Bangkok living on the edge

published : 28 Jan 2020 at 04:00

newspaper section: Life

ABOVE  A previous edition of Bangkok Edge. (Photo: Tanakorn Krungsri)

The third edition of the Bangkok Edge festival returns on Saturday with over 50 activities including talks, workshops, music performances, film screenings, book launches, exhibitions and more. The event, held at Chakrabongse Villas on Maharaj Road and Museum Siam on Sanam Chai Road, ends on Feb 2. The festival is directed by River Books' publisher and editor Narisa Chakrabongse.

The festival itself will be run on various key themes including climate change, relations between Thailand and China, the Mekong, LGBTI and so forth. Among the highlights are performances by Hugo Chakrabongse and Phum Viphurit who will be on stage on Feb 1. Leew Ajareeya and Hye Apaporn will perform on Feb 2. Enjoy two different genres on both nights at the Main Stage in Museum Siam at 9pm.

Interesting talks include "Global Warming: So What?" on Feb 1 at 1.30pm at Museum Siam; "Where Are The Women?: Closing The Gender Gap" delivered by Theresa W. Devasahayam, author and expert on gender equality; and Pavida Pananond, associate professor of International Business at Thammasat Business School on Feb 2 at 1.30pm also at Museum Siam.

An exhibition titled "To What Degree" will also be on view at Museum Siam. Organised for the first time as part of Bangkok Edge 2020 by the Embassy of Canada in Thailand, the exhibition addresses Canada's changing climate, a deeply complex situation that presents people with both losses and opportunities. This exhibition also shares Canadian stories; some hopeful, some disheartening, all true and all happening right now.

Bangkok Edge in its previous editions.

LEFT  Narisa Chakrabongse, the festival director. photo courtesy of Narisa Chakrabongse

Bangkok Edge in its previous editions

Bangkok Edge Festival is also looking for volunteers to help on festival weekend of Feb 1-2. Email [email protected] to apply or for more details.

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