Shanghai Citizens Art Festival raises curtain

Thousands of cultural events were unveiled across Shanghai on Sunday as part of the 2018 Shanghai Citizens Art Festival.
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A group of women perform folk dance yangge on stage in Caibang Village, Qingpu District, today.

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Villagers display the beauty of qipao in Caibang Village, Qingpu District, today. 

Thousands of cultural events were unveiled across Shanghai on Sunday as part of the 2018 Shanghai Citizens Art Festival.

People around the city took part in events spanning folk art, tea culture, theater, music and art to mark "Culture Service Day". Reading, traditional Chinese culture and intangible cultural heritage were highlighted in the events.

The 2018 Shanghai Citizens Art Festival, under the banner of "Culture Makes a Better Life," will organize various programs throughout the year. Among them will be retrospective exhibitions to mark the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up, plus citywide contests of Chinese mythology, poetry and writing.

The digital service platform, "Culture Shanghai Cloud," will offer information on free admission for performances and exhibitions.

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Residents perform a dragon dance in Caibang Village, Qingpu District, today. 

Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

People perform on stage at Caibang Village, Qingpu District, today.

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