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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Manchester Confucius Institute

16 Jan 2020

Chinese New Year is undoubtedly Manchester’s most bright and colourful annual celebrations

Chinese New Year

The streets of Manchester will be awash in a sea of red lanterns, with plenty of things to see and do. The Confucius Institute will be part of the city centre celebrations by running the following activities:

Manchester Chinatown

24-26 January, 12pm - 5.30pm | NCP Car Park, China Town

Manchester Chinatown will host a weekend of celebrations which we are excited to contribute to. Three musicians from the Confucius Institute will contribute with performances of the Guzheng, Dizi and Erhu; three traditional Chinese instruments on Saturday, 3-4pm. 

Manchester Arndale

25 January, 11am - 5pm

Join us as we celebrate The Year of the Rat with a host of family friendly activities. We will be teaching Chinese paper folding along with crafting activities centred on the Chinese zodiac that are sure to keep children entertained.

Selfridges, Exchange Square

25 -26 January, 1pm - 5pm

Enjoy the art of Chinese calligraphy by receiving a complimentary tag that can be personalised with a name or message written in Chinese and taken home or placed onto a wishing tree on Saturday and Sunday. The store also invites to a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony on Saturday. 

Virgin Money Lounge, King Street

26 January, 12pm - 3pm

Visit us at Virgin Money Lounge on King Street to enjoy traditional Chinese brush painting onto fans and lanterns. This workshop is designed for adults to come along and learn the basics of this traditional Chinese art form. Advanced booking required.

Central Library

26 January, 12pm – 4pm

The Central Library invites you to enjoy various Chinese New Year celebrations throughout the day. The Confucius Institute will be hosting a drop-in tea ceremony from 12-4pm, with various performances and workshops taking place simultaneously. 

  • 12pm - 1pm - Guzheng performance
  • 1pm - 2pm - Chinese dance workshop
  • 2pm -3pm – Chinese flute (Dizi) performance 3-4pm - Tai chi workshop

Manchester Art Gallery

26 January, 12pm – 4pm

We will have performances and workshops taking place as part of Manchester Art Gallery’s celebrations. Additionally, you will have the chance to draw our teachers during their dance and tai chi performance. 

  • 12pm - 1pm - Chinese dance workshop
  • 1pm - 2pm – Guzheng performance
  • 2pm - 3pm - Tai chi workshop
  • 3pm -4pm – Chinese flute (Dizi) performance