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October 27 - November 2, 2009



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Chiang Mai Photographic Group Exhibition 2009

Attention Book Lovers

Concerts in Chiangmai

A Charitable Chiang Mai Twist on the TAT Ultimate Thailand Explorers Competition

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 November 14th.

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!

Flower 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 movie evenings.

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 217 414.

 

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: [email protected] chiangmai.ac.th


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

Robin Zebaida
Concert pianist
Wednesday, November 4

Amandine Habib
Piano Recital
Thursday, November 5

Eduardo Tami
Flute Recital 
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 Explorers Competition

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.

Scott 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 prizes.

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 online at http://www.thailandmania.com/here-is-how-you-can-help.html
To love means to give...Just give all you can if you really want to live



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