Hundreds of Wearsiders join in Chinese New Year celebration at Keel Square

James Hamilton & Sophie Dishman 

Hundreds of Wearsiders celebrated Chinese New Year at Keel Square yesterday, with dragons dancing and martial artists in action. 

The event marked the Year of the Monkey and was organised by Ian Wong, of Asiana Fusion restaurant, and Harry Collinson, of Rough Diamond Entertainment. It was also supported by Sunderland Business Improvement District.

The Chinese New Year celebration in the city saw a full programme of events, which started at 1pm and was supposed to run until 5pm, but it had to close early due to strong winds.

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