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2018 Autumn Book Festival to open in Hanoi on August 22

A wide variety of books will be introduced at the 2018 Autumn Book Festival, which will take place from August 22-28 at Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Information and Communication. The event aims to promote the habit of recreational reading and book buying among the community through annual activities with the intention of building a ... Read More »

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on August 6-12

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES HN & HCMC – Toyota Concert 2018Hanoi: 10 and 11 Aug 2018, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien, — HCMC: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 8 pm HCMC Opera House, 07 Lam Son Square, Dist 1,  You are invited to Toyota Concert Tour 2018 with the performance of: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Violin Soloist: Bui Cong Duy ... Read More »

Foreign artists perform at Soul Bar Hanoi this weekend

Soul Bar Hanoi in Tay Ho District, Hanoi will treat its guests to exotic performances by international singers this weekend. Pai-based Bamboo Tambourine band will perform at Soul Bar Hanoi on July 27 P.T. Collieger from Melbourne shareed some Australian blues with the Hanoi audience today, July 25. The Australian singer/songwriter performed re-styled covers of some of his favorite tracks ... Read More »

Exhibition highlights Hanoi’s development after ten years of expansion

Nearly 200 photos highlighting Hanoi’s renewal and development are being showcased at an exhibition that opened on July 26 to mark the 10th anniversary of the city’ administrative-boundary expansion (2008-2018). The exhibits highlight Hanoi’s development after ten years of expansion (Photo: The photos features the beautiful natural landscapes of Hanoi, the city’s political and economic activities, as well as ... Read More »

Phan Anh to hold solo exhibition in HCMC

Phan Anh will organize a solo exhibition in Binh Thanh District, HCMC from August 1 to 11. This half-real-half-fictional “museum of the mind” show presents the artist’s archives of the memories of his late grandmother. Found objects or artifacts (collective memories) are metamorphosed into personal memories to reflect the identities of two individuals whose beliefs are influenced by differing geographical ... Read More »

The Eye of Istanbul seen through lens of Ara Guler

An exhibition titled ‘The Eye of Istanbul’ is ongoing with photos taken by Turkish photographer Ara Guler. Poster for the exhibition ’The Eye of Istanbul’. Istanbul stands at the intersection of a multitude of cultures, religions and languages. At once modern and traditional, it’s a city that has fascinated and intrigued visitors for centuries. Guler, born in 1928 in Istanbul, ... Read More »

Oriental Passion Saigon Gala to feature belly dancers

The Oriental Passion Saigon Galashow will be held from 7pm to 10pm on August 12 at Phu Nhuan Plaza, 82 Tran Huy Lieu Street, HCM City’s Phu Nhuan District. The Oriental Passion Saigon Galashow will be held from 7pm to 10pm on August 12 at Phu Nhuan Plaza, 82 Tran Huy Lieu Street, in HCM City’s Phu Nhuan District. Photo ... Read More »

Jamie Maxtone Graham to host photo workshop

Those interested in learning more about contemporary photography can take part in a workshop with Jamie Maxtone Graham at Hanoi DocLab on August 6. A photo of people living by Long Bien Bridge taken by Graham. The workshop will explore contemporary post-war photographic theory and practice from the 1950s to the present through images, films and lectures.  Participants (amateur or ... Read More »