Children Workshop: The Story of Qi Xi

Monthly Chinese themed activities for children in Hove Library run by a group of friendly and experienced Chinese teachers.  The activities are designed to improve children’s study abilities while Chinese language, arts and traditional virtues are embedded.

Theme: The Story of Qi Xi

Venue: Hove Library

Date: Saturday 11 August    Time: 10-11am

Contents: Qi Xi Festival (or Festival of Girls) is a traditional Chinese festival celebrated since Han Dynasty (about 2000 years ago).

1) Story telling of Chinese traditional festival of Qi Xi. 2) Introduce the custom for Qi Xi Festival. 3) To raise children’s interest for astronomy.

To learn:

1) The story of the Festival and what do Chinese people do to celebrate it.

2) The concept of the Milky Way in the universe, and where Altair and Vega are in the sky.

2) Paper craft making (Qi Xi Festival Card making)

3) Chinese words for number 7, stars, cow, son, daughter etc.

Ability/skill improved: Imagination, hand skills for paper card making, colouring,  to appreciate a diverse culture.

Cost: Special rate for summer holiday (July and August)  £8 per child. Fees include materials.

Suitable for children aged 4-10.  For booking, email your child’s name and age to  Drop-in possible if class not full.

For more details of other sessions, please visit our website:

Note: Parents of children under 7 can stay with their children if they wish to. Parents of children under 5 are advised to company their children in the class.


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