Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chinatown, London Today and in a week

In fact, the new year begins today and the festivities too 

"Chinese New Year at National Maritime Museum is free to attend, and runs from Monday 15th February - Friday 19th February 2010. A full day on Thursday 18th February from 11.30am - 4pm."

Chinese New Year 2010  Sunday 21 February, 12 to 6pm

Tigers, by Ma Yun (detail)
Artist: Ma Yun

On Sunday 21 February 2010 central London will be transformed so visitors to Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, Shaftesbury Avenue and London Chinatown can welcome in the Year of the Tiger in spectacular style – with Chinese arts and entertainment from international and home-grown artists, and food, firecrackers and fireworks.

In Trafalgar Square, two groups from China will perform world-class dance, music and acrobatics after an official opening ceremony. There will also be firecrackers, Chinese dragons, lions and Chinese acrobatics.

Meanwhile, in a specially decorated Chinatown there will be cultural stalls, food and lion dance displays. Shaftesbury Avenue will become ‘Hong Kong in London Chinatown’ with a stage featuring performances by local Chinese artists.

A colourful fireworks display in Leicester Square will close the celebrations.

Information, from Major of London

I'll try to be there and take some photos, like last year, hope it will be a bit warmer this time.

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