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Festival organised to celebrate memories of Long Bien Bridge

Update: April, 07/2014 - 08:37

HA NOI (VNS)— The 112th birthday of historic Long Bien Bridge will be celebrated on Saturday by an all-night series of cultural events.

Exhibitions, film screenings, talk shows and performances will last from 11pm to 6am on Sunday.

The night is the first of the five-night White Nights on Long Bien Bridge series, which will be held monthly by non-profit arts centre Maison des Arts.

"We organised the culture and art series to inspire bridge lovers and prepare for the Long Bien Bridge Festival in October," said architect Nguyen Nga, the centre's director and founder of the Long Bien Bridge Festival, which has been held annually since 2009.

The five nights focus in succession on the following themes: Memory, Love, Blood and Flower, Hope and Live. They aim to encourage Ha Noi youth to preserve the cultural, historic and architectural values of the Long Bien Bridge, according to Nga. — VNS


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