Chatswood Year Of The Pig 2019

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Immerse yourself in the sensational new year festivities of Asia without leaving Sydney. In 2019, Chatswood is hosting a three week long cultural celebration - Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival. Bought to you by Willoughby City Council and supported by Precinct Partner General Chao, Golden Sponsors Chatswood Interchange, HKETO Sydney, Mercedes-Benz North Shore, Westfield Chatswood and cultural support from ACIAC and the Chinese Cultural Centre.

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    88 Golden Pigs Display

    21 January – 19 February

    Get your Instagram moment with 88 golden pigs located at Westfield Chatswood. 

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    Chinese New Year Display

    22 January - 14 February, 8.30am to 5pm

    This display celebrates the Chinese New Year with the community embracing the arrival of the year of the pig. 

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    Chinese Zodiac Fashion Display

    28 January –19 February

    Visit Westfield Chatswood for a curated ‘shopping guide’ based on the Chinese Zodiac to inspire your fashion choices for the Lunar New Year. 

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    Inflatable Pig Sculptures

    29 January - 19 February

    Make a visit to Chatswood and take a photo with our 2m high inflatable pigs. 

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  • CNY 2019 Golden Market

    Golden Market

    29 January to 8 February

    Chatswood Mall will emulate a traditional Chinese New Year market. 

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  • Chinese-Australian Culture Art Exhibition

    29 January to 11 February

    An art exhibition celebrating the Year of the Pig will be hosted in Art Space on The Concourse. 

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    Taste of Asia Food Tours

    29 January to 19 February

    Join award-winning Taste Cultural Food Tours on a tasting adventure in Chatswood, Sydney’s newest and most exciting ‘Little Asia’. 

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    Lucky Slogan Calligraphy

    31 January, 12.30pm to 2pm

    Xu Yun(徐澐), a calligrapher, presents Chinese calligraphy writing.  

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    Kpop Night

    31 January, 7pm – 9pm

    Enjoy an evening of KPOP sensations with local dance groups based in Sydney hosted by SBS PopAsia’s Andy Trieu. 

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    Flicks for Piglets

    1-16 February

    A selection of movies will screen on Friday and Saturday evenings including both Chinese (with subtitles) and English movies. 

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    Lion Dance

    29 January and 2, 7, 9 & 16 February

    Performing to the sounds of drum and gongs; this flamboyant and acrobatic performance wards off evil spirits, bringing good luck and fortune. 

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    Largest Prosperity Salad Toss

    2 February, 2pm

    The Prosperity Salad Toss at Westfield Chatswood will be the largest of its kind, with 88 people invited to participate.  

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    Pimp My Plate Year of the Pig Food Lovers Tour

    2, 9, 16 February, 10:30am – 1pm

    Savour a variety of sweet and savoury flavours on this food lovers’ walking tour. 

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    Little Dragon Storytime (English & Mandarin)

    4 February, 10am to 10.30am

    Sessions of storytime dedicated to the Chinese New Year celebration with stories of lion dances, dragons and zodiac animals and crafts. 

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    Chatswood Interchange New Year Day Celebrations

    5 February, 12:30pm & 4pm

    Visit the Chatswood Interchange to experience lion dancing, lucky Buddha, Chinese drummers and Kung Fu demonstrations at this Lunar New Year celebration.  

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    Secret Library Business Tour (in Mandarin and Cantonese)

    5 February (Mandarin session) & 7 February (Cantonese session)

    Please come and see what your newly refurbished library has to offer and discover what goes on behind closed doors in this behind the scenes tour! 

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    Pictorial Calligraphy

    9 &10 February, 1pm to 4pm

    Have your name painted at Westfield Chatswood using Chinese pictorial calligraphy. 

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  • Pigsys Wedding

    Pigsy’s Wedding: Journey to the West

    9 February, 12pm

    This Chinese opera showcases opera favourites. 

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    Korean Craft Workshops

    9 February

    Attend any of these free workshops to experience old and new Korean craft through hands on experiences.  

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    Ladies in Cheongsam

    9 February

    The ladies in cheongsam often hold feather fans in their hands and perform to beautiful classical music. The outfit embodies the gentleness and elegance of oriental women. 

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  • Chinese New year Celebration Day

    9 February

    Presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre, the Chinese New Year Celebration Day is a much loved annual event. 

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    Practical Wing Chun Seminar & Demo

    16 February, 2pm - 5pm

    A seminar to introduce Practical Wing Chun Kung Fu not only as a form of martial art but also an important element of Chinese culture.  

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  • Lunar New Year Twilight Parade

    16 February, 6.30pm

    From 6.30pm a parade will sweep through Chatswood ... 

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