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Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Pig at the Royals


We may take it for grunted but in China the pig is associated with luck and wealth - so what better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year here in Southend-on-Sea than with a fabulous, free event at The Royals Shopping Centre?!


According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the ‘Year of the Pig’, and we’re going the whole hog with loads of pigging-great activities between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 2 February.


The Royals has teamed up with Southend’s Chinese Community Association to create a sowprise party, and they want you to join in.


Inside the Royals Shopping Centre, there will be paper lantern and mask making workshops, ribbon twirling sessions, free face painting – based on traditional Chinese theatre characters – pig-themed crafts and traditional games based on those played in China at New Year over centuries, plus lots of singing and dancing.


Kudos Academy will also be putting on a series of amazing martial arts workshops and demonstrations, while Ryan the Lion will be joining in the fun and helping to make this Chinese New Year a really pig deal.


Centre Manager Dawn Jeakings says “All the noise, colour and excitement of traditional Chinese New Year celebrations will once again create a magical and unmissable event inside The Royals. A real highlight of the day will be seeing all the children from our Little Royalty club joining Ryan and the Chinese lion for a parade along the High Street, from 2pm. So, bring the family, get involved and enjoy a fantastic day of free entertainment.”


For more information about Chinese New Year, plus other events and offers visit The Royals’ Facebook page, website (www.royalsshoppingcentre.co.uk) or follow @Royalsshopping on Twitter.