Chinese New Year…..Where will You Be? The Essential Guide 2013

Join the Champions for an exciting day of live performances and marvel at the acrobatics of the Lion Dance, gasp at the magnificant firework display, and be hypnotized by the lantern festival plus much more.

Chinese New Year in Liverpool next week will be one of the largest events of the year.

The Year of the Snake, falls on Sunday 10th and ends with the Lantern Festival on Sunday, 24th February but there are other events before and after so checkout our agenda.

Agenda:

At the Maritime Museum on 9th Feb we have a Lion Dance at 12 Noon and at 1pm.  On 10th Feb, there is a  Fen Fen Huang performance in the foyer followed by a workshop.

At the Museum of Liverpool on the 9th and 10th Feb you can celebrate the contribution and cultural heritage of Liverpool’s Chinese Community with performances and activities.

On Saturday from 1-4pm, the Bandstand in Willianson Square will be taken over by the Chinese arts company China Pearl which will showcase fantastic performances, catwalk shows,dancing and drumming which should get shoppers in the mood for the full celebrations the following day.

On Saturday, a Tai Chi demonstration takes place in Nelson Street, from 12.30pm-3.30pm.

The Black-E are also hosting dances and events not to be missed. Be apart of dance-moves, as part of the snake inspired flash mob!

On Sunday 10th Feb the Chinese New Year celebrations will take place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday, in the Chinatown area, including Nelson Street, Berry Street, Great George Street and Great George Square.

The festivities get underway when the Dragon and Lion arrive outside St Luke’s Church, on Berry Street to greet the community. At 11.30,we have the Urban Strawberry Lunch welcoming the Snake with drumming and craft sessions making decorations which will adorn St Luke’s Church.

The traditional firecracker display takes place in Great George Square at 1pm, featuring a special appearance from the “Lucky Man” handing out red envelopes to children.

The Unicorn and Lion street parades start at 11.30am and the fire cracker display is at 1pm. The water dragon will then, entertain the crowds before and after the spectacular Lion, Dragon and Unicorn parade, which takes place along Nelson Street and Berry Street just after 1pm.

Finally, to round off a thoroughly entertaining day, the popular Taste of China Street market will be on a much larger scale than other years, with more than 45 food and craft stalls taking over Great George Street. So, have the time of your life this weekend.

Me! Well, if you can find me, I”ll be joining the “Happy Hookers” which will be appearing on various signs in and around the Chinatown area with their magnificent crochet!

See- Europe’s first and largest Chinese Orchestra rehearse at the Pagoda Chinese Community Centre and at FACT in the future…dates to be decided but not to be missed.

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