Danish Film Week kicks off in Da Nang

Danish Film Week kicks off in Da Nang

NDO/ VNA - The first-ever Danish Film Week kicked off in the central city of Da Nang on May 26, providing local audiences with the chance to enjoy well-known Danish movies.  (13 hours ago)

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Artist Nguyen Bao Nguyen and his devoted heart to portraiture

  May 24, 2017
NDO – The art of portraiture flourished in Hanoi in the 1960s and 70s with around 400 portrait artists estimated to be in the capital city. Half of a century has passed and the number has dropped to under 10. One of them is Nguyen Bao Nguyen, an 80-year-old artist who has had 60 years of working in the trade. 

Vietnam Days in Spain 2017 opens

  May 24, 2017
NDO/VNA – The third Vietnam Days in Spain and Vietnamese Culture Space event kicked off at Circulo de Bellas Theatre in Madrid on May 23 (local time) under the chair of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.  

Woodblocks from Phuc Giang School in Ha Tinh showcased in Hanoi

  May 23, 2017
NDO - Woodblocks from Phuc Giang School - a UNESCO recognised documentary heritage, are being showcased at an exhibition opened at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on May 23. 

The sound of gongs in Ba Vi district

  May 23, 2017
NDO – Ba Vi is a mountainous district in Hanoi, home to the Muong, Dao and Kinh ethnic minority groups along with customs imbued with unique local cultural identities. Gong art of the Muong ethnic minority group is a traditional cultural art form, creating a unique attraction for the district. 

The Late Gruel

  May 21, 2017
According to local practices, adead person’s coffin is laid in the middle of the house for five nights before being buried. On the first and second evenings, many neighbours and relatives pay homage to him. During the thirdand fourthdays, fewer visitors come and on the last, there isalmost none, except for a few standingvigil. They staylate playing cards, not for money, but to dispel thedreary atmosphere, along with a few drinks. Then deep at night, the host cooksgruelto fight their enemies; hunger and sleep.  

Mother Goddesses Worship religion introduced in RoK

  May 21, 2017
NDO – An exhibition introducing the Mother Goddesses Worship culture of Vietnam opened in the Seoul capital of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on May 20th, as part of activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the RoK.  

Special library debuts in Hanoi with books from late Japanese scholar

  May 20, 2017
NDO – The Nishimura Masanari Library, a special collection of books, magazines and maps produced by late Japanese scholar Nishimura Masanari, made its debut at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University - Hanoi on May 20.  

Artists, writers urged to promote culture, people development

  May 20, 2017
NDO/VNA – President Tran Dai Quang has asked artists and writers to show stronger performance in implementing the Party and State’s orientations in building literature and art in the new period as well as developing the culture and people of Vietnam to suit the requirements of the country’s sustainable development.  

Singer Pham Hong Phuoc speaks of experiences in acting debut

  May 20, 2017
NDO – At his premier in filmography, Vietnamese young songwriter and singer Pham Hong Phuoc won the ‘Best Actor’ award at the ASEAN International Film Festival & Awards (AIFFA Award) 2017 for his role in the film ‘The Way Station’. On this occasion, Phuoc granted Nhan Dan Monthly an interview to share his experiences in filming.  

Vietnam puppetry to perform in Spain

  May 19, 2017
NDO – Vietnam's Thang Long Water Puppetry Theatre will stage a number of special water puppet performances in Madrid, Spain from May 21-27.  

Vasily Yasyuk’s paintings introduce Belarusian people and nation

  May 19, 2017
NDO – As many as 21 oil paintings by Belarusian painter Vasily Yasyuk will be introduced to Vietnamese art lovers from May 25-28 as part of the 2017 Belarusian Culture Days in Vietnam. 

Bai Tu Long National Park recognised as ASEAN Heritage Park

  May 19, 2017
NDO – The Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held a ceremony in Ha Long city on May 19 to receive a certificate recognising Bai Tu Long National Park as the 38th Heritage Park of ASEAN.  

Danish Film Week to take place in Hue and Da Nang

  May 18, 2017
NDO - A Danish Film Week is scheduled to take place in the central cities of Hue and Da Nang for the first time ever from May 26 to June 4. 

UNESCO-recognised heritages to feature at Hue Festival 2018

  May 18, 2017
NDO - Heritage items recognised by UNESCO will be highlighted at the biennial Hue Festival of which the next edition is set to take place from April 24 to May 2, 2018, according to tentative programming announced by the local government.