I will be supporting a celebration event held by the Greenwich Centre Library to welcome the Year of the Rat. Come to find out how this little creature managed to rank the top of the 12 animals. Of course, there will be a lot to do as well!
Event: Chinese New Year Special Storytelling and Craft Activities for Children
Language: Mandarin and English
Date: Saturday 25 January 2020
Time: 11am - 12pm
Location: The Greenwich Centre Library
Address: 12 Lambarde Square, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 9HB
Where else to celebrate
• Follow the CNY parade in and around Chinatown and London’s West End on 25 January. The largest outside Asia, celebrations include colourful parades, performances, displays and foodie treats
• Join the Chinese New Year family festival day at the National Gallery on 26 January, which will be filled with Chinese- themed storytelling and dance; try your hand at making dumplings and paper cut decorations. 11am-4pm, free for families, www.nationalgallery.org.uk
• Head to the Museum of London Docklands on 8 and 9 February for a variety of arts and crafts, calligraphy, Chinese stories
and a ribbon dance. 11am-4.30pm, admission free, www.museumoflondon.org.uk/docklands
• Watch online CNY gala broadcasts. A Guinness World Records holder of the world’s most watched television programme, it typically features music, dance, comedy and drama performances by talents and stars. Look up key word ‘CCTV New Year’s Gala’ (CCTV means China Central Television).