Maidstone Cultural Group working in partnership with Cohesion Plus and community partners have arranged Chinese New Year celebrations which will take place in Maidstone the county town of Kent on Saturday January 25th. The celebrations will start at 12 noon at the Bandstand in Fremlin Walk where the dotting of the eyes ceremony will take place to waken the Chinese Lions, before they lead a procession through the town centre. The celebrations will climax at Kala Red Restaurant in Bank Street. There will also be a performance by opera singer Thomas Snell from the London Chinese Opera Studio at the Bandstand in Fremlin Walk.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “We are delighted to be working with the Maidstone Cultural Group on the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is important that events like this take place in Maidstone, bringing people together through the arts and celebrating different cultures which make up the local community. The event returns after an absence of 2 years and we hope that the community will come out and support it.”