‘Bangkok River Fair’ on 5 August 2017

July 21, 2017

The ‘Bangkok River Fair’ at Banglamphu Museum aims to raise awareness for the 57 kilometre construction project that is about to be implemented on both sides of the Chao Phraya river. This project will ultimately affect the riverside communities that line the banks of the river. This non-profit charity event is hosted by the Banglumphu Community in collaboration with several other organizations including Big Trees Project, Bangkok River, Chao Phraya River Business Community and Friends of The River. They hope to bring to the attention of the public to the important heritage of local residents along the river and preserve these communities through various workshops, product sales and cuisines throughout the day. There will also be a discussion on “Sustainable Development of The Chao Phraya” at 3pm. Presiding at the event will be former Prime Minister, Khun Anand Panyarachun.

Program

10.00am Pipit Banglamphu Museum is open
11.00am Bangkok River Fair- MC introduces all activities in the fair- Learn the history of 8 riverside communities through our mini guides- Traditional Thai Music performance- All shops open
11.15am #MyChaoPhraya project; draw and paint your dreams of the Chao Phraya on a huge canvas
11.15am – 11.45am Join the traditional Thai games with our mini guides
11.30am onwards Arts & Crafts Workshop and Cooking Demonstration- Khao Tom Nam Woon by Sam Phraya Community- Banana trunk carvings by Wat Mai Community- Papier-mâché piggy bank by Kudeejeen Community
12.30pm MC visits Workshops and Demonstrations
12.45pm MC interviews vendors about the unique identities of each community 
2.00pm Press Registration
3.00pm Opening Ceremony
3.10pm – 4.00pm Panel Discussion: Sustainable Development for the Chao Phraya River 
4.00pm Khun Anand Panyarachun, honorary president of the event, to preside
4.15pm Group Photo and join the #MyChaoPhraya project
4.30pm – 5.30pm Music performance from riverside community and artists
7.30pm Closing Ceremony

Date: 5th August 2017 from 11:00am-7:00pm
Venue: Banglamphu Museum

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