Lunar New Year Extravaganza  2015

Date:  Sunday 22 February

Time: 11: 45 am – 15:45 pm

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What is the Lunar New Year Extravaganza!

Lions final performance 2010For the last 7  years the Museum of East Asian Art has hosted a Lunar New Year celebration at the Museum and the Assembly Rooms, Bath – open for FREE to residents and visitors to Bath alike.  The MEAA is also open for free to the public over the Lunar New Year period – please call for exact dates.


To continue the festival spirit, join us to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Horse, and to experience East Asian culture.  This annual family fun day has become a local attraction, and has been enjoyed by thousands residents from Bath and surrounding area over the past six years.


The Extravaganza! is a day of entertainment and arts and crafts in celebration of the Lunar New Year, commonly known in the West as the Chinese New Year. 

When is the Lunar New Year Extravaganza?

The Lunar New Year Extravaganza! is always hosted within a two week period around Lunar/Chinese New Year.   


For more on Previous Lunar New Year Extravaganza

Why does the Museum host this event?

The Museum strives to be accessible to as wide an audience as possible, and as such the Lunar New Year Extravaganza! has become a vehicle through which it can connect with the wider community.  With the audience and performers coming from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, the day is celebrated with vigour by all.

Michel Lee and a member of the Bath Chinese SchoolThe Lunar New Year Extravaganza! also serves to further develop the Museum’s relationships with the local community, schools and universities.  As an Educational Charity, the MEAA is committed to encouraging education, creativity, dialogue and research in relation to East and Southeast Asian cultures.  As part of this, the Lunar New Year Extravaganza! offers a great opportunity for the Museum to work with local educators.



Getting involved with the Lunar New Year Extravaganza!

Volunteering:volunteers at work

There are various volunteering poistion available for the Lunar New Year Extravaganza!  If you would like to help out please send a CV to the museum’s Education and Development Officer via email

Primary Schools Art Competition:

Year of the Rabbit art entry, 2011From 2010the MEAA worked with local schools on a Lunar New Year themed art competition.  Prizes are awarded at the Lunar New Year Extravaganza! and the entries are on display throughout the day.  This is an excellent opportunity for local schools to get involved in the event, whilst fulfilling curriculum needs and learning more about East Asian art and culture.