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At least 5,000 performers, including many professional artists and artisans from various craft villages, will parade and showcase their acts at the biggest festival ever to be held in the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Vietnamese artists wing up Japanese origami art

“Wings” is depicting how Vietnamese artists have awaken their creativity to origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, which was introduced into Vietnam in the mid 1960s.

Matilda the Musical to hit the stage

 The world-acclaimed Matilda the Musical will be performed in Vietnam for the first time on July 24.

Tien Giang loses protective forests to sea

 The southern coastal province of Tien Giang is losing large areas of protective forest due to coast erosion, which threatens the safety of the Go Cong sea dyke. 

Free English classes offered at pagoda: Hanoi

 Dozens of local children and adolescents were eagerly learning and practicing English activities with their foreign and Vietnamese teachers in an English class on Sunday morning in Phap Van pagoda in Hanoi.

Plants recovered in Tram Chim National Park

 Tram Chim National Park in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, a Ramsar site in Vietnam, has seen 192 hectares of its plants recovered thanks to p reservation efforts.

Violinist Bui Cong Duy to perform at Toyota Concert 2018

 Talented Vietnamese violinist Bui Cong Duy will join Taiwanese-American cellist Grace Ho and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra to perform at the Toyota Concert 2018, which is scheduled to be held in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from August 10-14. 

Nude art photo exhibition opens in Hanoi

 More than 50 photos featuring women’s nude bodies by 10 popular artists will be on show in downtown Hanoi between July 20 and 27.

Exhibition helps artist popularise work

 Tropical Zone exhibition will open at Vietnam National Institute of Arts and Culture Studies (VICAS)’s Art Studio today, displaying artworks by five artists.

Kite festival in HCM City this month

 Visitors to the Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City will be able to enjoy a sky full of kites every Sunday until the end of this month.

Vietnamese piano prodigy to perform at Vietnam Connection

 Vietnamese piano prodigy Nguyen Viet Trung will perform with the Arod Quartet at the French cultural center L'Espace on August 25 within the framework of the Vietnam Connection Music Festival.

'Queen of Primates' on Son Tra Peninsula

The Son Tra Peninsula, about 10km in the northeast of downtown Da Nang city, is home to about 300-400 red shanked douc langurs, a rare species deemed the "Queen of Primates".

The Monaco Boys’ Choir perform in Hanoi

 Monaco is not only known for its glamour but also for its rich cultural values and prominent singers. One of them is the well-known The Monaco Boys’ Choir.  

Mystery of the Human Body exhibition in HCMC sparks controversies

Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition Vi Kien Thanh has just asked the HCMC's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to report on the controversial Mystery of the Human Body exhibition.

L’Usine holds int’l exhibitions in HCMC

 L’Usine is hosting "Water is Life" art exhibition by New York-based artist Sto Len at its outlet on Dong Khoi Street and “Season Energeia” exhibition by Japanese artist Yohei Yama at L’Usine Le Thanh Ton. 

Colourful Chem Temple Festival celebrates lengendary hero

 The annual Chem Temple Festival in Chem Village, Hanoi, was held on June 27-29 to remember Ly Ong Trong, a mythic warrior during legendary Hung Kings dynasty.

Miss VN Ngoc Han tells Vietnamese fairy tales on 'Ao dai'

Miss Vietnam 2010, Ngoc Han, now a fashion designer, recently introduced her new Ao dai collection entitled ‘Vietnamese Fairy Tales’ as a way to support a charity fund-raising program.

Digital project helps preserve Hue historical monuments

A data digitisation project has been implemented in the Complex of Hue Monuments in the central province of Thue Thien-Hue to improve the management and preservation of Tu Duc Tomb and An Dinh Palace. 

Ho Chi Minh City summer book fair opens

 The Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution Joint Stock Company (FAHASA) has opened the 2018 Summer Book Fair in Ho Chi Minh City.

’Water is Life’ at L’Usine HCM City

 The ’Water is Life’ exhibition will open on July 7 at 7:30 pm at L’Usine on 151/5 Dong Khoi St in HCM City’s District 1.