Get ready to celebrate the New Year again, because the celebrations are just about to begin with the Lunar New Year around the corner, starting Saturday 25th January to Saturday 8th February.
Also known as Chinese New Year, the Lunar New Year is widely celebrated across East and South East Asia, along with diaspora communities around the world. This year, the Belgrade Theatre will also be getting festive with a brand-new production of Madam Butterfly, retold from a female, East Asian perspective.
Premiering 6th February at the Belgrade Theatre before touring the UK, critically-acclaimed Ruth Chan has re-orchestrated this new English translation of Puccini’s work with a diverse cast of singers.
But the celebrations don’t end there! After last year’s highly successful collaboration, the Belgrade Theatre will be teaming up with Coventry University’s Confucius Institute to offer an exciting range of activities on Saturday 1st February, all for free!
From 9am-12pm practice your hand at Chinese Calligraphy, perfect your Traditional Crafts skills and learn and relax at a Thai Chi Taster Session at this drop-in event. Try as much or as little as you want! With the Year of the Rat being said to be auspicious, what better time to learn something new?
There’s no need to book, so turn up on the day with family and friends for an experience you will not forget.
February is an exciting month for The Belgrade and everyone in Coventry as you can access so many free events. You do not want to miss out!
Chinese Crafts for Lunar New Year takes place at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry on Saturday 1 February, followed by OperaUpClose’s Madam Butterfly on Thursday 6 February. Tickets for the show are available to book now by calling the box office on 024 7655 3055 or visit www.belgrade.co.uk for cheaper prices.
Come along and join the Lunar New Year celebrations!