As part of the preparation for our 20 years celebrations, our Chinese Bronzes and Women’s Library collections will be closed from Monday 26 February, reopening with the rest of our new season on Thursday 21 March.

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Big Sunday!

China Revealed

Sun 9 October 2016, 11.00am5.00pm

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Big Sunday!

Immerse yourself in the wonderful Chinese culture as we celebrate our internationally important Chinese collection.

Big Sunday! will host a day packed with fun and informative activities to discover the Chinese history, art and traditions. From watching the mesmerizing lion dance, trying your hand at Chinese calligraphy to hearing the rhythmic sounds of the Chinese flute and drums.

There’s also a special chance to get up close and personal with our ancient Chinese Bronzes, with a unique opportunity to handle one with Compton Verney’s China expert Morgan Jones.

Big Sunday! is part of our two week celebration, China Revealed.

All activities are included in the collections & park admission (see Prices tab for more info).


Studio, 11-4pm Family activity: make a Chinese lantern using collage materials
Chinese Collection 12:30 & 2pm Bronze handling sessions with Morgan Jones
Landscape hub, 11am-4pm
(Break: 12:30-12:45 & 2:15-2:30pm)
Secret recipe: a storytelling session & dumpling demonstration by Feng-Rue Lee
Naples Collection, 11am-4pm Mah-Jong demonstration by U3A
Old Servants hall 11am-4pm: Chinese brush painting demonstration by Joy Wybrow
12noon-4pm: Chinese Calligraphy workshop by Chinese Community Centre, Birmingham
Adam Hall 11:30am-1:30pm Long Feng Gung Fu presents costumes & music workshop, Lion dance
1.30-3pm The Chinese Community Centre Birmingham presents:
Lion Dance, Singing, Dragon Dance in the Park, Wan Sheung Dance
Park or Adam Hall 11:30am & 1pm Tai Chi sessions by Swan Tai Chi