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What to do this Christmas in Hanoi?

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What to do this Christmas in Hanoi? There’s something for everyone:

Saturday 12th December, don’t miss the annual Christmas Choir Concert at Nhà thờ Cửa Bắc, 56 Phan Ding Phung , at 8:30pm https://www.facebook.com/events/655445518432593/

Hanoi International Fellowship is offering 2 Christmas services at Westlake on 24th December, 5:30 & 7:30pm, and a family service at HIF My Dinh at 6:00pm.

The other main English-speaking Christian church, Hanoi International Church, will hold a Christmas Day Service & Community Meal on Christmas Day, 25th December.

For clubbers, there’s JaponXmas at Savage on 25th December from 10pm to 6am . Tickets cost 100k. Here’s the line-up:

JAPONISME CLUB –
♬ – Nayla (UK) b2b Hiro Takahashi (JP)
♬ – Marco Yanes (IT)

ON POINT ANTEROOM –
♬ – Pencil Boy (JP)
♬ – Dimitri (FR)
♬ – BJ Marious (UA) b2b Janko (SRB)

And on Saturday 26th December, for the Spanish-speaking community, there’s Fiesta De Navidad, la fiesta nocturna de fin de año de la agencia SEFETA con el propósito de resumir los éxitos alcanzados por la empresa en 2020. La fiesta se realizará con la participación de más de 300 invitados y especialmente, este evento posee la presencia de artistas famosas: MC Sam- Ngo Kien Huy, cantante Truc Nhan con la banda DaLab

Christmas 2020: Gingerbread Houses

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This year we’re making Scandinavian Gingerbread Houses for Christmas. You can buy the DIY kit for 300k (includes gingerbread, edible glue & silver base) or a fully-decorated house for 700k. There’s also the option to order a pre-constructed house that you can decorate yourself, for 500k.

Phone us on 0936 419 346 or send us a message via Facebook.

Hope you enjoy our photo gallery: styling by Kate Lamteva & photography by Boris Lopatin

Expressions of Interest: Leading a Summer Sessions Workshop

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With so many expats unable to leave Vietnam over the coming Summer Vacation, the Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour will host Summer Sessions – workshops for adults & children  in a range of arts, crafts, hobbies & interests. In nearly all cases, we can provide the use of our facilities for free, in order to keep the cost of workshops affordable & accessible. You can teach just about anything, from Fashion Design to Crochet; or perhaps you want to run a club, like a book club or a board games club; maybe you’d like to offer a support group. We’re open to any ideas that are fun, educational & inclusive. If you’re interested in leading a workshop or club/group, please register your interest here

Embroidery Workshop to Promote Vietnam’s Native Flora & Fauna

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This week the Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour hosted 2 free embroidery workshops for beginner & intermediate crafters, led by Kate Lamteva. Participants learned how to embroider the Vietnamese native pine. This workshop was proudly sponsored by the Hue Essential Hub, promoting Hue’s unique fauna & flora. With the assistance of social enterprise Virico,  the Hue Essential Hub is a hothouse for ethnic minority group producers in the Hue hinterland. Virico assists producers to maintain traditional farming and craft practices, while promoting sustainable living and production processes. Virico products are available at Emporium Hanoi: 39 Xuan Dieu St, Tay Ho & inside the Intercontinental Hotel, Westlake, Hanoi.

 

Save the Sao La Acryllic Painting Workshop

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Experienced art teacher Alina Razghonova taught participants how to paint Vietnam’s critically endangered miniature antelope, the Sao La. This was a free workshop hosted by the Eastern & Oriental Tea House & Coffee Parlour, proudly presented by Virico & supporting the native flora & fauna of the Hue region of Central Vietnam. In order to prevent the extinction of the Sao La, Virico is working with forest-dwelling tribes in the Hue hinterland to develop alternative and sustainable sources of income via the Hue Essential Hub so that people do not need to turn to wild animals as a source of food. Many of the products produced by the Hue Essential Hub are available at Emporium Hanoi – 39 Xuan Dieu St, Tay Ho & inside the Intercontinental Hotel, Westlake, Hanoi.

Acrylic Painting Workshops by Alina

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Now that the Covid-19 social restrictions have been lifted, we are again hosting acrylic painting workshops by Alina.  She offers one-on-one tuition and supplies all materials and equipment, and at the end of every workshop, participants walk away with a finished piece of art!!!

Ritsumeikan University Briefing

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Japanese institution Ritsumeikan University held a briefing for Vietnamese students and parents at the Eastern & Oriental on 10th October. Supported by Noritomo Hato, Director of the Vietnam Office, Hong Anh Cong spoke about course offerings, admissions procedures, visas, scholarships, accommodation options and the cost of living for Vietnamese students studying in Japan.  Visit http://en.ritsumei.ac.jp/ for more details.

Embroidery Workshop with Kate Lamteva

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You’re invited to participate in another Embroidery workshop facilitated by stylist, model and fashion designer Kate Lamteva. The class will be held on Sunday 15th September from 10am to 1:30pm at the Eastern & Oriental tea House & Coffee Parlour. Register here or email Kate : kate.lamteva@gmail.com

How to Make French Press Coffee Like a Barista

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Add 1 heaped tablespoon of ground coffee for every 1 cup of water 

Make sure your coffee is ground coarsely, not finely

Boil the water in a kettle, and once it has boiled, let the water cool for 1 minute before pouring into the French press

Pour half the water in, allow the coffee to bloom for a minute, then add the remaining half of the water

Press the plunger down gently