THE Kingfisher Shopping Centre welcomed in the Chinese New Year with Redditch Chinese Association and local performance outfit Indigo Arts, writes Rhys Goodfellow.
The Year of the Dog got off to a spectacular start when a vacant shop unit was transformed into a certain for music, arts, performing arts, productions and performances with the Chinese lion to the fore.
Shoppers were invited to learn about the Chinese culture, while making masks, using chopsticks and dancing along with the Lion itself.
“We love this celebration and we welcome to different cultures to learn about other ways of life,” said Sue Yeng of Redditch Chinese Association.
“It’s great to be here celebrating and demonstrating the Chinese culture to everyone here with Indigo.”
Indigo Arts first opened it’s doors as a charity in 2002 and is preparing for its upcoming performance of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, in the Kingfisher centre on March 24 – 25.
Director Cathy Moss said: “When running workshops we like to team up with as many people as possible and get different people involved in terms of in the community.
“The Chinese Association is the obvious one right now because of the Chinese New Year, but we get involved with lot’s of community events to try and get things going.”
Indigo’s Alice in Wonderland tickets are available on the door in March, with prices being £6.50 for children and £8.50 for adults.