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London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

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Europe’s premier dragon boat festival features an extensive programme of racing, entertainment and a vast array of street food, providing an excellent opportunity to enjoy Chinese culture in the capital.

The free, family-friendly event is organised by London Chinatown Lions Club with support from Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, The Hong Kong Executives Club, London Chinatown Chinese Association and The London Chinatown Chinese Community Centre and this year is expected to attract up to 10,000 visitors from across the UK and overseas.

Firmly established as one of the capital’s most exciting cross-cultural sporting festivals and summer waterside events, the dragon boat racing itself promises to be as spectacular as ever with over 40 club, corporate and amateur teams battling it out for 4 cups and top honours. Everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned paddlers are encouraged to enter the competition and recruit teams of 16-20, to take part in a minimum of 3 races. Dragon boats and drums are provided.

Europe’s most spectacular Dragon Boat Festival will include the following attractions:
• 7.5 hours of dragon boat races with trophies presented at 5.30pm
• Food festival offering the flavours of Eastern Asia, and this year an all-day breakfast serving from 08:30
• Live music on the East West Festival stage showcasing new music and entertainment from East and the West
• Martial arts & Tai Chi displays
• Traditional Chinese lion dancing

London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is organised as a fund-raiser with proceeds donated to nominated charities supported by London Chinatown Lions Club. There is also a raffle draw with fantastic prizes including a pair of return flights to Hong Kong and dinner for two at Hutong at The Shard.

For further information please contact:
matt@alchemylifestyle.co.uk 020 8996 1520
james@alchemylifestyle.co.uk 020 8996 1521

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