Celebrate Year of the Dragon

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The colour, spectacle, excitement and noise of Chinese New Year is coming to Rotherham on Tuesday.

The town’s Wah Hong Chinese Association will be hosting a night of traditional Chinese celebration at the Eastwood Methodist Church on Fitzwilliam Road.

Mayor of Rotherham Coun Shaun Wright will open the event, from 6pm, which will include a lion dance, a Chinese buffet, guest speakers and cultural performances and raffle prizes to be won.

Jo Mailer, chair of Wah Hong Chinese Association, said: “This event is a great opportunity for local people to learn more about the Chinese culture and customs, promoting community cohesion.”

Admission is by £5 ticket or advance booking only and is free for under-fives. Call Jo on 0114 248 9811, or Alex on 07591 942 688.