1. U.S. Ambassador Osius to Brief Media on Cultural Events, Battery Dance Company
U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius will host a media event to brief journalists on various cultural activities the U.S. Embassy is sponsoring to celebrate 20 years of U.S.-Vietnam Relations. The Ambassador will highlight and elaborate upon Battery Dance Company’s tour in Vietnam from October 1 to October 20. Famous American saxophonist Kenny G will also be present at the media roundtable.
2. British Council to launch UK education and culture month in October
The British Council in Vietnam will start a month of UK education and cultural activities in October with Zara McFarlane and her band will play before thousands of festival-goers on October 9 in Hanoi at Monsoon Music Festival, the country’s biggest music festival. This will be followed by an additional performance, scheduled for October 11 in Ho Chi Minh City, where Zara will be joined by Thao Trang and Bich Ngoc, two stars of Vietnam Idol.
The UK Education Fair 2015 will take place from October 24 to 27 in three cities namely Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Danang. The fair will give prospective students the chance to meet with representatives from 70 UK institutions and learn about 80 scholarship opportunities.
These activities will lead up to the UK Film Week that opens in the first week of November. This year’s UK film week, which will hit CGV cinemas in Hanoi, Danang and Ho Chi Minh City from November 4 to 12, will celebrate the music of Great Britain. Award-winning films to be screened during the week include God Helps the Girl (2014), Nowhere Boy (2009), Pulp (2014), Northern Soul (2014), Good Vibrations (2013), Control (2007) and Bugsy Malone (1976). Tickets can be purchased now at www.ticketbox.vn. Further information is available on www.britishcouncil.vn.
3. Subscription Concert No. 85 at Vietnam National Academy of Music
Subscription Concert No. 85 will take place at 20:00 on October 15 and 16 at Concert Hall of Vietnam National Academy of Music, located at No. 77 Hao Nam street, Dong Da district, Hanoi.
The concert will drive the participation of conductor Honna Tetsuji, sopranist Ha Pham Thang Long, cellist Maximilian Hornung, violist Nguyen Nguyet Thu and the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets will be sold directly at the Hanoi Opera House or booked online via http://vnso.org.vn/.
4. ‘Mélodies de l’automne’ Concert at L'Espace on 20:00 October 10
The Hue Academy of Music in coordination with Hanoi Chamber Orchestra will perform at ‘Mélodies de l’automne’ Concert at 20:00 on October 10 at Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace.
Tickets are being sold at L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hanoi.
5. “Va-e-vient” paining exhibition at L’Espace until November 6
Artist Tran Ngoc Sinh is showcasing his paintings featuring new concepts of space and time at Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace until November 1.
The entrance to the exhibition is free.
6. Japanese moves being screened in HCM City, Danang and Hanoi
Movie-goers can enjoy Japanese movies which are being screened by the Japan Foundation at the Dong Da cinema in Ho Chi Minh City until October. The movies will be screened at the Le Do cinema in Danang city between October 23 and 25 and at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi from November 6 to 14.
The entrance is free.
7. “Between space and sky” concert at Manzi Art Space
The Edges group from Canada, zither artist Nguyen Thuy Dung and Sound Awakener Nguyen Hong Nhung will show their talent at the “Between space and sky” concert at the Manzi Art Space at 20:00 on October 9.
The charge is 100,000 dong ($4.5) per pax (which includes a free drink).
8. L’Espace screening Vietnam romantic movie “I saw yellow flowers on green grass”
L’Espace is screening a movie title “I saw yellow flowers on green grass” by American-Vietnamese director Victor Vu, which has been driving the attention of movie-goers. The movie features the hard childhood of two brothers in a Vietnamese village and was filmed at poetic sites.
The screening is taking place at different hours of days between October 2 and 18. The entrance costs 60,000 dong each.