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Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester - Saturday 6 February, departing 8.30am from University House.

ManchesterJoin the Office for Global Engagement and Leap into the Year of the Monkey on 6 February! Manchester hosts its largest party yet to welcome in the 'Year of the Monkey', with thousands of red Chinese Lanterns decorating the city's central shopping streets.

Events include a Chinese Food Market in St Ann's Square with some of the city's best eateries including Yang Sing and Rice Bowl, alongside an Asian Street Food Village on New Cathedral Street where vendors including The Hungry Gecko and Yo Sushi serve-up from a range of colourful carts.

Chinese New Year at the PG HUB - Monday 8 February, 4.00-6.00pm: PG Hub, Senate House.

PG HubJoin us for our Chinese New Year celebration on 8 February! Our celebration aims to bring together postgraduates from different backgrounds and cultures together. There will be plenty of activities (e.g. calligraphy stall, ink painting, dumpling competition), music, food, drinks and an opportunity to explore Chinese traditions.

If you'd like to get involved in the dumpling compeititon, just bring along your homemade dumplings for judgement! (Make sure you keep track of the ingredients we can let people know about any allergens.) There will be a prize for the best dumplings!

All postgraduates welcome!

Chinese New Year in Rootes Grid - Thursday 11 February, 10.30-12.30: Learning Grid Rootes


Celebrate Chinese New Year in Rootes Grid! In this week's Kirby Corner event, we will be joined by Warwick Chinese Society to celebrate the holiday. Learn some calligraphy, have a go at papercutting, play a game of chess, or just pop by to enjoy Chinese food and music! All are welcome.

Warwick Chinese New Year Gala - Sunday 14 February, 7.00-9.45pm: Theatre, Warwick Arts Centre.

GalaCelebrate the most important annual event for Chinese people all around the world with the Chinese Society and Warwick Arts Centre.

Featuring excellent performances - including a magic show and traditional martial arts - free Chinese New Year gifts, and the chance to try on ancient Chinese costumes.

Tickets are £8 for members, and £10 for non-members, and are available from the Arts Centre Box Office.

Also, take a look at the superb entries for their Year of the Monkey Mascot campaign.

Don't forget, if you're planning on travelling outside of the UK, the Immigration Team are available to offer advice and support. This will be a busy period at UK airports due to the half-term break, so the Home Office request that you help to reduce waiting times by having your passports open at the photograph page and remove all hats and sunglasses in advance of inspection, to ensure that your time spent at border control is kept to a minimum.