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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS!

2020 IS THE YEAR OF THE RAT AND FALLS ON SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY. CELEBRATE CHINESE NEW YEAR IN LEEDS...
Year of the Rat

 

SOCIABLE HISTORY CLUB: COLLECTING CHINESE ARTS

Fri 10 January 2020, Leeds City Museum

Go along to Leeds City Museum’s Sociable History Club to hear about how they collect Chinese arts. Using examples of different Chinese art forms, Philippe Smolarski, Head of Asian Art and Director of the Magellan Centre, will discuss how to set up a collection, focus on what is worth collecting and offer advice on issues to be aware of when collecting Chinese art.

 

K-POP CHINESE NEW YEAR!

Weds 22nd Jan 2020, Pryzm

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us as the VOODOO EVENTS K-POP PARTY RETURNS! Join us at Leeds' biggest student event, Antics at Pryzm Nightclub for a night of KPOP With DJ Thaiger playing music from; BTS, EXO, Monsta X, Sumi, Hyuna and more, expect all things K-pop all night! Held in the Belvadere VIP Room from 11pm until late!

 

LEEDS ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL SUPPER CLUB

Thurs 23rd January, Mans Market.

It’s Chinese New Year, so to celebrate Leeds English Language School are having a meal at Mans Market – one of the best Chinese restaurants in Leeds. Come along for good food, good company, and good English practice during Supper Club!

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR GALA

Thurs 30 January 2020, Leeds Town Hall

A spectacular evening of performances to celebrate Chinese New Year, brought to you by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association and supported by The Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds.

The show is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat, whether you are a Chinese student missing out on the festivities at home, or a local resident interested in experiencing a Chinese New Year show.

The gala will involve a variety of wonderful performances, in a similar format to the famous TV variety show watched by millions in China on the eve of Chinese New Year.

 

MELODY OF SPRING CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION 2020

Mon 3 February 2020, Leeds Town Hall

Leeds Chinese Community School and Guangzhou No 6 Middle School Education Group present a special concert at Leeds Town Hall in celebration of Chinese New Year.

A traditional Chinese orchestra of one hundred talented young musicians from Guangzhou, China will perform in Leeds along with local artists.

This is an opportunity to appreciate the fascinating shapes of traditional instruments, experience authentic Chinese music, song, dance and culture and also celebrate the diversity of Chinese and Western music.

 

CHINESE NEW YEAR EXTRAVAGANZA 2020

Sun 9 Feb 2020, Victoria Theatre Halifax

Mark the fresh beginning and welcome the Year of the Rat (the first in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac) at the Victoria Theatre this Chinese New Year as Jinlong Culture & Performing Arts brings a spectacular line-up of Chinese acrobatics, music and dance to Halifax!

With exciting programmes including skilled jugglers, mesmerising magic, illuminating Dragon Dance, live instruments and more, Chinese New Year Extravaganza showcases a dazzling array of performances full of colour, amazement and fun.

Not forgetting the cheerful lions and the playful pandas, this family-friendly show is the perfect entertainment for all to enjoy!

 

The beautiful Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam 4- Leeds Museums and Galleries

 

EVEN MORE WAYS TO CELEBRATE...

Visit Lotherton Hall to discover a fabulous range of Chinese ceramics, from the Neolithic earthenwares of the Gansu Yangshao culture over 5000 years ago, to more modern porcelains with their multi-coloured enamel glazes.

At Leeds City Museum the Voices of Asia gallery celebrates the sights, sounds and culture of Asia overseas and here in Leeds. Topics explored include Faith and Festivals, Trade and War, Fashion, Music, Dance and Food.

One of the most famous rooms at Temple Newsam is Lady Hertford's Chinese Drawing Room. The walls are hung with a delightful Chinese hand-painted wallpaper depicting a terraced garden with the sky full of exotic birds.

On display at Harewood House is one of the finest example of hand painted Chinese wallpaper in the world. This rare work of art was originally designed for the Chintz Bedroom on the first floor.

 

Chinese Dance- Chinese New Year - Leeds Town Hall - Leeds Chinese Community Association

FESTIVAL FOOD

There are a number of Chinese restaurants in Leeds. From the beautiful floral setting at Tattu to the cool concept of Mans Market and authentic dishes of Home Restaurant; you can delight in the dishes and celebrate Chinese New Year.