founder of sheffield chinese new year celebration
Mr. Jerry Cheung
Every year over 2000 audience gather at City Hall to celebrate this great festival and enjoy the marvellous performances. There are not only overseas Chinese who have settled within the UK, but also many Chinese students studying here. Even more than half of the audience are local British who are interested in Chinese culture. As the largest multi-cultural event in Sheffield, this event has always been strongly supported by the Sheffield government, the Chinese Embassy and Chinese Consulate. Every year, Sheffield’s Lord Mayor, Council Leaders, Lord-Lieutenant, representatives from the Chinese Embassy and Consulate will attend the event and give speeches.
The 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration Show will be held on 27th January. Pre-event starts at 4:30 pm in the Ball Room where guests can try traditional Chinese food, calligraphy and painting, watch warm-up performance, experience the lively atmosphere of the Chinese New Year. The main show follows in the main theatre at 7:00 pm. This show provide the chance for oversea Chinese to celebrate their New Year, at the same time promotes Chinese Culture in the region. We hope Sheffield will continue celebrating this event that Mr. Jerry Cheung started many years ago.