20 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by adult)
Welcome to Chinese New Year 2022!
Amidst the shortest and darkest days of the year, we’re hoping to bring some cheer with stunning digital projections on the iconic Trent building. Reflecting both traditional and contemporary Chinese culture, Xīwàng (Hope) will mark the imminent arrival of the Spring Festival on 1 February and welcome The Year of the Tiger.
The third of the Zodiac Animals, the Tiger is known as the king of all beasts in China and is a symbol of strength, exorcising evils and braveness. In China, many children will wear hats or shoes with a tiger image for good luck.
The Spring Festival – also known as the Lunar Festival and most commonly as Chinese New Year – is the most widely celebrated occasion in the Asian Calendar. We’ve participated in celebrations at the University together with our local partners and communities since 2005 to coincide with the first year of the University of Nottingham in China, in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. We continue to share these celebrations as part of a global community, but also to bring cheer in the coldest and darkest time of the year.
Nottingham Confucius Institute; University of Nottingham; Chinese International Education Foundation
The safety of our visitors, staff and students is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help. We ask that everyone is respectful of others’ choices, understanding that some people will feel more comfortable with the lifting of restrictions than others and that health vulnerabilities remain.
We continue to ask staff and visitors to a wear a face covering if they can when inside our buildings. Read our list of exemptions. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow.
The number of visitors permitted in our spaces has been reduced. Although it is no longer mandatory, we ask that visitors give people space where it is sensible or requested.
Please do not visit Lakeside if you or anyone you live with is feeling unwell or have a loss of smell, temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.
Hand sanitiser is available at regular intervals throughout our venues. We recommend you make use of these upon arriving and leaving our venue.
The frequency of our cleaning throughout our venues has been increased, including toilets and other facilities.
We are currently only accepting contactless payments. Cash will not be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Saturday 12 FebruaryVisual Arts Studio
Create LED-lit lanterns to decorate your home for Chinese New Year.
Saturday 12 FebruaryPerforming Arts Studio
Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy.
Explore events and exhibitions at Lakeside
Take a look around our shop
See what tasty treats await you