Manchester Museum, which last year opened its first permanent gallery devoted to Chinese culture, has a host of events and activities lined up to celebrate the incoming Year of the Dragon.
Kicking off at 6pm, the evening will begin with a colourful Lion Dance, followed by music from Manchester-based Chinese music ensemble Oriental Breeze in the Chinese Culture Gallery. The ensemble consists of members from the local Chinese community and is one of the largest of its kind in the UK.
In addition to these performances, there’s a host of fun creative workshops taking place across the Museum, all of them free to attend. You can try your hand at bracelet-making, calligraphy and origami. And while you’re busy crafting, you can think about what wish for the new year you might like to hang on the blossom tree in the Main Hall.
There are also Tai Chi taster sessions running until 8.15pm, for anyone who wants to learn more about this unique, mind-body martial art.
For the full schedule, head to Manchester Museum’s website via the button below.