Some Useful & Interesting Websites further afield in Essex:
Essex have A NEW UPGRADED WEBSITE you might find helpful: www.visitessex.com
Also Southend Borough Council and the Business Improvement District (BID) initiative: http://www.visitsouthend.co.uk/
We have also come across the following that might bear a look:
https://www.facebook.com/smallessexproducers/ which speaks for itself
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 -
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the ‘Year of the Pig’, and we’re going the whole hog with loads of pigging-
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-
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.