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Chinese Harbin Performance Troupe

Sword[T]he opportunity to experience free traditional Chinese folk music, dance and martial arts is available in Carlisle this Sunday (22 January).

The Harbin Performance Troupe will be visiting Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery as part of a 2017 Oversees Tour Project. They will perform live music in the Lecture Theatre between 2pm until 3pm.  The performance is free to attend and people of all ages are welcome.

The Chinese troupe will also be performing an extended programme at the Old Fire Station, Peter Street from 7pm. This will include elements of dances from one or two of the many (approximately 54) different ethnic groups in China, music from traditional instruments – the guzheng, dizi, erhu, plus some performances based on martial arts. Doors open at 6.30pm and the event will last until around 8.30pm. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Cllr Anne Quilter, Portfolio holder for Culture, Heritage and Leisure, said: “We’re delighted that two of Carlisle’s arts venues will play host to the 2017 Oversees Tour Project. This is a great opportunity to attend some free cultural events and experience a performance including traditional Chinese dance, music and marital arts.”

Andrew Mackay, Director of Tullie House Museum, added: “To celebrate Chinese New Year, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be working in partnership with Lancaster University’s Confucius Institute and Carlisle City Council to showcase a unique performance of talented artists from the prestigious Harbin Normal University in China.”

For the full programme of events at the Old Fire Station visit

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