The murals of Phung Hung Street.


The momentswhen Hanoi was liberated on October 10, 1954 are being revivedthrough a programme entitled ‘Memory of Hanoi – 65 Years’, which started on October 5 in the capital’s Old Quarter.

Various cultural activities will be held torecall the memories of the important date in the history of the capital city.On October 10, 1954, Hanoi was liberated from French colonial rule, beginning anew era for the country.

The programme commemorates the 65thanniversary of Liberation Day and 20 years since UNESCO recognised Hanoi as the City for Peace.

The Hanoi of 1954 will be reproduced alongthe murals of Phung Hung Street, according to Tran Thuy Lan,vice chairwoman of the Old Quarter Management Board.

 “Throughexhibitions, art performances and presentations, we hope that the public will learn more about theresistance war of Hanoians and the nation.People will understand the capital as a city of tradition, history,civilisation and pride.”

The Old Quarter Management Board co-operatedwith Xua va Nay (Pastand Present) Magazine and historian Duong TrungQuoc to decorate Phung Hung Streetwith flags, flowers and banners imitating the decorations on October 10, 1954.

Music and dances will take place on October 6.

As many as 200 members of the military band,artists from the Vietnam National Academy of Music and actors and students fromHanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema will recreate the scene of the army headingto Hanoi, with citizens waving flags and flowers to welcome soldiers back frombattle.

The art performance directed by People’sArtist Nguyen Huu Phan willtake place on October 10. Some historical witnesses including historian Quoc will take part and share their memories ofLiberation Day.

 Another highlight of the programme is afashion show titled ‘Colours of Hanoi Autumn’ on October 5. Nine Hanoi-baseddesigners will introduce their latest collections of ao dai (traditionallong dress) and offer participants free consultations on hair and make-up.

The designers include Trinh Bich Thuy, Nguyen Phuong Thao and Do Mai Hoa.

An exhibition entitled Hanoiin Autumn will run from October 5 to October 15 at the Hanoi OldQuarter Culture Exchange Centre, 50 Dao Duy Tu Street. It showcases 37 paintings by 14contemporary artists from the Hanoi Fine Arts Association. In different stylesand materials, they reflect still-life, landscapes and Vietnamese people aswell as the lifestyle of Hanoians.

A photo exhibition Hoai Niem (Memories)featuring photographer Le Bich will run until October 15 at Kim Ngan Temple, 42-44 Hang Bac street./.VNA