Rotherham celebrates the “Year of the Dragon”
Published Thursday 26th January 12
The colour, spectacle, excitement and noise of Chinese New Year is coming to Rotherham thanks to a local organisation.
Rotherham Wah Hong Chinese Association will be hosting a night of traditional Chinese celebration on Tuesday January 31 at the Eastwood Methodist Church on Fitzwilliam Road.
The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Shaun Wright, will open the event.
Starting at 6pm, the night will feature 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, thus promoting community cohesion whilst enjoying good food and entertainment".
Cabinet Member for Community Development, Equality and Young Peoples Issues, Councillor Mahroof Hussain, added: "The Chinese New Year is always a wonderful celebration and this event will give everybody a chance to experience the atmosphere and excitement of this very special date.
"I'm very much looking forward to being part of the night and helping to welcome an auspicious year of the Dragon".
Admissions by ticket / advance booking only as places are limited.
Tickets are priced at £2 for non-members and are available by contacting Jo on 01142 489811, or Alex on 07591 942688, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is free for children aged 5 and under.
Tickets are also available at Herbal and Acupuncture Chinese shop at 28 Effingham Street in Rotherham Town Centre.