Downham Market hopes to draw crowds to Lion Dance

Celebrating Chinese New Year. The Year of the Horse at Downham Market Town Square ENGANL00120140131161812
Celebrating Chinese New Year. The Year of the Horse at Downham Market Town Square ENGANL00120140131161812
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Parents will not have to travel far to entertain their children during the half-term thanks to an exciting spectacle in Downham town centre.

Once again Downham Town Council will be running its Chinese New Year celebrations and is hoping to draw a large crowd.

The James Uglow Dancers will be performing the popular Lion Dance in the town square from 10am on Thursday, February 19.

A dancer wearing a dragon costume will be entertaining the crowds for 30 minutes.

Events coordinator Nikki Hannah is calling on families to come out and support the event, which normally falls within the school year.

She said: “We are hoping to bring people into the town and have a look around the shops.

“Families will be able to enjoy the performance. Children love it. The dancers get the children involved with the performance.

“This is an event we would like to make bigger where we can.”

The town has a packed year ahead with the annual St Winnold Parade and Breakfast on Friday, March 20.

St George will be battling against the dragon in the town square on Thursday, April 23.

And on Friday, 8, events are being planned to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day.

While Downham Festival Week will run from Sunday, May 24, to Saturday, May 30.