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Chinese new year
Chinese new year
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CELEBRATE: With vibrant performances and flamboyant costumes, Gunwharf Quays will celebrate the Chinese New Year this Sunday from 11am until 4pm. There will be traditional folk dances and high energy martial arts displays. There’s a Chinese lion dance procession at noon and 3pm. Call (023) 9283 6700 for information.

DISCOVER: Explore the amazing underwater creatures at the Blue Reef Aquarium this half-term with Wild Waters. There’s lots of special talks, animal encounters and special guests. Call (023) 9287 5222 for more information.

ACTIVITIES: There’s a wealth of fun to be had throughout the city next week. Make bugs and butterflies this Saturday and create hats and headdresses on Thursday at the Portsmouth City Museum. Or create pieces of art at the Aspex Gallery from Wednesday to Friday.

EXPLORE: Head to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum from Tuesday until Thursday. Learn the art of camouflage on Tuesday with Dazzle! and take home your own submarine. And on Thursday children can dress as cockroaches and find out about the horrible side of living under water. Call (023) 9254 5036 for details.

HISTORY: Discover what it was like to be a Roman at the Fishbourne Roman Palace, near Chichester, as you taste Roman food, make an oil lamp or have a go at weaving. From Monday to Friday, activities run from 10am until 4pm. While there, visitors can also access the museum. For more information call (01243) 785 859.