Lunar New Year

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Join the celebrations as we usher in the Year of the Dog with a whole host of free activities for all ages

The Uncommon Feast

Join celebrated Asian-Australian writers Lachlan Brown, Wai Chim, Eileen Chong, Isabelle Li, and MC Sheila Ngoc Pham, as they read from their work and discuss themes of culture, identity and of course, food. With live Chinese music from Eugenia Teng, traditional Chinese tea and snacks, book sales and author signings. 

Wednesday 7 February, 6.15pm-8pm
Ashfield Town Hall
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Calligraphy and Painting Demonstration

Let established Chinese artists introduce you to the ancient art of calligraphy and traditional Chinese painting. The finished pieces can be taken home if you wish, a tradition said to gather good wishes for the year ahead. In partnership with the Australian Artists Society.

No bookings required.

Leichhardt Library

With artist Professor Wen-hua Tan (Director of Australian Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Art Institute) and calligrapher Daniel Ng.
Thursday 8 February, 1pm-3pm 

Marrickville Library

With artist Su-bin Xu and calligraphers Wen-lu Zhu and Zhuo-quan Chen.
Monday 12 February, 2pm-4pm

Ashfield Library

Local History Room, Level 2, Civic Centre

With artists Xiu-ying Chen and Ding-xian Luo and calligraphers, Wen-lu Zhu and Herry He Wang.
Monday 19 February, 10.30am -12.30pm

Lantern making

Create your own colourful lucky lanterns to take home. In association with CASS (Campsie).

Ashfield Library

Local History Room Level 2 Civic Centre

Thursday 8 February, 10am-12pm
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Marrickville Library

Study Room
Tuesday 20 February, 10:30am-12:30pm
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Film Club

Chinese classics in their original language with English subtitles. Bookings required.

Eat Drink Man Woman

Comedy, M
Marrickville Library, Marrickville Town Hall meeting room
Tuesday 6 February, 10.30am
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Drama, M
Leichhardt Library
Thursday 8 February, 5.30pm
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Chinese Zodiac

Action adventure, M
Ashfield Library, Local History Room Level 2 Civic Centre
Friday 9 February, 10.30am
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All in This Tea

Documentary, PG
Marrickville Library, Marrickville Town Hall meeting room
Friday 23 February, 10.30am 
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No bookings required.

Join Kiran Shah as she ushers in the Year of the Earth Dog with stories involving the animals from the Chinese Zodiac. Be prepared to join in with some chanting and dancing.

Haberfield Library

Wednesday 7 February, 11.00am
Ages 3-5 years

Interactive Chinese Storytelling Session with Wai Chim

No bookings required.

A fantastic interactive role play that allows kids to engage with a popular Chinese Fairy tale, The Four Dragons.

Ashfield Library

Saturday 10 February, 10.30am
Ages preschool to year 2

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