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Ke Xia XU (Sue) Chair of the Chinese association, deputy mayor of Hastings Cllr Nigel Sinden, Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council , mayor of Hastings Cllr Judy Rogers, Felix Bimezgane, and students from Buckswood school.

Ke Xia XU (Sue) Chair of the Chinese association, deputy mayor of Hastings Cllr Nigel Sinden, Cllr Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council , mayor of Hastings Cllr Judy Rogers, Felix Bimezgane, and students from Buckswood school.

Hastings celebrates the Year of the Dog

Local people gathered in Priory Meadow Shopping Centre on Sunday 25 February to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog.

The event was opened with the dance of the lion followed by the dance of the dragon, performed by students from Buckswood School. The Hastings Chinese Association provided entertainment throughout the day including singing, dancing and a martial arts demonstration.

“Hastings now has a well-documented reputation for the many varied and exciting events it puts on throughout the year and the Chinese celebration of New Year is now firmly on this calendar” said Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, who opened the programme of festivities.

“The Hastings Chinese Association works very hard to organise this event offering fantastic traditional performances and displays which all demonstrate what a rich culture our town has to offer. It was a pleasure to join the Chinese community and share their special celebrations in this way. We have such a vibrant multicultural population – one Hastings, many voices. I’m very pleased Hastings Council was able to support this event” he added.

Posted 19:03 Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018 In: Home Ground


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