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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS!

This year it's the year of the dog and falls on Friday 16th February. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Leeds...
Tai Chi - Chinese New Year - Leeds Town Hall - Leeds Chinese Community Association
Chinese New Year of the Dog activities at Leeds City Museum

CHINESE NEW YEAR THEMED HALF TERM FUN AT LEEDS CITY MUSEUM

From Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th February, Leeds City Museum will be celebrating the Chinese New Year of the Dog with crafts and activities inspired by the Chinese Zodiac. The activities are 10am-12pm and 1-3pm and you can just drop in.

Plus, on Tuesday 13th February there will be a special day at the museum: Dogs and Lion Dancing.  A day for dog lovers and those who love finding out about animals at the museum! This is a bumper day to celebrate Chinese New Year with special performances and making activities for all the family. Follow a special Chinese New Year treasure hunt, have your face painted and enter the prize draw on the day too. Free, drop in. This event is sponsored by and run in partnership with the Grammar School at Leeds.

CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY 2018

After the success of our Lunar New Year Party 2017, BBCsoc Leeds, Leeds HKsoc and CYLeeds Enterprise Society proudly present their CHINESE NEW YEAR PARTY @ Stylus on the Saturday 17th February 2018 where we will be hosting the legendary DJ BOB! Join us on this night!

Tickets are £10 (+booking fee). Online tickets available here: https:// 2018lny.eventbrite.co.uk/

Singapore link: https:// 2018lny.eventbrite.com/ ?aff=Singapore
Malaysian & Singapore link: https:// 2018lny.eventbrite.com/ ?aff=Malaysia

Chinese New Year Party 2018
Chinese New Year Festival - Chinese Dragon

2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

The Leeds Chinese Community Association is once again hosting a Chinese New Year Festival for the 2018 arrival of the “Year of the Dog”.

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 18 February, 11:30am-3:30pm at Leeds Town Hall. The occasion promises to deliver a wide variety of Chinese experiences including Dancing, Music, Diabolo, Calligraphy, Martial Arts and Taekwondo; there will also be trade stands offering a variety of Chinese Food, Crafts, Beauty and Face Painting.

Tickets are priced at £5 and are on sale from 11:00am and the workshops begin at 11:30am. Find out more here

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. 

See Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads at Yorkshire Sculpture Park until 22 April 2018. Ai reinterpreted the 12 bronze heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, the imperial summer palace retreat in Beijing.

On Monday 12th February, 17:30-19:30, Join Global Cafe at Leeds University to celebrate Lunar New Year with fun activities so you can learn about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year.

The beautiful Chinese Drawing Room at Temple Newsam - Leeds Museums and Galleries
Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals  Zodiac Heads - Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Chinese Dance- Chinese New Year - Leeds Town Hall - Leeds Chinese Community Association

FESTIVAL FOOD

There are a number of Chinese restaurants in Leeds.

Mans Market are offering 2 4 1 on all main courses throughout January and try Tattu Leeds' specially created, unique festival menu! 

Head to Maxi's Leeds for a fabulous feast to celebrate the occassion.