Dragons in tartan

China comes to Gilmorehill this Monday evening as over 400 students and staff of the University come together to celebrate Chinese New Year

The celebration will see a feast of Chinese food, drink and entertainment. Organised and delivered by Chinese speaking students of the University, the entertainment programme includes singing, dancing, a fashion show, calligraphy competitions and a dumpling making class, and maybe even some ceilidh dancing. Students and teachers have also been invited to wear the traditional dress of China or Scotland.

A similar event was held in the School of Business and Management last year and proved to be highly successful amongst staff and students. However, this year's event will be on a much larger scale with over 400 staff and students expected to attend compared to 150 last year.

Pam Castledine, event organizer said of the celebration: 'The Faculty is very proud of its Chinese students and the event is a fun opportunity to experience what is a very special occasion for them. Spring New Year for the Chinese speaking population is as important as Hogmanay to us Scots, and it can be a very difficult time to be in a foreign country without your family. Last year's event was a great success and this year promises to be even better.'

Kate Richardson (K.richardson@admin.gla.ac.uk)

For more information please contact the University Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535 or email pressoffice@gla.ac.uk

Notes to photographers:

You are invited to a photo opportunity on Monday afternoon at the Bute Hall, University of Glasgow, to picture participating students decorating the hall with dragons, fans and other traditional Chinese decorations

Please contact the University Media Relations Office on 0141 330 3535 if you wish to attend

First published: 27 January 2006

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