The Museum of East Asian Art

MEAA Fifth Annual Lunar New Year Extravaganza!

The Lunar New Year Extravaganza! (LYNE!) is a free event of entertainment and arts and crafts in celebration of the Lunar New Year, commonly known in the West as the Chinese New Year. The Lunar New Year Extravaganza! has become a vehicle through which the Museum can connect with the wider community.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 January 2012 to 12:00 PM, 1 January 2012




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




Although the Chinese community is the largest minority community in Bath - and many cities across the UK - the invisibility or misconception of East Asian cultures and traditions in today's society is still an issue. It is often too far for local families to travel to London where most of the Lunar New Year celebrations are traditionally held.


By a lifelong learning offering enlightening activities that include: workshops for schools, families, adults and higher education. Challenging stereotypes through education and interaction. Additionally, the LNYE! offers an alternative to London’s Lunar New Year events. There will be a main event on January the 29th but the celebrations include a week of free workshops and entry to the Musuem, as well as free training for volunteers (including university students) and educators.

  • The event was a wonderful, fun and educational way to spend a Sunday.

    — Sarah Harding

  • I was so happy to share my heritage with everyone.

    — Benny Wang

  • Lovely event, with your local lion dance team, volunteer face-painters, children dancing and other crafts. It’s great to involve local people.

    — Cathie Hall