While the visit from entertainers and officials from Bundaberg’s Chinese sister city Nanning has been postponed because of global coronavirus fears, residents will still be able to celebrate Chinese New Year with a A Taste of China.
On Friday, 7 February the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre will have a free screening of comedy/drama film The Farewell at 7.15pm as part of the event.
For those wanting to indulge in locally produced traditional Chinese cuisine, tasty nibbles from Bargara Asian Cuisine will be available from 6.15pm at a cost of $15 per person (must be pre-booked).
The licensed bar and candy bar will also be open for purchase of drinks and refreshments.
Community and cultural services portfolio spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said it will be a great opportunity to celebrate this important event.
“Chinese New Year is an important time in our social calendar and while we won’t have our Nanning performers here we would still like to celebrate this auspicious time,” Cr Peters said.
“We’re hoping that many people will join us on Friday night at the Moncrieff to celebrate the Year of the Rat, see a fabulous movie and enjoy some delicious food from Bargara Asian Cuisine.”
Golden Globe winner ‘The Farewell’ has received multiple awards, nominations and rave reviews.
It is the story of a headstrong Chinese American woman who returns to China to see her beloved grandmother one last time. It is in Mandarin with English subtitles and is rated PG.
A hit with critics and audiences, Lulu Wang's poignant comedy is set to be remembered as one of the best films of the year.
Reviews include “Poignant and funny” from Kelly Buchanan of the New York Times and “A true crowd pleaser” from Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair.
Bundaberg PCYC’s popular lion dancing troupe will also be there on the night to lead everyone into the auditorium.
The free film is general admission, and everyone is welcome.
“Our PCYC Lion Dancing Troupe are always a huge hit and will make the night special,” Cr Peters said.
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