The Dragons Are Coming! A celebration of the Lunar New Year

The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre , NP20 1HG

About The Dragons Are Coming! A celebration of the Lunar New Year

The Dragons Are Coming! - A Spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration 喜迎新春「賀龍年」

Get ready for a journey into the heart of the Lunar New Year "The Dragons Are Coming!" –join us for a day filled with performances, workshops and activities celebrating the spirit of the Lunar New Year.

Running Order:

1. The Roaring Starts in Friars Walk, Outside the Museum and Art Gallery 醒獅賀歲
• Time: 10:00 AM
• Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a lively procession featuring mesmerizing lion dancers, weaving through Friars Walk. Feel the energy as the streets come alive . Don't forget to wear your best red attire or transform into a dragon for this fun family parade.

2. Journey to the Riverfront Theatre 巡遊
• Time: 10:30 AM
• Follow the dragon's trail as we make our way to the Riverfront Theatre, where a day of festivities await!

3. Unleashing the Dragon's Lair - Riverfront Theatre 工作坊
• Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshops: Shadow Puppetry Workshop: Unveil the ancient art of shadow puppetry, creating your own magical tales against the canvas of light and shadows. - Chinese Tea Ceremony Workshop: Immerse yourself in the elegance of Chinese tea culture as you learn the art of brewing and savoring traditional teas. - Calligraphy Station: Craft your own Chinese New Year greetings with the guidance of skilled calligrapher - Paper Cutting Corner: Explore the intricate art of paper cutting, shaping Chinese words, greetings, and lanterns with precision.

Have your photo taken with your Chinese birth character!

Free Creative crafts for the young and young at heart. Make a lantern, create a dragon and lots more!

Plus music and performances throughout the day.

The event culminates with a dramatic fire sculpture

5:00 PM- Disneys Turning Red . Free

Turning Red (PG)
In Turning Red, Mei Lee is a confident, dorky thirteen-year-old torn between staying her mother's dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren't enough, whenever she gets too excited (which for a teenager is practically ALWAYS), she "poofs" into a giant red panda!

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of this celebration and welcome in the Lunar New Year

The entire event is free and held in partnership with Newport City Council, the Riverfront Theatre and the Newport Chinese Community Centre. It has been made possible with funding from the UK government's shared prosperity fund via Newport City Council.

Event location

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The Place, 9-10 Bridge Street, Newport, Newport, NP20 4AL

Thursday 18th July 18:00 - 19:00

The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre, Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1HG

Saturday 20th July 10:00 -
Sunday 21st July 16:00