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Celebrate Chinese New Year with a weekend packed full of fun and fortune from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February. Featuring: thousands of red lanterns, food, fireworks, a funfair and the legendary Dragon Parade. Plus traditional lion dancing, martial arts and crafts.
 



Once again, Manchester Arndale will be transformed into a hive of creative workshops for families on the lower mall outside Next.

Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 February
Try your hand at the traditional practice of Tai Chi, with professional demonstrations on the hour and free workshops on the half hour with Start TAI CHI.

Saturday 9 February
Join Manchester’s Confucius Institute and teachers from China and learn all about the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting. Children will create their own Chinese New Year Pig shaped fan as they learn about the characteristics of this year’s zodiac animal.

Sunday 10 February
Create your own 'meme' with CFCCA for Chinese New Year. Inspired by its current exhibition 'Chinternet Ugly' this workshop, led by experienced practitioners, will help you use traditional craft techniques such as printing and calligraphy to create a meme you can take home with you. Adults and Families (ages 3+).

Find out what's on for 2019 the year of The Pig.