2012 European Days to charm Vietnamese again

2012 European Days to charm Vietnamese again

A series of cultural and intellectual events will take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City during May as part of the 2012 European Days in Hanoi.

Highlight of the program will be a special interpretation of works by Mozart, Turina and Brahms by the Notos Quartet from Germany. The performance starts on 8:00 pm, 9 and 10 May at Hanoi Opera House. Free tickets are available from today at Hanoi Goethe Institute, 56-58 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street.

A European film festival will take place from 16 to 31 May in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, screening 15 well-received films, including the 2011 Oscar winner In a Better World (Denmark), Oliver Twist (England), and Small Crime (Greek). Free tickets are issued by local Goethe Institute, British Council and L’Espace.

Additionally, literature lovers will have an opportunity to discover the broad spectrum of European literature at the European Literature Days at the name sake event at the National Library, 31 Trang Thi, Hanoi from 11 to 13 May. The exciting event will feature various books published in Italian, Spanish, Belgian, German, Dannish, English and Polish which have been translated into Vietnamese. 

Other entertaining and stimulating activities such as European Food Festival, Belgian Comics Festival and a series of cultural roundtable discussions that promise to attract many people across the spectrum of Vietnamese society. More information about these events can be found at europeday2012.com.

European Days is an annual event that aims to recognize and rejoice in the strong bond that Europe has established with Vietnam and it has always played a prominent place in Vietnam’s cultural calendar. The success of previous programs is a good example of Europe’s great cultural diversity and flourishing relationship between Europe and Vietnam.

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