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Chinese New Year in Birmingham

 Chinese New Year - Year of the Horse

Arcadian Centre,
Birmingham FREE Admission

Each year, Birmingham welcomes in the Chinese New Year with an afternoon of free entertainment at the Arcadian Centre. Dragon dances, acrobatic performances and Kung Fu demonstrations are just some of the cultural entertainment on offer. Plus traditional firecrackers, market stalls, food and children’s rides.

Tel: 0121 707 4355

The celebrations are organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee with support from Birmingham City Council and other sponsors. For more information, visit www.cnybirmingham.org.uk

Sunday 2nd February, 11.30 - 5.30
Year of the Horse.


12:30 - Waking of the Lions
12:45 - Speeches
13:15 - Mongolian Group Dance (Overseas Chinese Association School)
13:21 - Fan Dance (Birmingham Chinese School)
13:26 - God of Wealth, Money Money Money (Birmingham Chinese Women Association)
13:34 - Flower Basket Dance (Birmingham Chinese Society Dancing Group)
13:44 - Tian Mi Mi (Chinese Community Centre Birmingham – Suet Fun Chung)
13:47 - Kung Fu Sword (Yang Tai Chi School)
13:52 - Dunhuang Dance : Thousand Handed Buddha (Wanlin Dance Troupe)
13:59 - A Trio Modern Dance (Overseas Chinese Association School)
14:06 - Tai Chi Sword (Birmingham Chinese School – Yanyan Yang)
14:11 - Good Wishes (Birmingham Chinese Karaoke Group)
14:16 - Good Fortune (Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham)
14:20 - Happy Year after Year (Birmingham Chinese Women Association)
14:44 - Children Singing (Overseas Chinese Association School)
14:49 - Parasol Dance : Rainy Alley in a Small Town (Wanlin Dance Troupe
14:56 - Tibetan Dance (Birmingham Chinese Society Dancing Group)
15:03 - Welcome the Blossom of Spring (Birmingham Chinese Women Association)
15:06 - Xinjiang Dance (Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham)
15:11 - Yang Tai Chi Quan (Yang Tai Chi School)
15:19 - Melody of China (Chinese Youth Violin Performance)
15:29 - Xinjiang Dance : Scarlet Flowers (Wanlin Dance Troupe)
15:34 - Xi Feng (Chinese Community Centre Birmingham – Suet Fun Chung & Lianxiang Deng)
15:38 - Tai Chi Kong Fu Fan (Yang Tai Chi School)
15:46 - Fan Dance : Spring Blossoms on Moonlit River (Wanlin Dance Troupe)
15:51 - Riverside Town in Dream (Chinese Community Centre – Birmingham)
15:56 - Singing (Stella Wan)
16:06 - Kung Fu Dao (Yang Tai Chi School)
16:16 - Wudang Fist (Wanlin Dance Troupe – Pablo Salas Vazquez)
16:19 - Nearu Martial Arts Performance (Nearu Martial Arts School)
16:29 - Jian Kang Ge; Tao Hua Duo Duo Kai (Robin Hood School)
16:36 - Wudang Sword (Wanlin Dance Troupe – Wanlin Steele and Pablo Salas Vazquez)
16:40 - Chun Xiao; Xin Nian Hao Ya; Yi Shan Yi Shan Liang Jin Jin (Robin Hood School)
16:50 - Nearu Martial Arts Performance (Nearu Martial Arts School)
17:00 - Final Appearnace of the Lion Dance (Choy Lee Fut Kong Fu Academy)
17:20 - Fireworks
17:30 - Close

Getting there

Car Parking in Birmingham City Centre
Map of car parks
Nearest Car Park - Arcadian Multi-Storey

By Rail
National Rail Enquiries

By Bus
Network West Midlands

Accommodation in Birmingham.

To find out more about traditional customs and celebrations, go to our web page about Chinese New Year