A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo by Anne Corrance Monk.

Monday 25 April 2016 - 14:00 to Wednesday 25 May 2016 - 17:00
‘nest by AIA’, 2nd Floor, Icon 68 Center (Bitexco Building), 2 Hai Trieu, Ben Nghe ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

After the success in Hanoi, the exhibition featuring the best images from the Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition is to be moved to Ho Chi Minh City from 25 April to 25 May 2016. The photo exhibition will take place in the unique and modern space of ‘nest by AIA’, 2nd Floor, Icon 68 Center (Bitexco Building), 2 Hai Trieu st., Ben Nghe ward, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam

Organised by the British Council in partnership with the British Embassy, ‘nest by AIA’ and Sports & Culture magazine, the exhibition is part of the Shakespeare Lives global campaign in Vietnam. Shakespeare Lives is comprised of a series of events and activities throughout 2016 celebrating Shakespeare’s work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death. Activities in English, education and the arts will explore the story of how the ‘Bard of Avon’ and his work continue to inspire people all over the world.

The Shakespeare Lives in Photography competition run by the British Council has attracted 200 entries and produced 11 winners choosing to creatively reference scenes from either Shakespeare plays, his influence on literature or capture a famous Shakespearian location. The 11 winning photos will be displayed alongside commissioned images from live Shakespeare performances around the world, featuring scenes from Richard III, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, amongst others. 

Leading the Shakespeare Lives activities in Vietnam, the British Council is collaborating with publishing houses, arts organisations and schools to engage audiences with new creative work inspired by Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets. Shakespeare Lives activities will enable audiences to reassess perceptions of Shakespeare and provide new inspiration to engage with his work. Meanwhile, this work continues to grow in popularity internationally, thanks to its continuing engagement with social issues and the influence it has had on the English language.