|Local cultural centres and organisations will offer various shows, including daily performances and exhibitions featuring veteran artists and authors in the region held until April. — File Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — The 85th anniversary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (February 3) and 40th anniversary of Liberation Day (April 30) will be celebrated with many cultural activities in HCM City scheduled to begin this week.
Local cultural centres and organisations will offer various shows, including daily performances and exhibitions featuring veteran artists and authors in the region held until April.
The highlights include Dat Nuoc Trong Long Tuoi Tre (The Country and Youth) and To Quoc (My Country), which both begin on February 1. They were launched by the city's Dancers Association and Theatre Association.
A Vietnamese film week, Ban Truong Ca Ve Thanh Pho Cua Toi (The Epic of HCM City), will introduce 12 documentaries on the city's revolutionary history as well as a 30-part TV series about young people living in HCM City after 1975.
The six-day film week will begin tomorrow.
A book exhibition organised by the city's Writers Association will open on February 1 and feature the latest books written by 40 authors and poets portraying Vietnamese soldiers and people and their contribution to the Southern Liberation Victory on April 30.
HCM City Television (HTV), in co-operation with its partners, will broadcast live a special music and song programme on February 3, attracting 200 performers from art troupes.
The show's highlights include traditional Tay Nguyen culture and music through performances of cong and chieng, two of the region's popular instruments.
At cultural centres such as Youth Cultural House and Women Cultural House, variety shows staged by young singers, dancers and comedians are expected to dazzle youngsters and children every weekend.
Young performers of the Nu Cuoi Puppet Troupe and Circus Troupe, through colourful costumes and stage accessories, will produce shows for children that have an interesting cast of characters as well as animals. They will perform their skills in music, dance, pantomime and circus tricks. — VNS