Children’s Programme

Dublin City Council Libraries

Chang Ming is a young boy born in the Year of the Snake under a full moon who has been chosen to play on the school football team. However, when he finds out that the game is on the same day as Chinese New Year’s Day and his parents have organised his first visit to China to meet his grandmother, Chang Ming is not happy!

I won’t go to China is a children’s book by Enda Wyley beautifully illustrated by Maire Thorhaugh at Cartoon Saloon from O’Brien Press Bridges Programme. A special workshop with the author along with animation sessions, is the focus of DCC Libraries Children’s programme for DCNYF 2013. All workshops will run from 6th – 8th February.

Chester Beatty Library

Saturday 2nd February – Sunday 3rd 1-4pm Family Activity Packs and Drawing Packs

Saturday 9th February 2-3.30pm Silk Worm Club Snakes. Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake and make traditional Chinese decorations. Limited to 20 places. Suitable for ages 6-11. Workshops free, please book online on under “Book Workshops Here”

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Februrary 1-3pm Demonstration in contemporary Chinese calligraphy – Celebrate the Chinese New Year and watch a demonstration in contemporary Chinese calligraphy and painting with Dutch-based comtemprorary painting and calligraphy artist Hoi Shan Mak. No booking required; free.

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

Saturday 9th February 11am-1.00pm Chinese Lanterns and Snakes workshop. Suitable for all ages. No booking required. Admission free. With artists Lynn McGrane and Peter Burns.

Saturday 16th February 3.30-4.30pm Kite making workshop. Suitable for ages 6-10. Admission free. With artists Lynn McGrane and Peter Burns.

Sunday 10th February 3-4pm Sketching for children 7yrs +, Shengxiao – Chinese Zodiac Animals. With artists Kitty Rogers and Ciara O Hara.

Chinese New Year Carnival

12:00 – 18:00, Sun Feb 10th 2013, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin

To welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Snake, DCNYF together with Dublin City Council and Temple Bar Cultural Trust present a Chinese carnival on Chinese New Year’s Day.

A host of authentic Chinese performances with dragon and lion dances, Tai Chi and martial arts displays will usher in the new year. This will be complemented with performances of traditional and contemporary Chinese and Irish music and dance as we welcome in the Chinese Lunar Year of the Snake. Around the venue in Temple Bar will be Chinese food and craft stalls, a film lecture, childrens’ workshops with DCC Libraries, and special martial arts classes.

Don’t miss this fun day for all the family. Gates will open at 11:45am.