Chinese New Year events return to Birmingham after Covid pandemic – BBC

Simon Hadley

1000’s of persons are anticipated within the centre of Birmingham this weekend as public Chinese language New 12 months celebrations return after the Covid pandemic.

Two days of celebrations are deliberate together with dancing, singing and a fireworks show on Sunday.

In the course of the pandemic, occasions had been displayed on-line solely.

James Wong, chair of the Chinese language Competition Committee Birmingham, mentioned he was glad they had been again.

“We can’t wait to welcome guests to our festivities,” he mentioned.

The occasions mark the brand new lunar yr and the change from the yr of the Tiger to the yr of the Rabbit.

They’ve been co-produced with the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre and, from Noon on Saturday, centre across the Bullring and Grand Central.

Sunday will see occasions in Southside together with road meals and neighborhood performances.

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Simon Hadley

Mr Wong mentioned there could be further occasions across the metropolis subsequent week together with New Road station and Aston College.

“It is good to have the ability to outreach to totally different components of the town,” he mentioned.

Occasions throughout the weekend are additionally set for neighbouring Solihull on the Touchwood procuring centre.

A standard Chinese language dragon and lion would stroll the centre flooring, adopted by dancing, music and singing, organisers mentioned.

Elsewhere within the West Mdlands on Sunday, the Potteries Museum and Artwork Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, could have conventional Chinese language music, dance, firecrackers and acrobatics.

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