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 exchanging books, the event will include many other games and contests such as My favorite book, EBC Colors, Lucky draw, Calligraphy and Portrait-Sketching. For more information, please contact: Tran Trung Duc - Leader of Ex-book-change, Email: trantrungduc90@gmail.com Nguyen Thi Sinh - Co-ordinator of Ex-book-change, Email: sinh.nguyen@vongtaybeban.info The Vietnam University of Fine Arts is located on 42 Yet Kieu Street, Hanoi. … [Read more...]

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 children’s dream”, besides the purpose of creating a place where people can interact and share their passion on books with others, Ex-Book-Change has its philanthropic meaning: It is a warm-up event for the project Ngay Hoi Doc Sach – Reading Books Festival, which will be held by Circle of Friends – Youth Volunteer Organization and supported by Thang Long March Fund (Quy Thang Ba Thang Long). This project aims to support more than 8000 children at the 08 poorest communes in … [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 economic and social backgrounds and most which were surveyed do not have access to books. The Book Festival Day at Thai Hoa School will provide books that are selected and classified carefully and appropriately in order to meet the demand of the pupils at the fourth and fifth grade. Beginning in 2011 with the slogan "Let the books light up children's dreams", the Book Festival Day project has had previous success at Cam Thuong and Tien Phong Primary Schools. More than 100 books were … [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 helping needy localities, implementing local socio-economic development plans, teaching IT knowledge among adolescents, helping with the university entrance examinations in 2006, and organizing international volunteer activites. Along with organizing teams participating in voluntary acitities in the neighboring country of Laos, the Central Committee of Communist Youth Union also constructs information networks to encourage international youth volunteer organizations and overseas Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/8

Vietnamese crowned Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung beat out 20 other Asian beauties and was crowned Miss Asian America on August 3 in San Francisco the US. The 21-year-old is ethnically Vietnamese and resides in San Jose, CA. She is 1m76 tall, weighs 53kg and measures 84-62-94. Miss Chung is currently a student at San Francisco State University majoring in Business Administration. She has extensive hands-on experience in business operations, sales and marketing, having started a family business, Forever Beaumore Cosmetics Inc. … [Read more...]

Ex-Book-Change – A playground for book lovers


Nhan Dan Online - A book exchange day called 'Ex-Book-Change', aiming at encouraging reading and the education of children in difficult areas, will be held at the Indochina Plaza Trade Center, in Hanoi from 9.30 am to 4pm on August 9. Ex-Book-Change 2014 is expected to offer a playground for book lovers and an event to raise funds for the 'Reading Book Festival' which will be held in Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province. The event will give book lovers the opportunity to exchange their old books for new ones and to take part in activities including folk games, a seminar on literature and an exhibition featuring paintings of young volunteers with children at the Trung Thanh and Dong Ruong communes in Da Bac district, Hoa Binh province. Since 2012, the Ex-Book-Change has officially been a part of the Book Reading Festival held by the volunteer organisation 'Vong tay be ban'. Last year the book ex-change event attracted nearly 700 participants. Over the last two years, more than 650 … [Read more...]

Festival offers free books in bid to help poor children

HA NOI (VNS)— More than 15,000 books covering a variety of fields are available for readers during the Free Reading Books festival at Savico Megamall, 7-9 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Ha Noi. Visitors have the opportunity to purchase books at discounted prices, and special prizes are up for grabs. Several seminars will also be held during the festival. Taking place from yesterday to Sunday, the festival is being organised by the Thai Ha Books Company and Savico Megamall. The organisers are also collect books from readers to donate to poor children. — VNS … [Read more...]

Festival offers free books

HA NOI (VNS)- More than 15,000 books covering a variety of fields will be available for readers during the Free Reading Books festival at Savico Megamall, 7-9 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Ha Noi. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase books at discounted prices, and special prizes will be up for grabs. Several seminars will also be held during the festival. Taking place from January 17-20, the festival is being organised by the Thai Ha Books Company and Savico Megamall. The organisers will also collect books from readers to donate to poor children. - VNS … [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 portraits. Over the past 27 years, staffs of the museum have traversed a lot to find the best works for show to art lovers. The paintings on display highlight the arts development in southern Vietnam in general and HCMC in particular. … [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" Vietnam Premiere Tickets … [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 (Youth) newspaper on Thursday. … [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...]

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 Highlands province of Lam Dong. … [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 and September 5, is to encourage creativity and honour artworks featuring contemporary life through the lenses of young Vietnamese artists, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Duy Bien at the opening ceremony. … [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 - which the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum will present to the public - portray and reiterate the patriotism and national pride that each individual has," director of the museum and sculptor Phan Van Tien said at the inauguration ceremony. … [Read more...]