Event: An Inside Out Dialogue – Art and Music Show at Be Café

The crest of autumn 2020 observes the opening night and first exhibition of Hue’s newest arts space, Be Cafe. The exhibition, titled ‘an Inside Out Dialogue’, aims to promote awareness around gender and gender equality through the mediums of art and music. ‘an Inside Out Dialogue’ includes the works of Huế artists Lê Thị Linh […]

Miếu Âm Hồn and the 1885 Fall of Hue

On the 23rd day of the lunar calendar’s 5th month, ceremonies take place every year around Hue to commemorate what residents refer to as the fall of the city in 1885. The date marks an event when around 1200 died during the early stages of French colonial rule. Most died while attempting to flee the […]

Nổ Cái Bùm: Independent Hue Art Festival Week July 2020

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Nổ Cái Bùm Art Festival will be held from 4th July to 9th July 2020, taking place in a range of art spaces throughout Hue City in Central Vietnam. It is possibly the biggest arts event held in the former imperial capital. Over 50 artists from across Vietnam will contribute to the independent festival with […]

Tết Đoan Ngọ: Vietnam Solstice and the Summer Parasite Purge

On the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar year, residents of Hue annually celebrate Tết Đoan Ngọ. A lousy comparison would be to the summer solstice but while the origins stem back in time by an equally impressive distance, the practices of Tết Đoan Ngọ are considerably different. Tết Đoan Ngọ […]

Thank You Eve: Dang Mau Tuu’s Ode to Hue Women in Exhibition

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Artist Dang Mau Tuu has been working over the past four years on his most recent collection of paintings and they will be exhibited at the Le Ba Dang Arts Foundation in Hue (4th-15th March 2020).  The exhibition consists of 36 paintings of oil and silk; a tribute to the artist’s expression of the female […]

*finished*Hue Craft Festival 2019: Top 5 Highlights Not to Miss *finished*

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It is my favourite state-sponsored event and thus my favourite time of the year, Hue Craft Festival 2019! From the 26th April to 2nd May 2019, the People’s Committee of Hue will be hosting the city’s annual festival, celebrating a combination of traditional practices and regional disciplines. While 2019 isn’t on as epic scale as […]