Film – “The Life”

Thu 22 Sep 2016, 7.30 pm

From the organizer:

The boundary between life and death is clearest in the war. In “The Life” (2006), duties to nation, family and personal integrity collide under the bombs of a distant foe.

“Stubborn” Linh (Võ Thành Tâm) is a newlywed soldier ordered to the front before he has a chance to satisfy his mother’s greatest wish – a grandson. She will not stand for this, and heads to the battlefields along with Linh’s wife. The two groups chase each other through missed connections and minefields, under an almost sadisticly fateful barrage of bombs.



A final desperate mission to truck vital cargo back to his home village forces Linh to choose between competing desires.

Dao Duy Phuc’s film blends horror, humor and humanity in equal measure. With cinematography that often mirrors old propaganda films, the director creates a lively crucible for his characters’ struggles.

Film running time: 85 minutes. English subtitles

Cost: 150,000vnd

Contact: Ms Hang at

Notes: Your reservation is not confirmed until you receive our email. Please pick up and pay for your tickets on the evening of the event at the cinema (6:45 to 7:15 pm). As a courtesy to those on the waiting list – please cancel if you can’t come (phone 090 602 0960). Reserved seating tickets are allocated on a first come – first served basis. We don’t pre-book seating but if you come early you can pick your favourite seats.

Hanoi Cinematheque
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
At the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel


Irish Social Evening at The Kitchen


The September edition of ‘First Friday’ Irish Social Drinks & Networking night will take place this Friday, 9th September from 7pm onwards at The Kitchen, 30 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho. The aim is to bring the Irish community together and welcome new arrivals to Hanoi. The Kitchen will be offering 2-for-1 beers and margaritas from 7pm to help kick off the evening. Any musicians in town?! All welcome to join an informal session during the evening.

Kids Moon Festival

Zenith Yoga Vietnam


To celebrate the moon festival we invite the kids to make lantern & moon cake together while listening to the story.

Age group 6-12 years old
Pre-registration required
Minimum 8 kids to start
Tasty lunch included
Fee: Early bird 500.000vnd before 3rd sept; 600.000vnd after

Art Night For Grown Ups


ART NIGHT for GROWN UPS is a new biweekly event at Spacebar geared toward inspiring creativity in adults. The intention behind these events is to provide a comfortable, supportive, casual and fun creative space and environment. There can be several blocks to allow our self the time and space to create. Art Night for Grown Ups is a place where materials will be provided for you to explore and experiment in your own creative way while enjoying drink specials, listening to music, and meeting friends.



This week will have a FREE open art/sticker making workshop. I will be providing all the art supplies for you to create whatever you want for free. I will have multiple types of paper (regular A4, Heavier A4, watercolor paper etc), lots of different types of markers, pens, colored pencils, paints, and various other materials. You are welcome to use any and all of my materials to create and design whatever art you would like. You are of course also welcome to bring your own materials if you wish.

After creating designs you will have the option to submit your designs for me in order to have them made into stickers. I will scan, edit (color adjustment, minor clean up), and order stickers for you based on your designs for 2,000 VND per sticker. If you prefer to make and order your own stickers, I will provide information with where I have my stickers ordered from here in Hanoi.

If you would like to make some art, stickers, or just come hang out and enjoy the space, then come stop by to say hi and grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea.

50k Gin and Tonics
50K Glass of House Wine

Young Picassos Art Class

14184353_562070003984541_5245779079649570266_nChildren explore famous artworks, and experiment with techniques and media such as paint, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media.

Classes are run by Maureen Lewis, art teacher, arts educator and art therapist with over thirty years experience in South Africa, New Zealand and Vietnam, and Thao, Early Childhood teacher specializing in art.

The total cost for the course is 2,000,000 VND per student which includes all materials. Payment is made in advance for all 5 weeks.

Please pay at Clickspace by 6 September, or email

C GAP Workshop



The C GAP workshop is led by Tim McMahon, author of “Chronicles of a Corporate Hippy,” a raw, humorous and heart-felt account of living and trying to cope in the 21st Century.

The C GAP Project is a no bullshit approach to living an aware, balanced and empowered life with improved outcomes for all involved. Its mission is to assist others to focus on what is truly important and critical to them at the core, and make informed choices for improved outcomes.

Living in the GAP with choice = Awareness, Balance, Empowerment

Fee: VND 990 000
including full course, workbook, tea/coffee and snacks

Time: 1pm to 5pm, Sunday September 11th 2016
Location: ClickSpace and Spacebar, 15/76 To Ngoc Van

Festival to promote essence of Hanoi’s traditional craft villages

The ‘Hanoi – Essence of Traditional Crafts’ festival will be held at Thang Long Royal Citadel on September 29.  –

In addition to showcasing tourist products from Hanoi’s traditional craft villages, the four-day festival will also introduce visitors to Hanoian cuisine.

Exhibitions and seminars on developing tourism activities in Vietnam’s craft villages will also be organised during the event, featuring the participation of tourist businesses, craft artisans and craftsmen.

Visitors can try their hand at making traditional craft products or take part in folk games.

The festival is held by the Hanoi city Department of Tourism to preserve and develop traditional trade villages in Hanoi in particular and in the country in general.

It is also designed to provide an opportunity for travel agencies to connect with trade villagers to ink co-operative deals and promote local tourism potential.

According to statistics from the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi is home to more than 1,000 craft villages, 300 of which are recognised as traditional villages.

The city has undertaken a number of measures to promote traditional craft products in tandem with development tourism.

Nhan Dan

Hanoi / Yangon Photo Exhibition

Opening: Sat 10 Sep 2016, 7 – 10 pm
Exhibition: 10 Sep – 10 Oct 2016
Vietnam in Focus
46 Hang Vai, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi


Hanoi Yangon photo exhibition

From the organizer:

Photographer Jon Sanwell has created a series of portraits and street photography juxtaposing life in two fast-changing cities of South-East Asia, Hanoi and Yangon. The result is a striking vision of contemporary South-East Asian street life.

Jon Sanwell has lived, travelled and photographed in South East Asia for the past 8 years. His books,Portraits of Vietnam and Downriver have been published by Blurb Books.

Free admission