Hosted by Jinyu Liu, the celebrations included an entertaining presentation by Jingqiong (Jane) Zhang about the Fire Rooster and a programme of musical entertainment performed by researchers and staff from EDA. Some performers were invited from UKC CSSA (Chinese Students and Scholars Association) Music Society. Chenxi Wang, the 12-year old daughter of Dr Tao Wang (EDA Visiting Senior Research Fellow), performed a piano and vocal solo. A video clip of the speech by the Prime Minister Theresa May on the Year of the Rooster was also played at the party. A highlight of the party was an interactive game called “mannequin challenge” which took place during the musical performances. The evening was rounded off with a range of Chinese games.
Staff, students and guests from the School of Engineering and Digital Arts continued the tradition of celebrating the Chinese New Year with a buffet of Chinese food and entertainment in the social area of the Jennison building on the evening of Friday, 27 January 2017 (Chinese New Year’s Eve).