Chinese cultural fun day 


From traditional lion dancing to Tai Chi and Chinese calligraphy, there’s something for everyone at Charles Darwin University’s Chinese Cultural Fun Day.

CDU and the Chinese community of Darwin are urging all interested people to join in a celebration of all things Chinese on Saturday, 26 April at the Casuarina campus and gain an insight into the appeal of Chinese language and culture.

CDU’s Chinese Cultural Fun Day has been organised to highlight the introduction of Chinese language units at CDU from semester two 2008. These units will be available as elective options for students in undergraduate degrees, and also students enrolled in degrees in Language Studies.

The day will feature activities to thrill and challenge all ages:

10.00am    Welcome and lion dancing – Basketball Court, Building 31
10.30am     Tai Chi – Basketball Court, Building 31
11.15am     Introduction to Chinese language – Building 24, room 10
12.00am     Lunch break (with Chinese snacks, dancing, dumpling making and tea ceremony demonstration) – Basketball Court, Building  31
12.30pm    Social mingle and cultural activities – Building 24, room 4
1.00pm      Calligraphy session – Building 24, room 11
2.00pm      Event ends

CDU acknowledges the support of the Australia Wu Tong Gong Fu School, the Chinese Embassy in Canberra, the Chinese Language and Culture Centre of Darwin, the Chung Wah Society of Darwin, the Darwin Australia Cantonese Opera Association, and the NT Hong Kong Club of Darwin for their support of the Chinese Cultural Fun Day.

For further information on this or on the Chinese language program, please contact the School of Creative Arts and Humanities on 8946 6419. Alternatively contact Angelica Poulos on 0419 894 760 or at or Zongmin Chen at