Chinese New Year welcomed across the city
THE Chinese New Year was celebrated in Bristol with a fusion of culture and colour.
Lion dances, kung-fu, Tai Chi and dragon boats were just some of the highlights over the weekend to mark the year of the snake.
On Saturday, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Queen's Road was the venue for all things Chinese.
The day's entertainment began with an energetic and acrobatic performance by the Bristol Wushu Kung Fu group.
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The University of Bristol Lion Dance Troupe performed in the after- noon and musical highlights included sets from Makala Cheung and Indie rock band Transition, who are originally from Bristol but have become popular in the Far East since moving there three years ago.
Yesterday, the celebrations centred around the M shed in the city centre and included Dragon Boat racing in the Floating Harbour.
The year of the snake started yesterday and lasts until January 30 next year. People born in snake years are considered powerful and ambitious.
The events were sponsored by the University of the West of England and supported by Bristol China Partnership and University of Bristol.