James Wong Braves The Shave at Mid Autumn Festival

12th October 2017Press Releases

This weekend, the city’s Chinese Festival Committee played host to an amazing day of entertainment for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Birmingham’s Arcadian was the setting for this cheerful, family-friendly event with lots to see and of course, lots to eat!

James Wong, Managing Director of Chung Ying Restaurant Group and head of the Chinese Festival Committee also stuck to his word and shaved his head for the crowds –  all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research and their #BraveTheShave initiative.

James managed to raise over £4,000 for the cause. After such efforts, it really should come as no surprise that later the same night he went on to win the coveted ‘Brummie of the Year’ trophy at this year’s Birmingham Awards.

He says, of the event: ‘We pulled off another successful Mid-Autumn Festival here at the Arcadian. Everyone came out in force to experience Chinese culture – it’s history and tradition. Not to mention enjoying delicious food and enjoying the variety of entertainment. I’m very proud of our Chinese Brummie community – it’s all great for the city ’.

The Festival served as a great opportunity for those from all over Brum to come and learn more about Chinese culture and many residents came out to celebrate the event and experience the spectacle.  Singapore Laksa Company were out in force and Bahn Cuon were there serving up Vietnamese goodness. Taekwondo and Dragon Dance performances were a particular family favourite and the fireworks at the end of the night were a fantastic way to end a bustling event with a bang!