Lancaster and Morecambe are towns located in a unique part of the North West of England – an area imbued with history, natural beauty and a strong sense of community. We aim to foster these important values in the festival by highlighting heritage, local institutions and fostering collaboration between artists, volunteers and organisations.
Funding from Arts Council England in 2011 helped kick start the transition from a small community celebration that originated as a celebration of Chinese New Year into a new platform for artists from across the the UK and further afield to showcase their work, delivering experiences anyone can participate in and enjoy.
We have an ambitious strategic plan in place leading up to 2020. We hope you’ll join us on our journey as audience members, volunteers, artists or sponsors and be part of the story that is Lancaster’s Chinese New Year Festival.
The Hua Xian Chinese Society established the Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival in 2005 and have continued to manage and produce the festival since to it’s new position as the Lancaster Chinese Arts Festival.
The Society is a philanthropic organisation based in Lancaster and Morecambe that provides welfare, educational and cultural services for the local community. The Lancaster Chinese New Year Festival is part of an annual programme of cultural events and activities in partnership with other local groups and organisations.