Lakeside Arts
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Lakeside Arts
Event Detail
Nottingham Confucius Institute and Lakeside Arts present


Saturday 29 January - Monday 31 January, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm
Highfields Park, near the Stone Lions opposite

Special Events

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.

Please note: includes flashing lights and some loud bangs towards the end


To browse all Chinese New Year events, please visit the main page  Blue arrow linking to festival main page

Safety Information

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.



In line with government guidelines, all staff and visitors must wear a face covering 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.

Brought to you in partnership with Nottingham Confucius Institute, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham, Fudan University, Chinese International Education Foundation and Nottingham City Council

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