Moon Landing X Chinese Myth [Digital] Fun Palace

Online

A retelling of the age-old Chinese myth of the lady who flew to the Moon. Q&A to follow!

Primary Contact

Jasmine Chong

Date and Time

Friday 1st October 2021 15:00-15:20
Saturday 2nd October 2021 11:00-11:20

Location

This Fun Palace is taking place online

謝菲爾德,
南約克郡,
英格蘭,
英國

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Description

The well-known Chinese myth of Chang’e, the lady who flew to the Moon, with a twist. Giving you a snapshot of the not so ordinary lives of ordinary people who lived in Colonial Hong Kong when the Moon Landing happened in 1969.

Short Q&A to follow the storytelling session.

Timetable

Friday 1st October 2021

15:00

A retelling of the age-old Chinese myth of the lady who flew to the Moon. Q&A to follow!

Saturday 2nd October 2021

11:00

A retelling of the age-old Chinese myth of the lady who flew to the Moon. Q&A to follow!

Updates

Thank you to everyone who came to my session yesterday and today!

Stuart and I had a lot of fun telling you the story!

Shameless plug – the play version of this story will be performed as a part of Signal Fires a festival leading touring companies put together to show we are still making theatre! It will be presented as a part of Yellow Earth Theatre’s lineup Beyond ChinaTown: An East Asian Guide to Manchester’s Past Present and Future!

Here’s the event link – it will be showcased online on 1st November!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/yellow-earth-theatre-31294602441

I hope a lot of you could come support myself and other East Asian writers, performers and directors!

Posted 4/10/2020 by Wing To Chong

Thank you to those who came earlier!

Stuart and I had so much fun telling you the story.

Don’t worry if you have missed us today – we will be having the same session again tomorrow at 11 am!

Zoom link: 
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75121450539…

We look forward to seeing you there!

Posted 3/10/2020 by Wing To Chong

It’s today!

My first storytelling session is at 3 pm today!
Zoom link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/77557758576…

I am super excited and I hope you are too!

Don’t worry if you are unable to come this afternoon, I will be hosting the same session tomorrow at 11 am!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Posted 3/10/2020 by Wing To Chong
Lanterns of various shapes and sizes hung on the shop fronts in the local market in Hong Kong
It's all about lanterns!

My favourite part of Mid-Autumn festival when I was young was definitely lanterns. They come in all shapes and sizes as you can see in this photo my mum took at one of the local markets in Hong Kong.

These lanterns are first made with bamboo strips which determine the shape and then covered with tissue paper and sometimes colourful cellophane. I remember making (my dad made most of it!) one that was star fruit shaped. Star fruits is a fruit that's commonly eaten during Mid-Autumn festival, which got it's name as when sliced, it is star-shaped!

My favourite lantern is probably rabbit ones, they represents the Jade rabbit, the companion of Chang'e on the Moon!

I look forward to telling you more about the myth tomorrow at 3pm or Sunday at 11am!

Posted 2/10/2020 by Wing To Chong
Two white snow skin moon cakes, made by Jasmine, placed on a black contained
Happy Mid Autumn Festival! 中秋節快樂!🌕🚀

The myth of Chang'e, the woman on the Moon, is normally told around this time of year because Mid-Autumn festival is centered around watching the Moon with family and friends, eating Moon Cakes and for the kids, playing with lanterns!

The Traditional Cantonese Moon cakes are little squared pastry filled with sweet lotus paste and salted egg yolks. There's also the Snow Skin Moon cake which is a modern take on Moon Cake. Simply speaking, mochi but Moon cake shaped!

I was a bit late going Moon Cake shopping this year and there were literally none left at any of the Chinese supermarkets I could get to – I decided to make my own snow skin Moon cake with custard filling – armed with a trusty YouTube recipe, it was a huge success for a first attempt! It could have looked more Moon Cake like had a got a Moon cake mould but hey, a cupcake mould worked pretty decently – see photo!

I'll tell you more about lanterns tomorrow!

I hope you are as excited as I am for the session on Saturday and Sunday!

Posted 1/10/2020 by Wing To Chong
Jasmine, wearing a Qi Pao, having a large grind on her face, standing in front of the display titled Moon Landing/ 奔月 which details the Chinese myth of Chang'e, the woman who flew to the Moon.
Jasmine standing in front of the display for her myth x crafts workshop at Sheffield Theatres' Fun Palaces 2018
Posted 24/09/2020 by Wing To Chong