BBC2 is currently looking across the UK for talented and versatile amateur cooks, who are competing in family teams.

The programme is filming between the end of this year and early 2017, with 16 teams showcasing their culinary skills. The families will cook in their own homes for some of the rounds, while in others the teams will be tackling challenges to come up with dishes in a filming location kitchen.

Confident cooks will need to enter as part of a team along with two other members of their family, which can also include partners as well as relatives. To keep the contest fair, they unfortunately cannot accept those who are qualified chefs or make the main part of their income from their cooking.Although they do not have a lower age limit, any young people will need to be very hands on rather than just allocated things like prep – so realistically this may be young teens and up.

Entrants can complete a simple form online at or alternatively the same form will be sent automatically to those who email

Applications will close in October so the sooner keen cooks get in contact the better.

Hainan Airlines and Manchester Airport would like to invite you to a celebration of the new Manchester to Beijing Direct route in Liverpool at their Roadshow.

Date: Wednesday, 4th May 2016
Location: Liverpool Hilton Hotel City Centre, 3 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW
Time: 6.30 pm - 9 pm

The Roadshow will give you the opportunity to learn more about the new route, with entertainment, games and delicious refreshments. There will be the opportunity to win one pair of return flights from Manchester to Beijing!

This new direct route will operate 4 days weekly from 10th June 2016. The scheduled service runs year-round on a wide bodied Airbus A330-300 in Business/Economy configuration. 

Attendees are welcome to bring guests along. 

To RSVP: Please complete this online form :

Any queries, please contact Liverpool Chinese Business Association: Email: | Tel: 07916 414 759

We look forward to seeing you there.

We’re looking for people to take part in some filming with us in Liverpool City Centre between the Monday 8th & Friday 12th February 2016. We will be filming during the day and into the evening and filming itself would take approx. 2 hours on one of those dates, so wouldn’t take up too much of your time. Although there wouldn’t be a fee for appearing on screen, there may be cakes involved!
We’re looking for bright, bubbly individuals and groups of friends who are up for a laugh and who would love the chance to appear on camera and learn some valuable and simple Life Hacks! In this day and age, everyone’s is looking to make things more simple, efficient and cost effective, so look no further - we’re here to help! Broken phone screen? We can show you a simple way to fix it! Tangled ear phones? We’ll show you a hack to solve this problem forever! Stubborn stains on your clothes? No problem!
Any queries, please contact Mark:

A new handcrafted Chinese Dragon has just arrived from China for the forthcoming Liverpool Chinatown Chinese New Year celebration, the Year of Monkey. The Dragon is hancrafted by traditional dragon craftsmen in China, the family have been in the industry for over 100 years and has been passed down from generation to generation, so we are very excited to see if finished !! Before a new Dragon is used in a performance, it is customary for them to have their eyes opened, and effectively be “brought to life”. The traditional ceremony will be held in Chinatown by the Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu school under the arch in Chinatown 6:30pm Thursday 28th January. There will also be fire cracker display to awaken the ancient beast. The event is free for the public, please come and join in the traditional ceremony.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet 30th January – 28th February
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet is welcoming Chinese shoppers to enjoy special offers through February for Chinese New Year.
Customers will receive a Fashion Passport giving them an extra 10% off at selected stores and a drinks voucher. They can also enjoy offers from brands including Gucci, Coach, Michael Kors, Sonia Rykiel, Tommy Hilfiger, Dr Martens, Le Creuset, Furla and Whittard of Chelsea. 
Customers spending over £250 will receive a free gift! A specially designed Chinese New Year tote bag.
Print out to redeem

Congratulations to the great success of Hung Gar Sparring Marathon and acknowledge the receipt of £830 as support to this year’s Liverpool Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations.Don't miss their dragon and lion dances at 11:30am - 3:30pm, Sunday 7 February 2016, Berry St & Nelson St, Liverpool.

To find out more Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy, visit their website:

The Liverpool Opera Four Seasons Event will be held in the St. George's Hall on 24th January 2016. The invited Plácido Domingo’s Operalia awarded guest is the Chinese born, young MET baritone Yunpeng Wang. To celebrate this event as pre Chinese New Year concert, two great ways to get 50% discounts off ticket prices: 

1. Buy ticket online: (Promotion code: LO42016C)

2. Go to Hondo Chinese Supermarket at 5-11 Upper Duke St, Liverpool L1 9DU.

Original ticket prices:
Class 4: £13.20
Class 3: £25.30
Class 2: £31.90

Special ticket prices for Chinese  communities (with the PROMO CODE)
Class 4: £6.60
Class 3: £12.65
Class 2: £15.95

More details about the event:

The Southport Flower Show has been the greatest annual flower show in Merseyside. In 2015 the theme of the show is China and the Show organiser has been working alongside with the Liverpool Chinese Business Association and other local community groups to bring the show with a wide range of Chinese themed activities. To celebrate the forthcoming Show, we are offering the Show ticket at £15!

Discount Code: LCBA (expire at  Sunday 12th July)

To redeem this offer:
By Internet:

By Phone:
Call the office on 01704 547147