Veteran author writes cultural commentary
Noted culture researcher and author Huu Ngoc has just published a new book containing his commentaries on Vietnamese culture as well as famous Vietnamese and foreign contemporaries.
Culture Vulture (30-09-2014)
Linh Rateau is always glad to welcome new dancers, beginners or professionals, and artists from all genres to her school, the Dancenter in HCM City. She works as an artistic director in shows with the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra, with the Charming Vietnam Show 2014, and with the upcoming Song – Life is a Game.
The classical ballet Coppelia choreographed by Johanne Jakhelln Constant of Norway will be restaged by the HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at HCM City's Opera House next Thursday after two successful premiere nights in August.
Vietnamese films to screen in Busan
Five Vietnamese film directors will present their movies at the 19th Busan International Film Festival that will open tomorrow.
Director Pepe Danquart will come to Viet Nam to screen his film, Run Boy, Run, in Ha Noi and HCM City this weekend.
Dragon dance festival to celebrate Ha Noi's liberation
Ha Noi will hold the fourth dragon dance festival this Saturday, as part of a series of cultural activities to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the city's liberation on October 10.
Footballers inspire comic book series
A comic-book series, inspired by Viet Nam's Under 19 football team, will be released by Tre (Youth) Publishing House on October 6.
Book compiles photos by ethnic minority children
Images captured by ethnic minority children are featured in I Tell You My Stories, a photo book that will be released today.
Photo contest promotes VN landscapes, daily life
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the online newspaper Vnexpress will promote Viet Nam's beauty with a contest focusing on landscapes and slices of daily life, said deputy minister Vuong Duy Bien.
City youth organisations launch free music performances
HCM City's Youth Union and Youth Cultural House have instituted a free new music programme at schools, universities, industrial parks and export processing zones to entertain cash-strapped students and workers who cannot otherwise afford such shows.
VN documentaries to screen in US
The New York-based Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education (IVCE) will screen several documentaries on Viet Nam at universities in the United States next month.
Hoi An cafe helps disabled
Hoi An cafe helps disabled

Tokyo university graduate Kanago Noguchi is running an eatery in Hoi An with the catchy name of the Duck Cafe.

BOOCiti launches forward-thinking cafe
BOOCiti launches forward-thinking cafe

Boo Cafe, the next frontier of the Boo brand, brings a community-oriented perspective to Ha Noi's see-and-be-scene. Lucy Sexton reports.


Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival 1    VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.