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GONG XI FA CAI! (Happy New Year!)

Posted on Monday 27th January 2014
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Mesmeric lion dancers at the Lady Lever Art Gallery © National Museums Liverpool

Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse at National Museums Liverpool!

Over the coming weeks, National Museums Liverpool has a host of free events and activities to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

This year Chinese New Year will fall on Friday 31 January so why not get ready by making a Chinese lantern or theatre mask at WorldMuseum on 25 and 26 January and 1 February?

Visitors to MerseysideMaritimeMuseum on 8 February will be in for a treat as Liverpool’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Club performs a spectacular lion dance from 1pm.

Celebrate with music from the Chinese Pagoda Youth Orchestra and further performances from the Hung Gar Kung Fu Club at the Museum of Liverpool on 8 February from 3pm. Plus, don’t miss China Pearl’s Fenfen Huang performing her mesmerising Chinese dance at the Museum on 9 February from 1.30pm.

Visitors can learn more about the history of Liverpool’s Chinese community and the city’s special relationship with Shanghai in the Museum of Liverpool’s GlobalCity gallery.

The Hung Gar Kung Fu Club will be dancing their way over the water to perform at the LadyLeverArtGallery on 16 February from 1pm.

Looking ahead to half term, keep the little ones busy with Chinese New Year arts and crafts at the WalkerArtGallery and Lady Lever on 18 and 19 February.

All events are listed online and below:

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/chinese-new-year-listings.aspx|

World Museum

Chinese lanterns

25, 26 January 2014

1-4pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year and make a beautiful Chinese lantern to take home.

Drop in, no booking required.

Chinese theatre masks

25, 26 January & 1 February 2014

1-4pm

Make a spectacular theatre mask to celebrate Chinese New Year with.

Drop in, no booking required.

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Chinese Lion Dance

8 February 2014

1pm, 2pm

Enjoy Liverpool’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Club’s mesmerising Lion Dance performance to ring in the Chinese New Year.

Drop in, no booking required.

Dragons and lanterns

9 February 2014

1-4pm

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Horse and make a dancing dragon or colourful lantern to take home!

Drop in, no booking required.

Museum of Liverpool

Chinese New Year

8 February 2014

3pm, 4pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year with performances by Liverpool’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Chinese Dance group and the Chinese Pagoda Youth Orchestra.

Drop in, no booking required.

Chinese dance

9 February 2014

1.30pm, 2pm

See spectacular Chinese dance performances by Chinese dance artist Fenfen Huang from China Pearl.

Drop in, no booking required.

Sunday crafternoons

9 February 2014

2-4pm

Get creative and enjoy crafts inspired by Chinese New Year.

Drop in, no booking required.

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Chinese New Year

16 February 2014

1-4pm

Celebrate Chinese New Year at the Lady Lever with craft activities and performances.

Drop in, no booking required.

Chinese Lion Dance

16 February 2014

1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Enjoy a performance of the traditional Lion Dance by Liverpool’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Club.

Drop in, no booking required.

Horsing around

19 February 2014

1-4pm

Get creative and take part in horse-themed Chinese New Year crafts to celebrate the year of the Horse.

Drop in, no booking required.

Walker Art Gallery

Chinese New Year

18, 19 February 2014

1-4pm

Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Horse with themed crafts and activities.

Drop in, no booking required.

Notes to editors

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic. We attract more than 3 million visitors every year. Our venues are the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Border Force National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.