We’re welcoming in the Year of the Ox with a series of specially-commissioned films.

Birmingham Hippodrome has commissioned local filmmaker, Craig Bush, and Artist, Frances Yeung, to create a series of short films reflecting the cultural celebrations and traditions that take place during Chinese New Year and how the local community in Southside has adapted these in light of the pandemic.

For seven days in a row, we’ll be releasing a new film each day.


The History behind the Chinese Fan Dance

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Home

Behind the Lion Dance

Wrapping the Wishing Tree

Chinese New Year Calligraphy

The Businesses in the Chinese Quarter of Southside

Delivering food to the Elders