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Chinese New Year Celebrations 2017

Jixiang (Propitious)

This ticketed event for Chinese New Year is now fully booked

This year we've come full circle since we first celebrated Chinese New Year at Lakeside in 2005, and so, in 2017 we welcome the year of the Rooster. 

In a spectacular world premiere, Nottingham-based digital artist Barret Hodgson will illuminate the University's iconic Trent Building with a visual feast of digital projections which capture contemporary and traditional elements of Chinese art and culture. Visiting artist Jiang Hongsheng has contributed his signature peony brush painting to this gorgeous sequence, and musician Ling Peng features too in this unique project. Join our celebrations in welcoming the year of the Rooster.

Tickets are free but advance booking is essential. Meet at the DH Lawrence Pavilion stanchion with your ticket and you'll be led by the CSSA Dragon dancers to the viewing position by the Stone Lions beside the lake.

Our traditional artisans in South West China photography exhibition takes place in the Wallner Gallery from 9 January - 12 February, plus our artist in residence Jiang Hongsheng (Jack) is hosting Chinese Brush Painting workshops. Please look out for more information in our Chinese New Year Brochure.