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Sat 20 Feb – CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

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Celebrate the year of the Tiger in Southend Town Centre with a whole host of exciting entertainment throughout the day!

11.00-11.20 Lion Dance in Victoria Circus
11.20-12.00 Lion Dance along the High Street from Victoria Circus
11.30-12.30 Acrobatics & Calligraphy at The Royals Shopping Centre
12.00-12.15 Tai Chi Demonstration at The Victoria Shopping Centre
12.45-13.00 Chinese School Choir at The Victoria Shopping Centre
13.00-13.15 Tai Chi Demonstration at The Victoria Shopping Centre
13.00-13.20 Lion Dance at The Royals Shopping Centre
13.15-14.15 Acrobatic & Calligraphy at The Victoria Shopping Centre
13.20-13.35 Chinese School Choir at The Royals Shopping Centre
13.20-13.50 Lion Dance along the High Street starting from The Royals Shopping Centre
14.00-16.00 St Bernard’s High School Origami Animals Workshop at The royals Shopping Centre
14.15-14.30 Tai Chi Demonstration at The Victoria Shopping Centre
14.30-14.50 Lion Dance at The Victoria Shopping Centre
14.50-15.00 Lion Dance along the High Street from Victoria Circus
15.00-15.20 Lion Dance along York Road

Visit The Victoria Shopping Centre & The Royals Shopping Centre to see artwork displays from local schools – Barons Court Infants School, The St Christopher School, Lancaster Special School and Greensward Academy.

The Chinese zodiac follows a twelve year cycle, each of the years being named after an animal. The Chinese believe that people born in a particular year take on the characteristics of the animal associated with that year.

People born in the year of Tiger:
Sensitive, emotional and adventurous. Confident, risk takers and dislike taking orders. Good at seeing problems, but less able to see the solutions. Often seek a shoulder to cry on when feeling down. Warm and generous to the people they love.