LIVE LATE: Stories from the East

When
Friday 19 May 2017 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Price
Free, just turn up.
Where
Weston Park
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Li Bai drank wine by the gallon and wrote poems by the score. Liu Hai was able to travel anywhere in the universe with his string of coins and three-legged toad.

Welcome to China, where deities and spirits are written about in books, poetry, drama and song, but the Ivories depict the most captivating tales from myth and history.

Join us for a night of activities, creation, debate and exploration of the legacy of Sheffield's ivory collection:

  • Learn Chinese calligraphy and hear live demonstrations of zither music playing in the gallery with teachers from the Sheffield Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute will be introducing the Grice Ivories in a short talk beginning at 8pm. 
  • Hear from Professor Rosaleen Duffy from the University of Sheffield, as she talks of the complexities and ethics of the modern day ivory trade. Professor Duffy will begin her talk at 8.30pm
  • See the Ivories in greater detail than ever before with demonstrations of 3D printed replicas, produced in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, and learn more about Chinese culture with our handling collection of Chinese objects.
  • Watch contemporary bone carving with artist Jason Turpin-Thompson and get creative with Chinese inspired craft.
  • And more!
 
There will also be a paid bar so you can enjoy a drink as well.
 
No need to book, just come along!
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When
Friday 19 May 2017 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Price
Free, just turn up.
Where
Weston Park
Join & Support Us | Find out more about how you can get involved