Thanks to our local assembly the Lewisham Mandarin Club is hosting a community Chinese New Year celebration in Hither Green.

Date: Sunday 8 March
Time: 12-4pm
Location: St. Swithun’s Church Hall, St. Swithun’s Road SE13 6QE.

Schedule of events.

12.00pm Event starts with crafts and some games
12:30pm Tea and dumpling making
1.00pm Dance, music and Kung Fu performance 1
1.15pm Beijing opera (“San Cha Kou”) appreciation
1.50pm Mandarin workshop for children
2.00pm Kung Fu workshop
2.30pm Chinese calligraphy introduction
2.45pm Dance, music and Kung Fu performance 2
3:00pm Mandarin workshop for teenagers
3.15pm Dance workshop
3:30pm Chinese calligraphy workshop

Local mums Cindy Kwek and Nicole Newton-Williams met at a local playgroup three years ago. Nicole asked Cindy if she would teach her children Mandarin and what started in a living room is now a growing after-school club at St. Swithun’s Church Hall in Hither Green.

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Working with teachers from Goldsmith’s Confucius Institute they offer a varied and enjoyable curriculum for young students.

Join the dancers and teachers from Goldsmith’s Confucius Institute who have been invited to perform and teach.

Come and jot your wish down for our wishing tree, write some characters and make a lantern! There should be something for everyone at our event!