Dancers entertain crowds to mark Chinese New Year

Waterside Lion Dance group entertain crowds outside of WestQuay Shopping Centre.

Chinese Year of the Horse gallops in with colourful display

First published in News

It may not have been on the same scale as previous events, but hundreds still flocked to watch as Southampton welcomed in the Year of the Horse.

Due to a lack of funds the Chinese Association of Southampton could not afford to organise the big Chinese New Year event the city has become accustomed to, but the Waterside Lion Dance group ensured the crowds were not disappointed.

Hundreds gathered outside WestQuay Shopping Centre as the group performed a traditional Chinese lion dance to bring in the new year with a blaze of colour.

People born in the Year of the Horse are said to be astute, fashionable and confident.

The Chinese Association of Southampton is holding a sold-out fundraising event at Kams Palace Chinese Restaurant in Park Gate tomorrow.

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12:45pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

I would have taken then kids down to see this.....but didnt the article the other day say the celebrations in town were cancelled?
I would have taken then kids down to see this.....but didnt the article the other day say the celebrations in town were cancelled? Micle1974
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Mon 3 Feb 14

S!monOn says...

Micle1974 wrote:
I would have taken then kids down to see this.....but didnt the article the other day say the celebrations in town were cancelled?
No, the article the other day said they couldn't get any funding, but they did a small celebration yesterday for the benefit of anyone who was interested and liked to watch.
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: I would have taken then kids down to see this.....but didnt the article the other day say the celebrations in town were cancelled?[/p][/quote]No, the article the other day said they couldn't get any funding, but they did a small celebration yesterday for the benefit of anyone who was interested and liked to watch. S!monOn
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3:04pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Ellwood says...

........... 新年好
........... 新年好 Ellwood
  • Score: 5

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