Jan 24

Manchester Chinese New Year Events 2014


30 January 2014 – 01 February 2014

St. Ann’s Square plays host to a Chinese food market (12pm-9pm each day) and pop-up Tiger Bar (12pm-10pm).

Try tasty offerings from Chinatown’s best restaurants – Cantonese meats, rice, and dim sum dumplings by Yang Sing, hot treats from Red Chilli, buns by Wong Wong Bakery, hot noodles from Pearl City, summer rolls and Vietnamese salad by I am Pho and oriental snacks and sweets by Hang Won Hang.

All washed down by cold beers and refreshments at the very special pop-up Tiger Bar. You can also pick up Chinese novelties and gifts from the Modern Chinese Craft Centre stall.

Whilst there, enjoy traditional Chinese music and performances surrounded by hundreds of red lanterns, as St Ann’s Square celebrates the Year of the Horse.

Master Chu’s Lion Dancers will be performing at 1pm and 5pm on Friday 31 January and 5pm on Saturday 1 February.


02 February 2014

From noon – 4pm, join Manchester Art Gallery for Chinese music and performances to welcome in the Year of the Horse, including a Lion Dance, drumming and Chinese opera. There’ll be plenty going on just outside the gallery too, as the famous Dragon Parade gets celebrations off to noisy and colourful start.


04 February 2014

One Hour Intro: Exploring the Chinese Dream
Contemporary talk of ‘the Chinese Dream’ – a slogan which dominates public media in the People’s Republic of China – is as ironic as it is pervasive. The phrase itself reminds many people of the emptiness of its familiar antecedent ‘the American Dream’; oddly, achieving the Chinese version often requires that citizens go abroad. In this stark reality the hypocrisy of contemporary nationalism is exposed as quickly as the Chinese Dream, and discussions related to it have gone viral all over the world.

This talk from Dr William Schroeder, Lecturer in Chinese Studies at The University of Manchester, explores the contemporary language and imagery of nationalist dreams, examining how China has become a hub in the interconnected world despite efforts to block its flows of information and people.

CFFUK presents American Dreams in China (CTBA)
Peter Ho-Sun Chan’s comedy drama follows three school friends into adulthood as they embark on international business careers by launching English language tutorials for Chinese students. When they are faced with allegations of copyright infringement, the friends must rise to their biggest challenge yet.

Supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Manchester.