China Festival: A little bit of China in Newcastle

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Newcastle’s China Festival is back! From 28 September to 4 October, China Week will showcase the growing cultural, social and economic relationships between China and the Hunter Region through a program of educational, cultural and business events.

China Week showcases the growing cultural, social and economic relationship between China and the Hunter Region, the largest, most populous regional economy in Australia, through a program of educational, cultural and business events.

Events include:

Newcastle China Business Forum presented by National Australia (Thursday 1 October)
Newcastle Chinese Film Festival featuring three contemporary Chinese films (28 September – 3 October)
Newcastle China Noodle Market (Saturday 3 October)

The festival is organised by The Confucius Institute at The University of Newcastle and will finish up on Sunday the 4th of  October with a massive street party in Beaumont Street in Hamilton.  from 10am – 4pm.

The Sunday event will  feature 6 hours of fascinating performances, demonstrations and hands-on workshops showcasing and celebrating all things Chinese.

Highlights will include Chinese language, calligraphy, and Tai Chi workshops offered by the Chinese teachers from the Confucius Institute. Chinese Lion dancers, extreme martial arts, traditional Chinese dance and musical performances will entertain the crowd while kids can enjoy chopstick competitions, dumpling making and Beijing Opera face painting. The Giant Panda and the Fortune God will also be very popular with the kids – big and small.

For more information visit the China Week website.

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