Campaigning people to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world was one of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's focal points, sources from the ministry said.
HA NOI — Campaigning people to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world was one of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's focal points, sources from the ministry said.
Ha Long Bay has qualified for the final round of online voting for the honour. The final result will be announced on November 11.
The ministry held a meeting on Friday to summarise culture, sports and tourism activities in the first nine months of this year and discuss plans for the rest of the year. Campaigning for votes for Ha Long Bay was named as one of the most important activities.
HCM CITY — A collection of 40 oil paintings by Tran Luu Hau will be on show at the Park Hyatt Sai Gon Hotel in HCM City tomorrow.
The 83-year-old artist is known for using vivid colours and broad brushstrokes to express his favourite subjects like landscapes, still life, and portraits.
Some of the works on display will depict the beautiful landscapes of Ha Noi and Sa Pa like Binh Yen Vang (Golden Tranquillity) while still life works like Huong Sac (The Scent and Colour) will feature bouquets and fresh fruits.
Hau, who was born in the northern province of Ninh Binh, was first trained by the late To Ngoc Van, one of the pioneers of oil painting in Viet Nam.
In 1955 he went to the Surikov Fine Arts Academy in Moscow for seven years before returning to Viet Nam to teach at the Ha Noi Fine Arts College.
The exhibition, organised by Ben Thanh Art and Frame and Galerie Nguyen, will be open from 6pm to 9pm.
HCM CITY — More than 100 artworks created by some of the country's most outstanding artists between the 1930s and 1970s are being exhibited at the HCM City Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition showcases paintings, sketches and drafts in diverse materials and styles created by 35 artists, including To Ngoc Van, Bui Xuan Phai, and Tran Van Can.
The paintings reflect Viet Nam's historical events and the life of its people during that time, as well as the artists' concerns about the changes occurring in the country.
All of the exhibits belong to Thai collector Tira Vanichtheeranont, who began collecting Vietnamese paintings in 2009.
The exhibition will run until October 14 at the museum at 97A Pho Duc Chinh Street in District 1.
HCM CITY — The HCM City Book Distribution JSC, or Fahasa as it is commonly known, has begun an exhibition of English language books in HCM City in association with the publisher of the British business newspaper Financial Times.
The Pearson Exhibition Month, to last until October 30 at the Xuan Thu Bookshop, 391 Tran Hung Dao Street, has over 1,000 children's books, fiction, and academic books in economics, accounting, personnel management, marketing, and other fields.
Pearson, the UK group, and Fahasa have also put together a programme during the exhibition that includes Fun with English for young readers based on storytelling and games, the 21th Century Study Skills for adults, and Inspiring Digital Natives in the Classroom for English teachers. — VNS