Dragons and lions around Melrose Road

Chinese New Year dragon parade

Story by Katie Lee and Deborah Blencowe | Photos by Deborah Blencowe

Saturday 1st February 2020 saw in the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Rat. As part of what has become an annual event, children and adults assembled on Melrose Road for a Dragon Parade.

We were joined by the Sheffield Chinese Lion Dancing Team who gave a fantastic performance. The Playground had also designed their own Dragon, which took part in the parade, proudly carried by the children who helped create it.

The Carnival made its way along Melrose Road following the bright colours of the Sheffield Lion which shone brilliantly on this clear, crisp winters day. The sounds of drums filled the streets as the parade made it’s way through to the playground.

All were enthralled by this display of joyful playfulness evoking anticipation and wonder at what next year might
bring.