The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors

By BenResLife 03 Jan 2017

On 28th January the year the Monkey will come to an end and the year of the Rooster will begin. In central Manchester there will be four days of celebration.

Part of this will be The Lanterns of the Terracotta Warriors. This is a travelling art installation and features 40 brightly coloured, light up replicas of the famous Terracotta Army that guards the tomb of the first Emperor of China. They will be in Manchester from 26th - 29th January.

The work was originally commissioned for the Beijing Olympics Games in 2008 and have already travelled the globe to Sydney, Zagreb, Prague and beyond.

Now Manchester’s business improvement district initiative, the Heart of Manchester BID, is bringing them to the north west for the first time as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in January 2017.

The 40 warriors are exact copies of some of the 8,000 clay statues that surround the tomb in Xi'an and date from around 210BC.

For information on the Dragon Parade click here.


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