Chinese New Year gathers people together in Cultural Centre Valve!

Cultural Centre Valve celebrates Chinese New Year at 14/2/2010 with high-quality performers.  Traditional Chinese Spring Festival gathers families, relatives and friends together celebrating the beginning of Tiger`s year. Enjoy colorful and cultural richness Valentine's Day in Valve.

Chinese New Year is executed by Cultural Centre Valve,  Oulu 15 -project and International Cultural Centre Caisa, Helsinki.


11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Workshops  Café Minttu, 1stfloor
10.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch Café Minttu, 1st floor
12 a.m. Handicraft workshop*  Konstila, 1st floor
2 a.m. Liondance workshop* Dancehall 1, 3rd floor
3 p.m.  Handicraft workshop*  Konstila, 1st floor
4 p.m.  Beijing opera performance  Valvesali, 1st floor
5 p.m.  Beijing opera performance  Valvesali, 1st floor
5.30 p.m.  Movie - Days of Being Wild (6 €)  
Studio, 2nd floor 
7 p.m. Beijing opera performance
(Extra show!)
Valvesali, 1st floor

*= Please sign up for the workshops beforehand: / tel. 044 703 7546

Get your free ticket to Beijing-opera performance from Valve ticket office.

There can be changes in the schedule.

Valvesali, 1st floor
Main performer: Beijing Opera - Impressive battle scenes and acrobatics 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Free entrance! Get your free ticket from Valve`s ticket office 1st floor.

Film Theater Studio 2nd floor
Oulu Film Center is showing Chinese film Days of Being Wild in the Movie Theater Studio.

Wong Kar-Wai: Days of Being Wild (A fei zheng chuan)
China 1990
94 min
13.2. at 5 p.m.
14.2. at 5.30 p.m.
Tickets: 6 €, Valve`s ticket office 1st floor

Handicraft Workshop 1st floor
at Konstila
12 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Instructors: Satu Leinonen and Changrong YU (Penny)

Handicraft workshop`s participants learn how to make traditional Chinese paper lanterns and how to draw new year`s symbol fù. Workshop is directed to 6-12 years old children and for children’s adult relatives. Workshop is held in Konstila, Cultural Centre Valve.

Amount of participate is limited, please sign up for the workshop beforehand by sending your contact information (name, age and phone number) to:

Calligraphy workshop
Do you want to translate your first name using calligraphy symbols?
Instructor will translate your first name in Chinese using Chinese calligraphy symbols. Your name will be written down on paper and you can make a button of it in button workshop. This will be nice memory of the event.

Button workshop
Different kind of buttons can be pressed in button workshop. Participants can choose from paper and fabric materials what kind of button they want to have.  After the handicraft workshop people can press a button from the own made fù symbol. Button workshop is executed by instructor who will make the buttons.

Chinese chess workshop

Two instructors will teach step by step how to play Chinese chess. Participants can take part in chess games which is played in pairs. Are you ready to step in to the world of Chinese chess?

Face painting workshop
Beijing-opera performers are doing face paintings for children. Face colors are not water proof.

Promotion desks by local companies
Local Chinese and Finish companies are presenting their own business trough promotional marketing. Trough this marketing companies can have positive publicity. If your company is interested in participating to, please contact Chinese New Year`s producer Kaisa Harmaala ( / 044 703 7546)

World EXPO 2010 Shanghai China will be held in this spring and the Finnish pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010 is called “Kirnu” (“Giant’s Kettle”). For more information about “Kirnu” can find in Finland at EXPO 2010 promotion desk in Chinese New Year event.

Book corner of Chinese culture and Feng Shui
In a comfortable book corner you can get familiar with Chinese culture and dive in to world of Feng Shui.

Balloon corner
From balloon corner you get a nice balloon souvenir to bring home with. This corner might be the most popular workshop among children.