OPENING CEREMONY PRESENTED WITH KILDARE VILLAGE

Thursday, January 23 2020
Ireland’s Chinese community has deeply-held, long-running associations with Dublin City, so it is fitting that this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations are launched in an iconic landmark at the heart of the city. The Dublin Fruit & Vegetable Market, soon to be redeveloped, will be transformed with light and colour to welcome the Year of […]

SPRING FESTIVAL FAIR

Saturday, January 25 2020
Dublin’s historic Fruit and Vegetable Market will reopen for two days on Sat 25 and Sun 26 January to host the flagship event of the 2020 Dublin Chinese New Year Festival – the Spring Festival Fair. The iconic Victorian-era building, which closed for redevelopment in August 2019 will welcome thousands of people over the course […]

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tours

Saturday, January 25 2020
Discover stories of the pioneering Irish emigrants who have shaped the world with this specially curated Chinese New Year tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. Delivered in English and themed around the Chinese New Year celebrations, these tours will highlight figures featured in the museum who embody links to China and the Chinese zodiac […]

DUMPLINGS: WRAPPING UP A LONG HISTORY

Saturday, January 25 2020
Find out all about Chinese dumplings, the different types, what they symbolise, where they originated from and how they are made. If you love dumplings, this is the talk for you! The event is hosted by Mei Chin, who is a food writer and her work has appeared in Food and Wine Magazine, Saveur, Lucky […]

CATHERINE LEUTENEGGER: NEW ARTIFICIALITY

Saturday, January 25 2020
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Gallery of Photography Ireland with a free Chinese-language tour led by Vera Tu of the gallery’s exhibition New Artificiality. This immersive exhibition by Swiss artist Catherine Leutenegger explores the strange world of 3D printing, including 3D printed homes being built in Suzhou, China. After the tour, you can participate in […]

HILL STREET FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Saturday, January 25 2020
Hill Street will transform into a Chinese Wonderland, hosting a wide range of entertainment, as well as traditional Chinese workshops and performances. This action-packed celebration has something for all the senses, including live music, dance, drama, tai chi, origami, and shadow puppetry workshops. Don’t miss this fun-filled, free, family-friendly event! In partnership with the North […]

BEIJING INTO SONG (2018)

Saturday, January 25 2020
Fifteen people from different origins who live in the city of Beijing, China, sign a song and tell the history of how this song influenced their lives. Directed by Brazilian filmmaker, Milena de Moura Barba this documentary searches the singularity of Beijing people, passing through the historical transformations of Chinese society from the sixties until […]

SPRING TIDE (2019) – CANCELLED

Saturday, January 25 2020
We regret that this event is cancelled, due to unforeseen circumstances.

ASIA MARKET FOOD TOURS

Sunday, January 26 2020
Enjoy an exclusive tour of Dublin’s destination for Asian food and ingredients, Asia Market at the heart of the city’s creative quarter on Drury Street. On this tour you will be able to explore the tastes and delights of Aisan cuisines and includes Chinese Tea Tasting, sampling Chinese New Year snacks, sake and wine sampling […]

WHISKEY TASTING AND TOUR IN MANDARIN

Sunday, January 26 2020
Visit the Irish Whiskey Museum and experience the Classic Tour (usually €20) with a Mandarin guide, exclusively for Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. Independent of all distilleries, the Museum offers guided tours throughout four rooms each themed to represent a different period in Irish history. Finish the tour by becoming a true whiskey connoisseur with […]

MUSIC AND THE COLLECTIONS

Sunday, January 26 2020
Music and the Collections is a new three-concert series which aims to inspire communities to engage with the themes and stories of the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History collections through music. This programme builds on a successful partnership between the RIAM and the National Museum of Ireland. Taking place during the […]

FAMILY SKETCHING WORKSHOP

Sunday, January 26 2020
Free sketching workshop for families. Explore and respond to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane’s collection, looking at works such as Chinese Landscape by artist Patrick Scott. 

HOW ARE CHINESE MIGRANTS ADAPTING TO LIFE IN IRELAND?

Monday, January 27 2020
Presented by Dr. Jun Ni, lecturer in Chinese in the School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences at TU Dublin, this lecture gives a brief introduction to the history of Chinese migration in Ireland. Examining how Chinese migrants reshape their cultural identity, this lecture will focus on the cross-cultural adaptation of Chinese migrants, based on […]

TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRESS BANQUET

Tuesday, January 28 2020
A unique experience to attend a traditional Chinese banquet inspired by the Song Dynasty, part of China’s golden age, where the country’s cuisine flourished. At the banquet, you’re invited to savour dishes from this expansive era, albeit with a contemporary twist.  Guests will also be invited to dress up in traditional costumes at dinner provided […]

A CENTURY OF CHINESE CHILDREN: LITTLE FRIENDS IN A CHANGING WORLD

Tuesday, January 28 2020
Chinese New Year, like all festivals, is an exciting time for children, or ‘little friends’ as they are called in China. They can expect to receive new clothes and red envelopes stuffed with money, enjoy a week off school and eat copious amounts of delicious food. Children in China today are typically doted on by […]

TRADITIONAL CHINESE BANQUET WITH EIGHT REGIONAL CUISINES OF CHINA

Wednesday, January 29 2020
The history of Chinese cuisine dates back thousands of years. Each individual region has its own delicacies to offer, with distinct flavours and cooking styles. At this dining event, you are invited to experience eight different dishes from the various areas of China. As you eat, you will be guided through the culture of Chinese […]

A SIMPLE LIFE (2011)

Wednesday, January 29 2020
Having served as a maid for over 60 years, one woman must face the harsh realities of life after suffering a stroke. When she decides to retire, the roles are reversed as the family attempt to support and care for someone who had seemed invisible to them. Mandarin with English subtitles.

DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CHINA

Wednesday, January 29 2020
Data protection and privacy have become subjects of huge importance in the 21st Century. Interestingly, these matters have been relevant to the Chinese literati since long before the era of technological revolution. Join academic Liu Xun as she traces the history of data protection and privacy back to the literary inquisition of Eighteenth Century China, […]

Xīnnián Chinese Cocktail Masterclass

Wednesday, January 29 2020
To celebrate the Chinese New Year Opium will be hosting a cocktail masterclass designed to bring blessings and good fortune…in cocktail form! This special masterclass will focus on the creation of a selection of cocktails based on Chinese ingredients, culture and mythology. Opium’s expert mixologist will be divulging the secrets of the trade as well […]

CHINESE NEW YEAR BANQUETS

Thursday, January 30 2020
Thu 30 Jan – Sichuan Style Discover the bold flavours of the Sichuan-style cuisine. Share delicious starters before enjoying a selection of Chinese dishes like Kung Pao chicken, pork with hot & sour sauce, steamed sea bass with ginger and scallions – to name but a few!   Thu 6 Feb – Cantonese Style Experience […]

DUMPLING DAY AT ASIA MARKET

Friday, January 31 2020
Visit Asia Market for a delicious dumpling tasting experience! Dumpling making, dumpling cooking and dumpling tasting galore in store all day. Come taste kimchi filled dumplings from Korea, chicken and vegetable gyoza from Japan, pork and Chinese chive dumplings from China, plus many more. Learn how to wrap and make your own traditional savoury dumplings […]

KILDARE VILLAGE WELCOMES CHINESE NEW YEAR

Saturday, February 1 2020
Kildare Village, with over 100 boutiques and an authentic village atmosphere, is the perfect shopping destination and offers a great day out this Chinese New Year. Visitors can enjoy a colourful two-day programme of Chinese New Year celebrations, with lots of family-friendly activities.  Kildare Village is delighted to welcome special guests from China: a skilled sugar […]

爱尔兰国家美术馆导览

Saturday, February 1 2020
这是关于爱尔兰国家美术馆的一场普通话导览。由王春竹带领大家参观国家美术馆馆藏。 

CHINESE NEW YEAR FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA AT ASIA MARKET – DRURY STREET

Saturday, February 1 2020
Get your tastebuds ready and come hungry to experience the full flavour of an authentic Asian market during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Back by popular demand, this food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and is a fantastic opportunity to try a wonderful range of authentic Asian food.  Running for […]

CHINESE NEW YEAR FOOD EXTRAVAGANZA AT ASIA MARKET – BALLYMOUNT

Saturday, February 1 2020
Get your tastebuds ready and come hungry to experience the full flavour of an authentic Asian market during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Back by popular demand, this food and drinks tasting extravaganza is free for all the family and is a fantastic opportunity to try a wonderful range of authentic Asian food.  Running for […]

ASIAN FLAVOURS WALKING TOUR

Saturday, February 1 2020
Looking for a Chinese New Year celebration that’s equally delicious and informative? We’ve got just the one!   Dublin is twinned with the Chinese capital of Beijing, but the city’s connections to China run much deeper than that. Join us for a walking tour through Dublin’s so-called Chinatown, exploring Chinese influences and flavours in the […]

NATIONAL GALLERY OF IRELAND TOUR IN MANDARIN

Saturday, February 1 2020
Guided tour of the National Gallery of Ireland collection in Mandarin. The tour will be led by Chun Zhu Wang. 

CHINESE SQUARE DANCING

Saturday, February 1 2020
Chinese Square Dancing or Guangchang Wu has now become an annual staple within the festival programme. A very natural type of dance, with many different formats and styles, Chinese Square Dancing is making its home in Dublin, similar to other overseas locations such as Brooklyn’s Sunset Park, Moscow’s Red Square or Paris’s Louvre Museum. There […]

DECORATIVE LANTERN MAKING

Saturday, February 1 2020
Come and celebrate Chinese New Year with artist Renata Pekowska by making a textured decorative lantern in this drop-in workshop for families from 2-4pm. Parents stay with their children for this workshop.

CHINESE NEW YEAR PUPPET-MAKING WORKSHOP

Saturday, February 1 2020
Celebrate Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rat by creating your own colourful dancing Dragon, Rat or Lion puppet during this art workshop for 7-10 year olds with artist Kimberly Griffith. 

LUNCHTIME TOUR IN MANDARIN AT IMMA

Saturday, February 1 2020
Join a guided tour in mandarin of IMMA’s international group exhibition entitled ‘Desire: A Revision from the 20th Century to the Digital Age’. Spanning over a hundred years, the exhibition follows the development of desire through the lens of the Eurocentric male gaze and its influence in shaping artistic depictions in contemporary culture—across the world.

CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE RAT WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 2 2020
Join Chun Zhu Wang for a family drawing workshop to mark The Year of the Rat. Find out all about the traditions of Chinese New Year and the twelve animals within the Chinese zodiac cycle through drawing. Suitable for children of all ages and also for children with disabilities. Drop-in to the Maples Group Creative […]

EXPLORER WORKSHOP AT IMMA

Sunday, February 2 2020
Get creative together as a family, explore artworks with IMMA staff and enjoy a hands-on workshop consisting of fun making and drawing projects that respond to IMMA Collection artworks and current exhibitions.  

THE SECRET OF NIMH (1982)

Sunday, February 2 2020
With the ploughing season fast approaching and her son gravely ill, Mrs Brisby must seek the help of the mysterious rats. Follow this charming animated adventure with owls, cats and the scientists of NIMH.

DUMPLING MAKING WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 2 2020
Love dumplings and want to make your own? Join dumpling guru Li Xiu to learn the basics of crafting them to crispy perfection. Best of all? You’ll be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour at the end of the workshop!

MASTERS IN THE FORBIDDEN CITY (2016)

Sunday, February 2 2020
More than five years in the making, this acclaimed documentary from director Xiao Han follows the lives of relic restorers in China’s imperial palace who are painstakingly piecing together antiques thousands of years old. Artfully combining the history of Chinese antiquities restoration, the film also offers fascinating insights into the lives of the so-called “relic […]

TASTE OF CHINA FOOD TOUR

Sunday, February 2 2020
Did you know there are 8 major regional cuisines in China? Join Chinese culture expert Alice Chau-Ginguene for an unforgettable culinary adventure and sample at least 6 of these regional cuisines right here in the heart of Dublin. Cultural experience and Chinese storytelling in an intimate setting, while tasting authentic Chinese food from all corners […]

A MAN WITH RAT-LIKE EYES: HOW CHINESE SPEAKERS SWEAR

Monday, February 3 2020
Chinese have always felt proud about being descendants of a “land of proper rites and etiquette”. However, this does not mean the Chinese never fly off the handle. As with any language, a part of the Chinese linguistic repertoire provides access to vulgarism and profanity. Dr Ning Jiang will shed light on the linguistic and […]

HOT POT NIGHT

Tuesday, February 4 2020
Fed up with the chilly temperatures? Come gather with good company around a boiling broth! Sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese fondue’, hot pots are among the most popular meals in China. Our resident expert is on-hand to provide you with a crash course in concocting the perfect hot pot.

LOOKING AT IRELAND FROM CHINA

Tuesday, February 4 2020
Although hugely discrepant in size and culture – and half a world apart – Ireland and China can be viewed as running in a kind of parallel universe. In this lecture, Professor Jerusha McCormack (Beijing Foreign Studies University and Trinity College Dublin) reflects on the commonalities that have emerged between the two nations over the […]

ANIMAL FLOW

Wednesday, February 5 2020
Start the Year of the Rat with this dynamic floor-based workout combining the elements of gymnastics, yoga, and strength training into animal-inspired exercises. Be prepared for a fun and energising workout, and increase your range of movement, balance and strength, all while reducing risk of injury and burning calories (lots of them!) Suitable for adults […]

CHOP SUEY AND OTHER INVENTIONS: THE HISTORY OF CHINESE OVERSEAS

Wednesday, February 5 2020
Chinese have migrated overseas for centuries. Chinese labor was essential to the development of many nations, while Chinese merchants have been key intermediaries throughout globalization. In turn, in contrast to ‘perpetual outsider’ stereotypes, overseas Chinese have long mixed with new peoples, blended their cultural traditions, and redefined the meaning of ‘Chinese.’ Peter Hamilton will outline […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR RATS!

Thursday, February 6 2020
Join us to welcome the Year of the Rat and learn about Chinese New Year customs and traditions. This mini-workshop is for pre-school children and their parents or guardians. 

TOUR OF CHESTER BEATTY’S CHINESE COLLECTION

Thursday, February 6 2020
Join Brian O’Neill, one of Chester Beatty’s most experienced guides, as he presents some of the superb items from the Chester Beatty’s Chinese collection. This in focus tour will showcase some of the unique arts of China, including dragon robes, snuff bottles and jade books.

Traditional Chinese Art Workshop with Artist Chen Hu

Thursday, February 6 2020
Join award-winning Chinese artist Chen Hu currently based in Ireland for a special insight into one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions in the world : traditional Chinese painting. Get a solid introduction to the materials tools, subjects, and brush strokes from a professional tutor. You don’t need to have artist’s hands as this class […]

ANIMAL SYMBOLISM IN CHINESE ART (6 WEEK COURSE)

Thursday, February 6 2020
Join artist and China scholar, Heather Gray, for an introduction to Chinese art through an exploration of animal symbolism. Over the course of six weeks we will learn the techniques of Chinese ink painting while exploring the meaning of animals in Chinese art. From the tiger which represents bravery to the dragonfly which symbolizes purity […]

TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON – CHINA’S SPACE PROGRAMME

Thursday, February 6 2020
China might not be the first country you associate with the ‘space race’, but now ranks among the great Space superpowers, alongside the United States and Russia. Join author and broadcaster, Brian Harvey, as he tells the story of China’s space programme from its origins in the 1950s to its first man and woman in […]

AN INSIGHT INTO MANDARIN CHINESE LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Friday, February 7 2020
Curious about Chinese language and culture? As part of The Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2020 The Open University in Ireland, in collaboration with the The National Library of Ireland, are celebrating with two free, fun talks and interactive workshops. The events entitled ‘An insight into Mandarin Chinese language and culture’ are on Friday 07 February and Saturday 08 February 2020 from […]

EVELYN MOK: STAND UP COMEDY

Friday, February 7 2020
Born and raised in Sweden, to a Hong Kong-nese father and a Chinese-Indian mother, Evelyn Mok is a spectacular cultural blend, add in being plus sized and an American accent whilst living in London, her cup definitely overfloweth with identity; cue a career in comedy. Certainly living up to Time Out Magazine’s ‘one to watch’ tag, […]

THE LANGUAGE OF ART

Saturday, February 8 2020
Inspired by one of the greatest contemporary Chinese masters, Xu Bing, this workshop will focus on converting Chinese characters into landscape scenes. We will use modern calligraphy tools and brushes to experiment with this traditional Chinese technique. Suitable for 12 – 17 years old.

SHOP AND COOK WITH CHINA SICHUAN

Saturday, February 8 2020
Asia Market are delighted to welcome the head chef from leading Chinese restaurant China Sichuan for a step-by-step guide to making the most delicious Sichuan Food at home. After guiding you through the Drury Street store to select his favourite ingredients, the chef will lead a cooking demo of popular dishes from the China Sichuan […]

THE DRAGON AND THE FLAMING PEARL

Saturday, February 8 2020
  Have you ever heard the story of Chinese Dragon and a flaming pearl? Join us this Chinese New Year for a workshop with Hoi Shan Mak who will recount the tale and show us how to draw this magnificent creature.

OUR CHINA TOWN

Saturday, February 8 2020
A concert for all the family spotlighting the rich array of Chinese talent now enhancing musical life at the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

CHINESE NEW YEAR COCKTAILS WITH CHINNERY GIN

Saturday, February 8 2020
Chinnery Gin and The Little Pig will celebrate Chinese New Year with an evening of cocktails inspired by China. Award-winning mixologist Pat Thomas and Chinnery Gin co-founder Marie Byrne will lead you in discovering an array of flavours from China, including Chinnery Gin’s signature botanicals, oolong tea & osmanthus flower. Tickets include two drinks made […]

CSSA Chinese New Year Celebration 2020

Saturday, February 8 2020
Join the Chinese Students & Scholars Association for a special evening of Chinese New Year celebrations. To mark the special Year of the Rat, Chinese students based in Ireland present a fantastic programme of cultural performances – an ideal way to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Plenty of surprises on the […]

RATS & CATS IN CHINESE ART: CHINESE PAINTING WORKSHOP

Sunday, February 9 2020
From Qi Baishi to Feng Zikai rats and cats feature heavily in the art of China’s 20th century artists. Join artist and China scholar Heather Gray for a Chinese painting (国画) workshop which focuses on these lovable creatures. Learn the basics of Chinese painting through the use of the four treasures; bamboo brushes 毛笔; ink […]

ALICE’S CHINESE FOOD TOUR

Sunday, February 9 2020
Join Alice Chau-Ginguene to learn all about the authentic Cantonese food, language and culture Dublin has to offer. You’ll learn about and eat some Hong Kong-style BBQ, the history and etiquette of the traditional Cantonese dim sum lunch (aka Yum Chai), a tour of an Asian supermarket and a stop off to experience authentic Hong […]

Li Jin and I: Painting Workshop

Sunday, February 9 2020
Inspired by the intimate art of contemporary Chinese painter, Li Jin, join us this Chinese New Year to create a portrait inspired by his art. Hoi-Shan Mak will introduce participants to the technique of painting with ink on rice paper, while they paint themselves, their families or friends.

XUEFEI YANG IN CONCERT

Sunday, February 9 2020
Widely-recognised as one of the world’s greatest advocates of her instrument, Chinese classical guitarist Xuefei Yang performs as part of the Royal Irish Academy of Music / National Gallery of Ireland International Visiting Artists Series. She rings in the Year of the Rat in the company of musical friends from the Royal Irish Academy of […]

CHINESE NEW YEAR BILINGUAL TOUR

Sunday, February 9 2020
Celebrate Chinese New Year with a bilingual tour (English & Mandarin) of the Museum’s collection of objects originating from China. *Places allocated on a first come basis 15 minutes in advance of start time.

SPRING FESTIVAL GALA IRELAND 2020

Monday, February 10 2020
Fantastically talented Inner Mongolia National Art Theatre is bringing world-class cultural heritage acts to Dublin during their grand tour of Europe, to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Rat.  Expect Mongolian ethnic dance, music and instrument performances, as well as highly skilled acrobatics and Peking Opera. Join us for a thrilling live show […]

HERE IS CHENGDU: JOYFUL FAMILY DAY

Tuesday, February 18 2020
An opportunity to better understand the City of Chengdu, home of the Panda – its intangible cultural heritage, a great destination of tourism. Come along to CHQ on Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 January and discover more about the City of Chengdu in China and its intangible cultural heritage and more. From classical Chinese dances […]

HERE IS CHENGDU: EXHIBITION

Tuesday, February 18 2020
A city of unique streetscape, culture, distinct seasons and rich history connecting the past millennia to the present. HERE IS CHENGDU shows a historic yet modern city that is both old and new, open and inclusive, natural and vibrant, leisurely and modern.  The Exhibition, jointly presented by Chengdu Municipal Government, Chinese Embassy in Ireland, EPIC […]
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