Almaty apple trees planted in Rennes

04 октября 2011, 10:37
Republic Square in Rennes, France. Photo courtesy of
Republic Square in Rennes, France. Photo courtesy of
Almaty alley opened in Rennes, France, reports citing press-service of Almaty city administration.

Almaty Culture Days kicked off in Rennes September 23. This city was selected for the event for a reason, as Rennes is connected with Almaty by the twin-city relations agreement. The document was signed on April 14, 1991.

The alley opened in Morpa park as part of Almaty Culture Days. Almaty aport apple trees were planted in the alley. The nursery plants were delivered to France from Kazakhstan.

The alley opening ceremony was attended by deputy Akim (Mayor) of Almaty Serik Seidumanov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to France Nurlan Danenov, Mayor of Rennes Daniel Delaveau, vice-mayor Roseline Lefrancois and chairman of the twin-city relations commission Thierry Le Brech.

An exhibition of arts and crafts timed to Almaty Culture Days opened in Shambres Liberte complex. Famous artists and craftsmen took part in the exhibition. Many of them are winners of Kazakhstan Sheber contest and holders of the AWARD of SEAL of EXCELLENCE OF UNESKO for Handicraft Products. Besides, Almaty Culture Days include another event: a photo exhibition presented by Almaty History Museum.

Interactive master-classes and a fair were organized as well. Students of major French universities with Kazakhstan residents among them showed special interest to the event. The visitors took part in master-classes of such traditional Kazakh crafts like felting, needlecraft, ceramics making on the throwing-wheel, terme-alasha weaving, woodcarving and jewellery making.

Almaty Culture Days in Rennes finished with a gala-concert of Kazakhstan honored artist Aigul Kossanova, soloists of Abai State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet Alfiya Karimova and Medet Chotabayev, Arnau band and folklore-ethnographic bank Sazgen Sazy. The artists played music of renowned Kazakh composers Kurmangazy, Nurgissa Tlendiyev, as well as of French composers.

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