Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2018

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OVERTURES

NEWS AND EVENTS

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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

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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

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