Events & Activities

Year of the Tiger: Whitehall celebrates Lunar New Year with the Sutton Hong Kongers, and hosts a busy half term!

Trails, Tigers and….Owls?! What a busy February for Whitehall!

We hosted a jam-packed programme of activities to mark Lunar New Year, and welcomed families into Whitehall for Cultural Services ‘What’s That?’ Week during half-term.

February marked the beginning of the Lunar New Year. 2022 is the Year of the Tiger- the Zodiac symbol of strength and braveness. In partnership with the Sutton Hong Kongers (SHK) group, we hosted a fantastic day of traditional crafts and activities inspired by Lunar New Year markets.

Council Leader Ruth Dombey and Richard Choi from SHK opened the day to welcome Sutton’s newest growing community. We welcomed over 300 people over the course of the day to experience Lunar new year themed trails, Fai Ching Writing, Ceramic painting, Tassel making, as well as contributing to our Year of the Tiger Mural. Stay posted for more future events with SHK!

‘What’s that week?’ saw birds of prey take over Whitehall. Falcons, Owls and even a Kookaburra came to visit our 500 year old Tudor abode. ‘Hoo’d’ have thought it!?

Inspired by our feathered friends and the connection between Falconry and medieval England, our birds of prey craft and trail proved very popular over the week. You can still follow the Birds of Prey Flights of Fancy trail and take part in crafts until the 26th of March!

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