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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2018

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OVERTURES NEWS AND EVENTS -11 NOW SINGAPORE MAR 2018 THE ART WITHIN Art-goers should head over to the National Gallery of Singapore from now until 11 March for the Century of Light exhibition. The artworks divide into two shows – Colours of Impressionism and Between Worlds – consisting of masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay as well as the works of renowned Southeast Asian artists, Raden Saleh and Juan Luna. Colours of Impressionism will feature over 60 works by the masters Monet, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro and Cézanne and will highlight the importance of colour to these Impressionist painters of the 19th century. For fans of Southeast Asian art, Between Worlds will see the works of Indonesian artist Raden Saleh and Filipino artist Juan Luna. The exhibit serves as the first major show of the artists and their work that achieved wide acclaim in Europe. nationalgallery.sg 9 JAN -27 FEB 2018 2018 BANGKOK KINO UNDER THE STARS Take an opportunity to bask in the cheery cool weather of Bangkok and head over to the Goethe-Institut. In a collaboration with the Switzerland and Austrian embassies, all film lovers should book seats for the anticipated “Open Air Kino 2018” every Tuesday evening – starting from 9 January 2018. Aiming to provide a deeper insight into the German film culture and current works of important directors, this year Open Air Kino has selected “Willkommen bei den Hartmanns (Welcome to Germany, 2016),” from German director Simon Verhoeven as the opening film at 7.30pm. Other film screenings include Jugend ohne Gott (Youth Without God, 2017) and new features and short films from Germany, Switzerland and Austria with Thai and English subtitles. Entrance to all film evenings is free of charge. 18/1 Soi Goethe, Sathorn Soi 1, Bangkok, T: +66 (0) 2108 8234, goethe.de/thailand 2018 12JAN BANGKOK LIAM LIVE Oasis may have disbanded in 2009 with a well-publicised row between the Gallagher brothers, but fans of the group will have a chance to get themselves ready for this highly-anticipated concert as Liam Gallagher continues on a comeback tour. He began his world tour last year to promote his latest solo album As You Were, extending it into 2018. His solo effort debuts the single, Wall of Glass, followed by Chinatown and For What It’s Worth. The album has reached number one on the iTunes chart in more than 10 countries, including Thailand. Liam Gallagher Live in Bangkok takes place at BITEC Bangna, Friday evening. If you’re wondering whether there’s a chance the ex-Oasis front man will perform acclaimed songs from Oasis like Wonderwall – the coy answer is a maybe! T: +66 (0) 2026 3068 ticketmelon.com/ event/LiamGallagher, liamgallagher.com/tour 17-31JAN 2018 HONG KONG SAILOR STOPOVER Hong Kong will be one of the key stopovers for the world’s toughest sailing race this January. After tackling the Southern Ocean from Cape Town to Melbourne and sailing nearly 6,000 miles, Hong Kong will provide a much needed reprieve for participants of the Volvo Ocean Race. As the yachts dock at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the festivities will kick off with entertainment and revelry at the Kai Tak Runway Park. From 17 to 31 January, the race festival will see the venue transformed into an entertainment hub with food stalls and bars with sailing races, live music by DJs and performances being held. The fest will culminate in the flag off for Leg 5 of the race as the sailors make their way towards Guangzhou on 1 February. volvooceanracehk.com 20-21JAN 2018 BANGKOK ON THE EDGE ONCE MORE A cutting-edge festival is back for the second time in Bangkok with provocative talks, topnotch entertainment and food galore. Held in the very heart of Bangkok’s old town along the Chaophraya River, the Bangkok Edge festival will be packed with activities ranging from talks, workshops, concerts with the attendance of local favourites Hugo, Chanudom, Yellow Fang, Rasmee Isan Soul, and Siplor. Highlighting the event as well is of course, food, and an enticing Art and Crafts market for everyone to enjoy. Save the date for the third weekend of January for the event that’s meant to challenge and nurture you. You can capture the latest trends in Thai art and culture through Museum Siam, Chakrabongse Villas or be part of book launching events and talks by acclaimed international speakers such as Chris Baker, Julian Thomson, Christina Lamb, Marina Mahatir, Lawrence Osbourne, Medeliene Racknagel and Veeraporn Nitiprapha. For those who are interested, tickets for the Chill Pass that lets participants relax at Chakrabongse Villas and join in the house tour can contact chillpass@bangkokedge.com. T: +66 (0) 2622 1900, bangkokedge.com or facebook.com/bangkokedge 26JAN 2018 INDIA STATE MATTERS India celebrates its 69th Republic Day on 26 January. While the major celebratory parade takes place on Rajpath in New Delhi, Mumbai also hosts a smaller version at Shivaji Park. The parade is presided over by the state’s chief minister and involves great pomp and splendour. There’s a flag hoisting ceremony followed by military marches, traditional song and dance performances, and elaborate floats often depicting social messages. Abide With Me, a Christian hymn by Scottish Anglican Henry Francis Lyte, is always played during the Republic Day parade because it was one of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite songs. Many family or community events also take place with parties and celebrations. Fairs and talent contests take place and throughout the day, patriotic songs are played through loud speakers. Republic Day is not merely a one-day celebration. Spreading over 3 days, crowds gather and cheer at the ending performance, the Beating Retreat, on January 29. incredibleindia.org 18 19