Viet Nam News
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HÀ NỘI -- More than 100 young people in Hà Nội will take part in five trips to different craft villages of the city and the nearby regions to experience the life and work of artisans, starting this weekend until September 24.
Besides craft villages, participants will also visit and meet with artists from the Khuốc Village in Thái Bình Province which is famous for chèo (popular opera) melodies. This sixth trip will also end the programme.
"The programme entitled Về Nguồn: Trải Nghiệm Cùng Văn Hóa Phi Vật Thể Việt Nam (Back to the Roots: Experiencing the country’s intangible culture heritages) aims to present to the public the craft villages of Hà Nội and the nearby regions, and to contributes to find ways for the development of those traditional villages," said Nguyễn Lệ Quyên, representative of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Hà Nội Cultural Fund.
"After the trip, young people in Hà Nội are expected to know the value of the country’s intangible cultural hertitages, and promote them to people nationwide and international tourists.
"The programme also offers an opportunity for the local artisans to showcase their techniques to the public," Quyên added.
The five craft villages which will welcome participants include Bát Tràng Ceramic Village in Gia Lâm District, the bamboo dragonfly village in Thạch Thất District, the Đào Thục water puppetry village in Đông Anh, Vòng Village making cốm (young rice) and Đông Hồ folk painting village in Bắc Ninh Province.
During the trips, the participants will suggest solutions to help develop the craft villages.
This year, participants got special training from experts, providing them with the experiences in taking in such trips, and for better communication skills.
The programme is organised by the Hà Nội Cultural Fund of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Last year, 114 young people in Hà Nội took part in eight trips to experience the city’s folk art performances, traditional festivals, and craft villages. -- VNS