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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017

Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017


In our twelfth year of celebrating Chinese New Year at Nottingham Lakeside Arts we come full circle, welcoming back the year of The Rooster in 2017.

In a world first, Jixiang (Propitious) showcases the changing face of our festivities with a spectacular visual event over two nights which will transform the south face of The University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent building into a living work of art. Digital projections accompanied by a stunning soundscape will highlight contemporary and traditional Chinese culture and its continuing legacy.

Jixiang (Propitious)
Saturday 28, Sunday 29 January, 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8pm

Outdoor event, free (booking essential) and suitable for all.
Join us for a spectacular world premiere as Nottingham-based digital artist Barret Hodgson transforms the University’s iconic Trent Building into a beautiful digital canvas. He will illuminate the south side of the building beside the lake, with projections which capture contemporary and traditional elements of Chinese art and culture, including Jiang Hongsheng’s signature peony brush painting and music from Ling Peng.

Meet at the DH Lawrence Pavilion with your ticket and you’ll be led by the CSSA Dragon dancers round the lake-side path to see the show, from its special viewing area beside the lake at the Stone Lions opposite the Trent Building.

Advance booking essential on the website.  T: 0115 846 7777
Running time: approximately 20 minutes
Please note: Please wear suitable outdoor clothing with hoods or hats. Do avoid using umbrellas during the event so that everyone can see.  There may be some loud bangs, so please leave dogs at home (unless assistance dogs). Thank you.

Chinese Brush Painting with Jiang Hongsheng
Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 January
Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 January

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Visual Arts Studio, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
£7 per session including materials
Suitable for 16+ (no experience necessary)
Advance booking essential on the website.  T: 0115 846 7777

Jiang Hongsheng (Jack) is a Ningbo-based artist and teacher of the traditional Chinese arts of brush painting and calligraphy. Learn how to paint plum blossom and bamboo in one or more of these sessions, and create a beautiful piece of your own to take away.

Exhibition: Traditional Artisans in South West China
Photography by Yuan-Hsiung Wang and Xue Qian

9 January – 12 February

Wallner Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Admission Free

Yuan-Hsiung Wang and Xue Qian are full-time documentary photographers based in Lijiang, Yunnan Province.  They travel extensively, living with village peoples and documenting their lives using cameras to discover the authenticity and beauty of the ethnic Chinese culture.
Special thanks to Dr Xuesen Zeng and the Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham.

Other Chinese New Year celebrations happening across Nottingham city centre and Arnold to welcome the Year of the Rooster:

Nottingham Confucius Institute and present China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble.
Thursday 9 February, 7pm

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
Tickets from £5. Book online on The Royal Concert Hall website.
T: 0115 989 5555

A unique opportunity to see the only national-level performance group representing China’s ethnic minorities. It was founded in September 1952 by Premier Zhou Enlai. The company has over 300 members representing 36 ethnic groups, and has performed in over 70 countries. This is their first performance in Nottingham.

Nottingham Chinese Students & Scholars Association (CSSA)
Temple Fair
Saturday 21 January, 11am – 5pm

Market Square
Suitable for all

An opportunity to see and participate in activities which regularly feature as part of China’s new year celebrations.  There will be arts and crafts including calligraphy, brush painting and paper cutting; storytelling, music and dance including the Chinese Dragon dance as well as performances by Nottingham Chinese School.  CCTV will be on hand to record some of the activities for use in their annual Chinese New Year broadcast. Special thanks to Nottingham City Council.

Chinese Dragons and Lanterns
Saturday 28 January

1 – 4.30pm

The Civic Centre, Arnot Hill Park
Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU
Free, but on-line booking is essential

Gedling Play Forum and Gedling Borough Council present an arts and crafts afternoon with a Chinese New Year theme.  Join in Chinese New Year-inspired arts and crafts, watch the traditional Lion Dance, and listen to Chinese stories and songs.

2.30pm: Traditional Lion Dance

1 – 2.30pm, and 3 –4.30pm: Workshops

Please note: places are limited at all workshops, and booking is essential.  Parents must be in attendance at all times.  A SEN Chill out zone is available.


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