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Hundreds of Grassroots Performers Put on Shows about Ningbo on CCTV

Performed by hundreds of grassroots performers, aiming to show the demeanor of Ningbo citizens as a whole, Gathering Talented Artists of Ningbo had its premiere in CCTV-3 at 3:23 p.m. of May 2.

Gathering Talented Artists is the first large-scale program launched by CCTV-3(Variety Channel) for ordinary people to exhibit their artistic talents. This year, the upgraded version of the program collects and selects unique performances of their local characteristics from culture centers across the country and launches them in terms of their contents. Ningbo was incorporated in the first batch of selected cities for the program in February. 

There are 7 performances in Gathering Talented Artists of Ningbo cohosted by comperes from CCTV and Ningbo, Guan Tong and Awei respectively, with recording starting in March 27. Lv Wei, State First-Class Artist and a good young singer from Ningbo, appeared in the program as a distinguished guest. Following the opening dance came the traditional show The Red Dowry, in which 28

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The Longest Fishing Moratorium Starts on May 1

At 12:00 on May 1, the Fishing Moratorium of East China Sea officially started. In the next 138 days, fresh fish from East China Sea would not be available for Ningbo citizens. In recent years, overfishing has been on a rise, causing low fish stocks. In January 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture issued a notice on the adjustment of fishing moratorium, making big adjustment to the fishing moratorium schedules. According to the notice, the fishing moratorium of all China's waters will begin from 12 o’clock of May 1 to 12 o’clock of September 16. The moratorium will last nearly one month more than before, which is the longest since the establishment of moratorium system 22 years ago. 

With the fishing boats returning into the harbors, the price of seafood in Ningbo has been rising gradually. Some fishermen started to stock up on seafood, planning to sell it with a higher price after the holiday of May Day. As a result, trading volume of seafood in wholesale markets was down by more than 300 tons to only half of that in high seasons. The price of pomfret, red ointment crabs, octopus, mackerel and other seafood has risen by nearly 30% in 15 days. "The stock of fresh seafood is decreasing while there is still a high market demand.” said a seafood seller. According to him, the price of the seafood that had not been very popular has also rised dramatically during the May Day holiday to its highest record in 2017

New production of Famous Yue Opera 'Xima Bridge' Performed for the First Time

On the evening of April 16th, a new production of 'Xima Bridge' was first presented by Yinzhou Yue Opera Group in Shishan Theatre of Jiangshan, Yinzhou. Starring many brilliant young actors including Liu Jie, Zheng Yan, Chen Er, Hu Yumeng, the play was greeted with rapturous applause for its outstanding actors, beautiful lighting, breathtaking plot and elegant style of singing.

Painting exhibition for female artists held

A painting exhibition for the works of three female artists (the N3 group) from Hangzhou and 15 from Ningbo was held at the No.117 Art Center on April 22. This is the first attempt of a co-exhibition by artists from the two cities, which provides a good opportunity for the communication of the artists and for the citizens to enjoy the omnipresent art and beauty in life.

The N3 group is an artist group of three female amateur artists from Hangzhou, and the three "Ns" refers to nice, new and news. The group members, Jin Hui, Liu Wen and Chen Yingying, are all fond of painting and they often hold exhibitions of their works in Hangzhou. This is the first time for them to bring their exhibition to Ningbo, and they also invited 15 female amateur artists of Ningbo to join hands with them for the exhibition.

After the opening ceremony, a "female saloon" was held for the participating artists. And the exhibition will be on until May 5

Lu Qiao 2017 Painting Exhibition in China Staged at Laowaitan

As a part of the activities of “Oriental Beauty” organized by Ningbo Culture Promotion Committee, “Philosophy of Chinese Painting: Lu Qiao 2017 Painting Exhibition in China" was opened at Laowaitan by the committee on April 15th, with over 40 works of the famous painter on display covering images of natural landscapes, plants and animals and figures.

Having been learning traditional painting since 20 years ago, Lu Qiao sticks to the traditional Chinese painting style with masterly techniques. With series of works well-received in painting community, he has held numerous personal exhibitions in art museums around China and some of his works were collected by museums home and abroad.

The exhibition is reported to last until may 8th


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