Chinese New Year Celebrations

Durham City Centre


Welcome the Chinese New Year

at venues across Durham City

Saturday 1 February

10.30am - 4.00pm

Programme subject to change – full details at

Free entry



Join us to celebrate

The Year of the Rat

Clayport Library between 11.00am and 2.00pm for Chinese storytelling, arts and crafts and language taster sessions

Durham Town Hall between 10.30am and 4.00pm for a fantastic programme of dance and music provided by local schools, Chinese university students and members of the Durham Chinese School community

Try your hand at calligraphy and origami in the Town Hall

Take part in a Chinese tea tasting ceremony at 2.30pm in the Town Hall’s Burlison Gallery

Learn more about China and the Lunar Festival with colleagues from the Oriental Museum

Lion dance performance will begin in Millennium Place at 12.30pm and wind its way across the city centre

More events in Durham city

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