Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration 2022 - Lawn Display, Workshops, Performances And More!

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Discover the mid-autumn festival and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, storytelling sessions, and more!

Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Come celebrate the mid-autumn festival at the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Discover the story and traditions behind mid-autumn festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up programmes! 

The Lawn Installation will be available from 16 Aug to 25 Sep 2022 while programmes will happen during the festival on 3 & 4 Sep 2022. Read on for some of the highlights that you can expect!

Lawn Installation: Celestial Bodies (星球宝宝)

Date: 16 Aug – 25 Sep 2022, 10am – 9pm daily
Admission: Free

Produced by Taiwan’s Kai 3D Art Studio and in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Celestial Bodies is an outdoor installation comprising spherical lanterns featuring five of the artist’s characters: Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn, and Mercury. The installation pays tribute to the moon which is at its brightest and roundest on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Surrounded by other planets, Celestial Bodies symbolises the joyous union of family and friends. It will be on display on the lawn of the Memorial Hall from 16 August to 25 September, 10am to 9pm daily.

Chinese Opera Workshop for Children

Date: 4 Sep 2022, 1.30pm – 3pm or 3.30pm - 5pm 
Admission: $20 per pax; purchase tickets via https://wanqingyuan.peatix.com/

Recommended for children aged 6 and above. Children aged 5 years old and below will not be permitted. This is a children-only workshop. The workshop will be conducted in Mandarin.

Follow Chang’e into the world of opera and join us in learning more about Chinese opera! Explore classic opera pieces with Chinese mythical characters and get to know more about Chang’e’s gracefulness and Nezha’s agility while having fun with lantern riddles this Mid-Autumn Festival! 

Woodblock Printing Workshop

Date: 3 Sep 2022, 10.30am – 12pm
Admission: $15 per pax; purchase tickets via https://wanqingyuan.peatix.com/

Recommended for participants 12 years old and above. Children aged 11 years old and below will not be permitted. The workshop will be conducted in English.

Get inked in the upcoming Woodblock Printing Workshop! Apart from understanding the process and the history of letterpress printing in Singapore, participants will get a hands-on experience using the traditional equipment of letterpress printing like the baren to ink and print their block prints. Participants can also choose from a variety of designs to ink print their wood blocks, including using the customised printing kits provided.

"Meet My Unusual Family” Interactive Storytelling & Workshop (不怪的“怪”兽)

Date: 3 Sep 2022, 1.30pm – 3pm & 4.30pm – 6pm
Admission: $20 per pax; purchase tickets via https://wanqingyuan.peatix.com.

Recommended for children aged 4 to 8 years old. This storytelling and workshop session is conducted in Mandarin.

Guai Guai, a magical monster who is always teased by her family of magical monsters, needs your help to find her special monster powers! 

Enjoy a 90 mins fun-filled and tactile in-person experience – where children will learn more about self-discovery and acceptance through interactive storytelling, as well as a hands-on arts and craft session. The session is conducted in Mandarin, making this a great way to engage your child in Chinese language and culture.

Live on the Lawn: Lantern Riddles Guessing

Date: 3 Sep 2022, 5pm – 6pm
Admission: Free

Learn tips for solving Chinese lantern riddles with riddle masters this Mid-Autumn Festival. Join Riddle Association as they conduct a traditional riddle solving session at the Memorial Hall lawn. Get your hands on the Memorial Hall’s merchandise with each correct answer.

More Chinese lantern riddles will be up at the Memorial Hall’s veranda for you to solve from 3 – 25 September 2022. Get 10 correct answers to exchange for more Memorial Hall’s merchandise!

Live on the Lawn: Performances by The Joyful Voices and Mr Bottle Magic Show

Date: 4 Sep 2022, 6pm – 7pm
Admission: Free

Relax on our lawn as you enjoy thematic tunes put up by The Joyful Voices and a dazzling magic show by Mr Bottle. The Joyful Voices is an independent community choir comprising singers from different families coming together to share their passion for music. With more than 20 years of experience performing, Mr Bottle’s magic show is entertaining for all ages as he fascinates kids and intrigue the adults with his acts.  

Drop-in Craft Station: Mid-Autumn Inspired Crafts

Date: 3 & 4 Sep 2022, 11am–6pm
Admission: Free

What is Mid-Autumn without lanterns and mooncakes? Get creative as you create your own clay mooncake and mini rabbit origami lantern at our drop-in craft station.

Storytelling Session: Tales of Mid-Autumn Festival

Date: 3 Sep 2022 (Chinese), 4 Sep 2022 (English), 11.30am – 12.30pm, 2pm – 3pm
Admission: Free; limited spaces available, on a first-come, first-served basis

Be swept away this weekend with enthralling tales through our popular storytelling sessions! Discover the legends and myths behind well-loved Chinese stories as local authors and veteran storytellers bring you on a literary adventure. Each session will feature a different story.


For more information about the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, please visit Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s website (https://www.sysnmh.org.sg/en) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sysnmh) throughout the festival period.


Photos Credits: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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