Browsing category: Chinese New Year

Sat 25 January Chinese New Year at Bullring & Grand Central
11.30am – 4 noon

Lion and dragon dances  •  Classical fan and umbrella dances  •  Face changing performances  • Shaolin Warriors • Light up stilt walkers • Wish tree

Sat 25 January Chinese New Year at The Arcadian 
6 – 7pm

Face changing performances  • Lion and dragon dances  •  Classical fan and umbrella dances  • Firecrackers

Sun 26 Jan Hippodrome Square, Hurst Street & The Arcadian
11.30am – 4.30pm

Lion and dragon dances  •  Classical fan and umbrella dances  •  Face changing performances  • Shaolin Warriors  •  Community performances

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The Chinese Festival Committee Birmingham and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce Birmingham’s massive Chinese New Year celebrations. Chinese New Year 2020 - sponsored by Birmingham Airport and The Galliard Apsley Partnership - welcomes in the Year of the Rat with three days of free festivities across the city.

The celebrations are expected to draw in huge numbers to the city and kicks off on Friday 24 January with a Chinese classical concert presented by the University of Birmingham at the Bramall.

Shoppers at Bullring & Grand Central will be able to enjoy the much loved lion and dragon procession, pop up performances including traditional fan and umbrella dances, amazing acrobats and much more throughout the day on Saturday 25 January. A special Wish Tree will also be placed in Grand Central for shoppers and travellers to add their new year wishes to. The celebrations will continue into the evening at the Arcadian with more performances and fireworks.

To celebrate the official start to the New Year on Sunday 26 January an exciting programme of performances and free activities will take place in Birmingham’s Chinatown in Southside. The main stage in Hippodrome Square will host the official opening and closing ceremonies with a variety of performances and free family friendly activities throughout the day. Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio will also be hosting renowned choreographer Corey Baker’s new dance piece performed by Hong Kong Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet. The performance will be followed by a world premiere screening of Corey’s new film Lying Together. 

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