The weekend is Chinese New Year and the Year of the Pig. Oink Oink.
This humble little creature represents a very important year in Chinese culture as it only comes around once every 60 years. So, a very rare accordance indeed and with the Pig we can expect to be bestowed with wealth and good fortune. Bring it on Lucky Pig.
And to help celebrate we have pulled together The Producers top 5 things to do in London this week to ring in the Year of the Lucky Pig.
1. Air China hosts The Land Of Luck
Head to the Land of Luck to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Pig. Enjoy a glimpse of the magical land of China, through a range of experiences that will help you up your luck and potentially land all your hopes and dreams for 2019.
Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse Street South Bank London SE1 9PH
Tickets are £10 and can be booked here
2. Video Roulette – Chinese New Year Edition
Tuesday 5th February
You like watching incredible short films, amazing ads, brilliant music videos, classic comedy clips, and basically the best bits of video content that exist in the world?
Then you are in luck. Video Roulette has all of these things…plus FUN GAMES and PRIZES and a Chinese theme to celebrate Chinese New Year of the Pig
And if that’s not enough, the order of the evening is set by you, the audience.
The Curtain, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT
At this steamed filled take away cafe the short but sweet bun menu will welcome The Piggy – a light pink baozi bun filled with sweet and sticky char siu pork and decorated with pointed ears, beaded eyes and a little snuffling snout. This pig is particularly budget-friendly: the warm bundles of joy will set you back just £2.80 each.
24 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ
4. Chinese New Year Parade
Dragon and lion dances will kick things off on Charing Cross Road at 10am, shimmying down through the streets to China Town. At noon, Trafalgar Square’s main stages will spring into action with traditional dance shows, contemporary hip-hop acts and Chinese performers.
Starts at 10am, goes through Charing Cross road, and down Shaftesbury Avenue
Celebrating Chinese New Year Taiwanese-style, The Teahouse’s Taming of the Pig menu will run until February 28, featuring a fire cracker roll, poached oysters with tiger pearls and char siu Iberico pork and lardo rice. Along with the lucky food, they are hosting a series of festive events throughout the month, including lion dances on February 9 and 10, a Mahjong event with Carhartt on February 26, and a pig-centric dinner with chefs Fergus Henderson (St John) and Margot Henderson (Rochelle Canteen) on February 19.
30 Rupert Street, W1D 6DL
Pig Menu £39 per head
Or just head to glorious ChinaTown and wander through all the celebrations, indulge in some steamed buns and for extra good luck, buy something red.
Happy New Year!