Leap into the Year of the Monkey with four days of spectacular celebrations.

Celebrate
Chinese
New Year
in Manchester

曼彻斯特庆祝中国春节

Thursday 4
–Sunday 7 February
2016

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#ChineseNewYearMCR #YearOfTheMonkey

Featuring: Thousands of lanterns, a giant golden dragon and stunning 3D light show

Plus: Street food and shopping, live music and lion dancers, fireworks and the Dragon Parade

Events across the city centre

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Thursday 4 February

30 Years of CFCCA CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St

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In 2016, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.  The programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious series will launch on 4 February to coincide with Chinese New Year.

Exhibitions include RareKind China Public Art and Xu Bing Book from the Ground.

Go to the CFCCA website for full listings.

As Tears Go By (18) 旺角卡門 Home, 2 Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN, 6.15pm

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Award-winning director Wong Kar-wai’s debut, As Tears Go By is a classic gangster film about loyalty, ambition and respect. It centres on Wah, a tough criminal specialising in debt collecting for the mob, who has to continually look out for his best friend Fly. When Ngor arrives in Hong Kong her presence makes Wah question his life. With a stellar cast including Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung and Maggie Cheung, the influence of As Tears Go By can still be seen on contemporary Hong Kong crime films over two decades after its release.

This screening will be introduced by Gary Bettinson, author of The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai.

Dir Wong Kar-wai/1988 HK/102 mins Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung, Jacky Cheung

www.homemcr.org

Asian Street Food Village New Cathedral Street, 11am - 7pm

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Asian flavours can be found on New Cathedral Street where some the city’s finest vendors including MasterChef Finalist Jackie Kearney’s The Hungry Gecko, Tampopo and Yo Sushi serve up from a range of colourful street food vans.

Chinese Food Market St Ann's Square, 11am - 7pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester
A red, richly draped marquee in St. Ann’s Square provides the backdrop to some of the city’s best Chinese food and drink purveyors including Yang SingRice Bowl and Bubble Tea. There’s also Chinese comfort food to try, fresh from Mei Mei’s Street Cart – enjoy the traditional Beijing Jian Bing crepe and Bao glazed buns.

Giant Chinese Golden Dragon Outside Selfridges, Exchange Square, 10am - 8pm

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A Giant Golden Dragon will find a home in Exchange Square. 50ft long and 20ft high, this unmissable inflatable sculpture provides the perfect photo opportunity as it keeps watch over the crowds below.

Share a pic of your encounter using the hashtag #chinesenewyearMCR. The best snap will win £500 to spend in the shops at Manchester Airport on the way to your next holiday.

Chinese New Year at Selfridges Selfridges, Exchange Square, 12-6pm

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Witty, intelligent and curious by nature, join Selfridges in celebration of the mischievous monkey for Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year gift cards
Selfridges are excited to offer exclusive Chinese New Year gift cards. Tucked inside lucky red envelopes, they are available at selected tills in store.

Fortune cookies
Find out what the future has in store for you with Selfridges Chinese New Year fortune cookies, included with purchases at selected areas through the store.

Personalised Chinese New Year embossing
Add a symbol of luck and good fortune to your leather bag or accessory with our complimentary Chinese New Year embossing, available on all purchases from Womens Accessories on G and Mens Accessories. Available from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

Live musical and dance performances
Enjoy a variety of live performances from Chinese artists including dancers, singers and illusionists as they perform throughout the store from 6–7 February.

Coach gift with purchase
In celebration of Chinese New Year, customers will receive a complimentary leather notebook with purchases of £250 or more from the Coach accessories collection. The notebooks can be personalised with your initials from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

 

Red Lanterns Shopping streets, Chinatown, Albert Square

Chinese New Year Lanterns, Manchester City Centre

From Monday 18th January thousands of lanterns brighten up the city centre streets in celebration of Chinese New Year. This year the lanterns paint not only the shopping streets red, but Spinningfields, Corn Exchange, Manchester Arndale and First Street too.

Harvey Nichols Chinese New Year Shopping Event Harvey Nichols, New Cathedral Street, 4-9pm

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Clever monkeys go to Harvey Nichols Manchester… Toast the start of Chinese New Year with for an evening of drinks, live music and entertainment and lots more.

SS16 COLLECTIONS
Preview a hand-picked edit of the best new season fashion and accessories.

LUCKY DIP PRIZE
Spend £75 or more in store on any SS16 product and receive a Lucky Dip envelope with an exclusive prize*.

COMPLIMENTARY BEAUTY SAMPLES
Rewards by Harvey Nichols Members can receive on-the-spot beauty samples in store. Not a member? Download the app from the Google Play and Apple App stores now!

DOM&INK ILLUSTRATIONS
Get your very own fashion illustration sketched live by artist DOM&INK when you spend £75 or more in store on New Season*.

BEAUTY MASTERCLASS
Enjoy on-counter tutorials and treatments from your favourite brands.

*Terms and Conditions apply. For more information go to www.harveynichols.com

Jigsaw – Year of the Monkey Celebrations Jigsaw, King Street

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch Jigsaw’s amazing Year of the Ram display on King Street? Don’t miss this year’s window featuring a very special cheeky monkey. Head in store for your lucky Red Envelope, Chinese refreshments and shopping treats.

Lion Dancers Across the shopping streets, 1 - 5pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch the Lion Dancers as they move through the shopping streets in a colourful display of Chinese New Year tradition.

Live Music Stage St Ann's Square, 12-2pm lunchtime performances, 4-6pm afternoon performances


The soundtrack to the celebrations will be provided by local Chinese musicians including Ling Ling and Henry Fung, showcasing traditional and contemporary instruments. Special Saturday entertainment will be programmed by Manchester’s Confucius Institute.

Manchester City Football Club – Stadium & Club Tour in Mandarin Manchester City Football Club, 3pm

Chinese New Year inside the Etihad with Moonbeam

Manchester City FC will welcome the Year of the Monkey with the introduction of a brand new Stadium and Club tour in Mandarin.

From 4 February, visitors to the Etihad Stadium will be treated to an exclusive 90 minute tour of the stadium accompanied by a native Mandarin speaking guide.  The award-winning tour allows fans to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Club’s past, present and future – making it a must-visit excursion for all.

Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit the team dressing room and also sit in Manuel Pellegrini’s official press conference seat, exactly as seen on TV. They will emerge pitchside through the player’s tunnel before taking their seats in the dugout and dreaming of the moment they’re called upon to wear the famous sky blue jersey.

The initial launch tour on 4 February will be offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for other tours cost £20 per adult, £15 per child aged 2-18 and £18 for concessions. Anyone visiting over the course of Chinese New Year will be in with the chance of winning a signed Sun Jihai MCFC shirt.

Fans interested in booking their place on the Mandarin speaking tour can do so via www.mcfc.co.uk/tours with exclusive Chinese New Year themed tours taking place on 4, 5, 7 and 8 February at 3pm.

 

New Year Light Show St Ann's Church, St Ann's Square, 6 - 9pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

The façade of St Ann’s Church is brought to spectacular life via a mix of stunning light projections, art and film. See the animated story of Chinese New Year in an unforgettable projection mapped, audio-visual experience. Featuring will be the festival’s special ‘Year of The Monkey’ artwork, created by Manchester artist Stanley Chow.

Take a look at what to expect:

Evolve Mancheser presents: Parkour Monkey Runners Thurs 4th: Exchange Square, 4-7pm, Fri 5th & Sat 6th: St Ann's Square, 12-6pm

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Salford’s Evolve Manchester
will turn the shopping streets into their jungle gym as they show off parkour street running skills. Witness lots of monkeying around, acrobatics and breathtaking explosive stunts.

Thursday 4 February, 4-7pm, Exchange Square: performances every half an hour.

Friday 5 February and Saturday 6 February, 12-6pm, St Ann’s Square: street running demos and Monkey face-painting for kids with artist Samina Bukhari. Watch her transform below!

 

RareKind China – Live Street Art Exhibition Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, House of Fraser

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Vibrant, large-scale graffiti will splash the streets with colour as RareKind China artists reflect the story of Chinese New Year. Artists taking part include Rainbo, a female street artist from the China Girls Crew (Hong Kong); Uncle, founder of Afterworkshop urban arts space (Hong Kong); UK-based street artists, Krek and 45RPM. The Hong Kong artists are travelling to Manchester to create their artwork as part of the CFCCA’s 30 Year celebrations.

Tsingtao Beer Ping Pong Bar New Cathedral Street, 11am - 8pm

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The world’s favourite Chinese beer will be opening the doors on a unique pop-up bar featuring the challenge of the Tsingtao Dragon (Ping Pong robot) and the opportunity to win a range of prizes from t-shirts to Ping Pong tables.

Friday 5 February

30 Years of CFCCA CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St

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In 2016, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.  The programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious series will launch on 4 February to coincide with Chinese New Year.

Exhibitions include RareKind China Public Art and Xu Bing Book from the Ground.

Go to the CFCCA website for full listings.

Asian Street Food Village New Cathedral Street, 11am - 7pm

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Asian flavours can be found on New Cathedral Street where some the city’s finest vendors including MasterChef Finalist Jackie Kearney’s The Hungry Gecko, Tampopo and Yo Sushi serve up from a range of colourful street food vans.

Chinese Food Market St Ann's Square, 11am - 7pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester
A red, richly draped marquee in St. Ann’s Square provides the backdrop to some of the city’s best Chinese food and drink purveyors including Yang SingRice Bowl and Bubble Tea. There’s also Chinese comfort food to try, fresh from Mei Mei’s Street Cart – enjoy the traditional Beijing Jian Bing crepe and Bao glazed buns.

Giant Chinese Golden Dragon Outside Selfridges, Exchange Square, 10am - 8pm

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A Giant Golden Dragon will find a home in Exchange Square. 50ft long and 20ft high, this unmissable inflatable sculpture provides the perfect photo opportunity as it keeps watch over the crowds below.

Share a pic of your encounter using the hashtag #chinesenewyearMCR. The best snap will win £500 to spend in the shops at Manchester Airport on the way to your next holiday.

Chinese New Year at Selfridges Selfridges, Exchange Square, 12-6pm

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Witty, intelligent and curious by nature, join Selfridges in celebration of the mischievous monkey for Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year gift cards
Selfridges are excited to offer exclusive Chinese New Year gift cards. Tucked inside lucky red envelopes, they are available at selected tills in store.

Fortune cookies
Find out what the future has in store for you with Selfridges Chinese New Year fortune cookies, included with purchases at selected areas through the store.

Personalised Chinese New Year embossing
Add a symbol of luck and good fortune to your leather bag or accessory with our complimentary Chinese New Year embossing, available on all purchases from Womens Accessories on G and Mens Accessories. Available from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

Live musical and dance performances
Enjoy a variety of live performances from Chinese artists including dancers, singers and illusionists as they perform throughout the store from 6–7 February.

Coach gift with purchase
In celebration of Chinese New Year, customers will receive a complimentary leather notebook with purchases of £250 or more from the Coach accessories collection. The notebooks can be personalised with your initials from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

 

Chinese New Year Face Painting St Ann's Square, 12pm-5pm

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Turn your little ones into Chinese New Year monkeys with free face painting from Alma Body Art.

Red Lanterns Shopping streets, Chinatown, Albert Square

Chinese New Year Lanterns, Manchester City Centre

From Monday 18th January thousands of lanterns brighten up the city centre streets in celebration of Chinese New Year. This year the lanterns paint not only the shopping streets red, but Spinningfields, Corn Exchange, Manchester Arndale and First Street too.

Jigsaw – Year of the Monkey Celebrations Jigsaw, King Street

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch Jigsaw’s amazing Year of the Ram display on King Street? Don’t miss this year’s window featuring a very special cheeky monkey. Head in store for your lucky Red Envelope, Chinese refreshments and shopping treats.

Lion Dancers Across the shopping streets, 1 - 5pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch the Lion Dancers as they move through the shopping streets in a colourful display of Chinese New Year tradition.

Live Music Stage St Ann's Square, 12-2pm lunchtime performances, 4-6pm afternoon performances


The soundtrack to the celebrations will be provided by local Chinese musicians including Ling Ling and Henry Fung, showcasing traditional and contemporary instruments. Special Saturday entertainment will be programmed by Manchester’s Confucius Institute.

Manchester City Football Club – Stadium & Club Tour in Mandarin Manchester City Football Club, 3pm

Chinese New Year inside the Etihad with Moonbeam

Manchester City FC will welcome the Year of the Monkey with the introduction of a brand new Stadium and Club tour in Mandarin.

From 4 February, visitors to the Etihad Stadium will be treated to an exclusive 90 minute tour of the stadium accompanied by a native Mandarin speaking guide.  The award-winning tour allows fans to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Club’s past, present and future – making it a must-visit excursion for all.

Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit the team dressing room and also sit in Manuel Pellegrini’s official press conference seat, exactly as seen on TV. They will emerge pitchside through the player’s tunnel before taking their seats in the dugout and dreaming of the moment they’re called upon to wear the famous sky blue jersey.

The initial launch tour on 4 February will be offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for other tours cost £20 per adult, £15 per child aged 2-18 and £18 for concessions. Anyone visiting over the course of Chinese New Year will be in with the chance of winning a signed Sun Jihai MCFC shirt.

Fans interested in booking their place on the Mandarin speaking tour can do so via www.mcfc.co.uk/tours with exclusive Chinese New Year themed tours taking place on 4, 5, 7 and 8 February at 3pm.

 

New Year Light Show St Ann's Church, St Ann's Square, 6 - 9pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

The façade of St Ann’s Church is brought to spectacular life via a mix of stunning light projections, art and film. See the animated story of Chinese New Year in an unforgettable projection mapped, audio-visual experience. Featuring will be the festival’s special ‘Year of The Monkey’ artwork, created by Manchester artist Stanley Chow.

Take a look at what to expect:

Evolve Mancheser presents: Parkour Monkey Runners Thurs 4th: Exchange Square, 4-7pm, Fri 5th & Sat 6th: St Ann's Square, 12-6pm

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Salford’s Evolve Manchester
will turn the shopping streets into their jungle gym as they show off parkour street running skills. Witness lots of monkeying around, acrobatics and breathtaking explosive stunts.

Thursday 4 February, 4-7pm, Exchange Square: performances every half an hour.

Friday 5 February and Saturday 6 February, 12-6pm, St Ann’s Square: street running demos and Monkey face-painting for kids with artist Samina Bukhari. Watch her transform below!

 

RareKind China – Live Street Art Exhibition Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, House of Fraser

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Vibrant, large-scale graffiti will splash the streets with colour as RareKind China artists reflect the story of Chinese New Year. Artists taking part include Rainbo, a female street artist from the China Girls Crew (Hong Kong); Uncle, founder of Afterworkshop urban arts space (Hong Kong); UK-based street artists, Krek and 45RPM. The Hong Kong artists are travelling to Manchester to create their artwork as part of the CFCCA’s 30 Year celebrations.

Tsingtao Beer Ping Pong Bar New Cathedral Street, 11am - 8pm

TsingtaoDragon

The world’s favourite Chinese beer will be opening the doors on a unique pop-up bar featuring the challenge of the Tsingtao Dragon (Ping Pong robot) and the opportunity to win a range of prizes from t-shirts to Ping Pong tables.

Saturday 6 February

30 Years of CFCCA CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St

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In 2016, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.  The programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious series will launch on 4 February to coincide with Chinese New Year.

Exhibitions include RareKind China Public Art and Xu Bing Book from the Ground.

Go to the CFCCA website for full listings.

Asian Street Food Village New Cathedral Street, 11am - 7pm

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Asian flavours can be found on New Cathedral Street where some the city’s finest vendors including MasterChef Finalist Jackie Kearney’s The Hungry Gecko, Tampopo and Yo Sushi serve up from a range of colourful street food vans.

Chinese Crafts – Make your own Monkey Masks and Bunting Paperchase, St Mary's Gate, 11am - 4pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Make your own monkey mask using Paperchase’s extensive range of craft products, then celebrate the Year of the Monkey by wearing it to the new year parade. 11am – 1pm, £10 per person

Or head along to create your own handmade bunting and celebrate Chinese New Year in style. 2 – 4pm, £10 per person

Chinese Food Market St Ann's Square, 11am - 7pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester
A red, richly draped marquee in St. Ann’s Square provides the backdrop to some of the city’s best Chinese food and drink purveyors including Yang SingRice Bowl and Bubble Tea. There’s also Chinese comfort food to try, fresh from Mei Mei’s Street Cart – enjoy the traditional Beijing Jian Bing crepe and Bao glazed buns.

Giant Chinese Golden Dragon Outside Selfridges, Exchange Square, 10am - 8pm

ECHO(210116)11

A Giant Golden Dragon will find a home in Exchange Square. 50ft long and 20ft high, this unmissable inflatable sculpture provides the perfect photo opportunity as it keeps watch over the crowds below.

Share a pic of your encounter using the hashtag #chinesenewyearMCR. The best snap will win £500 to spend in the shops at Manchester Airport on the way to your next holiday.

Chinese New Year at Selfridges Selfridges, Exchange Square, 12-6pm

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Witty, intelligent and curious by nature, join Selfridges in celebration of the mischievous monkey for Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year gift cards
Selfridges are excited to offer exclusive Chinese New Year gift cards. Tucked inside lucky red envelopes, they are available at selected tills in store.

Fortune cookies
Find out what the future has in store for you with Selfridges Chinese New Year fortune cookies, included with purchases at selected areas through the store.

Personalised Chinese New Year embossing
Add a symbol of luck and good fortune to your leather bag or accessory with our complimentary Chinese New Year embossing, available on all purchases from Womens Accessories on G and Mens Accessories. Available from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

Live musical and dance performances
Enjoy a variety of live performances from Chinese artists including dancers, singers and illusionists as they perform throughout the store from 6–7 February.

Coach gift with purchase
In celebration of Chinese New Year, customers will receive a complimentary leather notebook with purchases of £250 or more from the Coach accessories collection. The notebooks can be personalised with your initials from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

 

Chinese New Year Face Painting St Ann's Square, 12pm-5pm

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Turn your little ones into Chinese New Year monkeys with free face painting from Alma Body Art.

Red Lanterns Shopping streets, Chinatown, Albert Square

Chinese New Year Lanterns, Manchester City Centre

From Monday 18th January thousands of lanterns brighten up the city centre streets in celebration of Chinese New Year. This year the lanterns paint not only the shopping streets red, but Spinningfields, Corn Exchange, Manchester Arndale and First Street too.

Hainan Airlines lands at House of Fraser for a VIP shopping experience House of Fraser, Deansgate, 12-4pm

Head to House of Fraser for a day of shopping treats, fortune cookies and special entertainment in celebration of Chinese New Year. Grab a golden ticket in the prize Cash Cube to win beauty treats, free glasses of prosecco and more. Enjoy traditional Chinese dancing, with performances at noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.

You can also be in with a chance to win two Business Class flights to Beijing with Hainan Airlines, one of China’s leading airlines. Visit the special Hainan Airlines check-in desk on the second floor to enter and meet the cabin crew.

Jigsaw – Year of the Monkey Celebrations Jigsaw, King Street

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch Jigsaw’s amazing Year of the Ram display on King Street? Don’t miss this year’s window featuring a very special cheeky monkey. Head in store for your lucky Red Envelope, Chinese refreshments and shopping treats.

Lion Dancers Across the shopping streets, 1 - 5pm

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Catch the Lion Dancers as they move through the shopping streets in a colourful display of Chinese New Year tradition.

Live Music Stage – Confucius Institute Takeover – A musical journey through China St Ann's Square, 12-6pm

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Confucius Institute Manchester
 presents a special day of traditional music and dance. Head to the Live Music Stage in St Ann’s Square to hear the SOAS Sizhu 丝竹 (Silk & Bamboo) Ensemble perform Chinese style music that is seen and heard in the famous tea-houses of Shanghai.

The ensemble consists of string (silk – 丝) and woodwind (bamboo – 竹) instruments, including the Dizi (笛子) flute, Erhu (二胡) fiddle, Pipa (琵琶) lute, Sanxian (三絃) lute, Sheng (笙) mouth organ, Xiao (萧) flute, Yangqin (扬琴) dulcimer and the percussive Ban (板).

Also enjoy performances from artists who will represent varying Chinese dance styles, reflecting their own culture and way of life.

The University of Manchester is the proud home of the second Confucius Institute to be established in the UK. Over the last decade the institute has taught thousands of students, built links with local schools and worked with major cultural festivals in the city, establishing itself as a centre for Chinese language learning and a hub for Chinese culture in the North West.

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Manchester Arndale Family Craft Workshops – with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and Confucius Institute Manchester Arndale, Exchange Court, 12 - 6pm

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Manchester Arndale is transformed into a hive of creative workshops for families. Manchester’s Confucius Institute will explore calligraphy and paper folding. Using the newly learnt skills, children will be able to make their own New Year cards.

The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA) will bring us right up-to-date with Emoji workshops responding to ideas from artist Xu Bing’s Book from the Ground. Working with paper and card, families can create their own speech bubbles and slogans, using only a range of symbols and emoticons.

Manchester Arndale Lucky Red Envelopes Giveaway Manchester Arndale

Head to Manchester Arndale where the shopping centre will be handing out lucky Chinese Red Envelopes. Will yours have a £10 gift card to spend or a special foodie treat? Go in store to find out.

*All prizes to be redeemed on Saturday 6th February

Evolve Mancheser presents: Parkour Monkey Runners Thurs 4th: Exchange Square, 4-7pm, Fri 5th & Sat 6th: St Ann's Square, 12-6pm

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Salford’s Evolve Manchester
will turn the shopping streets into their jungle gym as they show off parkour street running skills. Witness lots of monkeying around, acrobatics and breathtaking explosive stunts.

Thursday 4 February, 4-7pm, Exchange Square: performances every half an hour.

Friday 5 February and Saturday 6 February, 12-6pm, St Ann’s Square: street running demos and Monkey face-painting for kids with artist Samina Bukhari. Watch her transform below!

 

RareKind China – Live Street Art Exhibition Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, House of Fraser

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Vibrant, large-scale graffiti will splash the streets with colour as RareKind China artists reflect the story of Chinese New Year. Artists taking part include Rainbo, a female street artist from the China Girls Crew (Hong Kong); Uncle, founder of Afterworkshop urban arts space (Hong Kong); UK-based street artists, Krek and 45RPM. The Hong Kong artists are travelling to Manchester to create their artwork as part of the CFCCA’s 30 Year celebrations.

Tsingtao Beer Ping Pong Bar New Cathedral Street, 11am - 8pm

TsingtaoDragon

The world’s favourite Chinese beer will be opening the doors on a unique pop-up bar featuring the challenge of the Tsingtao Dragon (Ping Pong robot) and the opportunity to win a range of prizes from t-shirts to Ping Pong tables.

Sunday 7 February

30 Years of CFCCA CFCCA, Market Buildings, Thomas St

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In 2016, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art will celebrate its 30 year anniversary in Manchester with a high profile exhibition programme spanning 6 months featuring some of the very best Chinese contemporary artists of today.  The programme will see CFCCA collaborate with 30 prestigious artists, curators and academics who have contributed to the organisation at various stages of its 30 year history. This ambitious series will launch on 4 February to coincide with Chinese New Year.

Exhibitions include RareKind China Public Art and Xu Bing Book from the Ground.

Go to the CFCCA website for full listings.

Chinese New Year at Selfridges Selfridges, Exchange Square, 12-6pm

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Witty, intelligent and curious by nature, join Selfridges in celebration of the mischievous monkey for Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year gift cards
Selfridges are excited to offer exclusive Chinese New Year gift cards. Tucked inside lucky red envelopes, they are available at selected tills in store.

Fortune cookies
Find out what the future has in store for you with Selfridges Chinese New Year fortune cookies, included with purchases at selected areas through the store.

Personalised Chinese New Year embossing
Add a symbol of luck and good fortune to your leather bag or accessory with our complimentary Chinese New Year embossing, available on all purchases from Womens Accessories on G and Mens Accessories. Available from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

Live musical and dance performances
Enjoy a variety of live performances from Chinese artists including dancers, singers and illusionists as they perform throughout the store from 6–7 February.

Coach gift with purchase
In celebration of Chinese New Year, customers will receive a complimentary leather notebook with purchases of £250 or more from the Coach accessories collection. The notebooks can be personalised with your initials from 28–31 January and 4–7 February, 12pm–6pm.

 

Red Lanterns Shopping streets, Chinatown, Albert Square

Chinese New Year Lanterns, Manchester City Centre

From Monday 18th January thousands of lanterns brighten up the city centre streets in celebration of Chinese New Year. This year the lanterns paint not only the shopping streets red, but Spinningfields, Corn Exchange, Manchester Arndale and First Street too.

Kung hei fat choi! Manchester Art Gallery Celebrates Manchester Art Gallery, 12-4pm
Manchester City Football Club – Stadium & Club Tour in Mandarin Manchester City Football Club, 3pm

Chinese New Year inside the Etihad with Moonbeam

Manchester City FC will welcome the Year of the Monkey with the introduction of a brand new Stadium and Club tour in Mandarin.

From 4 February, visitors to the Etihad Stadium will be treated to an exclusive 90 minute tour of the stadium accompanied by a native Mandarin speaking guide.  The award-winning tour allows fans to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Club’s past, present and future – making it a must-visit excursion for all.

Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit the team dressing room and also sit in Manuel Pellegrini’s official press conference seat, exactly as seen on TV. They will emerge pitchside through the player’s tunnel before taking their seats in the dugout and dreaming of the moment they’re called upon to wear the famous sky blue jersey.

The initial launch tour on 4 February will be offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for other tours cost £20 per adult, £15 per child aged 2-18 and £18 for concessions. Anyone visiting over the course of Chinese New Year will be in with the chance of winning a signed Sun Jihai MCFC shirt.

Fans interested in booking their place on the Mandarin speaking tour can do so via www.mcfc.co.uk/tours with exclusive Chinese New Year themed tours taking place on 4, 5, 7 and 8 February at 3pm.

 

The Dragon Parade, Chinatown Celebrations and Fireworks Albert Square & Chinatown, 1pm Dragon Parade, 6pm Fireworks

Chinese New Year, Manchester

Follow the Chinese New Year Parade led by a spectacular 175-foot dragon from Albert Square to Chinatown, where you’ll find traditional lion dances, street food, two stages for Chinese dancing, music and acrobatics, a funfair and fantastic fireworks finale.

Timings:

12 noon: Dragon and music performances, Albert Square
1pm: The Dragon Parade, Albert Square
2 – 5pm: Stage shows, Chinatown
6pm: Fireworks, Chinatown

CNY Parade Map