Club ClosurePlease note that the clubhouse will be closed on Monday, October 24th to observe Chulalongkorn Memorial Day
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, 1927-2016, RIP
The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand offers its deep condolences to the people of Thailand at this time of national grieving following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 October after a long illness.
The FCCT prides itself for being one of Thailand's most respected venues for holding open debates about current events. We usually hold panel discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm. The entry fee for non-members is 450 baht.
Remaking The Chaophraya Riverbank
7 pm, Wednesday October 26, 2016
In its breakneck and often poorly planned growth, the city of Bangkok has turned its back on the great river that runs through its heart. Development along the river has been piecemeal, with no coherence and little public access. Now the BMA, supported by the military government, plans to redevelop much of the riverbank near the city centre, with plans to build a promenade and cycle track over the river. But these plans have been widely criticised as rushed and ill-conceived. We will hear the views of 3 distinguished architects on this project.
Soul of a Nation: The BBC's Historic Documemtary on the Thai Royal Family
7pm, Monday October 31, 2016When His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej died at 88 on October 13, coverage of his 70-year reign was already mountainous. 'Soul of a Nation,' a two-part 1979 documentary about the royal family produced by the BBC remains a crucial piece of history, as it draws on rare and extended close access to the king. We see King Bhumibol responding directly to questions that would never usually be asked in a Thai context. He reflects on his role as monarch, and does not walk away from difficult questions.
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Understanding and Nurturing a bilingual Childhood
6:30 pm, Thursday October 27, 2016Hosted by Français du Monde, the Overseas French Nationals Association
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We provide grants of 15,000 baht every two months to documentary photographers and photojournalists to go towards printing for the FCCT exhibition. We give priority to photographers who live and work in Asia and Asia-focused topics that are under-covered. To apply for these grants please send a 150 word summary of the project, a short bio of the photographer and a dropbox of at least 15 selects from the project with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Gallery this month: "Through the Eyes of an IDP"
'Through the Eyes of an IDP' is a project that looks in depth into the lives of Internally displaced people (IDP) living in Burma, and the struggles they are currently facing due to brutal civil conflict. A project designed to raise awareness of the current situation, and document the lives that children, the next generation are currently living through. And to show that if the current civil conflict does not end, what these children photograph and live through everyday will be the future of the next generation.
30 children from three ethnic groups and three areas of Burma, Rohingya, Karen, and Kachin were given a disposable camera and notebook each and asked to photograph their everyday lives. No guidance was given as to what to photograph, simply what they see everyday.
The hope was that one, or two successful photographs would be developed from each camera. The children exceed every expectation, and once developed, on average there were around ten astonishing, eye-opening photographs from each child. Each taking a different approach to their photography, the photographs show a combination of the struggles of life as an IDP in Burma, moments that only the children could capture, and the pure innocence of children.
Kayla Richards, Artist Biography
Trained in photography, and with an interest in social and environmental issues KaylaRichards work takes a documentary approach to life. She received a Degree in Photography from the University of East London, and has participated in several art shows and exhibitions across London, and is currently working on some solo shows in Asia. Originally from a small
town in North Wales, she has lived in London for numerous years and is currently residing in Thailand.
The FCCT, 'Battle of the Bureaus' pub quiz happens every third Thursday of the month (unless announced otherwise). Test your mettle against the best of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Prizes include bottles of wine.
Our restaurant offers both Thai and Western fare created by Chef Moo. We have weekly food and drinks specials highlighting Thailand's freshest ingredients from the market that week.
From our Western Menu
Fettuccine with a creamy smoked salmon sauce
Grilled beef patty with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun, and chunky fries
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce, onions and tomatoes