Happy New Year 新年快乐

Southside once again played host to the city’s Chinese New Year celebrations as thousands of festival-goers descended on the area and welcomed in the Year of the Rooster!

Taking place on Sun 29 Jan between 11am and 4pm, the 2017 celebrations were bigger and better, with Hurst St and Ladywell Walk transformed into a festival space, complete with two performance areas, market stalls, fairground rides, games area and Asian Street Food Fair. There was traditional Chinese music, lion dancers, acrobats, martial artists as well as traditional market stalls selling their wares and family workshops in our very own Patrick Centre studio.

We were delighted to provide some fantastic artists and performances for the festival – you can find out more using the links below!

Festival times 11am – 4pm
Genting Stage (Hurst Street) 12pm – 4pm
Birmingham Airport Stage (Ladywell Walk) 12.30pm – 3pm

Family Workshops in The Patrick Centre

Lego Workshop: 11.30am-4pm
Drop in and make your very own Chinese Arch from Lego! Visit the Lego station and see who can build a beautiful arch.

Mask Making:12-4pm
Create your very own Chinese New Year mask at the mask-making station.

Lantern Making: 11.30am-4pm
Build a beautiful Chinese lantern at our craft station.

Minecraft Workshop: 11.30am-4pm
Come and build your own version of Chinese New Year! Bring a friend and see who can build the most creative world in just 15 mins!