SOLIHULL town centre came to life last weekend as celebrations got underway to see in the Chinese New Yew Year.
To welcome in the Year of the Ox, Mell Square was draped with paper lanterns and given over to entertainers. Lions and dragons danced through the crowds and oriental food was on sale.
Magicians and martial artists also wowed the crowds. This year’s festivities were a first for the town centre, organised by Solihull Council, restaurant owner Michael Chan and other local groups.