Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Flavour of China in Headingley

Chinese performers will be visiting Leeds to take part in a fundraising event for the Lord Mayor’s charities this April.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds is hosting the charity fundraising event ‘A Flavour of China,’ at Headingley Stadium on Tuesday 27th April from 6pm.

The event will include an evening full of entertainment and celebration of Leeds’ connections with China, and will feature performances from the Red Fan dance society from Manchester, the Leeds Chinese Community School and the local Wah Kwong Chinese Community Association.

There will also be video presentations from Leeds’ partner city of Hangzhou, which celebrates 21 years of partnership with Leeds this year, a picture sale, chinese nibbles and a prize packed raffle.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Judith Elliott said:
“The event is sure to be fantastic and a great way to celebrate our link with China, especially Hangzhou, with whom we are celebrating our lasting relationship of 21 years. The evening will give a true taste of China and raise money for some very worthwhile causes.”

The money raised from the event will go to this years Lord Mayor’s chosen charities, Middleton Riding for the Disabled, the Samaritans and Create, a charity which helps homeless and marginalised people get work through training opportunities and employment.

The event takes place at Headingley Experience, Headingley Stadium on Tuesday 27th April from 18.00-20.30.

For further information on the event or how to buy tickets please contact Galina Yakova (0113 3950688 or email galina.yakova@leeds.gov.uk)

Notes to editors:

Leeds celebrates 21 years of partnership with the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, this year. The link continues to see co-operation in the fields of business, education and culture as local interest continues to grow in all things Chinese.

For media enquiries, please contact;
Cat Milburn, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 247 4450
Email: Catherine.milburn@leeds.gov.uk