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Blues to welcome year of the Dog

Blues to welcome year of the Dog.

We are really looking forward to being part of Chinese New Year celebrations and engaging with the local Chinese community, which is in close proximity to St. Andrew’s.

Xuandong Ren

Blues are delighted to announce headline sponsorship of Birmingham’s 2018 Chinese New Year festival celebrations.

The year of the dog will officially be welcomed on Sunday 18 February and Blues will be at the heart of the festivities, with up to 30,000 revellers expected to enjoy an array of activities across the city.

From traditional lion dances and performances, authentic Chinese food stalls, Chinese acrobats, circus acts and fire performers – the family-friendly event is one of the highlights in Birmingham’s calendar.

To celebrate year of the dog, Blues will be offering a special Chinese New Year ticket offer for the forthcoming home match against Barnsley, as well as street football activities hosted by Birmingham City Football Club Community Trust.

Xuandong Ren, BCFC Chief Executive and Director, said: “Birmingham has one of the largest Chinese communities in the UK and we are delighted to be able to support this truly special and wonderful cultural festival.

“We are really looking forward to being part of Chinese New Year celebrations and engaging with the local Chinese community, which is in close proximity to St. Andrew’s.

“There will be an exclusive Blues area on Inge Street and we hope to welcome some new fans to the Blues family.”

James Wong, chairman of Birmingham’s Chinese Festival Committee and managing director of Chung Ying Restaurant Group, said: “I would like to thank Birmingham City Football Club for sponsoring the celebrations, without their support the festival would not be able to grow and engage with new communities and businesses.

“There’s no city outside China that celebrates and embraces Chinese New Year quite like we do. With a full programme of events that takes the festival beyond Southside for the first year, we’re really excited to welcome Birmingham and beyond to join what will be a fantastic weekend of festivities, full of culture, colour and joy.”

Chinese New Year festival will take place on Sunday 18 February. Southside Square, Hurst Street, Inge Street, The Arcadian, The Hippodrome and Patrick Studio – 11.30am – 4.30pm.

For more infomation click here: cnybirmingham.org.uk/chinese-new-year-2018/

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