Sheffield celebrates the Year of the Boar with a spectacular show

7 February 2019

 

Wanlin Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Children’s Dance “Little Kid Drummers from Xixia”

 

A Chinese New Year Extravaganza took place in City Hall last night, to welcome the Year of the Boar.

The spectacular array of performances featured Chinese Classical Dance, Martial Arts and Traditional and Folk Music.

The show was attended by the Leader of Sheffield Council, Leader of Sheffield Confucius Institute, and the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester.

Leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore said: “This event clearly demonstrates the diversity in Sheffield and the importance we put on cultural events. I want to thank all guests here to help us celebrate unity, it makes me so proud and honoured. Thank you on behalf of the City Council and on behalf of the city.”

This annual celebration served as a multicultural outreach event, for the local Chinese Community and city of Sheffield to commemorate the New Year. The evening show was preceded by an afternoon display of artwork, photographs and prize-giving ceremonies.

Honorary Chairman of the Sheffield Chinese New Year Celebration Committee, Jerry Cheung said: “This is the sixteenth year running of the event, people ask us why we do this event year after year. It’s because Chinese New Year is the biggest party in the world.

“Chinese New Year is the opportunity to enjoy family union, we live in a multicultural community and we should celebrate that. Community harmony makes this a better place to live.”

Written by Lucy Hogg

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