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  • Deliciously humble

    Deliciously humble

    If you’re seeking somewhere to experience the diversity of Asian cuisine or perhaps somewhere luxurious but romantic or even just a quiet space to chat with friends, be sure to head to the Red Bean Restaurant.

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  • PHU DU

    Artist Marianne Smolska will hold a new pictorial exhibition entitled ‘Phu du’, or ‘Ephemeral’, featuring a series of photos with delicate monochrome motifs (skulls, wilted flowers, brambles, roots and chrysalises) intertwined with embroidery on handmade Vietnamese and Lao paper. Her delicately embroidered illustrations not only revive French and Dutch 17th century ‘Vanitas’ - allegorical works of art in the form of still life about death and the futility of human passions - but also elements of Vietnamese culture, in the use of organic paper. Marianne does not seek to conceal the injury. She re-stitches it, she re-clothes the dead, decking them out in back, blue and blood red flowers and embroidery and healing their wounds.

  • Local passion

    Local passion

    Opened by Hoang Anh Tuyet, formerly a Senior Credit Risk Management Specialist at a bank, Tsnow Boutique is a pottery and handicraft retailer specialising in the sale of Vietnamese handicrafts designed and produced by local artisans.

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  • Tra Art Multi-sensory Exhibition

    Tra Art Multi-sensory Exhibition

    ‘Tra Art’ is a multi-sensory exhibition on Shan tea, wild tea trees grown for hundreds of years by ethnic minorities in northern Ha Giang province. The exhibition will gently awaken our five senses and bring us to the world of Shan tea through different art forms. The Paris-based Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Thi Tuong Van, who raised the idea and created the Tra Art project, brings together five excellent artists from five different fields to give the audience an unprecedented experience: Nguyen Quynh Phuong - animator, Marcus Bowler - 3D artist, the late Gérald Gorridge - painter, Tran Thu Hang - sculptor, and Ngo Hong Quang - artist/musician. Free entry.

  • Ca tru Performance

    Ca tru Performance

    Traditional Vietnamese Ca tru folk songs will be performed by Pho Thi Kim Duc and students at her Ca Tru Kim Duc School. Duc was born into a family of ca tru singers and was taught by her grandmother, Pho Thi Yen, when she was just seven years old. Her father then continued to direct and coach her, and when she was 12 she became a professional ca tru vocalist. Ca tru is not only a spiritual tradition of her family but also the art of her life. She has put great effort into summarising her knowledge and experience in styles, beat techniques, and singing and playing the three-string lute and drums in ca tru to teach the next generation. Tickets are VND500,000, including dinner and a drink. Bookings should be made 24 hours in advance. The performance is not suitable for children under 8 years of age.

  • Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

    Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

    An exhibition of Torres Strait masks will be presented for the first time in Vietnam. The Torres Strait is a network of islands located between northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The people of this area maintain vibrant artistic, spiritual and cultural traditions. The making and wearing of beautifully-decorated masks is one of the region’s most distinctive traditions. While rooted in ancient protocols and spirituality, masks and mask making today are celebrated as expressions of artistic and cultural revival.

    8.30am-5.30 pm (except Mondays).

    Tickets: VND40,000/ adult.

  • A tale of three cities

    A tale of three cities

    Hanoi, Danang and HCMC are all quite different in their own way.

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  • Brilliant brews

    Brilliant brews

    Craft beer has taken hold of Vietnam and slow starter Hanoi is finally catching up.

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  • Last stop

    Last stop

    Ideally located in a field by the Red River, Bird Cage is one of a few night spots in Hanoi with no curfew and is usually the last stop for many expats after a long night out, making it lively even after midnight.

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