WHAT a treat to see members of the south west's Chinese community bring the celebrations of the Chinese New Year to Boscombe Sovereign Centre.

Live music, dancing , martial arts displays as well as famous dragon dance all brought to life in a blitz of colour and culture.

The event was well supported and drew crowds from shoppers and the local community.

Let's hope it becomes a regular event on the Sovereign's calendar and the stage space is regularly used for other events throughout the year.

Diane Caroline Silva

Owls Road,