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.
Referendum 2016, Constitution #20
6:30pm, Thursday June 30, 2016
August 7 has been slated as the date Thailand will conduct a referendum on Meechai Ruchupan's draft constitution - the country's 20th - and doubts have already been cast on whether this will in effect a mandate on the charter itself or on the rule of the General Prayut Chan-o-cha government that seized control on May 22, 2014.
The FCCT clubhouse is a popular venue for third party events - press conferences, book launches, networking lunches etc. If you are interested in hiring the room for all or part of a day, please contact the manager on 02-652-0580
or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
INVITATION TO A FRIENDSHIP DINNER ORGANIZED BY THE THAILAND ACHIEVEMENT INSTITUTE
6pm, Monday July 4th, 2016
"While walking toward the future, dialogue is our safest refuge and our fortress against the handicaps that arise from disunity, factions, and the difficulties inherent in reaching mutual understanding".
We record most of our events and put it up on Youtube two weeks after the event. If you would like to purchase a DVD of the event, please contact our office at email@example.com.
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: Photographs by Jack Kurtz
Jack Kurtz is a Bangkok based photo-journalist:
"When I was growing up in Bangkok in the 1960s, I thought all Thais and most of the people of Southeast Asia were Buddhist. When I came back as an adult I saw there was a diversity and vibrancy to spiritual life here many foreigners never see.
I came to Southeast Asia to work on stories related to human migration and climate change. But increasingly I find I'm working on stories and events related to religion and explorations of spirituality.
I made these photos so people beyond Asia could see the remarkable spiritual diversity that's easily taken for granted here. From Muslim rituals in Myanmar to Catholics in Thailand to Buddhists everywhere, the unseen is all around us in Southeast Asia. In small ways - like offerings left on sidewalks - to big ways, like mass merit-making ceremonies in central Bangkok.
These are a few of my photos that explore spiritual life in Asia."
Jack Kurtz was a U.S.-based photojournalist for nearly three decades, working for newspapers in Florida, New York, Texas, and Arizona. In 2012, he finished his newspaper career as Picture Editor and Photojournalist at the Arizona Republic and relocated to Thailand where he spent six years of his childhood in the late 60s. He currently resides in Bangkok with Cathy, his wife of 35 years
Film night co-ordinator Lekha Shankar works with embassies to showcase films from around the world. Film nights usually happen on Mondays at the FCCT and cost 150 baht per person for non-members
Swiss Film 'The Wonders', Unique and Special
Cannes award-winning Swiss film 'The Wonders', directed by the talented Alice Rohrwacher , was the third movie screened in June.
In his introductory remarks, Swiss Ambassador HE Ivo Sieber, described the film as unique and special, since it incorporated the four languages of the country.
The Swiss Embassy,who have screened many movies in the Film Series, laid out a grand array of wines,cheeses,and snacks.
It was yet another special evening of gourmet cinema and cuisine,in our Contemporary World Film Series.
From Left: Wilfried Schnider, Consul, Swiss Embassy, Umesh Pandey, Fcct Treasurer, Nirmal Ghosh, Fcct President, Swiss Ambassador HE Ivo Sieber, Lekha Shankar, Fcct Film Coordinator.
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