Spring Festival Cinema Showcase

Join us in celebrating the oncoming Year of the Dragon with a series of Chinese films exploring various aspects of Spring Festival. Plus the chance to learn how to cook your own traditional New Year’s delights!


‘The New Year’s Gift’ (1937) by Zhang Shichuan. Friday 20, 7.30pm. Click here to RSVP.

Dumpling Feast Cookery Class Thursday 26, 5pm. ‘The Spring Festival’ (1991) by Huang Jianzhong. 7.30pm. Click here to RSVP.

‘Seventeen Years’ (2000) by Zhang Yuan. Friday 27, 7.30pm. Click here to RSVP.

Southern Style Cookery Class Saturday 28, 5pm . ‘Last Train Home’ (2009) by Fan Lixin. 7.30pm. Click here to RSVP.

‘Perpetual Motion’ (2005) by Ning Ying. February 2, 7.30pm. Click here to RSVP.

All films have English subtitles, click here for more information on the movies.

Chinese New Year Cooking Classes

On Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 we will also offer special Chinese New Year cookery classes with our talented chefs to accompany the screenings.

The Hutong’s Chinese New Year Dumpling Feast
Learn how to knead and roll dough, create gourmet fillings, concoct natural dyes from fresh vegetables as well as learn the stories behind one of the Chinese New Year’s most prized and popular dishes. January  Thursday 26.
The Hutong’s Southern Chinese New Year Feast
Master the light and healthy preparations that characterize Southern cuisine such as steaming, which brings out natural flavors. We’ll be covering classic steamed fish, nian gao and the glutinous rice ball soup known as tangyuan. January Saturday 28.