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Liverpool Chinese New Year celebrations revealed

Liverpool’s Chinese New Year festivities take place next weekend with a return to a public celebration after last year’s virtual event.

The Year of the Tiger will be marked on Sunday, February 6 with dragon, unicorn and lucky man parades, firecracker displays, Tai Chi demonstrations, family workshops and a small fairground and food stalls.

Meanwhile Culture Liverpool is behind a series of new commissions to complement the free traditional celebrations.

From February 4-6, a 3D animated projection will see a Water Tiger prowl around the tower inside St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church.

The projection, created by Focal Studios and Scenegraph Studios and running from 6-9pm each evening, will transform the tower into a Chinese pagoda complete with lanterns made by schools and community groups.

While it is free to view, people will be asked for donations at the site.

Meanwhile Zap Graffiti is working with award-winning Beijing artist Tang Shou and local youngsters to create a new mural in Great George Square playground.

Five new commissions will be showcased on February 6 itself.

They are: Tian, an up-and-coming young band who perform a blend of east-meets-west music and who will appear on the stage in Great George Square; a special performance at the Chinese Arch by Bring the Fire Project; a contemporary work by dance company Movema exploring the cultural history of Chinese New Year; Feng Huang (Chinese phoenix) street animation at the Bombed Out Church, and Triumph of the Tiger by the Black-E Youth Circus, a short story told through circus skills, costumes and illuminations.

Chinese lanterns will appear on city centre streets from this weekend, and key Liverpool buildings will be lit in red from January 30.

The event has been organised by Culture Liverpool in partnership with the Liverpool Chinese Business Association.

Full details of events including dates and times are available HERE

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