SUNDERLAND CELEBRATES CHINESE NEW YEAR

Book Now

25 February 2018

A full programme of events, from lion dancing and martial arts demonstrations to calligraphy and traditional dancing, will bring the culture of the East to the North East.

The event, on 25 February, will take place at the Bridges and is being organised by Ian Wong, owner of Asiana restaurant, with support from Sunderland’s Business Improvement District and Gentoo.

The jam-packed schedule will kick off at 12pm with a traditional dragon dance outside the Market Square entrance to the Bridges, followed by a packed programme running until 4pm.

Performances will include Chinese screen painting, Kung Fu demonstrations, traditional dancing, music played with traditional Chinese instruments and local pupils singing Chinese songs.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to try their hand at Chinese calligraphy throughout the day, with Chinese arts and crafts for children.

“Chinese New Year is a really important date on the calendar and I’m delighted that once again we can get the people of Sunderland to enjoy a whole range of cultural experiences,” said Mr Wong.

“I am really grateful for the BID’s support because without them, this couldn’t have gone ahead.”

Sharon Appleby, Head of Business Operations at Sunderland BID, hopes Sunderland residents will take the opportunity to attend the free event.

“Ian has put together a really diverse range of entertainment which people of all ages can enjoy,” she said.

“Chinese New Year is a wonderful opportunity for people to learn more about another culture and have a great day out at the same time.”

Samantha Czwordon, marketing manager at the Bridges, said the shopping centre seized on the opportunity for shoppers to find out more about Chinese New Year.

“We like to enhance the experience shoppers have when they come to the Bridges, so the chance to host some fantastic entertainment and to share in Chinese New Year was something we are delighted to be part of.”

Although Chinese New Year itself falls on 16 February, across Asia it is also celebrated up to two weeks after that date.


FollowUs

Events Finder
Calendar

Search

Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

REVIEW: Bodies of Evidence: How Science Unearthed Durham’s Dark Secret.

For 350 years the story of the Scottish soldiers that were buried in Durham had been passed down for generations without ever knowing where their graves were. This is until the Palace Green Library Café construction began....Read the full review now.

Read More

PREVIEW: Middlesbrough Town Hall to launch Orange Pip Kitchen with award-winning restaurateur, Luke Harding, at the helm

Middlesbrough’s most popular food market teams up with The Waiting Room, in brand-new venture – bringing contemporary vegetarian fare to Middlesbrough Town Hall

Read More