The 23rd edition of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (Pubat) gets underway on October 17.
Held in parallel with the 12th Book Festival for Young People at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre, it will feature more than one million books from 376 publishers manning 931 booths. This year, the theme is “Read Aloud”, which aims to encourage a strong message about reading.
The book festival features several exhibitions and seminars and continues through October 28. It’s open daily from 10am to 9pm.
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John Hockney, David Hockney’s brother, shares a 120-minute lavishly illustrated talk about David Hockney and the family and friends he has painted, photographed, iPadded, etched, and lithographed in “Hockney on Hockney”, the first in the “Lesson Abroad Series” being held as part of Art Talk 2018 at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre on Tuessay rom 6-8pm.
With humour and an intimate understanding, John examines the many genres David Hockney has mastered during his life of making pictures. The talk embraces his early life, the man, the artist, and his pursuance of knowledge.
The lecture is conducted in English, with summary translation in Thai and free of charge. No reservation is required. Only 40 seats are available.
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Songs from the musicals
Three of the best known musical actors from London’s West will be in Bangkok for one night only on January 19 for a show at the Thailand Cultural Centre. Daniel Koek, Hugh Maynard and Oliver Tompsett will perform songs from such internationally recognised classics as “The Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “Wicked”, “Chess” and “Miss Saigon” accompanied by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.
They will be joined on stage by special guest, Harriet Jones, who played the lead role of Christine for three years in the London production of “The Phantom of the Opera” at Her Majesty’s Theatre, and recently received rave reviews for her part in the revival of “Guys and Dolls”.
Tickets cost from Bt500 to Bt4,500 and are now on sale at Thai Ticket Major counters and www.ThaiTicketMajor.com.
Govan talks guitar
English virtuoso guitarist and guitar teacher Guthrie Govan, who has played with The Aristocrats, Asia, GPS, The Young Punx and The Fellowship, is coming to Thailand for a workshop at Black Box Theatre, Building 17 of Rangsit University Conservatory of Music on November 10 from 4-6pm, as a part of his Asia Clinic Tour 2018.
Guthrie, also known for his solo project Erotic Cakes, is one of the hottest guitarists on the international music scene today, and his 2006 solo album Erotic Cakes was widely recognised as an instant classic.
Tickets cost Bt1,000 at Thai Ticket Major. Only 300 seats are available.