Vietnam Summer Festival - The Journey (III) - A Class of Her Own
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Vietnam Summer Festival – The Journey (III)

Vietnam Summer Festival – The Journey (III)

Continued from previous post!

Photos Credit:

– TDJ Studio
– John Sturrock
– Citizenside (
– Vu Kim Thanh (


7. Ao Dai Fashion Show: The “Ao Dai” is the national costume for the Vietnamese woman. It magnifies the most beautiful features of the woman’s body in grace and simplicity. Historically in the Royal Courts, the aodai is made up of the finest silks and worn with a matching silk headdress.

The image of the Vietnamese woman in a traditional Ao Dai is often romanticised in many songs and literary works, and it is also one of the national symbols.

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8. Rapping Oi Gioi Oi: the most interesting performance from Ian Paynton! Ian brought a new wave of energy to the show, making the whole crowd shouting “Oi Gioi Oi” (meaning Oh My God in Vietnamese)!!!! It was very fortunate to have Ian in the show, he was also an amazing host, together with Zoe Duong Vu! Without them, the show wouldn’t have been able to flow so smoothly!!!

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9. Singing “Chau Van Hue”: music from Hue, the Imperial City! This is a religious form of art that has existed for centuries, often used for extolling the merits of beneficent deities or national heroes.

Performed by singer Hoai Phuong and artist Pham Hoang Anh from Bong Sen Art Troupe!

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10. Fashion Show:

– Ethnic Minority Costumes
– Collection by Duong Nguyen, Vietnamese Designer in London
– Collection by Chau Nguyen, Vietnamese Designer in London

Spitalfields Market hosts the Inaugural Vietnam Summer Festival
My babe Thu May flew over from Prague to support me! Thanks so much babe xx

First part: Ethnic Minority Fashion

With a population of about 88 million people, Vietnam is home to 54 ethnic minorities living in cities, towns and villages across the country. If you take a trip along the length of the country, you will not only hear diversifying accents, taste different cuisines, but will also see a rainbow of colours and traditions…

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Second part: Collection by my talented sis, Duong Nguyen

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3rd Part: Collection by the talented friend, Chau Nguyen.

Unfortunately, I cannot find many pictures with this collection on the internet!!! Please send me the pix if you happened to have taken any!!

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11. Ethnic Minority Dance by children: “Inh La Oi” Dance

A performance put together by 4 young artists, who were born and raised in the UK, and all have a desire to share some cultural treats from their homeland…

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12. Dance: Vietnam, My Country Performed by singer Hoai Phuong, dancers from Bong Sen Art Troupe and a group of Vietnamese in London.

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13. Vietnamese POP music: by the 22nd Fret Band
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14. Monochord musical instrument: performed by the talented artist Hoang Anh from Bong Sen Theatre

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15. Bamboo Dance:

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My beautiful host also did the bamboo dance….


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We put our hearts and souls into the performance… All we wanted to do was to bring you to Vietnam for a day… to enable you to experience the rich culture that we have to offer… The show might not be perfect but the energy we brought was perfect!

I’m proud of my team, I’m proud to be able to contribute a small part into this magnificent project…

We’ll see you next year!!!



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