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Chinese New Year Celebrations

Nottinghamshire February 2013

Lakeside Arts Centre Broxtowe Gedling Rushcliffe

Saturday 12 January – Sunday 10 February 2013 Wallner Gallery Admission Free

Miao Embroidery from South-West China

Welcome to our Chinese New Year Celebrations. Also known as The Spring Festival, this is the most widely celebrated event in the Asian calendar. In 2013 we look forward to welcoming the Year of the Snake. Traditionally a family celebration, the partner organisations invite individuals, friends and families to come together at a series of events and workshops across Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham and Rushcliffe where you can be introduced to crafts, music, exhibitions and enjoy our spectacular fireworks finale at Highfields Park. Chinese paper lanterns Important warning Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue and The University of Nottingham do not support the use or sale of lanterns from Highfields Park. Please note that The University of Nottingham Security staff will be patrolling the park and anyone selling these lanterns will be asked to leave. The launching of lanterns is also prohibited for reasons of health and safety.


Visually stunning textiles which showcase the living art of the Miao ethnic minority in South-West China. The Miao’s elaborate festival dresses are unique in their embroidery incorporating symbols of their distinctive culture and legends. The creative combination of colour, pattern and texture is an expression of love and inspiration for life. Curated by Xuesen Zeng. Photo: Miao Tunic (detail) © Erwin De Silva

Saturday 9 February 10am - 5.15pm

10am - midday activities for young people with special needs

Arnot Hill Park, Arnold Arnot Hill Park Bowls Pavilion and Gedling Borough Council Civic Centre

1 - 5.15pm Traditional arts & crafts, lantern making, story- telling


3.45 & 4.30pm Gamelan Performances

A great opportunity for Gedling familes to hear traditional Chinese stories and a variety of Chinese inspired arts and crafts activities including lantern making.

3.30pm Gamelan Workshop

5pm Traditional Lion Dance by local young people 5.15pm Lantern Parade around the lake Please note: places are limited at all workshops. To book a place or to find out more call 0115 9073715 or visit

Sunday 10 February 2pm - 4pm Sir Julien Cahn Pavilion, West Park, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford

Rushcliffe Borough Council and Rushcliffe Play Forum present: FREE

An opportunity for the whole family to have a go at Chineseinspired arts and craft activities and traditions. For more information visit the arts and event pages of the Rushcliffe Borough Council website at or telephone 0115 981 9911.


Saturday 9th February 2013


Broxtowe Borough Council in partnership with the Beeston Bid welcomes you to a vibrant celebration for Chinese New Year featuring entertainment from Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan cultures.

Traditional Lion Dance with the Notts & Derby 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu Meet the giant Chinese God of Good Fortune Choi Sun Red Lantern Dance and Tibetan Dance by Du Dan Chinese Dance inspired performance by Push School dance performance by pupils from Beeston Fields School


Follow the lantern trail and if you collect stamps, you can claim your free gift at the Chinese Cultural Event at the Pearson Centre from 12.00 until 3.30 pm. Collect your lantern trail instructions and map from Beeston Square during the morning event – from 10.00 until 12.30pm.

CHINESE CULTURAL EVENT AT THE PEARSON CENTRE 12.00 - 4.00 PM 2 Nuart Road, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2NH Enjoy a FREE afternoon of interactive workshops and performances. Activities and shows will be suitable for all ages and abilities, no need to book.

Family procession from Broadgate Park Admire the Elegant Geisha Chinese Student & Scholars Dragon Dance


Join Ling Peng and get a ‘taste of China’ through music, storytelling, arts workshops and Dragon Dancing. Beeston Town Hall, Old Council Chamber, Foster Avenue, Beeston NG9 1AB Saturday 26th January 2013 from 10.30am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 - 4.00 pm Suitable for children from 5 to 10 years and their families / carers. Booking is essential for these workshops. All children (under 16’s) must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Cost £3.00 or £2.50 for Leisure Card Holders per person per workshop. To book contact the Arts & Events Team on 0115 917 3695 or email arts@


Four Broxtowe schools are taking part in ‘a Taste of China’ day workshops. Beeston Fields School will be performing at the Beeston Square event on Saturday 9th February and the finale Chinese New Year event at Lakeside on the evening of Sunday 10th February. Push Dance Group, an innovative company of learning disabled adults from the Barncroft Day Centre will be showcasing at the Beeston Chinese New Year event on Saturday 9th February in Beeston Square following a residency with Chinese Dance artist Du Dan. For more information contact the Broxtowe Arts and Events team on 0115 917 3695,

Interactive workshops: Chinese Brush Painting with Lijie Plant, Dragon Mask workshop Join Du Dan for a gentle 30 minute Tai Chi workshop at 1.30 and 3.30 pm Introduction to traditional tea ceremonies & tasting opportunities with Jujie Li Traditional Chinese Paper Folding

Performances Classical Chinese Music performances by Ling Peng Festival of the Dragon Moon Puppet Show by Melvyn Rawlinson



Children/Families Sunday 3 February 1- 4pm

Children/Families Sunday 10 February 1 - 5pm

Angear Visitor Centre and Learning Studio

Angear Visitor Centre

Free Suitable for 5+ and families

Traditional Chinese arts and crafts drop in event

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Nottingham Confucius Institute staff and students present an afternoon of workshops and demonstrations of traditional Chinese crafts including Calligraphy, paper folding and cutting, and Tai Chi. No need to book, just drop in.

Free Suitable for all

Meet the Notts Anaconda Dragon Boat Team

Look out for the Notts Anaconda Dragon Boat team training on the lake on the morning of Sunday 10 February. In the afternoon, come back inside to have an opportunity to chat with prize-winning members of the team and see one of their fabulous dragon boats in the comfortable surroundings of the Angear Visitor Centre!

Children/Families Sunday 10 February 4.30pm - 6pm Highfields Park Free, with donations towards the Impact Campaign gratefully received on departure Suitable for All

Spring Festival and Chinese New Year Celebrations

All are welcome to join us for our annual outdoor celebration to welcome the largest celebration in the Asian Calendar – the Spring Festival otherwise known as Chinese New Year! Today is particularly special because it is the actual day when the Year of the Snake arrives.

Wrap up against the cold, and join us for dance, music, and fireworks finale across the lake at 6pm.


Impact: The Nottingham Campaign is The University of Nottingham’s appeal which is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. Do something inspirational today. Make a gift and have a lasting impact on tomorrow. impactcampaign For more information please call the Box Office on 0115 846 7777 or look online at Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: @lakesidearts

Above images: Alan Fletcher and Tom Partridge


关于中国纸灯笼的 重要警示: 诺丁汉市议会,诺丁汉火警救援部 门和诺丁汉大学不支持在海菲尔德 公园使用和贩卖纸灯笼。请注意, 诺丁汉大学保安员将在公园巡逻, 任何贩卖此类灯笼的人员将会被驱 逐。出于健康和安全因素,灯笼的 燃放同样被禁止。





中国春节 由湖边艺术中心举办




CNY 2013 brochure  

Chinese New Year 2013 brochure, Nottinghamshire. Highfields Park, University of Nottingham. English and Chinese version.