For the past few years, Zhongshan has successfully undertook many large-scaled activities and performances, such as Guangdong Drama and Opera Festival, China Drama Small Plum Blossom Competition, China Chorus Festival, China Socialist New Countryside Chorus Competition, 1st China Chorus Conductor Competition, 1st China Folk Songs Performance, and the grand performance in the closing ceremony of 2008 Guangdong Tourism and Culture Festival and so on. Zhognshan and China Chorus Association jointly established the first chorus base. In addition, Zhongshan received highly recognition from related national and provincial departments and warm welcome from the society in seeking ways to undertake large-sized activities or receptions by social forces, which not only realized activities held in both urban and rural areas, but also expand the favored areas of these activities.
Moreover, Zhongshan insists on holding various cultural activities for the public, like the cultural activities of Summer Holiday named ¡°Green Holiday, Colorful Cultures¡±, Zhongshan Culture Consumption Festival, Xiang¡¯shan Rostrum, Community Culture Festival, New-Year Concert and so on. Up until now, there are about 200 amateur ranks of writers and artists, more than 100 various exhibitions are held and 3,000 cultural activities are organized every year.
Under the influence of cultural work development in urban areas, the cultural work for public in towns is also carried out in full swing by making use of folk customs and local special industries to organize various cultural activities. For example, Huang Pu town held a competition of folk floating color performance, Xiao Lan town launched a series of activities focusing on local chrysanthemum culture, Gu Zhen town held a lighting festival because of the competitive lighting industries, while the Torch Development Zone insisted on the square culture by taking ballroom dancing as the brand. All in all, the cultural work for the public in Zhongshan is becoming more systematic, large-scaled and popular.Go Back