No Kidding – it’s the Year of the Goat!

After the success of the Year of the Horse, Liverpool Chinatown is heading towards the Year of the Goat celebrations that will take place on Sunday 22nd February 2015.

The streets of Liverpool’s historic Chinatown and beyond will be filled with Chinese markets, street parades and fun filled activities for all the family to enjoy.

Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and events, Councillor Wendy Simon said: “Chinese New Year marks a huge celebration in the Chinese calendar and is enjoyed annually by many residents of the city.

“This event gets bigger and brighter year after year and I am sure there will be some surprises in store for the Year of the Goat.

“Last year we welcomed over 15,000 visitors to Chinese New Year and I hope we can encourage many more, young and old, to come into the city centre and take part in what is guaranteed to be another hugely successful event.”

The 2015 Kuei Szu year welcomes the eighth animal sign of the Chinese Zodiac – the elegant, artistic and good natured Goat.

To celebrate the Year of the Goat, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool Chinese Community groups and other organisations have arranged a series of arts and cultural events with the main celebratory events taking place on Sunday 22nd February 2015.

Symbols for Chinese New Year
Symbols for Chinese New Year

As always, the street festivities will be fun-filled, with plenty of activities for children and adults to enjoy, including Chinese New Year Market, Dragon & Lion Street Parades, children’s fun fair, Traditional Chinese cultural performances and a spectacular firecracker display.

There is also an opportunity to make Chinese lanterns and listen to Chinese storytelling at libraries as part of The City of Readers Campaign during half– term – a full list of events and activities can be found by visiting http://www.itsliverpool.com/culture/event/chinese-new-year-2015/

The kind hearted Goat tends to be polite, sensitive and compassionate with good manners and a charming nature which means they are often popular with many admirers and friends. With a tender, polite but sometimes insecure personality, Goats can often shy from confrontation and prefer to absorb themselves with art and nature.

People born in the Year of the Goat are good natured, genuine, forgiving and understanding and place a strong focus on family. Goats are often cared for deeply by those around them and as such, will never go without in life.

 

ROAD CLOSURES

As a consequence of the event and in the interests of public safety, there will be a significant number of roads closed in the area. General pedestrian access will of course be maintained at all times. Traffic orders are in place to support these measures.

8am Saturday 21st February – 9pm on Sunday 22nd February:
Nelson Street (bottom end by Pitt Street). 

6am until 9pm on Sunday 22nd February 2015:
Great George Street (from its junction with St James Street to its junction with Duke Street), Duke Street (from its junction with Great George Street to its junction with Berry Street), Upper Duke Street (from its junction with Berry Street to its junction with Rodney Street), Berry Street (from its junction with Leece Street/Renshaw Street to its junction with Duke Street), Nelson Street (from its junction with Great George Street to its junction with Upper Pitt Street), Grenville Street South (from its junction with Bailey Street to its junction with Cornwallis Street), Sankey Street (entire length), Griffiths Street (entire length), Seel Street (from its junction with Colquitt Street to its junction with Berry Street), Back Berry Street (entire length), Knight Street (from its junction with Berry Street to its junction with Rodney Street), Roscoe Street (from its junction with Leece Street to its junction with Upper Duke Street), Bold Place (entire length), Roscoe Lane (entire length), Back Knight Street (entire length), Cookson Street (entire length), Pitt Street (entire length), Upper Pitt Street (from its junction with Nelson Street to its junction with Hardy Street), York Street (entire length), Raffles Street (entire length), Bold Street (from its junction with Berry Street to its junction with Newington/ Renshaw St/Leece. Access to business/residents will be allowed up to 10am)

6am until 9pm on the Sunday 22nd February 2015:
Great George Street closure requires a bus and traffic diversion for the duration of the event:

Alternative Route will be via: – either Leece Street, Hardman Street, Myrtle Street, Catherine Street, Upper Parliament Street and Great George Street; or Upper Parliament Street, Grove Street, Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Rodney Street or Clarence Street to follow other locally signed diversion routes.

 

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