On Jun 25th, the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Art Festival, “Blooming Flowers in the Greater Bay Area”, was held synchronously in Shenzhen and Foshan and presented wonderful performance. Foshan held the 9th Lingnan Poetry Gathering of “Poetic Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”. A number of recitation artists, poets, literary enthusiasts and citizens got together to enjoy the poetry feast. Mai Jiehua, Deputy Director of the Standing Committee of the People’s Congress of Foshan, attended the activity.
Beginning with a dance, the poetry gathering was unveiled. Dancers held kapok, bauhinia and lotus props that symbolize Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao. A poetry called “Love of Motherland” was performed by Danna, a well-known recitation artist, who opened the chapter of live poetry recitation. Those poetries performed yesterday were classified into three chapters, Poetic Greater Bay Area, Co-build the Greater Bay Area, and Sing for the New Era. Under each chapter, some well-known recitation artists from Guangdong Recitation Association and Art Club of Foshan Writers Association gave their deep reciting performance, in which the poetries are original lyrics with local themes written by poets and masters from 11 cities in the Greater Bay Area.
Foshan Lingnan Poetry Gathering, one of the most famous literature brands in Foshan, is held every year and was rewarded as “National Top Ten Poetry Gathering”. With the development of the Greater Bay Area, this year, the theme of the gathering is “Poetic Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area”, which was included in the first Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Culture and Art Festival.
Zeng Youyue, Deputy Secretary General of the CPC Foshan Municipal Committee, said that holding the Lingnan Poetry Gathering in Foshan was an action in accordance with the deployment of the central government’s effort to actively promote the construction of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Foshan is the birthplace of Lingnan culture, which plays an important role in constructing a cultural Greater Bay Area. Inheriting and promoting Lingnan culture is a task for Foshan to build a world-class bay area with vitality and international competitiveness. It is hoped that the poetry gathering can promote the exchange and cooperation among cities, and all cities hold hands to construct a living circle with flourishing business, tourism and high-quality living standard in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.