The 2019 Ningbo Sixth Citizen Culture & Art Festival, themed “Keep Pace with the Times and Show Respect to Our Country”, and composed of 235 activities, is to be held from September to November. Over 20 large-scale activities of all the activities are to be held in Yinzhou.
Ningbo Citizen Culture & Art Festival was initiated in Year 2014 and has been held for 5 consecutive years. For the past 5 sessions, more than 1,000 activities were held with over 8 participating million people. Up to 90% of the society known about the Festival and 89% of all participants are satisfied with the Festival. It has become the largest, most participatory and most influential national cultural and art festival in Ningbo.
This year’s Citizen Culture & Art Festival is co-organized by the Publicity Department of the CPC Ningbo Municipal Committee, Ningbo Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism, Ningbo Federation of Literature and Art Society, Ningbo Daily Newspaper Group, and Ningbo Radio and Television Group. The 3-month festival will embody the characteristics of thematic and artistic combination, high-quality and mass combination, internationalization and regional integration, centering on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Festival will launch a series of thematic performances and cultural activities.
The festival also introduced a top Concert to be brought by the world-renowned soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the Hungarian Budapest Symphony Concerto Orchestra, introduced a superstar show representing the highest level of the world's national standard dance, and hosted a Chinese Chorus Festival representing the highest level of chorus art, bringing the citizens numerous art feasts.
Among 113 districts (counties and sub-cities)-level activities, there are more than 20 activities to be held in our district, covering all kinds of cultural and artistic events, painting and calligraphy exhibition, folk cultural festivals and art exhibitions, grass-root cultural activities, lectures and training programs and other cultural and artistic activities. Major performances of the Dragon Boat World Cup of the International Federation of Canoeing in 2019 and the large-scale musical "True Love Liang Zhu" not only have high specifications, but also combine the regional and cultural characteristics of Yinzhou. The “Yinzhou Dream • Marine Silk Love” Chorus Competition for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, and “Dancing Dragons in China” Dragon-dancing Competition are to be held, and the mass public are to have easy access to the activities, reflecting the achievements of the popularization of art among the mass public.