The BANGKOK EDGE Programme
The 2020 Festival Programme will be announced in due course.
BangkokEdge 2018 runs from 1pm to midnight on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of January 2018. More than 40 activities are on offer to suit a wide range of interests over the weekend. The festival’s focal areas are literature, history, culture, lifestyle, and environment. Besides bringing new ideas to learn and share, promoting a more sustainable lifestyle also is one of the key commitments of the organisers.
Chakrabongse Villas will offer a ChillPass, a special ticket to enter the Chakrabongse Villas compound exclusively. Food and drinks will be available in a relaxing atmosphere and the chance to absorb the lush environment and architectural charms, together with a pre-registered House Tour.
The grounds of Museum Siam will be transformed into a picnic area with outdoor workshops and demonstrations. Outdoor workshops and demonstrations include cooking demonstrations, a tree registration workshop, a natural soap making demonstration, etc. To celebrate the opening of Museum Siam’s new exhibition, "Decoding Thainess", there will be an outdoor exhibition and children’s activities in the 'Kids' Zone'.
Museum Siam also provides the venue for talk sessions on various topics ranging from LBGT, creative city, environment, technology, and cultural heritage, etc. There will also be a room for fascinating indoor workshops on subjects such as food writing, collage art, calligraphy, photography, waste reduction, etc. Museum Siam’s library will be a space to launch new books and interesting ideas. Festival-goers can also enjoy shopping for inspiring books in the festival’s exciting bookshop, or gifts and knick-knacks from art and crafts stalls, and organic products from the 100km Market.
The Praya Bhirombhakdi Auditorium at Rajini School will host English language talks (with simultaneous translation to Thai) on a wide range of topics from both local and international speakers such as Chris Baker, Christina Lamb, Michael Freeman, Marina Mahathir, Madeleine Recknagel, Julian Thomson, and many more.
Festival-goers can also enjoy food and drinks along the street connecting all three venues. Each day will end with a film screening and a concert curated by Hugo Chakrabongse, with a line-up of musical acts that cater for both Thai and international audiences.
BangkokEdge has no entrance fee and all activities can be participated in free of charge.
Please download the Saturday and Sunday programme and brochure below.