Chiang Mai Photographic Group Exhibition 2009
The Chiang Mai Photographic Group’s second exhibition will open to the
public at Northern Village, Central Airport Plaza at 4.00pm on Saturday
This diverse collection of arresting images from all over Asia marks the
group’s second birthday and illustrates that there’s a lot more to be
photographed than the usual fare of temples, hill tribes and sunsets!
Festival, Chiang Mai 2009 by Wyndham Hollis.
Almost one hundred contributions by members hailing from more than half a
dozen countries using equipment ranging from simple point-and-shoot cameras
to the latest digital SLRs will quickly convince you that it’s a keen eye
for the picture that counts.
Last year’s event met with much critical
acclaim and this year’s will feature an even greater selection of unusual
and challenging photographs, many of which will be available for sale
through Northern Village.
The Chiang Mai Photographic Group started life several years ago as one of a
number of special interest groups that were spun off from the Chiang Mai
Expat’s Club. It has prospered not only due to the impetus given to the
photographic industry by the advent of affordable high quality digital
cameras but to the generous spirit of its members who share their knowledge
and experience freely.
The CMPG strives to maintain a consistently high
standard of work and invites guest speakers, arranges field trips and even
This exhibition has been made possible by the support of Digital Photo Shop,
AA Insurance, City Life Magazine, ThaiVisa and Photo Bug – companies whose
generous sponsorship helps keep the city of Chiang Mai at the forefront of
the creative arts in Thailand. The exhibition is open for viewing from 11 am
until 8 pm daily until November 29.
The CMPG meets on Wednesdays at 7.00pm every fortnight in Tuskers Bar and
all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly
invited. For details of meeting dates please visit www.cmpg.igroops.com.
Meetings are conducted in English but all nationalities are welcome. For
more information please contact: English: Wyndham Hollis. Telephone 0851 217
Attention Book Lovers
Chiang Mai University’s Central Library Office will hold the 16th CMU Book
Fair at the Central Library on the university campus from November 25 -
December 2 .
The Books of the Year will be also on display and sale at the fair. The fair
is open from 9.00 am. – 8.00 p.m. for the 8 days. This fair is organised
with the aim of encouraging both book loving library patrons as well as the
general public to explore the endless possibilities books offer for
entertainment, research and education.
Be sure to submit your photos for the Book Fair’s photography contest which
has the subject, “Beauty and Happiness on the CMU campus” before October 30,
the final day applications are accepted. The winner will receive a cash
prize of 10,000 baht, the second place winner will receive 5,000 baht and
the runners-up will receive 3,000 baht each respectively.
For more information, please call 053-94-3333, 053-94-4444, or email: p[email protected]
Concerts in Chiangmai
The Music Department at Payap University presents The Overture
Recital. Students of the Certificate Program will perform on a
variety of classical instruments and bring vocal solos.
Date: Friday, 30 October 2009, at 19:30 PM. Place: CRK Music Hall,
Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Campus. Admission Free. For more
information call: 053 248 037
A.U.A Language Center on Rajdamnern Road
Wednesday, November 4
Thursday, November 5
Tuesday, November 25
Concerts commence at 7 pm. Tickets are priced at 300 baht and 200 baht
for students available at the door or call 081-682-8000
A Charitable Chiang Mai Twist
on the TAT Ultimate Thailand
Scott and Richard from Chiang Mai have a
different agenda than the rest of the
semi-finalists in the Ultimate Thailand Explorer
Competition created by the Tourism Authority of
Thailand: they’re going to donate any prize
money won to children in need through the Chiang
Mai ToyRide and the non-profit Give and Live.
Jones says it simply, “We have enough. They
don’t.” The grand prize is $10,000. And even if
they don’t win, they’ve vowed to raise another
$10,000 along the way.
The outcome is out of their hands and into the
world’s as online voting selects the final teams
for five cities in Thailand: Chiang Mai,
Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Anyone
can view Scott and Richard’s one-minute of fun
application video (careening down the hill into
a lake in a monster Zorb Ball) and help by
voting for them NOW and EVERY DAY until November
12 to keep the ball rolling! All voters can also
win $2,000 worth of prizes in a lucky draw at
the end of the current voting period, but must
register with TAT and log in to vote. The more a
person votes, the better chance of winning the
They have transformed one corner of the TAT
competition into a charity cause. Richard Vader
says, “Not only are we putting our money where
our mouth is, we’ll put their money where our
heart is!” More information, voting instructions
and a PayPal button for tax-exempt donations is
To love means to give...Just give all you can
if you really want to live