Hartlepool’s Chinese New Year event set to sell out

PARTY: Chinese New Year celebrations under way.
PARTY: Chinese New Year celebrations under way.

TICKETS for an oriental event in Hartlepool are flying off the shelves like hot noodles!

The Hartlepool Chinese Association is hosting its annual Chinese New Year bash in The Grand Hotel, in Swainson Street, Hartlepool, on Sunday, March 1.

There was a total of 144 tickets allocated for the event but there are just 21 left just six days before it is due to be held.

So organisers are urging those who wish to take part, to grab a ticket while they still can.

Peter Gowland, from Hartlepool Voluntary Development Association (HVDA) which is helping to organise and promote the event, said: “The tickets have gone so fast this year.

“It’s tipped to be a great event and if anybody was thinking about coming along then they need to buy a ticket as soon as possible because we’re down to the last 21.”

The event opens at 11.45am, for a prompt midday start.

There will be the very popular and noisy lion dance, Chinese singing, Tai Chi, and a magician also performing.

The food which is usually served buffet style, will this year be served as two courses to diners’ tables.

The event promises to bring colour and culture to the town with everything from a three-course Chinese meal to a charging dragon and oriental dancing.

There will be Tai Chi demonstrations and the sounds of Chinese singing and instruments.

Tickets cost £10 per adult and £5 per child.

They are available by contacting HVDA, which helps to organise the event alongside The Hartlepool Chinese Association.

Mr Gowland said the event is greatly anticipated.

He added: “We are looking forward to our best event yet, in this, the Chinese New Year of the Goat.

“The Chinese Association is part of Hartlepool’s cultural fabric and this event is just brilliant for adults and children. It’s a real cultural experience.”

For tickets people should ring (01429) 262641.