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Luncheon Celebrating Chinese New Year in Colchester, UK

Luncheon Celebrating Chinese New Year in Colchester, UK

In Great Britain, Colchester hosted a five-day International Workshop led by Andrew Hung, from Toronto in Canada. On Thursday at lunchtime we hosted a Chinese New Year celebration which started with a keenly anticipated lion dance. Our invited guests included Sir Bob Russell, former Member of Parliament for Colchester and now High Steward of Colchester, […]
Chinese New Year in the Western Region of Great Britain

Chinese New Year in the Western Region of Great Britain

The Western Region celebrated Chinese New Year on the 6th of February at their centre in Newport. The day started with chanting followed by the usual housecleaning and then preparing of food and decorating tables for the evening. This was followed by the practice of Taoist Tai Chi® arts in the afternoon. Members were treated to beef, salmon, […]
Chinese New Year at the University of Essex

Chinese New Year at the University of Essex

The Taoist Tai Chi Society was invited to be part of a day-long programme of events celebrating Chinese New Year at the University of Essex. It was a cold but fun day and it was nice to meet and talk with the students about how Taoist Tai Chi(R) arts can help reduce the stress of studying […]
First Beginner’s Weekend of 2016 in Edinburgh

First Beginner’s Weekend of 2016 in Edinburgh

  The weekend of 16-17 January saw three Beginner Weekends, all at the same time, at three different Centres around Great Britain. In Edinburgh, 18 completely new students enrolled as members, and joined with 28 current members (some of whom were still fairly new) for a weekend of Taoist Tai Chi practice. In their matching […]
First Beginner’s Weekend of 2016 in Newport

First Beginner’s Weekend of 2016 in Newport

The weekend of January 16 and 17 saw three beginner weekend events, all at the same time, at three different centres around Great Britain. The Western Region Centre hosted its second beginner weekend and welcomed 40 keen tai chiers (9 of whom had never tried Taoist Tai Chi before) to the event. People travelled from […]
Christmas High Tea in Newport, South Wales

Christmas High Tea in Newport, South Wales

The Western Region Centre in Newport, South Wales, held a Christmas party with an unusual twist this year. A High Tea was organised with finger sandwiches of ham, egg and cucumber followed every possible type of cake, including mini eclairs, lemon drizzle cake, Christmas Cake, mince pies and lots of mini chocolate cakes along with […]
Happy to Help

Happy to Help

Here are just a few of the generous people who contributed to the Colchester Food Bank this Christmas. The food bank support people in need in the local area. The local branch that organised the collection wish to thank everyone for their kind donations – we weighed in at 193.7 kg, which gave us a nice target for next […]
Staying alive…

Staying alive…

While many of us are working hard to improve our health, Bob, a participant from Colchester in Great Britain, is just focussing on staying alive. Here is his story: 2 years ago I broke my arm and had to do everything with my left hand. The doctor told me the cause of the break was […]
News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

News comes to Edinburgh from around the world

To illustrate the ‘international’ component of our International Workshop, Marsha asked representatives from around the world to tell the Edinburgh participants some news of what’s going for the Society in their various home countries. We heard from Ireland, Spain, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Netherlands, Hungary, GB, Portugal – representatives are pictured, right to left. […]
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