Sheffield played host to its largest Lunar New Year celebration ever, with a five-day festival around the city from February 9 to 13.
The Chinese Year of the Dragon marked the 20th anniversary of celebrations in the city.
Many free events took place over the weekend (Feb 10 and 11) as well as a food festival.
Hundreds turned out to watch The Wakening of the Loin by Sheffield’s Chinese Lion Dance Team which started outside Sheffield Town Hall and finished in the Peace Gardens.
Attendees not only watched the performances but took part in events such as Chinese calligraphy.
1. Wakening of the Loin
The wakening of the Loin by Sheffields Chinese Lion Dance Team which started outside Sheffield Town Hall and finished in the Peace Gardens watch by hundreds of people. Photo: James Hardisty
2. Sheffield Lunar Chinese New Year Festival
Sheffield Lunar Chinese New Year Festival parade and celebration held around Peace Gardens in Sheffield. Photo: James Hardisty
3. The Dragon awake in Sheffield
This year's event was launched with the illumination of a 5m (16ft) dragon at the city's children's hospital. Photo: James Hardisty
4. Learning the Guzheng
Chloe Wei, age 6, from Manchester wearing a Tang Chinese costume whilst visiting the festival and learning how to play a traditional Chinese instrument called the Guzheng by Jocelyn Li, a language teacher at Sheffield University. Photo: James Hardisty