Cultural and art festival to kick off in Shandong
One of the new national operas to be staged during the festival [Photo/zhongsou.com]
The 11th Shandong Cultural and Art Festival is to be held from in Jinan, Binzhou and other places of Shandong province, according to a press conference held by local authorities on Sept 7.
The opening ceremony of the festival will take place at the provincial theatre on Sept 13, with a national opera to be performed as the opening show.
More than 20 kinds of activities will be on show at the festival, such as over 80 repertoires and 150 art performances, 12 art exhibitions with thousands of art works, and over 30 mass cultural activities and public lectures.
The repertoires, a highlight of the festival, will cover ten types of Chinese operas, representing the great achievements that Shandong has made in stage art over the years.
In addition, the festival will also see a series of exhibitions, lectures, and performances related to the intangible cultural heritages organized by the Department of Culture of Shandong Province, on the occasion of the Fifth China Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo to be held in Jinan from Sept 13 to 17.
Many of the cultural activities will be free of charge for the public, with many others offering cheap tickets, especially for migrant workers and environmental sanitation workers.
A national opera to be performed as the opening show at the opening ceremony of the festival [Photo/zhongsou.com]