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Ningbo cultural promotion activities debut in South Korea

Gold and silver embroidery, enamel art show, local opera, folk music song and dance performance... At noon on May 20th, the “2019 Ancient Port Maritime Silk Road·Smile Ningbo” cultural promotion event hosted by the Municipal Culture, Radio, Film and Television Tourism Bureau was held in the street square in Seoul, South Korea. More than 20 Ningbo artists thrilled Korean people with superb skills.

 

Performances like song "Dragon Character" with Chinese flavor, dance "Zanha", “Jiangnan”, and Ningbo opera "Boy Shi’er Lang" won warm applause from the audience. When He Lei and Su Xing, actors from Ningbo Performing Arts Group, performed Yong drama and electronic music "New Orchid", the audience screamed. After the performance, the audience shouted in Korean, "one more time", and the actors performed three more shows before they were able to make a curtain call.

In addition to the wonderful programs on the stage, Chinese intangible cultural heritage, Ningbo's handicrafts – gold and silver embroidery and enamel also attracted the Seoul visitors. Professor Li Yongnan from Seoul International Studies University said that he is very interested in Chinese culture and specially took his students to watch the show.

Four artists’ calligraphy and seal exhibition held

On the afternoon of April 30th, the exhibition of calligraphy works by Zhou Lvzhi, Chen Qiyuan, He Shengsi and Shen Yuanfa was held at Ningbo Art Museum. The four old artists, with an average age of 83 years, grew up with new China, and exhibited more than 80 pieces of their works.

It is learned that the "Four Artists" have been practicing calligraphy for more than 50 years. In the early 1980s, they initiated to establish Ningbo Calligraphers’ Association which made great contributions for the prosperity and development of Ningbo calligraphy. At the opening ceremony, Zhou Lvzhi, Chen Qiyuan, He Shengsi and Shen Yuanfa's son Shen Shibai were present. Hundreds of calligraphy enthusiasts who attended the opening ceremony surrounded them and queued to ask for their signature. 

This exhibition is held to show the immortal achievements of the older generation of calligraphy and engraving artists for the development of Ningbo calligraphy engraving, and to promote the learning and character of the older generation of

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Bilingual service in all public transport in 2020

“You are now at......” Recently, in Nr.29 bus that runs on Ningdong Road, the LED screen began to display both Chinese and English for stops. 3 international students at Ningbo University said it was so friendly.

According to the transportation department, it is expected that by 2020, the bilingual voice broadcast for public transportation in the downtown of Ningbo will be completed, and the city's surrounding attractions will be actively promoted to be bilingual, which is convenient for international friends to travel by bus.

During the two sessions of the city in 2019, it is suggested that “Ningbo should build an international language environment and add bilingual stop signs and bilingual broadcast for buses”. This proposal was quickly received by the transportation department who later declared that the bilingual broadcast and bilingual logo display of the main bus lines in the downtown area will be realized within 2019.

Two months have passed, and what has happened? Recently, the Standing Committee of Ningbo Municipal People's Congress organized some representatives of the Municipal People's Congress to inspect the construction of the bus bilingual

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An experimental drama of Ningbo to join Edinburgh International Festival of Drama

The "Story of Wang Yangming", an original experimental drama created by Ningbo Academy of Culture and Art, was rounded off at the Water Stage of Ningbo Cultural Plaza on the evening of May 4. This is the second time for the drama to be staged, and it will attend the Edinburgh International Festival of Drama in August this year. 
The drama was first staged at the Tianyi Pavilion Museum in October 2018 in the form of script reading as a key part of the closing ceremony of the 1st Ningbo Campus Drama Festival. Recently, the drama has received the invitation of the 5th Chinese Culture and Art Festival of this year's Edinburgh International Festival of Drama.
Edinburgh International Festival of Drama, one of the oldest and largest drama festivals in the world, is one of the top three global drama festivals, with the other two being the Berlin Festival of Drama and the Festival D'Avignon. The Chinese Culture and Art Festival, jointly started in 2015 by the Scotland China Chamber of Commerce, the Edinburgh Municipal Government, the Tourism Bureau of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival of Drama, has become an

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