The Second "Life is a Poem" Festival will kick off at the Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center on May 20, during which citizens will enjoy various cultural experiencing events.
Poetic life is not only a lifestyle, but also an attitude of life. The festival includes poetic life experiencing, cultural and art lectures, script reading, arts exhibition, innovative life market, DIY workshop, etc. During this spring, Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center will create a poetic atmosphere in the theater, offering visitors a chance to experience the spirit of poetry and enjoy the poetic life.
The "poem + music" part includes Zhou Yunpeng folk music concert, "Reading Poems in Spring" concert, "One Star, One Poem" poetry reading concert, poetry writing contest, poem-sharing event, etc., aiming to encourage citizens to enjoy and write poems, and to enjoy traditional Chinese culture.
The "poem + life" part is a poetic life market open to the public for free. It’s an "art + innovation + delicacy" market showing a new lifestyle of arts. More than 30 innovative booths divided into 8 theme parts, painting, food, flowers, incense, decoration, tea, leisure and wine, will show a poetic way of life. There is also an art classroom in the market, offering art courses such as flowers packaging, puppet hand-making, and sketching and drawing.
Citizens can also visit a freehand brushwork landscape painting exhibition for free and enjoy many interactive installations. For example, artists from France will set up a “Head in the Clouds” installation in the hall of Beijing Tianqiao Performing Arts Center. People can have their head in the "clouds", so that they can temporarily stay away from the hustle and bustle of the urban life andstay in a small dreamyplace.