Mid-Autumn Celebration: The Moon Shines On Us All

The Confucius Institute at the University of Sheffield is proud to invite you to our next Mid-Autumn Festival event in Firth Hall - Wednesday, September 27 from 19:30 - 21:30.

Mid-Autumn Celebration: The Moon Shines On Us All

Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for reflection, for contemplation and the remembrance of those whom we value but who may be far away. We all live in the light of the Earth-lit moon, wherever we are, and in this spirit of profound sharing we would like you to join us in a wonderful evening of poetry, music, dance and Hanfu Fashion Show, inspired by our theme: The Moon Shines On Us All.

Date: 27 September 2023

Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm 

Venue: Firth Hall, Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

Cost: FREE! 

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Venue: Firth Hall

We’re very lucky to be able to stage our celebration in Firth Hall. Set in the stunning Edwardian Grade II listed Firth Court, Firth Hall is a beautiful 380-seater recital hall with a spacious stage. With its high vaulted ceiling, large leaded windows and oak panelling the Hall lends itself perfectly to a musical setting.

Outside Firth Court
Outside Firth Court
Firth hall inside
Inside Firth Hall


Mid Autumn Festival Quiz and Presentation

Mid-Autumn presentation

Our sponsored teachers, Du Jiaxing and Li Junchi, will deliver an engaging presentation about the Mid-Autumn Festival , about its history and significance in Chinese society and around the world. A presentation which will leave attendees feeling informed and perhaps a little inspired!

Wanlin Dance Academy

Wanlin Dance Academy performance
Wanlin Dance Academy performance

The Wanlin Academy was Founded in 2012 and is renowned for their beautiful costumes and choreography, the Wanlin Academy dancers will be gracing the event with a spectacular traditional dance performance. The Academy runs courses in Sheffield, teaching the graceful art of Chinese classical and folk dance, and offers lessons at all levels for adults and children, as well as providing workshops and stage performances upon request.

Hanfu Fashion Show - Wanlin Dance Academy

Han Chinese clothing, an age-old tradition dating back 4,000 years, represents the rich heritage of the Han people. Traditionally, the hanfu featured a robe or shirt as the upper garment, complemented by a pleated silk skirt as the lower garment. The revival of Hanfu isn't just about clothing; it's a revival of the distinct ideology, culture, art, and aesthetics of the Han nation through its unique dress system.

Join us for an extraordinary show that offers a chance to engage with this timeless tradition. Step into the world of traditional clothing, create new memories, and forge connections with a heritage that spans millennia.

Lingxi Zang

Lingxi Zang performs on the guzheng
Lingxi Zang performs on the guzheng

Lingxi Zang graduated from the University of Sheffield with a master's degree. She is working in an import and export company in the UK. She has studied Guzheng and piano since childhood ( later obtained the Chinese Conservatory of Music's Guzheng professional teacher qualification certificate). She loves dancing, painting, photography and has participated in many competitions in China and won awards.

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