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Leicester is set to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend

Cosmopolitan Arts brings Chinese New Year to the city for the 4th year, with a dazzling array of dance, music, art, workshops & food to welcome the year of the rat.

Come and join in and be prepared to be wowed with a celebration of colour and vibrant cultural festivities. Free family friendly events throughout the 15 day celebrations.

City Centre Procession

Sunday 26 January - De Montfort University to New Market Square - 2.30pm – 5pm Traditional procession plus spectacular outdoor film projection performance with pyrotechnics and traditional lion and dragon dance.

Instant, Insight, Inscape

Tuesday 28 January – Thursday 6 February - Curve Theatre Chinese Paintings by SUN Jiujiang and WANG Yu

Last Friday at LCB Depot

Friday 31 January - LCB Depot, Rutland Street - 5pm – 10pm Free workshops, activities and lion dance performances.

Chinese New Year celebrations

Saturday 1 February - New Walk Museum, New Walk - 11am – 4pm Chinese New Year celebration, with traditional performances and workshops.

Chinese New Year finale

Saturday 8 February - Humberstone Gate - 11am – 4.30pm

A wonderful end to the celebrations with exciting performances and workshops.


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