A series of shots taken during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Newcastle -Upon-Tyne on 14th. February 2010. Newcastle is our regional capital and is only a few miles along the River Tyne from South Shields, the celebration lasted most of the the day and attracted huge crowds.
Much of the activity centred around Stowell Street which is the cultural base for a large oriental community.
We visited a marquee set up in the grounds of the medieval Blackfriars monastery where "Missy" had her face painted, here she is with the beautiful make up artist, we're pretty pleased with how this looks!
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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