新年好: Maidstone Chinese New Year Celebrations
The celebrations will start at 11am outside the Old Town Hall where the dotting of the eyes ceremony will take place to waken the Chinese Lions, before they lead a procession through the town centre.
Watch out for the dotting of the eyes ceremony to awaken the CHINESE LIONS which will then prowl the streets of Maidstone.
Then enjoy some dazzling CHINESE OPERA and a CHINESE MUSICAL ENSEMBLE playing traditional silk and bamboo music of the Shanghai teahouses.
The ceremony will be conducted by the Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Faye Gooch alongside representatives from the local Chinese community. In addition there will also be performances from the London Chinese Opera Studio and SOAS Chinese Music Ensemble.