Chinese New Year celebrations in Tower Hamlets

A traditional lion dance is among the activities taking place to celebrate Chinese New Year. Picture

A traditional lion dance is among the activities taking place to celebrate Chinese New Year. Picture: David Mirzoeff - Credit: Archant

Activities will be held across Tower Hamlets to welcome in the Chinese New Year.

The council is supporting a variety of free family friendly events across the borough to celebrate the year of the rat.

Events are set to include a Chinese calligraphy writing stall, a children's water painting workshop, a lion dance performance, martial arts and traditional dance performances, craft workshops, storytelling and fundraising stalls selling Chinese New Year goods.

The activities will run on Saturday, February 1 at the Idea Store in Chrisp Street and on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 at the Museum of London Docklands.

All three sessions start at 11.30am and run until 4pm.


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These Lunar New Year celebrations are being delivered by the council in partnership with the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets.

For more details about the activities visit towerhamletsarts.org.uk

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