Events

Celebrating Chinese New Year at the Story Museum

by Christina Barker on Wed, Feb 06 2019

Celebrating The Year of the Pig

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 

1) Stories about the New Year Beast & Golden Pig

2) Dragon Dance

3) Dress up like Mediaeval Chinese!

4) Craft: Chinese Calligraphy & Lanterns AND Chinese New Year Dinner

5) Red Envelopes!

 

Join us at 

The Story Museum, 42 Pembroke Street, Oxford, OX1 1BP

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig at The Ashmolean Museum

by Christina Barker on Wed, Feb 06 2019

Ashmolean Event

 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN! 


Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, and lots more!

Children and carers all welcome.

 

 Join us at 

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with The Story Museum

by Christina Barker on Wed, Feb 06 2019

Celebrating The Year of the Pig

 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

Craft: Chinese Calligraphy & Lanterns

Chinese calligraphy, make Chinese lanterns and write beautiful Chinese calligraphy on their lanterns to celebrate Lantern Festival and do some fortune telling for the Year... Read more

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Westgate

by Christina Barker on Fri, Jan 25 2019

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Westgate

** SOLD OUT **

Sorry for any inconvenience caused but we have reached the maximum number of tickets allowed at this venue so for health and safety reasons we can no longer allow any extra people to attend.

Do feel free to browse our other events.

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FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

Dance with the dragon, sing a song in Chinese, storytelling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with... Read more

Celebrating the Lantern Festival at Dulwich Library

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with Chinese money and lots more!

 Children and carers all welcome.

 

Join us at 

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8NB

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Celebrating the Lantern Festival at Canada Water

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

Celebrating the Lantern Festival

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with Chinese money and lots more!

 Children and carers all welcome.

 

Join us at 

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Celebrating the Lantern Festival at OYAP

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

 

** CANCELLED ** 

Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event.

We have other events booked on the same days so we are going to hold the events at the other places where we've received more bookings so we would like to combine the events together to avoid the problem of lack of staff for the busiest venues.

Please take a look at our other events such as the Ashmolean or Vale & Downland Museum.

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FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig at OYAP

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

 ** CANCELLED ** 

Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event.

We have other events booked on the same days so we are going to hold the events at the other places where we've received more bookings so we would like to combine the events together to avoid the problem of lack of staff for the busiest venues.

Please take a look at our other events such as the... Read more

Celebrating the Year of the Pig at Peckham

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

 

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with Chinese money and lots more!

 Children and carers all welcome.

 

Join us at 

Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, London, SE15 5JR

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Celebrating the Year of the Pig at Camberwell

by Christina Barker on Thu, Nov 15 2018

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with Chinese money and lots more!

 Children and carers all welcome.

 

Join us at 

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

 

FUN ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN!

 Dance with the dragon, story telling, play the gong, colouring and crafts, wear traditional costume, try Chinese writing, use chopsticks, shop with Chinese money and lots more!

 Children and carers all welcome.

 

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Moon Festival Celebration at OYAP

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Moon Festival

The Moon is round and bright on the 15th night of the 8th Month of the Lunar calendar. It’s Moon Festival. Our parents said, 'If you look carefully at the Moon that night, you may get a better chance to see a rabbit, a lady and a grand Moon Palace on the Moon'. At the Moon Festival night, we all sat outside the house and looked at the Moon and we wondered why... Read more

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Vale and Downland Museum

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Vale and Downland Museum

 

** FREE EVENT **

Come and join us and our Eastern friends for a fun day celebrating Chinese New Year. ALL WELCOME.

We will begin the session at 10:00 with a LIVE CHAT with school children over in Taiwan.

We will then learn about The New Year Beast and the Year of The Pig through Interactive storytelling by one of our expert readers plus there will be dragon dancing to take... Read more

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2019 at The Oxfordshire Museum

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Oxfordshire Museum Event Postponed 

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED **

Apologies for the last minute announcement but due to bad weather, the event at The Oxfordshire Museum has now been cancelled.

Keep an eye out for further dates and of course, browse through our other events.

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 Come and join us and our Eastern friends for a fun day celebrating Chinese New Year. ALL WELCOME.

We will learn about The New Year Beast through Interactive storytelling by one of our expert readers plus there will... Read more

Moon Festival Celebration

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Moon Festival Celebrations

 

 In the Far East, many countries celebrate Double Ninth Day with their grandparents. Nine is a number of magic in Chinese culture, so it must be a magical day on the 9th day of the 9th month in the Lunar calendar! What do people do on the Double Ninth Day? How do they celebrate the great magical day with their parents or grandparents? What's the magical story behind the traditional festival? Come to join us on 23rd Oct at OYAP! You'll also learn some... Read more

Storytime and Fun

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Storytime and Fun

Come and Join our Expert Story Readers for story time and activities at Blackwells Book Store on Broad Street, Oxford in the Children's department between 10:30 and 12:30 pm. We will be reading some of our most popular stories and also making red gift cards for our parents/grandparents as a gift of respect in celebration... Read more

Celebrating Moon Festival

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

Celebrating Moon Festival
Do you love looking at Full Moon? Have you ever seen a Rabbit on the Moon? In the legend, there is a white rabbit and a moon lady living in the Moon Palace. If you would like to know the lovely story about the white rabbit, please come to join our celebration... Read more

Event List 2019

by Christina Barker on Wed, Sep 19 2018

 PLEASE SEE OUR FULL LIST OF EVENTS FOR 2019 BELOW

We are hosting a number of exciting events this year for the whole family to enjoy.

We hope you will find an event which is convenient for you within this list.

If you can not see one which suits we are happy to open our diary up for more bookings.  

The whole team works hard to bring the highest quality of interactive workshops to introduce wonderful legends and tales originated from Old China while encouraging and engaging the children and their parents... Read more

Weekly Storytime at Blackwells

by Christina Barker on Thu, Jul 19 2018

Join Steph throughout the summer holidays as she reads various stories from Snowflake Books. 

Join in with some craft making and colouring too!
 
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Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival at OYAP

by Christina Barker on Fri, Jul 13 2018

Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival at OYAP
Celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival! Here children can listen to famous stories about Chinese Dragons and have fun making traditional aromatic bags for good health, dragon boat models and dragon masks, learn how to draw dragons, and take part in Dancing with the Dragon.
See the exhibition of original drawings done by children in Taiwan that show you what our... Read more

The Great Animal Race of the Jade Emperor

by Christina Barker on Fri, Jul 13 2018

The Great Animal Race of the Jade Emperor
What animal are you? Find out your animal and see all the 12 Chinese zodiac characters in the exhibition with beautiful original artwork done by our artists from Taiwan. The highly detailed and colourful artworks were produced by traditionally trained Taiwanese artists illustrating events in the legends of the Chinese Zodiac animals.

The exhibition is free; but if you would like to discover more then why not bring your children to some of our workshops? Only £3 per... Read more

Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival at Blackwells

by Christina Barker on Fri, Jul 13 2018

Dragon Boat Festival Blackwells

Your children discover the history, the language and traditions of Dragon’s Boat festival.
 
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Great Animal Race Begins Again SOON!

by Suyen Hu on Mon, Mar 19 2018

Join us for an afternoon of fun and fable on Saturday 14th April 2018 at Blackwell's Westgate shopping centre.

There will be story time describing the race in Old China followed by a chance to dance with our dragon, make music, colouring and crafts.

What animal are you? We'll tell you this too and even show you how to write your animals name in Chinese!

FREE EVENT FOR YOUNG FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

 

To find out more head over to our Facebook... Read more

Oracles of the East; can casting a lot foretell your future? Some people think it can.

by Suyen Hu on Wed, Feb 07 2018

This is how Taiwanese seek advice from their temple gods.  

We've made a special game based on this Eastern tradition. You'll have a chance to play the game with us in one of our public events. You form your question in your mind and then throw the moon blocks to see if the god will answer. If he agrees you draw a numbered lot stick from the vase and then look up the answer. But, like the old Greek oracle at Delphi, you may have to puzzle over what the... Read more

Event List 2018

by Christina Barker on Wed, Dec 20 2017

PLEASE SEE OUR FULL LIST OF EVENTS FOR 2018 BELOW

We are hosting a number of exciting events this year for the whole family to enjoy.

We hope you will find an event which is convenient for you within this list.

If you can not see one which suits we are happy to open our diary up for more bookings. 

 

The whole team works hard to bring the highest quality of interactive workshops to introduce wonderful legends and tales originated from Old China while encouraging and engaging... Read more

Oxfordshire Museum Celebrating Eastern Culture

by Christina Barker on Wed, Aug 16 2017

Oxfordshire Museum Celebrating Eastern Culture

** FREE EVENT **

Interactive storytelling, dragon dancing, giant board game of the legendary animal race, animal trail throughout the museum plus lots more! Come and join us!

Let us know you're coming by clicking yes to attending. 
We look forward to seeing you!
WE'RE ATTENDING!
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Event List

by Suyen Hu on Tue, May 02 2017

PLEASE SEE OUR FULL LIST OF EVENTS FOR 2017 BELOW

We are having a very exciting summer to work with clever and enthusiastic young learners across Oxfordshire.  The whole team works hard to bring the highest quality of interactive workshops to introduce wonderful legends and tales originated from the Old China while encouraging and engaging the children and their parents to learn language together! Have a look at our event list and write to info@snowflakebooks.co.uk if you are interested to hold similar events/clubs/workshop at your school or your local communities.

Please note that we are only able to... Read more

List of recent events

by Stephanie Henwood on Thu, Feb 09 2017

* Cippenham Infant School, Slough - Monday 23rd Jan - 3 x sessions with classes of up to 30 - Q&A following morning assembly on CNY, Story telling 'The New Year Beast', Dragon Dancing & Music Making, Giving of Red Envelopes


* Buttercross Beavers & Cubs, Cogges School Group - Wednesday 25th Jan - 2 x sessions (1 beavers & 1 cubs) Introduction, Story telling 'The New Year Beast', Dragon Dancing & Music Making, Making Kites and Lanterns, Giving of Red Envelopes and writing names in Chinese. Note: We also sold a tremendous... Read more

CHINA DAY Ashmolean Museum

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

We are excited to announce that we will be back at Ashmolean Museum for the prestigious China Day, a day based on the upcoming Chinese New Year.

29 January at 11:0016:00

We will be holding a number of activities to entertain the whole family.
Our activities include:... Read more

Funtime and Storytelling at Blackwells

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

We are so excited to be heading back to Blackwells Bookshop for Chinese New Year!

28 January at 13:0016:00

After our successful event in October, we will be joining forces again with Blackwell's bookshop to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster.

With an updated schedule and more fun activities, you won't want to miss our Chinese... Read more

The Homestead Chinese New Year Celebrations

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

We are back at the Homestead after our very successful visit in November to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

26 January at 14:3017:30


We cannot wait to see the wonderful residents of the Homestead care home and to hear their stories as well as share our traditional Chinese tales in... Read more

Buttercross Scouts & Beavers - Chinese New Year!

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

We are thrilled to announce we will be heading to the Witney Buttercross Scout Group to celebrate the Chinese New Year!

23 January at 17:3018:45


With loads of fun activities and fascinating stories, you won't want to miss out.
Our activities include:
Storytelling
Colouring
Lantern making
Dragon... Read more

The Oxfordshire Museum Storytime

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

Chinese New Year is approaching!
The Year of the Rooster is almost here!

21 January at 14:3016:00



In celebration of the Chinese New Year, we will be teaming up with The Oxfordshire Museum to bring you a unique storytime session with fun activities to entertain children and adults alike!

We will be located within their education center... Read more

Ashmolean Museum Land of Dragons

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Jan 06 2017

Chinese New Year is almost here! Celebrate Year of The Rooster with us.

Saturday, 7th of January at 14:0016:00


Snowflake Books will be teaming up with the Ashmolean to host storytime sessions during the Land of Dragons event.
So if you're looking for something fun to do with your little one in Oxford this Saturday come on down to the Ashmolean and immerse... Read more

Christmas craft fair in our local West Oxford community centre

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Dec 02 2016

We were at West Oxford community centre on the 27th of October!

 

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Oxford Blackwell's 28th and 29th October 2016

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Oct 21 2016

Looking for something to do during half term next week with the little one?

Great news Snowflake Books will be at Blackwell's Bookshop, on the ground floor - Children's department, on the Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October, hosting a completely free storytime session.

The titles, Cheeky Monkey at 11am and Big Red Rooster at 1pm, will be read by experienced team members. The stories based around Chinese Zodiac Animals and the race to become one of the 12 animals in the zodiac.

We... Read more

26 November Thame Craft Fair

by Jess O'Shea on Fri, Sep 09 2016

We're going to be at Thame Craft Fair on the 26 November!

Pop on down to Thame Town Hall, the Craft Fair starts at 10am till 4pm

We'll have a wide collection of our books available for you to look though and buy, 

Our team will also be there to answer any questions about the books & Chinese traditional tales.  

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

23-25 September Millets Craft and Gift Fair

by Jess O'Shea on Thu, Sep 08 2016

We are thrilled to announce we will be at Millets Craft and Gift Fair on the 23rd to the 25th of September

Open 10am - 5pm (4pm on Sunday).

We are hosting two free storytelling sessions each day at 1:30 and 3:30 where we will provide an interactive and entertaining reading from one of our best-selling story books. We have planned all sorts of fun for all the family including:   activity sheets, free balloons available at our stand, competition postcards, tied to the balloons, and lovely colouring... Read more

10th of September Thame Craft Fair

by Jess O'Shea on Thu, Sep 08 2016

We're going to be at Thame Craft Fair on the 10th of September!

Pop on down to Thame Town Hall, the Craft Fair starts at 10am till 4pm

We'll have a wide collection of our books available for you to look though and buy, 

Our team will also be there to answer any questions about the books & Chinese traditional tales. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

In association with Thame Craft Fair and Mynt Image Ltd 

For more information on the Craft... Read more