vietnamese community 

ANCHORED IN LONDON /

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A herritage project to capture the real life stories of survivors from the Vietnam war and life after. The project helped to facilitate and provoke dialogue among the Vietnamese community and the wider public. The project engaged with young Vietnamese participants, who were trained and equipped to conduct interviews, transcribe and edit. Participants were involved in the formation of the final booklet, DVD and website. An exhibition and launch accompanied the project (produced and curated by Anna Nguyen) with live performance. To find out more please visit:

http://www.leav.org.uk/the-interviews/ 

P A R T N E R S

Lambeth Vietnamese ass
Forvil Vietnamese Community Center

Anna Nguyen (producer, curator, theatre-maker)
Tom McDonough
Royal Geographical Society

2014 - 2015

viet cafe //

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A pop up cafe run and lead by the community to fundraise and promote culture. The cafe appeared at a number of events held at the Deptford Lounge and attracted an overwhelming number of customers, both the wider public and the Vietnamese. The pop up cafe offered a friendly, warm and familiar space for the Vietnamese community to gather, promoting both social cohesion and reducing isolation. 

The pop up cafe has enabled the community to build strong relationships with local organisations, which have gone on to support the community with future events. 

P A R T N E R S  

Anna Nguyen (producer)

Mingyu Lin

Forvil community center

Deptford Lounge

The Albany Theatre

2014 - 2017 

a dream from a bombshell /

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Born from the words of real life survivors and their children, A Dream from a Bombshell tells the story of the struggle between a mother (a first generation Vietnamese) and her daughter (a second generation Vietnamese) to communicate and live a normal life long after the final shells had fallen. "The Vietnam War was over, but why was it still stuck in my house". Be ready to be immersed in a range of smells, sounds, terrain and unorthodox spaces. 

A specially adapted version of the show was made using a highly visual language, with identifiable motifs and reduced English. This was toured to local Vietnamese community centers in London. To view media please click here

Funded by: The Arts Council, Lewisham Council

P A R T N E R S  

Anna Nguyen (Theatre-maker, producer)

Mingyu Lin

Forvil community center

Lambeth Vietnamese Ass

Deptford Lounge

2014 - 2017 

RICE PAPER TALES //

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Theatre-makers Anna Nguyen and Mingyu Lin's drive to represent the Vietnamese voice on stage lead to this bold and dynamic show. 

 

Rice Paper Tales is a collection of well known Vietnamese folk tales, adapted into a vibrant and captivating children's show; with immersive staging and live music. The show was presented as part of the annual moon festival at Deptford Lounge and attracted a staggering number of audiences, both the wider public and the Vietnamese. To view media please click here

Funded by: The Arts Council, Deptford Lounge

P A R T N E R S  

Anna Nguyen, (Theatre-maker, producer)

Mingyu Lin

Forvil community center

Deptford Lounge

2014 - 2017 

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Small lives global ties /

Anna Nguyen produces an online exhibition that takes us inside the heart of a Vietnamese home; capturing iconic objects that you would find in most Vietnamese households and at the same time showcases the resourceful and communal nature of Vietnamese people. 

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Commissioned by Tamasha Theatre 2011