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Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival 2024

Funded on Spacehive 12 October 2023 Delivered 4 February 2024

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Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival 2024

Popber Lancaster CIC By Popber Lancaster CIC

Chinese New Year festival in Lancaster celebrates diversity, engages the community, and promotes well-being through cultural workshops, theater performances, and traditional shows in the city.

Lancaster Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 12 Oct 2023!

Celebrate the richness of Chinese culture at the Lancaster Chinese New Year festival, a vibrant event by Popber Lancaster CIC. This community-driven celebration promotes diversity, cultural exchange, and well-being in Lancaster. The city center comes alive with stunning lantern decorations, immersive workshops, captivating lion and dragon parades, traditional performances, and professional theater shows. Join us in creating cherished memories and fostering community unity. With the support of the fundings, we aim to enhance the festival's impact. Your contribution will enable logistical arrangements, artist fees, venue preparations, marketing efforts, and an overall enhanced festival experience. Together, we can make Lancaster a cultural hub, celebrating diversity and cultivating a vibrant community. Embrace the beauty of Chinese culture, forge connections, and join us in making the Lancaster Chinese New Year festival an unforgettable celebration.

What we'll deliver:

  • Hanging over 500 Chinese lanterns in the city center
  • Lions and Dragon parade
  • At lease 3 cultural workshops
  • 10 traditional Chinese performances in the city center
  • co-hosting exhibition with Museum
  • National level Chinese performances in Lancaster
  • More activities for children

Why it's a great idea:

The Lancaster Chinese New Year festival fosters cultural understanding, celebrates diversity, and promotes community cohesion. Attendees immerse themselves in Chinese traditions, enhancing cultural appreciation and inclusivity. The event also stimulates economic growth, supports local businesses, and boosts tourism. Moreover, it strengthens social fabric, encouraging dialogue, mutual respect, and cross-cultural connections. Through workshops and performances, the festival enhances individual well-being, uplifts spirits, and fosters community connections. It serves as a platform for local artists, contributing to their growth. In summary, the festival brings cultural enrichment, economic stimulation, social unity, and individual well-being while embracing cultural understanding and diversity in Lancaster.

Steps to get it done:

  • Research, consult, schedule acts and performances
  • Plan for the the new elements and workshops
  • Communicate with museum for the exhibition
  • Design for the Theatre and carnival program
  • Review and where necessary update risk assessments and safeguarding & accessibility policies
  • Launch event marketing campaign across radio, print, digital and flyers
  • Hanging lanterns and blessings over the city center
  • Free Chinese decorations for businesses in Lancaster
  • Festival week -events in city center, Theatre and museum
  • Project evaluation and learning for the future

Location Lancaster

About the space

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Lancaster City Council

How will the money be spent?Total £11,928

Over 600 traditional Chinese lanterns products + Shipping fee - £5,000 (42%)
Dragon and Lion Parade in the city - £2,000 (17%)
Lanterns installation and remove - £1,638 (14%)
Gig performances - £1,500 (13%)
Workshops materials and organizing costs - £1,000 (8%)
Other - £790 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Over 600 traditional Chinese lanterns products + Shipping fee
Dragon and Lion Parade in the city
Lanterns installation and remove
Gig performances
Workshops materials and organizing costs
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £11,928

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