In the remote village of Baan Huai Nam Yen, in Chiang Rai, many hill tribe farmers are doing their best to take care of their chickens. They have built coops far from the community and roads to ensure that their fowl live in peace. They feed the chicken with clean rice grains, beans and even insects. After meals, the chickens are allowed to roam freely around fruit plantations, grazing for food and stretching their legs before their next mealtime.
At 52, Kraisak Chirachaisakul is making up for lost time. After distancing himself from the art world for almost three decades, following his graduation from Silpakorn University back in 1987, the winner of this year’s Gold Prize at the International Biennale Print Exhibition in Taiwan is staging a comeback.
Roi Et rice farmer Sawai Promkot, 56, was all ears when he heard his neighbours had started earning an extra income from selling field crickets, three years ago.
The 2014 Bangkok Chefs Charity Gala Dinner and Auction, one of the year’s most celebrated grand gastronomic affairs, prosperously wrapped up on Monday night with 14.5 million baht raised from the auctions, donations and ticket sales. The funds will help support the improvement of education and well-being of underprivileged schoolchildren in remote areas of Thailand.
Could it be the result of a curatorial conspiracy, the fact that three exhibitions currently underway at different locations across town have chosen to focus on the dark side, on human body parts, on decay and death (by foul means and fair)?
National artists are joining other famous artists to present a spectacular performance to mark HM the Queen’s 82nd birthday anniversary.
Professional cellists from the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) will join promising young Thai cellists to perform an ensemble concert at Chulalongkorn University’s Music Hall of Arts and Culture on Friday at 7pm.
Fans of veteran actor Chalit Fuang-arom and actress Thitima Sangkapitak are invited to witness the moment both have their hands and feet printed at the Star Square of the Thai Film Archive on Saturday. They are selected to receive the 152nd and 153rd star, respectively.
The Silpathorn Awards this year have been given to eight mid-career artists in various disciplines. Initiated by the Ministry of Culture in 2004, the awards are conceived as encouragement for artists between the ages of 30-50 for their accomplishments in contemporary art.
Anuchit Seangmueang, a 32-year-old employee of Siam Nissin company, has a problem that most people wouldn’t understand: mobility. Going from one place to another feels like a feat for him, because Anuchit is unable to walk and gets around in a wheelchair.
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