FACT are delighted to welcome back the Liverpool East and South East Asian Network (LESEAN) as they bring you a special programme of events and workshops in celebration of Lunar New Year.
LESEAN in collaboration with Movema presents a full day of free events to mark the first new moon and the first day of spring in the lunar calendar, celebrated in parts of East and South East Asia. From a Lion Dance and Martial Arts display to a movement workshop, lantern making, and more—there are plenty of activities for all ages to enjoy.
Come along to learn more about Lunar New Year traditions as we celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dragon together.
Read on to discover the full programme.
CHINESE LION DANCE & MARTIAL ARTS DISPLAY
12:00-13:00 / Free, drop-in
LESEAN has invited China Spirit UK to perform a Chinese Lion Dance and Martial Arts Display at FACT!
In Chinese Culture, the Lion Dance is a traditional form of costumed performance intended to bring good luck and fortune to the area and those in attendance. The performance will take place in the foyer.
MOVING WITH THE MOON
13:00-13:15 / Free, booking required
13:15-13:30 / Free, booking required
Join Pei Yee Tong of LESEAN and Movema for a group workshop using gentle movement practices from parts of East and South East Asia.
Introducing elements of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and traditional Malaysian and Chinese dance, Pei invites you to cultivate positive energy for the year ahead.
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RED ENVELOPE TREASURE HUNT
14:00-14:45 / Free, booking required
Artists Katherine Ka Yi Liu and Dan Chan invite you to join them for a Red Envelope Treasure Hunt and other games to welcome the Lunar New Year with joy and laughter!
LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP
15:30-17:00 / Free, Booking required
Come along and create your own lantern inspired by those made in East and South East Asia.
Say goodbye to the past year and bring in the next with good fortune in this arts and crafts workshop led by the founder of LESEAN, Sufea Mohamad Noor.
15:30-17:00 / Free, booking required
Hone your Calligraphy skills by replicating typography and characters from ESEA cultures and reflect on your hopes for the Lunar New Year with LESEAN and Movema’s Pei Yee Tong.
Artist b3.png brings back her project from 2022 in which she invited people from all over the world to submit GIFs in celebration of Lunar New Year. The GIFs will be presented on the screens in our foyer space until the end of the Lunar New Year period.
WISHING TREE & CALLIGRAPHY DISPLAY
Throughout the Lunar New Year period, LESEAN will place a wishing tree at FACT! The tree was created by LESEAN Founder, Sufea Mohamed Noor, and will be adorned by outcomes of the celebratory workshops held at FACT.
Image courtesy of LESEAN, FACT, and China Spirit UK.