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Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations
at Lakeside Arts Centre Nottingham

Chinese New Year 2012 Celebrations at Lakeside

Highfields Park, Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Sunday 29th January 2012 10am - 6pm

Join our Year of the Dragon Indoor and Outdoor Celebrations - involving music and dance performed by members of our visiting international Chinese community and local Chinese community, featuring traditional Lion Dance and Dragon Dances, and including new performances created by young East Midlands dancers.

The event will end with a spectacular firewoks display across the lake at 6pm !

Main Events from 4.30pm:

  • Dragon Dance by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Lion Dance by Notts and Derby '7 Star Praying Mantis' Kung Fu School
  • Premieres of new dance works by 'Dance4 CAT', created by Rong Tao
  • Rylands Junior School dance performance
  • Fan Mang Mang traditional dance performance
  • Nottingham Chinese School music and dance performance
  • 'Images of China', accompanied by traditional Chinese music
  • A new dance performance by the Charwood Dance Company

Fireworks at 6pm:

The finale to the days event will be a Fireworks Spectacular across the Lake at 6pm, created for Lakeside by Crescendo Fireworks

Chinese fireworks at Highfields Park

Chinese new year 2012 at Highfields Park, Nottingham - the year of the Dragon

Earlier Events from 10am - 5pm:

Dragon Boat Training
- Highfields Lake,
10am - 12 noon

Wrap up warm and enjoy this unusual opportunity to see Nottinghamshire's Anaconda Dragon Boat Team in training on Highfields Lake

Meet the Notts Anaconda Dragon Boat Team
- Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre, 1pm - 5pm

Following their training session, there's an opportunity to meet members of the prize-winning Nottinghamshire Anaconda Dragon Boat Team in the Angear Visitor Centre together with one of their amazing 15 metre long Dragon Boats and find out about this terrific sport which has its roots in ancient China.

Make Your Own Dragon
- Angear Visitor Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

A 'make and take' crafts workshop for children and families; please note it may be necessaryto wait to participate in this session at peak times

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Chinese Spring Festival Celebtations 2012 - year of the Dragon

2012 is the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese zodiac

The Chinese new year falls on 23rd of January in 2012. Each of the five elements, water, earth, fire, metal and wood represent the dragon and they alternate each time the dragon sign occurs. The zodiac signs rotate every 12 years so each dragon element only occurs every 60 years making them very special. This year it is the water dragon. People born in the year of the water dragons are more perceptive and patient than other dragons.


Chinese New Year Zodiac
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