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Happy New Year!

新年快乐

Chinese New Year began on the 16th February this year. Celebrations include lion and dragon dances, gift exchanges and feasting, lasting for 15 days, taking place in all parts of the Chinese diaspora.

This year marks the Year of the Dog, the eleventh sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Your zodiac sign is the Dog if you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018. Those born under the Dog zodiac sign are considered honest, friendly, faithful, loyal, smart, straight-forward and have a strong sense of responsibility.

To celebrate the new year, the MCN will be hosting a Chinese New Year event on the evening of Monday 5th March.

We will have a performance by Ken Cheng, a stand-up comedian who performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year and reached the final of the 2015 BBC New Comedy Awards. This will be followed by a chance to try your hand at calligraphy, painting and tea ceremony hosted by the Confucius Institute LSE, a drinks reception and a Chinese buffet.

Register via Eventbrite now to reserve your place as spaces are limited.

Introducing our event partners

Ken Cheng – Stand-up comedian

Ken Cheng is a British-born Chinese comedian and professional poker player. He burst onto the UK comedy scene after reaching the final of the 2015 BBC New Comedy Awards. Since then he has filmed for BBC One, BBC Three and Comedy Central, and has a Radio 4 series coming out in Autumn 2018. Ken studied mathematics at Cambridge University but dropped out to become a professional poker player. He wrote and performed for the Cambridge Footlights and he's also taken his stand-up performances to the Edinburgh Festival, where he won the Dave Joke of The Fringe 2017.

Confucius Institute LSE

Confucius Institute LSE is a non-profit public educational organisation which promotes the Chinese language and culture, supports Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitates cultural exchanges. They are based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. They will be hosting calligraphy, tea ceremony and painting stalls at our Chinese New Year event.

This is an evening you will not want to miss! We look forward to seeing you there! If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with the Deloitte MCN team.

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