City prepares to see in Chinese New Year

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EAST will meet west when Sheffield celebrates Chinese New Year.

City Hall is set to come alive with song, dance and traditional performances as members of the Chinese community come together on Monday.

This year is the Year of the Snake which, according to Chinese mythology, is predicted to be a year of prosperity and peace.

Members of the public are invited to join in the celebration, which will see the Wanlin Dance School act out Thousand Handed Buddha and Flying Peacocks through imagery and authentic Chinese music.

Ancient tales of Chinese folklore will also be told through spectacular performances from The International Chengdu Nationality Group and local Lion Dance Team.

In the Ballroom, there will be singing, music from the Drums of Qiang and dancing. Oriental food will be on offer along with an array of stalls.

Special guests will be the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, who is set to deliver a speech, and a representative from the Chinese Embassy.

The event starts at 5pm and tickets are still available from Sheffield City Hall.