Funky balls are selling online via social networking sites.— Photo baotintuc.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Huệ Anh faced every mother’s nightmare when he teenage daughter asked to go to a music festival last month. The 16-year-old wanted to party with friends at the event in West Lake Water Park. Anh put her foot down and said no. Her daughter probably wasn’t best pleased but her mother had laid down the law. Seven people died at that festival of suspected drug overdoses. Thankfully for Anh, her daughter wasn’t one of them. Police have gathered evidence that suggests other revelers at the rave that night had taken balloons, more commonly known as ‘’hippy crack’ or ‘funky balls’. They contain nitrous oxide, or laughing gas to give it it’s street name. Anh told the Tin tức online newspaper: “I said no because I didn’t know enough about the festival or what would be going on … [Read more...] about Funky balloons are no laughing matter in Việt Nam
What festivals are going on this weekend
Film screening at French Cultural Center this weekendThe Saigon Times Daily L’Espace will screen Le Tableau by director Jean-François Laguionie on Sunday evening - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER HCMC - The French cultural center L'Espace in Hanoi will screen favorite French films this weekend, allowing Hanoi audience to indulge in French culture, lifestyle and arts. On Sunday, August 12, L'Espace will present a collection of eight cartoons produced by Folimage, starting at 3:30 p.m. Among the films, Le Tableau by senior French director Jean-François Laguionie is a special treat and will be screened at 6 p.m. Adagio-beated, mysterious and thrilling, this feature tells a story of many meaning layers and satisfies those who love fine art. Le Tableau is a feature-length film using both animation and live-action. The film has high concept and tells profound philosophical themes. The plot revolves around a group of half-drawn characters in a painting set off to … [Read more...] about Film screening at French Cultural Center this weekend
Tourists, locals sound off about which festivals rock their world (13-06-2008) L ast week we asked readers to comment on various festivals organised throughout the country. Here are some example answers. Your say Next week: Drowning is one of the leading causes of mortality among children over the age of one in Viet Nam. According to the Ministry of Health, ten children die from drowning every day in Viet Nam, and records show that in 2005 and 2006, a total of 7,249 children died from this preventable cause.What do you think about the statistics? Do you think that Vietnamese schools should include swimming lessons in their curriculum? Are there any cultural differences in attitudes to swimming and safety? Are there any other measures to prevent children drowning?Please mail your opinions to:[email protected] fax: 84 4 9332311 post: The Editor, Viet Nam News, 11 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ha Noi, no later than the morning of Thursday, June 19. Lyle W., Sydney, … [Read more...] about Tourists, locals sound off about which festivals rock their world
Street Art Fair 2016 Sat 27 Feb 2016, 3 pm – 10 pm 1st floor lobby, Hanoi Creative City 1 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi You are invited to the first street art fair at Hanoi Creative City on Sat afternoon this week with paintings, sculptures, music, and live performances, hosted by painter Vu Manh Phuong. Main activities: exhibition, Japanese dance, DJ, live guitar, drum performances, Henna, Tarot and more. Open to everyone. No need to register in advance. Line-up artists (updating): 1. Phương Vũ Mạnh 2. Đào Anh Khánh 3. Lê Thiết Cương 4. Quách Đông Phương 5. Trần Nhật Thăng 6. Lê Thị Minh Tâm 7. Cấn Ngọc Chúc 8. Lưu Chương Dương 9. Nguyễn Ngọc Thanh 10. Lưu Danh Quang 11. Đoàn Xuân Tặng 12. Đỗ Khắc Hiệp 13. Nguyễn Quốc Thắng 14. Vũ … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY 1-29 (DAILY UPDATE)
While in the past, Batswana were generally regarded, as 'cultural renegades' of sorts by other African nations, there are indications that there is a spirit of arts and culture revival going on countrywide. Last month, President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama announced that the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture is working towards replacing President Day celebrations with Heritage Day. The day seeks to promote the performing arts and culture in the country. The president went on to issue a directive to all government ministries to purchase artworks from local artists and craftspeople, a move that has been welcome with glee in the arts world. He also asked for the empowerment of traditional dancers. At the moment, Batswana are looking forward to the revamped celebrations to be held next month. Last weekend, there were at least two major cultural events in the country. In Gaborone, lovers of the Setswana culture gathered at Botswanacraft where they celebrated the annual … [Read more...] about Botswana: Country On Threshold of Arts And Culture Revival?