In Pictures: West Norfolk celebrates Chinese New Year with crowd-pleasing lion dance

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt

Chinese New Year celebrations in Downham Market. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

West Norfolk celebrated Chinese New Year in style with a traditional lion dance.

The James Uglow Lion Group performed first to school children and shoppers in Downham Market before heading to the Vancouver Quarter in King's Lynn.

Downham Market Mayor John Fox said: 'A lot of smiley faces left the town centre despite the windy weather. It was absolutely brilliant, the group was really good and used to working with the children.' Elsewhere in the county, Norwich Chinese Community Centre (NCCC) are running a number of events, including an exhibition at The Forum, culminating with a lantern festival and celebration performance of Chinese dance and music at the Merge restaurant on Dereham Road in Norwich on February 19.

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