“I think it’s all about love gone wrong,” says Barnaby Barford, when contemplating the true meaning of the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’. For centuries, the extremes of human desire or motivation have been articulated by the seven words: Pride, Sloth, Gluttony, Wrath, Lust, Envy and Avarice.
London’s Chinese New Year celebrations are the largest outside Asia. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people descend on the West End to wish each other “Kung Hei Fat Choi” (or Happy New Year).
Chinese New Year schedule
The parade begins in Trafalgar Square and the colourful floats and beating of drums can be followed through Chinatown ending in Rupert Street at 23:00.
On the main stage in Trafalgar Square, the Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture, Munira Mirza, His Excellence Liu Xiao Ming and Stanley Tse, President of Chinatown, will commence the Dotting of the Eye ceremony, which will bring the dragons and lions to life.
13:00 – 17:30
Live entertainment on stage including performances by Hong Kong-born singer-songwriter Emmy The Great, the world-renowned Chen Brothers Flying Lion Dance, Paul Potts and performers from Guangdong and Sichuan Provinces.
A stunning fireworks display will mark the end of the day’s celebrations.
Paulden Hall Productions in association with Folie à deux Productions present ‘I Am a Camera’ By John Van Druten.
Directed by Anthony Lau
Harry Potter star, Harry Melling, joins a stellar cast at the Southwark Playhouse in the play which inspired ‘Cabaret’. Part glamorous whirlwind of Berlin Bohemia, part harrowing depiction of the Nazi’s rise to power.
AD – Becky Catlin
Composer & Musical Director – Angus MacRae
Lighting Designer – Nicolai Kornum
Assistant designer – Helen Ricahrdson
Costume Designer – Sarah Booth
Stage Manager – Susan Ellicott
Assistant Stage Manager – Sophie Goody
Enjoy a free display of different talents near the canal in the centre of London. International performers will gather and give you a
Performers include: Red Poppy Ladies’ Percussion – having performed at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, these ladies will fuse Eastern and Western music in their first London performance. Upswing – their performance ‘Loved Up’ will provide a spectacular and fast-paced performance of aerial dance and hip hop. Lyrix Organic – ‘Relay’ will combine the talents of a poet, a beatboxer, a freestyle rapper and an acoustic singer. Mark Brew – a range of disabled and non-disabled artists will perform in ‘Nocturne’, a choreographed dance exemplifying beautiful moments shared between people. Bash Street – the street theatre group will use silent comedy, circus skills, magic and music to tell the story of ‘Strongman’, which is inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 film ‘The Circus’. Food will be provided by local favourites eat.st.
Super Superficial is a boutique shop in two central London locations selling t-shirts designed by over 50 talented artists.
The designs range from playful to mildly subversive with an underlying social commentary.
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After another smashing NYE jolly up 385 feet above London at Paramount, a night that saw tickets sell out a week before the party, Wiggle is back with a bang for 2012 and delivers you lucky people another stellar line up to kick off their first gig of the year.
Gavin Herlihy’s music has been a constant feature on underground house and techno’s most iconic labels for the last few years. Forthcoming releases on Visionquest, Crosstown Rebels, Culprit and Leftroom are backed up by previous outings on scene leaders like Cocoon, Cadenza, Get Physical and Buzzin Fly. As comfortable writing sublime deep house as he is at crafting no-nonsense future techno, few artists have achieved such a broad base of label support as this enigmatic Irishman.
With support from Alex Arnout, Eddie Richards, Nathan Coles and Rob Pearson all featuring, this should be an absolute cracker as per.
Lineup: Gavin Herlihy Alex Arnout