Chinese New Year BBQ

Fire, Smoke, Roasted Beast

Series: Chinese New Year
Date: Saturday 2 February 2019
Time: 18:00
Venue: AA Front Members' Room
Running time: 0 mins

BBQ Party to celebrate the Chinese New Year at the AA

The old story of Chinese New Year always ends with how brave villagers defeated a beast. On the Saturday 2 February, we will celebrate the Year of Pig with a special Hog in the Box and a BBQ party at the AA.

The event is organised by the AA Chinese Alumni group and requires a contribution of £25 to cover the costs involved. Your contribution grants you access and includes food and one free drink. There will also be a cash bar available.

This first-ever Chinese New Year event at the AA is part of the Four-City Dinner Party Series 2019 for AA Chinese Alumni to come together and reconnect.

The event is open to all (students/alumni/members/public wishing to connect) but booking is essential. Make your contribution and buy your ticket here

If you would like any further information about the event please contact the event organiser -

Jingru (Cyan) Cheng
Wechat ID: jingru-cyan-cheng

Image: Made up of two ancient inscriptions of the Chinese character Jia, the word for home and family. The ideogram is a pig under a roof, a perfect concept to represent the meanings of Hog in the Box, Year of Pig and Home.

6pm – 6.45pm Arrival Drink + Snacks [Front members room + Terrace], Live Performance - Chinese Lute Play [Front members room]
6.45pm – 7pm Unveiling of the Hog + Toast together [Terrace], BBQ Servicing starts (vegetarian options included) [Bar]
7pm – 8pm Live Performance - Singer/Guitar [Front members room], Mah-jong [Front members room], Dumpling Making and Cooking [Back members room]
8pm – 9.30pm Kara OK [Front members room], Mah-jong continues [Front members room], Dumpling Making and Cooking continues [Back members room]
9.30pm – 10pm Cool down

Make your contribution and buy your ticket here

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