Hanoi to host philanthropic book exchange  


"Ex-Book-Change"- a program to exchange new and old books -- will take place from 8-11am on July 1 at the Vietnam University of Fine Art in Hanoi. This project aims to support more than 8000 children at the eight poorest communes in Ba Vi, Hanoi. According to a press release from the event's organizer, all the books for children in primary and secondary schools that are donated from Ex-Book-Change will be used to stock libraries for the children in Ba Vi. In addition to the main activity of … [Read more...]

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EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1-15 (daily updated)

Ex-Book-Change – Exchange Old BooksSun 1 Jul 2012, 8 – 11 am Viet Nam University of Fine Arts 42 Yết Kiu, H Nội Let’s participate in the program “Ex-Book-Change”– a meaningful program to exchange old books for everyone in Hanoi. Ex-Book-Change is a Mottainai of books in Hanoi. Instead of exchanging used items in general like Mottainai, the only items that would be used to exchange are old and new books. With its slogan “Let books light up … [Read more...]

Book Festival Day for disadvantaged in Hanoi


(CPV) - The third Book Festival Day for more than 180 fourth and fifth grade pupils at Thai Hoa Primary School in Thai Hoa commune will be organized by the Circle of Friends - Youth Volunteer Organization (CoF) on August 9. The event aims to continue progress toward the objective of setting up self-managed libraries for more than 8,000 primary and secondary-age children in the eight poorest communes of Ba Vi province. It is reported that more than 30 percent of the students have disadvantaged … [Read more...]

Book Festival Day for poor children


The Hanoitimes - The Book Festival Day (BFD) for poor children, by Circle of Friends Youth Volunteer Organization (COF) with the supports of Thang Long March Fund and Media Partner Youth Channel, was held at Tien Phong primary school, Tien Phong commune, Ba Vi, Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Reading advocacy project to open in Hanoi


The Book Festival Day reading advocacy campaign will open on August 6 at Tien Phong Primary School in Hanoi. With the slogan '"Let books light up children's dreams,'" the project aims to build self-managed libraries in classrooms for more than 8,000 primary and secondary school students in Ba Vi District's eight poorest communes: Tien Phong, Thai Hoa, Ba Trai, Ba Vi, Phu Son, Minh Chau, Khanh Thuong and Phu Dong. … [Read more...]

12 Action Teams Nationwide


On May 22, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth Union held a press conference introducing the campaign of volunteer students from colleges and schools in summer 2006 (a.k.a. the Youth Volunteer Campaign in Summer 2006) in Ha Noi. Young people in Ha Noi join volunteer campaign to dredge up Kim Nguu River. (Photo VNA/VNS) According to Mr Nguyen Manh Dzung, Head of Department of School Youth of the Union's Central Committee, the campaign aims to organize volunteer activities such as … [Read more...]

Over 140 old paintings on display

The Saigon Times Daily The collection features works of renowned artists graduated from the Indochinese Fine Arts College and Gia Dinh Fine Art College in the early 20th century like Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Phi Hoanh, Diep Minh Chau, Vo Lang and Nguyen Van Anh. Also on display are pieces by gifted painters in 1954-1975 such as Nguyen Cao Thuong, Huynh Phuong Dong and Nguyen Thanh Chau. The exhibits are about war times, daily life of Vietnamese people after 1975 and landscape as well as … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 20-31 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" 30 and 31 Oct 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to a subscription concert Vol.74 "Rheinische" with the performance of: Conductor: Olivier Leo Schmidt Piano Soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen And the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra Program Suite for Symphonic Orchestra World Premiere Eight Symphonic pieces from Vietnamese folk song Piano Concerto a-minor Op.54 Vietnam Premiere Symphony No.3 Eb major Op.97 "Rhenish" … [Read more...]

Vietnamese American who brought McDonald’s to Vietnam to buy MLS soccer club: sources


A Vietnamese-American venture capitalist and a group of investors are nearing the purchase of a troubled U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS) football (soccer) team, according to sources close to the matter. Henry Nguyen - who was announced by McDonald's as the developmental licensee to build its brand in Vietnam in July last year - and famous film producer Peter Guber have persuaded other investors to buy the Los Angeles-based Chivas USA club, sources with knowledge of the plan told Tuoi Tre … [Read more...]

Closing Ceremony of 3rd Young Fine Arts Festival Held

Wing by artist Lap Phuong received second prizes

(Cinet)- On September 05, in Hanoi, the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibitions under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Vietnam University of Fine Arts held closing ceremony of the 3rd Young Fine Arts Festival. Deputy Minister Vuong Duy Bien attended. … [Read more...]

National Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 opens in Hanoi

An artwork in the exhibition

The 3rd National Young Fine Arts Festival 2014 featuring 112 art works opened in Hanoi on August 20. The exhibits were selected from 762 entries submitted by more than 100 artists aged between 18 and 35 years of age from across the country. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – August 22


Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading news stories published in Vietnamese media today - At the invitation of Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Central Committee and Lao President Choummaly Sayasone had a trip to Vietnam from August 18 to 21. During his stay, Choummaly Sayasone had meetings with CPV leader Trong and State President Truong Tan Sang, and visited Ho Chi Minh City and the Central … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/8


German DJ brings beats to HCM City The Goethe Institute and Heart Beat Saigon will present a performance by German music producer and DJ Schleep Geist at the Cargo Bar on September 5. … [Read more...]

Artworks on display at youth fine arts festival

Up to 112 pieces of prominent artworks by 100 artists on display at the third youth fine arts festival in Hanoi have exposed the public to contemporary paintings as well as creative graphic ideas, like sculptural installations. Picked out of 762 entries created between 2011 and June 2014 by young artists aged 18-35, the pieces illustrate various imaginative approaches to techniques and topics that intertwine and create a unique material entity. The triennial event, running between August 20 … [Read more...]

Art portrays life in the navy

An exhibition of art works in different genres, depicting Vietnamese navy personnel and their life on the sea and islands, was inaugurated on July 21 in Hanoi. Titled "Firmly Defending National Seas and Islands", the exhibition comprises 55 paintings, graphic works and sculptures by artists of various generations from the Vietnam University of Fine Arts, formerly known as the Indochina College of Fine Arts. "Culture and art are also battles in which the artists are soldiers. Their works - … [Read more...]

Fine arts exhibition about Vietnam’s sea and islands opens in Hanoi

Cutting ribbon to open the exhibition

As many of 55 art works by 50 artists affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are on display at an exhibition which opened at 29 Hang Bai street in Hanoi on June 18. … [Read more...]

Strengthening relation between domestic universities and foreign ones


The Hanoitimes - Domestic universities have more opportunities than ever to improve quality because of Vietnam's integration with the rest of the world, a member of the National Council for Education and Human Resource Development has said. Speaking at the meeting, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said the ministry was working with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on several reform measures. They include a new training qualifications; a decree on … [Read more...]

Vietnamese universities seek ties with foreign partners

Domestic universities have more opportunities than ever to improve quality because of Vietnam's integration with the rest of the world, a member of the National Council for Education and Human Resource Development has said. Nguyen Xuan Thang told Vietnam News, the National English language daily published by Vietnam News Agency, on the sidelines of a national education conference held on June 8 that cooperation with international partners would help universities raise their standards. But he … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artists express love for country

Illegal action: A photo by journalist Vien Su from Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper featuring a Chinese ship attacking a Vietnamese vessel near the illegal oil rig site is on display at the Vietnam's Sovereignty over Sea and Islands exhibition.

More than 100 photos featuring the daily life of locals and soldiers based at sea and on the country's islands are on display in downtown Hanoi. The exhibition, titled Vietnam's Sovereignty over Sea and Islands, includes the most up-to-date images of the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands during the ongoing tensions since China illegally deployed the Haiyang Shiyou-981 oil rig in Vietnam's waters. … [Read more...]

Art&Entertainment News Headlines 27/5


Nationally renowned music theorist dies aged 79 Famed music theorist Ho Quang Binh passed away on Sunday in Ha Noi. He was 79. Born in the central province of Nghe An's Quynh Luu District, he was trained at the Kiev Conservatory and was an active contributor to the Ha Noi Musicians Association. He worked as a deputy chairman of the Ha Noi Union for Literature and Arts from 2006 and chairman of the Ha Noi Musicians Association from 2010. He directed valuable music research including The … [Read more...]