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Hanoi’s youth experience life and work of artisans

Updated at Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016, 10:42
The Hanoitimes - More than 100 young people in the capital of Hanoi are participating in the programme entitled "Back to the Roots: Experiencing the country’s intangible culture heritages" with the aims to experience the life and work of artisans, starting last weekend until September 24.
The programme, which is organised by the Hanoi Cultural Fund of the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, aims to present to the public the craft villages of Hanoi and the nearby regions.
Accordingly, the young people in Hanoi will join in five trips to different craft villages of the city and the nearby regions to experience the life and work of artisans, starting last weekend until September 24. 
The five craft villages which will receive participants include Bat Trang Ceramic village in Gia Lam district, the bamboo dragonfly village in Thach That district, the Dao Thuc water puppetry village in Dong Anh, Vong village making com (young rice) and Dong Ho folk painting village in Bac Ninh province.
During the trips, the participants will suggest solutions to help develop the craft villages.

 
At the Bat Trang Ceramic village in Gia Lam district in Hanoi.
At the Bat Trang Ceramic village in Gia Lam district in Hanoi.
At this year's programme, participants got special training from experts, providing them with the experiences in taking in such trips, and for better communication skills. 
Besides craft villages, participants will also visit and meet with artists from the Khuoc Village in Thai Binh Province which is famous for cheo (popular opera) melodies. This sixth trip will also end the programme. 
The programme themed "Back to the Roots: Experiencing the country’s intangible culture heritages" aims to present to the public the craft villages of Hanoi city and the nearby regions, and to contributes to seek ways for the development of those traditional villages, according to a representative of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Hanoi Cultural Fund.
After the trip, young people in Hanoi are expected to know the value of the country’s intangible cultural hertitages, and promote them to domestic and international tourists. 
The programme also makes a chance for the local artisans to showcase their techniques to the public, according to the Hanoi Cultural Fund.
Last year, 114 young people in Hanoi took part in eight trips to experience the city’s folk art performances, traditional festivals, and craft villages.
Thu Minh
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