Bristolians will get a chance to sample Moon Cake – a popular Chinese favourite – during a special performance in the city that will provide an evening of music, dance, martial arts and circus – all inspired by China.
The Mid-Autumn Festival event will be held at Circomedia in Portland Square, Bristol on Wednesday September 18, starting at 7.30pm.
The Bristol China Partnership has teamed up with Circomedia to put on the event at Circomedia in the former St Pauls Church.
The festival is known as "Moon Cake" in China because of the tradition of handing out the treats.;
Bristol China Partnership chief executive, Dianne Francombe said: "Moon Cake is a popular harvest festival, held in the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, during the full moon. Family members gather to appreciate the full moon, eat moon cakes and think of family members who live far away. I am sure this will hold special appeal for the large number of Chinese students who have recently arrived in the city to begin their studies."
The audience at the event will get the chance to sample the traditional Chinese treat thanks to South Wales based Kwan Yick UK Ltd who have kindly donated the Moon Cakes for the event.
Guests will then enjoy an array of entertainment including music from Bristol's own Makala Cheung from Knowle West who will be performing some of her hit songs with her DJ and drummer.
Pianist, Jusim Park will be performing her favourite classical music pieces. Mother and son duo, Maria Lee and Nathaniel Shin will perform a duet on piano and violin and playing Chinese music.
There will be traditional dances by Tina Ye and Chinese celebratory songs from Coco and Zhang Xiao Ye (known as Cindy) and a comical Ninja act by Truan.
Tickets are £10, only limited numbers are available. Call the box office on: 0117 924 7615 or visit www.circomedia.com and see "other events" on the website.