Newcastle China Week 2018 is really going to be an exciting event year. With a Hawker Night Food Market, China Business Forum and China Street Festival returning to Beaumont St, Hamilton there’s really something to capture everyone’s imagination. Here’s a guide to what’s on and when.
China Business Forum
Friday 21 September
Global economic growth is sustained by inherent innovation-driven comparative advantages among the nations. Artificial intelligence and robotics, internet of things, smart technologies, biomedical breakthroughs and many other modern-day advances have transformed and enhanced our day-to-day life. It takes entrepreneurship to bring innovative ideas to fruition.
The China Business Forum will focus on Innovation & Entrepreneurship and provide a platform for engagement between community, academia, business, government, and entrepreneurs from all sectors that have interests in China collaboration and market access.
Hawker Night Food Market
Saturday 22 September
Take your taste buds on a journey through the Orient and beyond at the Newcastle China Week Hawker Night Food Market. Join us at twilight on Saturday 22 September on the sprawling greens of Gregson Park, Hamilton. Meet with friends at our communal dining tables under the starry marquee or bring your picnic rug so you can sit back and enjoy the night’s entertainment of music, roving entertainment and fire displays.
The Kent Hotel Hamilton Garden Bar will also be popping back up to give you the best view (and service!) in the park. Save the date for this unmissable China Week event as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival!
Cultural Street Festival
Sunday 23 September
The China Cultural Street Festival returns to Beaumont St Hamilton on Sunday 23 September 2018 from 10am – 3pm. This family fun day out will celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival and feature the spectacular Jin Wu Koon Lion Dancing on poles and Dragon dancing through the streets of Hamilton as well as a prestigious performance direct from China by the Beijing Dance Academy.
Expect plenty of food, colour, culture, markets and interactive experiences for an unforgettable day out. Try out the Newcastle 360 Virtual Reality Experience, a traditional tea ceremony, Chinese language mini-courses, dumplings and so much more.
The Legend of Dunhuang, Civic Theatre
Special affiliated event: China’s highly-acclaimed dance spectacular makes its Australian debut 2018. The classic Chinese dance story, The Legend of Dunhuang promises to thrill Australian audiences with colourful pageantry, stunning choreography and an unforgettable tale of honour, love and hope.
Hailed as “The Oriental Swan Lake”, the Legend of Dunhuang is an enthralling blend of Chinese classical dance with other modern dance forms, which includes the well-known dance thousand hand bodhisattvas and backward Pipa playing.