WIN the chance to celebrate Chinese New Year in style

Dancers at Sheffield City Hall Chinese New Year celebrations 2013
Dancers at Sheffield City Hall Chinese New Year celebrations 2013
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Welcome the new year in style with a visit to a spectacular Sheffield show.

The Chinese New Year will be marked with a show at Sheffield City Hall on Tuesday – and we are giving away two pairs of tickets to the colourful spectacle.

The annual evening celebration will include traditional Chinese dance and music with glittering authentic costumes throughout the show to welcome the Year of the Horse.

The performance will also include the artistic dragon dance and specialist Chinese performers.

A City Hall spokeswoman said: “We will be joined by a variety of professional performers, from the local community as well as contributions from China.

“Award-winning acrobats, specialist dancers and Chinese instrumental ensemble are just some of the performers that will be taking place this year – it is bound to be an unforgettable night, yet again.”

The event will start at 5pm and be in two stages.

From 5pm, it will be in the ballroom, where Chinese performances will take place together with a Confucius Institute Chinese New Year competition award ceremony.

Then, from 7pm, the action moves to the main stage with performances from Wanlin Dance School, Chengdu Cultural Performance Team and Sheffield Confucius Institute.

The Chengdu Cultural Performance Team are acrobats from China.

An event spokeswoman said: “The team of performers are a delight to watch as they are featured in a comical routine of hat juggling.

“This act highlights a team of performers in a fast-paced, precise performance of juggling that has been handed down through the ages –straw hats fly back and forth with seeming ease in this humorous act.”

To guarantee your place, buy tickets from Sheffield City Hall, priced £6 in advance – or £4 for students, senior citizens and under-12s. Tickets bought on the day are priced £7 for adults and £5 for students, senior citizens and under-12s. To buy, call 0114 278 9789.

For your chance to win one of two pairs of tickets enter our free draw by text, post or Twitter.

Text STA (SPACE) followed by RED1(SPACE), then your name, house number and postcode, and send to 61500. Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate.

Post your details to Chinese New Year Competition, StarCompCNY, Graham Walker, Digital Editor, The Star, York Street, Sheffield S1 1PU.

Or follow Digital Editor Graham Walker on Twitter @GW1962 and tweet him with #StarCompCNY.

The deadline for entries is noon on Monday. Usual Sheffield Newspaper rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. Good luck.