Part of Lancaster & Morecambe Chinese New Year Festival 2013.
Photos coming soon!
The Hua Xian Chinese Society is partnering with the Arndale Centre to bring Chinese culture into the heart of Morecambe.
The festival brings together music and dance performances along with food and gift stalls throughout the festival inside the Arndale Shopping Centre! The festival is free and open to the public.
Grand Opening Ceremony
Saturday 16th February
11am – 4pm
The Mayor of Lancaster will be opening the festival along with Councillor Terrie Metcalfe and Councillor Tracey Brown with a day filled with Double Lion Dance performances, Live Music, Tai Chi performances, Arts and Crafts Workshops, Chinese Food Stall and New Year Gift Stalls.
We will also officially open the ‘Life: A Chinese Perspective’ in the Arndale Centre – a photo exhibition covering many aspects of life in China from the urban landscape to performing arts to snapshots of Chinese New Year traditions. This exhibition runs from the 16th to the 23rd February.
Drumming and Lion Dance Workshops
Tuesday 19th February and Wednesday 20th February
1pm – 3pm
More Music will be joining the festival with fun Chinese drumming workshops for children and adults. Simply come down, pick up a drum and have fun taking part! You will also get a chance to learn about the spectacular Lion Dance and perform alongside!
There will also be opportunities to decorate your own Chinese Lantern in preparation for the closing ceremony where they will be let off into the sky on Saturday!
Grand Closing Ceremony
Saturday 23rd February
11am – 5pm
The Arndale will again be filled with stalls selling delicious food, colourful gifts and souvenirs and the sounds and sights of live music, dance and martial arts performances throughout the afternoon.
The Lion Dance will also be at the event performing prior to the release of Chinese Lanterns at the Winter Gardens Carpark where once you have decorated your Chinese lantern with wishes you can see them fly off into the night sky along with others after 4pm!
Do not miss what will be the biggest Chinese New Year Celebration across Lancashire!
We would like to thank the following sponsors:
- Arndale Shopping Centre, Morecambe
- Lancaster University Confucius Institute
- Bank of China (UK) Limite, Manchester
- Federation of Chinese Associations of Manchester
- Sheng’s Chinese Takeaway, Heysham
- Paradise Chinese Takeaway, Lancaster
- Fortune Star Chinese Restaurant, Lancaster