London Chinatown Chinese Association
From all of us at London Chinatown Chinese Association, we would like to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in our Platinum Jubilee event yesterday! The celebration involved fabulous performances and special guests including the Deputy Lord Mayor and Councillor Ruth Bush, Member of Parliament Mark Logan, Councillor Tim Mitchell, and Minister-Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Tong Xuejun.
A feast of Poon Choi was served to guests. This classic sharing meal consists of several different delicious layers of Chinese cuisine in one big bowl. In customary fashion, several hundred members of the elderly in our community were invited to enjoy the feast for free!
Poon Choi is traditionally associated with paying respects and showing appreciation to elder members of your community, therefore making it the perfect accompaniment to commemorate the Queen’s incredible 70-years on the throne!
Check out these lovely photographs below, and keep your eyes peeled for more very soon.
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LCCA was founded in 1978, with the aim of developing and expanding businesses in Chinatown and representing British Chinese to engage effectively with the British government . LCCA was also devoted to working closely with the London Chinese Community Centre in providing a wide range of essential services for the many Chinese “living in the United Kingdom and with a heart connecting to China”. More importantly, LCCA served as an outlet for Chinese businesses to voice their concerns and together bringing better conditions and prosperity to the whole of Chinatown.
From aiding the local Chinese community in London at their moments of need, LCCA spared no efforts in responding to disaster relief activities in China. Over the years, LCCA has raised funds for many China's disaster struck areas, including the Daxinganling fire in 1987, the East China floods in 1991 and the widespread flooding in the Yangtze River in 1998 etc etc.. LCCA has also donated considerable amount of money to the construction of new schools and hospitals in mainland China benefitting many in these worthwhile projects
The LCCA maintains a close relationship and bond with the Hong Kong's New Territories Community. One notable participation by LCCA was the “Preserve The Villages And Clans Action” organised by New Territories Heung Yee Kuk.
The original three Paifang style gates to London Chinatown were compelted in 1986, and has stood proudly in place. To commermorate the UK China Year of Exchange, a new gate was planned to be situated in Wardour Street leading from Leicester Square. LCCA worked with Westminster Council and all local businesses in a major project which involved specialists from China and UK to engineer a beautiful and magnificent structure positioned to meet perfect Feng Shui. The foundations were laid on 9 July 2015 with the gate being made in Beijing by China's top Ching Dynasty gate builders who worked with UK's top engineers to make sure it met all local regulations. It is now amongst one of the most photographed landmarks in London.
LCCA proudly remains committed to its aim in serving the Chinese business community in London.
Today it is also the official organisor of the annual Mid-Autumn Festival and Chinese New Year Celebrations held in Chinatown.
Over the years these events have not only attracted people throughout Britain but from Europe and around the world.
In particular the Chinese New Year Festival is now the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations held outside of Asia,
it has become an integral part of the London event calendar and is the biggest outdoor event in London attended
by hundreds of thousands people each year.
London Chinatown has been transformed into a cleaner, safer and more enjoyable place for its visitors and the local community over the last four decades. Working with the local council and other stakeholders, LCCA will continue to develop and make improvements to meet the changing needs of the area.
We would like to sincerely thank Chinese New Year 2022 Sponsors. Without their generous donations, we would not be able to put on a show for you.
If you would like to take part or become a sponsor, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this space, we will be putting up details of more events soon...
London Chinatown extends from Gerrard Street to Lisle Street in the South and to the north
to include parts of Shaftesbury Avenue.
The London Chinatown Chinese Association works closely with Westminster City Council to support film production in Chinatown.
Our aim is to ensure that these activities continue to be regarded by all as safe, lawful, successful and fair.
Gerrard Street and the majority of the streets and footways within Chinatown are narrow, restricted and busy with pedestrians most of the day.
A planned event therefore will be limited to where it can be safely managed.
Any events taking place within Chinatown will need to prove a benefit to the local community, businesses or residents.
The London Chinatown Chinese Association represents and acts as a liaison with the local community and businesses. Anyone interested in filming in Chinatown should downloand and fill in the Filming Record Form so we can access the impact of the production and consult with the stakeholders likely to be affected.
Please Download the London Chinatown Filming Record Form here: Filming Record Form
The LCCA welcomes donations from filming companies towards the maintenance and development of Chinatown.
Please also contact Westminster City Council to make the appropiate application for your filming project: