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Foreigners experience Spring Festival celebrations

At noon on January 18, 16 foreign friends from 12 countries including the United States, Canada, Ireland, South Africa and Iraq gathered at a villa of Zhaobao Mountain Sub-district in Zhenhai District, listened to some craftsmen talking about traditional festival culture, and experienced in person the celebrating activities, including writing Spring Festival couplets, embroidering tiger-head shoes, making rubbings, making spring rolls, making glutinous rice balls, and making golden glutinous rice balls. The foreigners took part in the activities one by one, and they took photos and videos from time to time to record good and interesting moments

Sending “blessing” to passengers at airport

On the first day of the Spring Festival travel rush, there was a festive and peaceful atmosphere at Terminal 2 of Ningbo Lishe International Airport. At the passenger lounge, some calligraphers were writing and sending “Fu” characters (with the meaning of blessing) and Spring Festival couplets to passengers. The activity, launched by Ningbo Airport VIP Company, was warmly welcomed by passing passengers. Many stopped to enjoy the writing and accepted this special and warm blessing.

The present calligraphers include Zou Daming, former Party Secretary of Ningbo Federation of Literary and Art Circles and President of Ningbo Branch of Siming Calligraphy and Painting Academy, and Qian Dingsheng, Vice-chairman of Ningbo Calligrapher Association and President of Sha Menghai Calligraphy Academy.

The passengers were glad to receive the Spring Festival couplets and Fu characters. A passenger holding a piece of “Fu” character said fondly that he didn’t expect to receive such a good “blessing” at the airport. It was really a surprise

Personal exhibition of a young Hungarian artist held in Ningbo Art Gallery

On January 14, a special personal exhibition named “Hearing the Colors”, by Ader Orsolya, a young Hungarian artist, was held at Ningbo Art Gallery, with over 50 works displaying her rich artistic expression skills and extraordinary artistic imagination. This is a unique art exhibition, with the free use of colors and strokes, especially the debut of fluorescent series paintings.

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11 cultural centers in Ningbo rated as national Class-A cultural centers

Recently, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced the list of cultural centers rated as top centers at the fifth national cultural center evaluation. This time, all the 11 cultural centers in Ningbo were rated as national Class-A cultural centers again.

“Ningbo has shown the characteristics of ‘high score, balanced score and concentrated problems’ in this evaluation, which is due to the fact that we were led by the municipal Cultural Center for the first time, and the 10 district and county  cultural centers adopted a closely linked way to effectively communicate and sort out the inspection contents, account sorting, scoring rules, weak links and other contents.” said a related person in charge of the Public Culture Department of Ningbo Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting & TV and Tourism said that the city’s cultural centers will take this as the driving force to further promote the popularization of art for all, improve the service efficiency of the cultural museum, and continue to explore the application of new cultural formats such as digital and immersive experience in public cultural venues, so as to enrich the spiritual and cultural life of citizens.

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CTA500 (Ningbo station) held

The Ningbo station of the 2021 China Tennis Association Tour (CTA500) started shooting at Ningbo (Yinzhou) Tennis Center. Over 100 domestic amateur tennis players gathered in Ningbo and brought a wonderful tennis feast to the local spectators.

The total prize of the competition in Ningbo is 30,0000 yuan, for the five groups of men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. Among the contestants, there are such famous amateur players in Zhejiang Province as Ye Bo, Xu Huifeng, He Kaifei, and Wang Qiang, and many high-level youth trainers from Ningbo, Hangzhou, Taizhou and other places, including Chen Yiru, a 14-year-old girl who won the champion of women’s singles last year. According to the staff of the event organizer, the CTA500 series events are open to all elite amateur tennis players, so that they can have the privileges enjoyed only by the professional players in the past, including the central court (which can accommodate 4000 spectators), video live broadcast, score live broadcast, media interview, etc. It is a very valuable opportunity for Chinese young players to participate in the China Tennis Association Tour.

The event was hosted by the Tennis Management Center of the General Administration of Sports of China, China Tennis Association, the Sports Youth Program Center of CCTV, Ningbo Sports Bureau and Yinzhou District Government.

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