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Ningbo branch of “Harmony & Beauty Award” for architectural decoration launched

Sponsored by Zhejiang Architectural Decoration Association, the Ningbo branch of the Harmony & Beauty Award for Architectural Decoration in Zhejiang Province was officially launched on July 30. With the theme of harmonious and beautiful design, the activity aims to recognize those home designers in pursuit of distinctive innovation and excellent quality. It is hoped that this years activity will witness the emerging of more talented designers in Ningbo.

At the design forum, some distinctive designers shared their works and ideas. According to the conventioneers, with the coming of the era of full decoration of new houses, the industry and consumers will pay more attention to such problems as decoration pollution and environment-friendliness of the building materials, so it is a must to convey the intelligent, healthy and beautiful life-style to each household through careful and professional design

Various activities to be held for Mass Body-building Day

Ningbo Sports Bureau announced the information on the activities for the Mass Body-building Day (August 8) on the afternoon of July 31. It shows that during the period around August 8, a total of 35 body-building activities will be held at the municipal and district (or county) levels, with about 24,700 people involved.

On the evening of August 5, the Dongqian Lake Fitness Walking Meeting will be held. The major activity of the chess for 10,000 people at the same time will be held on August 8. On the same day, the Ningbo station of the 2017 World Walking Day activity will be held

Across-Yaojiang-River Swimming Race to be held

The 2017 Across-Yaojiang-River Swimming Race as well as the opening ceremony of the 5th Sports Meeting of Jiangbei District, jointly hosted by Ningbo Sports Bureau and Jiangbei District Government, will be held on the bank of the Yaojiang River at the Shuanggudu Park of Zhuangqiao Town of Jiangbei District on August 6.

Reportedly, over 500 people in 15 teams will take part in the swimming race in two groups, one for the amateurs and one for the professionals. The swimming associations and organizations can apply to take part in the race. And the “competition rules for the open water sports” newly issued by the International Swimming Federation will be adopted by the race

Exhibition of contemporary artists held

On July 29, an exhibition of the works of contemporary Chinese artists, with the theme of cool and refreshing, was held at Ningbo Water and Ink Art Gallery, displaying nearly 100 pieces of works of some prominent contemporary artists.

As one of the series activities of the mass art popularization project of Ningbo, the exhibition is jointly sponsored by Ningbo Radio, Film & Televisiion Group, Ningbo Cultural Center and the Propaganda Department of Yinzhou District Party Committee. As for the theme of the exhibition, Cai Qiuhua, Head of Ningbo Water and Ink Art Gallery, said that it is hoped that the exhibition can bring some coolness to the visitors during this hot summer period. The carefully chosen art works are displayed to give the citizens some coolness and freshness.

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Ming-style furniture on display at Ningbo Museum

The “Charm of Ming Dynasty” Ming-style furniture exhibition, sponsored by Ningbo Yongming Rosewood Furniture Co. Ltd., was started on July 25 at Ningbo Museum, where over 100 pieces of exhibits demonstrate the living style of the ancient people.

The Ming-style furniture, which dated back to the mid-Ming Dynasty, usually has the rosewood as raw materials and is globally famous for its beautiful style, rare material and exquisite structure, entitled as the pearl on the crown of the ancient furniture of China. At the exhibition, the furniture pieces of the study, sitting room, tea room and bedroom show the visitors the great beauty of the furniture art with the elegant style, exquisite technique and jade-like appearance.

Noticeably, some special furniture pieces with mortise-tenon connections, bronze decorations, soft drawers and the polishing technique are also on display this time. An interactive room is established at the exhibition hall to give the visitors enough opportunities to touch the Ming-style furniture in person, to have some insight into the development and cultural content of the Ming-style furniture and to experience the charm of the traditional culture and craftsmanship. The exhibition will be held until August 13

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