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Culture relics shine at creative festival in Longhua
From: Shenzhen Daily
Updated: 2021-12-20 09:12

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Cultural heritage inheritors perform Kylin dance at the opening ceremony of Mission Hills Creative Culture Festival in Longhua District on Saturday. Shao Jingfeng

Kylin dances, Hakka songs and a series of cultural relics featuring the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’s (GBA) traditions unveiled the curtain of Mission Hills Creative Culture Festival in Longhua District on Saturday.

The festival is part of Shenzhen’s Creative December event and is also the sixth edition of the annual creative cultural activity held at Mission Hills (MH) Maker.

Some young Hongkongers, who have found jobs at Mission Hills Group, participated in the event and experienced the traditional arts’ charm.

“People in the GBA area share similar cultural traditions and many cultural relics here bring a sense of intimacy to us,” said one of the young people from Hong Kong surnamed Chu. Under the instruction of the master craftsmen, she made a tie-dyed product with other participants. “It is so amazing.We made a product that is used to be seen in museums or in shop windows,” Chu said.

MH Maker introduced an intangible culture heritage creation camp at the festival, covering more than 10 kinds of cultural relics, including clay sculptures, paper cutting, tie-dying and leather carving.

A Lingnan impression-themed photo exhibition is being held, which includes four sections, namely the Kylin culture, hometown flavors, folk customs and handicraft beauty.

Making full use of recycled materials is another theme in the cultural festival. MH Maker artists’ creative ideas are showcased on items such as a big boat using several hundred used glass bottles and a GBA map made from discarded leather pieces.

The festival’s participants were also encouraged to create their own artworks using recycled materials.