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20th Lilac Poetry Reading Gathering cum 16th Lilac Calligraphy and Painting Gathering Held at Beijing Fayuan Temple


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The 20th Lilac Poetry Reading Gathering cum the 16th Lilac Calligraphy and Painting Gathering was held at Beijing Fayuan Temple on April 10. Poets, artists, calligraphers, painters and residents gathered at the over-1000-year-old ancient temple to enjoy the cultural feast. The event is sponsored by the Publicity Department of Beijing Xicheng District Committee of the Communist Party of China, Xicheng District Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Niujie Sub-district and Beijing Fayuan Temple.

The Fayuan Temple Lilac Poetry Reading Gathering has a long history. Since its restoration in 2002, the event has kept pace with the times, continuously innovating its form and content. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. Niujie Baiguang Road Community Recitation Art Troupe, Tianqiao Poetry Society, Xinjing Recitation Art Troupe, and Taiping Fengcai Recitation Art Troupe presented themed recitation works. Several famous artists also appeared on stage one after another, presenting well-known poems to the audience.

At the site of the Lilac Calligraphy and Painting Gathering, calligraphers and painters from the Niujie Ethnic Painting and Calligraphy Institute, members of the community calligraphy and painting groups, as well as residents presented paintings and calligraphy works.

Fayuan Temple’s Lilac Poetry Reading Gathering and Lilac Calligraphy and Painting Gathering have already become Beijing’s famous cultural activities, and are also the cultural brands of Niujie Sub-district. Every year, many famous artists, calligraphers and painters come to the ancient temple to enjoy flowers, recite poems, present paintings and calligraphy works, and make friends. This cultural event not only provides a platform for calligraphy, painting, and poetry recitation artists and amateurs to learn from each other, but also offers ordinary people a chance to enjoy the unique charm of traditional Chinese culture.



Sponsored by Xicheng District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Undertaken by Xicheng District Media Convergence Center

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