Grapevine has moved!


Hanoi Grapevine snuck out late last night and didn’t come back. It now lives at its new home:

Please drop by for a visit, and change your bookmarks and RSS feed readers as appropriate.


SHOW TIME! HITS – The Wizard of Oz!


We’ve been working hard to prepare another exciting show for you–The Wizard of Oz!
And while it isn’t the “tv version”, it will be a ton of fun… probably even MORE fun! It’s a show created with kids in mind, but it certainly has a LOT of good stuff to keep the adults entertained.

Fri-Sun, 16-18 May

Hanoi International Theatre Society (HITS)
Nha Hat Kich Theatre
(behind the Hanoi Opera House)

The Wizard of Oz!

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28 Mar-18 Apr – Art Vietnam – Beat Presser ‘Oasis of Silence’


Art Vietnam Gallery
7 Nguyen Khac Nhu, Hanoi

Opening – Fri, 28 Mar, 6 pm


Beat Presser

Oasis of Silence
a collection of 64 black and white photographs by Beat Presser documenting the practice of Theravada Buddhism throughout Southeast Asia.

It is with great pleasure that Art Vietnam presents both Beat Presser’s “Oasis of Silence” and the workshop/cultural exchange project “My Oasis of Silence“. Please join us at 6pm on March 28, 2008 at Art Vietnam Gallery to celebrate what promises to be an exciting month for photography in Vietnam.

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04 Apr, 8 pm – Matthieu Ha and les Avrilistes


Vietnam National Drama Theatre
Nha Hat Kich

1 Trang Tien, Hanoi (behind the Hanoi Opera House)

Fri, 4 Apr, 8 pm
only 150 seats available!


Matthieu Ha & les Avrilistes

A unique evening with an alternative music band from Belgium.

Well-known for changing their name every month, Les Istes are a quartet led by Matthieu Ha. Of Vietnamese origin, this Eurasian imposes his original style with his “contro alto” voice. Singing with no lyrics, his music becomes narrative, expressive, strange and international. Matthieu Ha sings and plays accordion. Two drummers, one saxophonist and one gembri (Moroccan guitar) player accompany him.

“His fascinating contro alto voice goes beyond the words and puts you into a moving and powerful musical fantasy…”

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16 Mar-30 Apr – Studio Tho – Etching and Lithography


Studio Tho
78 Ma May
Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Sun, 16 Mar, 6 pm Opening


the Shoe, the Puppet, the Motion

China Vietnam: Modern Woodcut, Etching and Lithography
An Exhibition of new Graphic Art
by artists from Hanoi, Hue and Kunming:
Nguyen Nghia Phuong, Pham Khac Quang, Zheng Hao Tian
You Yu, Dang Tran Tu Thu, To Tran Bich Thuy

More than 40 woodcuts and etchings by Vietnamese and Chinese contemporary artists.

From the press release:

China and Vietnam are neighbours with a long tradition of cultural exchange, and with history and arts which are inextricably entwined. This old relationship is reflected in Studio Tho’s latest exhibition which brings together printmakers from both countries; seeking to link the nations, as well as the past with the present.

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10, 11 Mar – L’Espace – Short Film Festival


L’Espace – CCF
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi


from Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival

2 nights of the best of international short films

For the last twelve years L’Espace has presented an original and eclectic selection of short films from the International Festival of Short Film of Clermont-Ferrand. An opportunity to discover the latest trends in global emerging creation, as well as some small masterpieces.

This year there will be screenings on two evenings, first a selection of the best films of Clermont-Ferrand Festival followed the next day by a special screening of German short films.

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New Page on the Grapevine: “Info for Artists”


The Grapevine has been getting the occasional announcement of exhibitions, competitions, etc looking for work from Vietnamese artists. These announcements will be posted here. So now there is aq special page for these announcements. Also included are links to sites containing info or resources that may be of interest or use to artists.

Take a look.

And, as usual, if you know of something that should be included, let us know by email here or in the ‘reply’ space below.