Experience Nottinghamshire SurveyClose

Give us feedback on our website and be entered into a free prize draw to win a Nottinghamshire themed hamper full of foodie delights. Our short survey should take no more than a couple of minutes. Complete Survey.

Only one email address per entry for the Nottinghamshire themed hamper prize draw, the winner will be selected at random. Terms and conditions apply and can be obtained via email from enquiries@experiencenottingham.com.

Celebrate the Year of the Dog as Chinese New Year comes to Old Market Square tomorrow 

Chinese dragons

 

Nottingham City Council and partners invite you to the Old Market Square on Saturday 10 February to celebrate 2018 – Chinese Year of the Dog. The events have been organised in conjunction with the Chinese Student Associations of the University of Nottingham and of Nottingham Trent University.

In a colourful mix of sights and sounds, the fun starts at 10.30am with an official opening ceremony involving representatives from Nottingham City Council and from Ningbo government (Nottingham’s Chinese sister city). The first round of performances begins at 11am with a mixture of singing, Chinese instrument playing, and traditional dragon dances, as well as some Chinese opera.

Alongside the performances, the Temple Fair offers opportunities to see and participate in activities which regularly feature as part of China’s New Year celebrations. There will be arts and crafts including calligraphy, paper cutting, storytelling, music and dance. There will also be food stalls with ample opportunities to try out some authentic Chinese New Year foods.

Celebrations also include a photography exhibition, which is a great opportunity to explore Hemudu, an ancient town with over 7,000 years of history in Ningbo, China. 96 photos will tell the story of its fascinating and unique landscape, culture, heritage and development.

The events have been made possible with sponsorship from Shanghong Shelf Company (an inward investment success to the region) and Hemedu (the city received visitors from the Ningbo government before Christmas including Party Chairman for the Hemedu township in Ningbo).

Nottingham’s relationship with Ningbo – a port city of 7.6m people south of Shanghai – began in 2005 when the University of Nottingham became the first foreign university to set up a campus in China.

Event organiser Dr Jason Yu, Assistant to Chief Executive for China Relations at Nottingham City Council said: “I would particularly encourage everybody to come along and celebrate with the community at the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Old Market Square this Saturday. I believe there will be something for all ages with lots to see and do and so much to learn about our culture and the links between the city and China.”

The full list of performances for the day is listed below:

Nottingham Temple Fair 2018

10:30 – Speeches

Scene 1- 10:45-11:55

  1. Singing solo – women
  2. Chinese traditional instrument playing
  3. Dancing solo-women
  4. Chinese traditional instrument solo-SUONA
  5. Dancing
  6. Chinese traditional opera
  7. Chinese traditional instrument solo-PIPA
  8. Singing solo – man
  9. Chinese traditional instrument playing– Dulcimer-for 4 min at 11:35
  10. Facing change— for 6 min at 11:40
  11. Singing solo- for 5 min at 11:48

Scene 2-12:20-13:30

  1. Singing solo–12:25
  2. Facing Change—13:30
  3. Singing solo–12:38
  4. Chinese traditional instrument playing
  5. Dancing solo
  6. Chinese traditional instrument solo-SUONA
  7. Dancing
  8. Chinese traditional opera
  9. Chinese traditional instrument solo-PIPA
  10. Singing solo
  11. Chinese traditional instrument playing—13:30

 Scene 3-14:00-15:00

  1. Singing solo—14:00
  2. Chinese traditional instrument playing
  3. Dancing solo-women
  4. Chinese traditional instrument solo-SUONA
  5. Dancing
  6. Chinese traditional opera
  7. Chinese traditional instrument solo-PIPA
  8. Singing solo – man
  9. Chinese traditional instrument playing
  10. Facing change—13:50
  11. Singing solo—14:50
Posted on 09 February 2018

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…