Celebrate Chinese New Year In Wimbledon

A special event on the town centre Piazza

Chinese New Year will be marked in Wimbledon town centre with a celebration on The Piazza on Friday and Saturday (February 8 and 9).

There will be a colourful and traditional lion dance, as well as a a chance to get your name in calligraphy by a professional calligraphy artist, and enjoy some traditional freshly cooked Chinese food.

The London Jing Kun Opera Association.The lion dance will visit Centre Court shopping centre, so providing a celebration of Chinese New Year to all in Wimbledon town centre.

On Saturday you can have your face painted Chinese Opera Style (12.30-3.30pm) by the renowned Kathy Hall from The London Jing Kun Opera Association.

Love Wimbledon has also partnered with Polka Theatre to enter a Chinese New Year competition to win tickets to see the Polka Theatre’s play 'Why the Lion Danced'.

Love WimbledonChris O'Kelly, Marketing Manager of Polka Theatre said: "We're thrilled to be working with Love Wimbledon to help celebrate Chinese New Year. The festivities continue over at Polka Theatre from February 20 – March 2 with the playful and heartfelt story of Why the Lion Danced. Polka is all about bringing a world of stories to our young audiences and this fantastic play for children aged five and over brings the excitement of Chinese New Year to life on stage with plenty of song and dance."

The competition runs from February 7-17; for more details on performance times and how to enter the competition, visit the Love Wimbledon website.

February 5, 2013