University of Nottingham building with Chinese New Year projections on the building as will appear at the event.

Spectacular digital projection show, Xīwàng (Hope), to celebrate Chinese New Year 2022 at UoN.

Lakeside Arts in collaboration with Nottingham Confucius Institute and the University of Nottingham are to host Chinese New Year celebrations programme, including a stunning digital display by the artist Barret Hodgson.

Tickets can be purchased online. Follow the link through the Visit Nottinghamshire website here to buy tickets.

The Spring Festival is the most widely celebrated occasion in the Asian Calendar and Lakeside Arts, in collaboration with Nottingham Confucius Institute, present a series of exciting events to welcome the Year of the Tiger. Having participated in celebrations at the University with local partners since 2005, Lakeside readies itself to welcome 2022 opening with an impressive digital display projected onto the University of Nottingham’s iconic Trent Building.

Hoping to bring some cheer to 2022, Xīwàng (Hope) will dazzle against a backdrop of the dark January sky and across Highfields lake with exciting and beautiful projections that will reflect both traditional and contemporary Chinese culture. As visitors watch next to the stone lions facing the Trent Building, they can safely enjoy the experience together with friends and family over three days from Saturday 29 – Monday 31 January. The 20-minute display can also be enjoyed with a warming treat from the Pavilion Café, located next to Highfields boating lake.

Following Xīwàng, Lakeside offers children and adults the chance to learn a new skill in a series of workshops inspired by traditional Chinese New Year celebrations and the decorations made during this period. Children can enjoy activities that include Calligraphy, Chinese Knot Making and a lion and dragon dance. For adults, Feng-Ru Lee teaches the ancient art of brush painting while Xi Chen leads a calming and authentic tea ceremony.

Lakeside’s exciting Chinese New Year events are brought to you in partnership with Nottingham Confucius Institute, University of Nottingham, Fudan University, Chinese International Education Foundation and Nottingham City Council. Enjoy browsing all the events to see how you can join the celebrations together with friends and family.

Find out more by going to the Visit Nottinghamshire website here.

Posted on 24 January 2022

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