Activity, Families

Lunar New Year at The Manchester Museum

Prepare for the Year of the Dragon during an evening of friendship and celebration at Manchester Museum.

Join us for live performances and workshops that will help you create your own decorations in time for the weekend’s Lunar New Year celebrations across Manchester. You’ll also have the chance to hang your wishes for the new year on our blossom tree in the Main Hall.

The evening will start with a stunning Lion Dance, followed by music from Manchester-based Chinese music ensemble Oriental Breeze, and a host of fun workshops.

Try your hand at bracelet-making, calligraphy and origami or pop into one of our Taichi taster sessions.

Welcome Area

6-6.15pm Lion Dance

Main Hall     

6.15-8.30pm Bracelet-making workshop: free, drop in.

Picnic Area

6.15-7pm Calligraphy workshop: free, first come, first served up to a maximum of 15 people.

7.15-8pm Calligraphy workshop: free, first come, first served up to a maximum of 15 people.

Living Worlds

6-6.30pm Taichi taster session: free, drop in.

6.30pm-7pm Music performance by Oriental Breeze.

7-7.30pm Taichi taster session: free, drop in.

7.30-8pm Music performance by Oriental Breeze.

8-8.30pm Taichi taster session: free, drop in.

Top Floor

6.15-7pm Origami workshop: free, drop in.

7.15-8pm Origami workshop: free, drop in.

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