Chinese New Year in London a la To Do List
Chinese New Year in London has become a massive street festival all across Soho!
We’ve picked some offbeat things to do this year, 2015 (Year of the Sheep)…
See the full programme produced by London Chinatown Chinese Assocation
#1 CHINESE OPEN > Year Of The Sheep > Group Exhibition
FREE ENTRY | Sunday 22 Feb 2015 | 12-6pm | Q PARK > 20 Newport Place WC2H 7PR, SOHO
Level -1 & Level -7 / Use The Stairs / Bring Your Own Booze
A historic 3rd consecutive CHINESE OPEN reclaims the multi-storey car park on Newport Place in the heart of Soho, Chinatown. Initiated in 2013 by two London based artists Cedric Christie & Vanya Balogh, this years exhibition will feature over 100 international artists working in various media including performative, video and site specific sound installation. Entry is free and doors open at 12 noon sharp. Soho will be closed down to traffic on Sunday 22nd, so why not take a brisk walk to Chinatown to view this exquisite show presented in a unique setting.
#2 Red Poppy Ladies at Chinese New Year Festival in Trafalgar Square
FREE | Sunday 22 Feb 2015 | Trafalgar Square | 3.45pm
If you saw the jazz-drum-epic film ‘Whiplash’ you should be just about ready for this intense percussion mashup, live in Trafalgar Square.
#3 Chinese Late at Horniman Museum
FREE | Thurs 26 Feb 2015 | 6.30pm-9.30pm | Horniman Museum, Forest Hill
Spend the evening at one of our favourite hidden gems, The Horniman Museum, and you will find a wonderful array of live performance, art, film, food & drink.
#4 Eat Chinese Food
Try this guide by Thrillist, which ranks every restaurant in London’s Chinatown.
Or check out Evening Standard’s picks in their London’s best Chinese restaurants guide.
Or even trust us and go straight past Chinatown to A.Wong in Victoria.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.