Exhibitions and Cultural Events

  • Russia: The Art of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance Exhibition Held in Kotlas

    The Art of Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance International Exhibition was held in Kotlas on December 6-18, 2011. The art exhibition moved many visitors to tears and many promised to return with their relatives and friends as they were leaving. Almost every visitor wrote comments in the guestbook expressing support and appreciation for the exhibition.
  • Turkey: Falun Dafa Photo Exhibition Held in the Ancient City of Urfa

    From November 23 to 27, 2011, Falun Dafa practitioners held a "Peaceful Journey of Falun Dafa" photo exhibition in Urfa, a historic, ancient city in southeastern Turkey. The exhibition was held to raise awareness about Falun Gong and the brutal persecution by the Chinese Communist regime.
  • Sweden: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” Exhibit Held in Orebro

    The Swedish non-profit Arts and Culture organisation held the “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” Art Exhibition in the City of Örebro from November 12-26, at a business centre in the middle of the city. The artists are Falun Gong practitioners, some of whom have been subjected to persecution and torture in China.
  • Spain: Falun Gong Booth Shines at Madrid Health Expo

    On November 13, the annual National Health Exposition was held in the Madrid convention centre. Falun Gong practitioners hosted an information booth for the ninth year. Their booth was one of the most visited, and the practitioners met many people who were interested in learning about the practice.
  • Turkey: Falun Gong Photo Exhibition Raises Awareness

    From November 11 to 17, Falun Gong practitioners from Turkey held a photo exhibition titled “Peaceful Resistance” in Adana, the fourth largest city in Turkey. Many local citizens went to the exhibition. They expressed their support for Falun Gong and condemned the persecution after viewing the photos. Some of them also learned the exercises at the exhibition.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Wins Second Prize at Freimarktumzug Parade in Bremen

    On October 22, 2011, Falun Gong practitioners in northern Germany participated in the annual Freimarktumzug (Free Market Parade) in Bremen, the second largest harbour city in Germany. Practitioners’ float won second price among the 147 participants. Close to 200,000 spectators watched the parade.
  • Greece: The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance in the City of Naousa

    The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance Exhibition started a two-week run in the city of Naousa of Central Macedonia, Greece on Saturday October 15th. The exhibition consists of paintings by Chinese artists who started the exhibition to raise awareness about the genocide against Falun Gong practitioners by the Chinese communist regime.
  • Croatia: Introducing Falun Gong at the Zagreb International Autumn Fair

    Croatian practitioners introduced Falun Gong to people attending the second International Expo for Alternative and Healthy Living, a part of the Zagreb International Autumn Fair, on September 14-18, 2011. The practitioners spoke to visitors about Falun Gong, explaining to them the principles of cultivating body and mind.
  • Poland: People Learn Falun Gong at Katowice Health Expo

    From September 15 to 17, 2011, the 34th annual Autumn Health Expo opened at the Municipal Cultural Centre in the southern city of Katowice, Poland. This is the fourth consecutive year that practitioners in Poland participated in the expo. Countless participants stopped at the booth to learn about Falun Gong.
  • Germany: Raising Awareness about Falun Gong at “China Festival” in Dusseldorf

    On Saturday, September 17, 2011, Falun Dafa practitioners in Dusseldorf participated in the “China Festival” celebrations in the city centre, which included dragon dances and other performances. Not only many local Germans, but also many Chinese in Germany came to the event, making it a good chance to reach more people with the truth about Falun Gong.
  • Austria: Introducing Falun Dafa at an Art Show in Graz

    The location of the Falun Gong booth was perfect—people could see it from every spot on the square. Practitioners hung up a “The World Needs Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” banner. An Austrian gentleman said to the practitioners, “It is great that you are trying to change the world in a peaceful way.”
  • Poland: Introducing Falun Gong at a Multicultural Festival in Warsaw

    The multicultural festival in Warsaw, Poland was held on August 28, 2011. At 1 p.m., spectators stood along the float parade path from bank square downtown to old town. On the eye-catching Falun Dafa float, practitioners demonstrated the exercises, while many spectators waved their hands and shouted: popierram (support)!
  • Italy: Falun Gong Draws Attention at Multicultural Festival in Milan

    During the two weekends from the end of June to early July, Falun Gong practitioners in Milan, Italy, were invited to take part in local community events organized by the Festival Delle Diversita. The Falun Gong information booth attracted many people of different races to come and learn about the practice. People signed the petition protesting the persecution.
  • Finland: Member of European Parliament Calls for Support for Falun Gong

    The 12th World Village Festival in Helsinki was held on May 28 and 29. This year, Ms. Heidi Hautala, a Member of European Parliament (MEP) and the chair of its Subcommittee on Human Rights, was invited by the organiser to give a speech, in which she called for support for Falun Gong practitioners who are being persecuted in China.
  • Germany: Falun Gong Welcomed at the City of Dortmund International Arts & Culture Week

    From May 28, Dortmund celebrated "International Arts & Culture Week". Falun Gong practitioners participated in the opening ceremonies and in the exhibitions. The Falun Gong booth was only 20 metres away from the central stage. Practitioners originally from China, Germany, and Russia introduced Falun Gong to the visitors.