Chinese New Year

Arcadian Centre, Southside




Chinese New Year is a festival enjoyed all over the world, and each year is represented by an animal from the Chinese zodiac calendar.

The 31st January 2014 marks the year of the horse, and celebrations will be taking place in the Arcadian Centre in the heart of the city on Sunday 2nd February from 11:30am-5:30pm. There will be FREE entertainment for thousands of visitors including lion dancing, Chinese inspired activities and of course fireworks!

In addition, Birmingham Hippodrome will be transforming its Stageside Bar and Restaurant in Thorp Street into a traditional Chinese tea house set in 1920’s Shanghai. Visitors will be able to sample varieties of Chinese tea, enjoy performances of Chinese magic and even have a go at creating their own horse’s head mask as souvenirs.  It will also be hosting a chopstick master class with those feeling particularly speedy getting the chance to take part in a special ‘Chop Stick Challenge’ with Yum Tum Club.  Part of Hippodrome Plus. 

Find out more about the festival from the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee

 


 

Chung Ying Central

As well as the Arcadian's fantastic festival there are other ways you can celebrate Chinese New Year this 2014. Why not visit the latest addition to the Chung Ying Group Chung Ying Central, and try one of their 12 fabulous Chinese Zodiac inspired cocktails. 

Chung Ying Central will be leading the Chinese New Year celebrations in Colmore Business District on Friday the 31st of January. So feel free to trot along and enjoy all the dim sum fun to the Lion Dance Parade.

The main lion dance parade will start off at the entrance of Snow Hill Train Station at 5pm, head towards St Philip’s Cathedral and finally end up at the dim sum restaurant and cocktail bar restaurant; but the fun doesn’t end there. Chung Ying Central is also celebrating The Year of The Horse with a VIP celebration at the restaurant that evening.

Offering fresh noodles, delicious dim sum and Oriental cocktails, Chung Ying Central has proved popular with the local business crowd, as well as visitors to the city. CBD’s latest restaurant addition is part of the Chung Ying Group which includes Chinatown's Chung Ying Cantonese on Wrottesley Street and Chung Ying Garden on Thorp Street.

 

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