Chinese New Year is being welcomed in spectacular style in Sheffield.
A stunning event took place as part of the city’s celebrations ahead of the arrival of Chinese New Year, which falls tomorrow.
The City Hall was transformed for the show, China – A Land Of Wonders, which featured lion dancers, acrobats and martial artists among its highlights.
The Sheffield Chinese Association and the Sheffield Chinese School have also arranged a series of events to welcome the coming New Year – which on this occasion is the Year of the Goat.
The Sheffield Chinese School held a New Year Celebration at King Edward VII Upper School on Glossop Road, Broomhill, where youngsters put on a colourful display of dancing.
And students performed an entertaining display of dancing outside the Town Hall in front of youngsters and families.
They performed a ‘dragon dance’ with a traditional Chinese dragon before a two prowling ‘lions’ entertained onlookers.
The event was put on by Sheffield Chinese Association, based in London Road.
Organiser Hock-Ann Chia said: “It’s very important for the Chinese in the city and the community because it’s a very diverse city, with many different cultures, and we want to show what we bring to the city with our culture.”
The dance was also watched by Lord Mayor of Sheffield Coun Peter Rippon, who said it was good to see so many people celebrating Sheffield’s diversity.
It included a cultural show with Chinese songs and folk dances.
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