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Da Nang hosts museum fund-raiser

Da Nang hosts museum fund-raiser

Da Nang will host a cultural programme entitled Heading towards Hoang Sa and Truong Sa at the Trung Vuong Theatre tonight. The 90-minute show, starting at 8pm, will have performances by top singers and dancers who try to raise donations from the public for the construction of the city’s Hoang …

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Author writes novel in 24 hrs

Author writes novel in 24 hrs

Belgian author Nicolas Ancion will repeat his feat of writing and publishing a novel online within 24 hours during his visit to Viet Nam. Yesterday, Ancion finished the first part of the novel by writing for 12 hours in Ha Noi. Entitled Un leger vent de panique (A Slight Panic), …

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Belgian beer festival for Ha Noi

Belgian beer festival for Ha Noi

Rich and strong beers from Belgium will feature at Viet Nam’s first Belgian Beer Festival in Ha Noi next week. It will feature up to 30 varieties of the beverage and it is expected that when visitors get a taste it will probably become the first of a series, said …

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Patriotic singer evokes love for country

Patriotic singer evokes love for country

For Trong Tan, who has been singing patriotism-themed songs for more than 20 years, it is a calling. Though he has released 11 solo albums featuring compositions in this period, his debut live show on Saturday at Ha Noi’s Cultural Friendship Palace attracted more than 1,000 people. Speaking to Dep …

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VN theatre stages Brecht play

VN theatre stages Brecht play

Standing in the middle of a Caucasian chalk circle, two women claim a boy to be their own offspring and are firmly gripping each of the boy’s hands as a judge looks on . Actors of the Viet Nam Youth Theatre performed this excerpt from Caucasian Chalk Circle, the renowned …

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Italian painter’s art captures everyday life in VN

Italian painter's art captures everyday life in VN

Italian artist Barbara Pellizzari is displaying images of everyday life in Viet Nam with the perspective of a foreign painter at an exhibition that opened yesterday in Ha Noi. Pellizzari said that when she sees a city, she sees its people. Entitled Attimi (Moments) – Images of the Ordinary in …

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Images of Ha Noi featured in Paris

Images of Ha Noi featured in Paris

An exhibition of 60 photographs depicting Ha Noi in the early 20th century opened at the Paris International Student Community House in Paris, France. Taken by Leon Busy between 1914 and 1917, the images were selected by historian Emmanuel Poisson and ethnologist Dinh Trong Hieu from an archive of more …

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Emerging artist to feature in Thailand

Emerging artist to feature in Thailand

Artist Ha Manh Thang will showcase a painting collection at the Thavibu Gallery in Bangkok from September 20 to October 18. Entitled Fading Dream, Disintegrating Realities, the collection includes 28 paintings of his latest work. The mixed-media collection was put together this year in response to an invitation to organise …

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VN Symphony Orchestra debuts in Russia

VN Symphony Orchestra debuts in Russia

The Viet Nam Symphony Orchestra (VNSO) will perform in St. Petersburg tonight after entertaining Moscow audiences on Sunday as part of the Viet Nam Culture Days in Russia programme. Under the baton of prestigious Japanese conductor Honna Tetsuji, the VNSO made its debut in Russia, performing two Vietnamese works by …

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