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Chinese New Year 2017

This month Liverpool will be celebrating the Year of the Rooster with a three day run of celebrations commencing with projections which will run from Friday 27 – Sunday 29 January in Chinatown.

Telling the story of Jingwei and the Ocean, the #CNYLumiere projections will light up the Chinese Arch, the Black-E and The Arch (formerly known as the Scandinavian Hotel) for an hour each night. The 12-minute show will run on a loop for one hour during Friday and Saturday night from 7.30 – 8.30pm and between 5.30 – 6.30pm on Sunday.

Into the weekend and you can continue the celebrations in a specially created Augmented Reality (AR) trail which will take people on a tour through some amazing moments in Chinese cultural history in Liverpool and beyond.

Finally, the traditional celebrations will take place in Great George Square on Sunday 29 January with a series of street performances, family workshops, art installations, parades and of course the popular Chinese market on George Street selling gifts, souvenirs and mouth watering food!

Full event listings can be found below – missed anything? Want to see what’s in store? Don’t forget to check our official gallery of the weekend here!

  • Chinese New Year Street Theatre

    Chinese New Year Street Theatre


    Sun 29 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    Throughout Chinese New Year there are lots of different activities happening around the City Centre – Great George Square has a busy day of activities that you can take part

  • Chinese New Year Lumiere: Augmented Reality Trail

    Chinese New Year Lumiere: Augmented Reality Trail

    96 Bold St
    Mon 16 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    As well as our traditional #ChineseNewYear celebrations and #CNYLumiere projections, we have worked with local arts organisations, First Take and Pagoda Arts to create an Augmented Reality (AR) Trail, revealing films

  • Jingwei & the Ocean Projections

    Jingwei & the Ocean Projections

    88 Wood Street
    Fri 27 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    Chinese New Year Lumiere: Jingwei & the Ocean is a spectacular light and sound show taking place in Liverpool's Chinatown as part of this year’s Chinese New Year celebration. The

  • Black-E Chinese New Year

    Black-E Chinese New Year

    1 Great George Street
    Fri 27 Jan - Sun 29 Jan ‘17

    The Black-E will be celebrating Chinese New Year across three days with circus street performances,  including aerial and stilt walking, and an exciting Chinese dragon display. There are plenty of opportunities to

  • 2017 Chinese New Year Spring Festival

    2017 Chinese New Year Spring Festival

    Liverpool Playhouse
    Fri 27 Jan ‘17

    Liverpool Confucius Institute and Everyman & Playhouse are celebrating the Year of the Rooster with a host of exciting events including a professional lion dance, music, Kung Fu and a special performance

  • Explore for Chinese New Year

    Explore for Chinese New Year


    Sat 28 Jan ‘17

    Celebrate Chinese New Year at Bluecoat with a host of FREE artist led workshops, perfect for the whole family to enjoy together and celebrate the year of the rooster. Workshops

  • Pagoda Arts Centre presents Pagoda Guzheng Ensemble

    Pagoda Arts Centre presents Pagoda Guzheng Ensemble

    FACT
    Sun 29 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    Visit the FACT Connects space on the ground floor and enjoy a beautiful musical performance to celebrate Chinese New Year. The musicians from the Pagoda Arts Centre will perform a

  • Pagoda Arts

    Pagoda Arts

    Henry Street
    Tue 17 Jan - Fri 27 Jan ‘17

    Pagoda Arts will have its annual Chinese New Year celebration  from 17 January - 27 February. Including lantern making workshops, Chinese music, dance and taichi demonstration and performances. This year, our

  • Bold Street Chinese New Year Lanterns

    Bold Street Chinese New Year Lanterns

    Bold Street
    Fri 27 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    The city will celebrate the Year of the Rooster from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 January with projections in Chinatown telling the story of Jingwei and the Ocean. Bold Street

  • Constellations Does Chinese New Year

    Constellations Does Chinese New Year

    Constellations
    Sun 29 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    Constellations are celebrating Chinese New Year with a host of fun family activities and a special Chinese menu. Brunch will be available from 11.00am - 3.00pm for all the family

  • Chinese New Year Storytelling with The Windows Project

    Chinese New Year Storytelling with The Windows Project

    Central Library
    Sat 28 Jan ‘17

    Join Jennifer Tsai and Dave Ward from The Windows Project for retellings of favourite traditional Chinese stories. Find out why the innkeeper’s donkeys were so special, how a man could

  • FIT FOR ME CHINESE NEW YEAR

    FIT FOR ME CHINESE NEW YEAR

    1 Great George Street
    Sun 29 Jan - Mon 30 Jan ‘17

    Fit For Me is joining forces with the Black-E to celebrate Chinese New Year on Sunday 29th January. There will be lots of activities for you to get involved in including: circus