Since its establishment on 11 October 2007 Hanoi Grapevine has become an important and active promoter of the art scene in Vietnam. We focus mainly on contemporary art and culture, and provide information about art exhibitions, film and music festivals, theatre performances, original music gigs, documentary and film screenings, photography, fashion and literary events as well as charity events and sometimes also networking gatherings. Our calendar can keep you updated with current information on what’s happening in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and across Vietnam.
Our content is bi-lingual (English and Vietnamese), and our readership is a unique combination of both locals and expatriates/foreigners who are interested in art and culture activities in the country.
It’s amazing how this abandoned factory at number 9 Tran Thanh Tong, Hanoi, has been transformed from almost-complete ruin into one of the hottest spots in town. And astonishingly enough, the entire change happened in just a few months!
The area, which is now nicknamed “Zone 9”, is located on the one-way street Tran Thanh Tong, at the junction with 3 other streets: Yersin, Le Quy Don and Nguyen Huy Tu. This is a lush area covered by shady green trees, and one curious fact is that “Zone 9” is situated right next to the funeral house of the Ministry of Defense and visitors can sometimes hear the announcements from the ceremonies for the dead echoing next door.