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Outdoor Stage and Fireworks

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 celebration 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. There will be a bucket collection on departure to support the Campaign Suitable for all, no prebooking required. Full programme of events 1.45pm-2.30pm and 3.15pm-4pm Storytelling with Nicky Rafferty in the Lecture Theatre (Djanogly Art Gallery) 4.30pm Compere Mark Dennison (BBC Radio Nottingham) Welcome, and University of Nottingham in China, Ningbo Campus, Arts Troupe Film 4.35pm Notts and Derby 7 Star Praying Mantis Kung Fu School Lion Dance 4.47pm Albany Junior School, Stapleford, performance of Ribbon Dance and Lion Dance 4.55pm Jinghong Dance - performed by Miss Jing Wang 5.00pm Welcome from Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham, Professor Chris Rudd 5.07pm Hulusi performance by Mr Yang Zhao 5.17pm Nottingham Chinese School present Summer Lotus Dance and Happy New Year Dance 5.27pm Chinese Students and Scholars Association Dragon Dance 5.32pm Traditional Music performance: Ling Peng (erhu) and Ying Xiao (Guzheng) 5.39pm Street Dance from 2 members of Shuffle Crew – Wang Xiao and Cheng Xiao Yi 5.44pm University of Nottingham Taiji Group performance (3 pieces) 5.52pm Final Thanks from Compere Mark Dennison 6pm Fireworks Finale by Mick Bowen and Crescendo Fireworks