Lakeside Arts



The year of the Horse!

Year of the Horse


Sunday 2 February 2014

Outdoor Stage and Fireworks


4.30pm - 6.15pm

Highfields Park and Lake

 Wrap up warmly and be prepared for all weathers!  Then come and join us to welcome The Year of the Horse with performances on our outdoor stage and a grand finale firework display across Highfields Lake.

Compered by BBC Radio Nottingham's Mark Dennison, the programme will include a Lion Dance, a Dragon Dance, traditional music on hulusi and flute by Yang Zhao, dancers from Nottingham Chinese School, and many other performances.  The evening will come to a spectacular close with fireworks across the lake especially designed for us by Crescendo Fireworks.

 Full programme of events can be found here


 Qing Imperial Cityscapes

11 January - 2 March, Wallner Gallery

An exhibition which looks at the work of Yangshi Lei - the architectural dynasty - who took charge of most of the Qing Emperors' construction projects during the last empire of China (1644 - 1911).  Yangshi Lei's projects form one of the keystones of world cultural heritage and in this small selection taken from historic manuscripts, we focus on the beauty of the Forbidden City.

With thanks to Dr Qi Wang for his assistance in organising this exhibition, and to Professor Qiheng Wang of Tianjin University for permission and National Natural Science Foundation of China to reproduce items from the Yangshi Lei Architectural Archives.  The full exhibition can be seen in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment and the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies during the same period.




view the 2012 celebrations
view the 2011 celebrations
view the 2010 celebrations
view the 2009 celebrations

Audience Comments


'Just wanted to say how fantastic the fireworks were last night. I thought they were great last year, but last night was just spectacular, so in time with the music too. The love heart fireworks were a nice touch also. It was the best display I have been to and I will look forward to next Chinese New Year and encourage my family and friends to come along too. Well done.' - Jacqui Trickett


'Just wanted to say that the fireworks last night for chinese new year were fantastic - a great display that exceeded our expectations.' - Catherine Fenn

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