Dreams come true
The Hue Festival is targeting a new demographic: children this year. Artists from all over will converge tocelebrate the magic of fairy tales.
"Children will become primary festival participants," said Nguyen Le My Hoan, the event co-ordinator.
Organised at the 3.2 Park in front of the Hue Teachers University, the festival will have themed decorations such as the garden of the golden goose, based on the Grimm fairy tale of the same name.
Contributing to the ambience, thousands of Vietnamese children along with children of foreign diplomats across the country will draw pictures based on a Fairy Dream theme.
"We wish everybody would show their love for children and encourage their talents," said Hoan.
"Thegoal of the fairy tale activities is to show the interest of thecommunity towards children". During the festival’s closing ceremony onJune 11, all the artistic works created by children will be auctioned.
"The money collected from the auction will be devoted to 28 children who have defective hearts," Hoan said.
"Themoney will also help build a school for San Diu, San Chay ethicminority students in Chang Hamlet, Dinh Thoa District, Thai NguyenProvince, right after the closing ceremony.
"Each year we planto have an exhibition of children’s art work and have the money fromthe auction of the works on display go towards building a school forchildren in remote regions.
"The money will also help pay for operations for poor children suffering from heart diseases."