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European Chamber Opera comes to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Attention Book Lovers

Chiang Mai’s tastiest party, the First Chang Food Festival, to showcase local delicacies

Concerts in Chiangmai

Chiang Mai Photographic Group Exhibition 2009

European Chamber Opera comes to Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort

Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort will present Mozart’s much-loved opera Cosi Fan Tutte, a comic opera performed by the renowned European Chamber Opera, on Saturday, November 21 at 7.30 p.m. in the hotel’s Raintree Ballroom.

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort is proud to present Mozart’s much-loved opera “Cosi Fan Tutte”, a comic opera performed by the renowned European Chamber Opera Saturday November 21st at 7:30 pm in the Raintree Ballroom.

“Cosi Fan Tutte” is more than just a comic opera. It is a portal through which an audience can discover a unique insight into a period in history where a group of cultural innovators greatly influenced the society we live in today “, commented Anne Scott the General Manager of Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort. “Cosi Fan Tutte” is one of Mozart’s most popular operas – a light-hearted tale of love, trickery and forgiveness”.

If the guest chooses, the evening starts off at Latest Recipe, the elegant yet chic dining establishment that boasts a sumptuous international seafood buffet. Chef Matthew Woolford has introduced a range of deliciously tantalizing interactive buffet menus, designed to flirt with all of your senses. “Great food is about more then just taste. It has to be enticing visually, audibly and aromatically”, said Chef Matthew Woolford. “That is why it is with great pride that we are able to provide our guests with an interactive buffet environment in which they will discover what great food is really about”.

Following dinner, guests then make their way to the Raintree Ballroom in which the operatic performance will commence at 19:30hrs. The light-hearted plot takes on a theme that dates back to the 13th Century called ‘Fiancée Swapping’. Two officers claim that their lovers will be forever devoted to them whilst another officer implies the opposite. A wager is then placed and, the two officers then pretend to their fiancées that they have been called on a war duty. Little do the fiancées know, the two officers come back disguised with different identities and then try to seduce their fiancées.

Immerse yourself in the complete Le Meridien experience with an all inclusive Opera Package for 2. This package includes a complimentary upgrade to our Deluxe River View category (Subject to availability), American breakfast buffet at Latest Recipe, dinner at Latest Recipe and opera tickets for 2 persons at only THB9000++ (Exclusive of service charge and government tax).
For more information about the show and accommodation, please contact reservations at 0 5360 3323 or email us at RSVN. [email protected]

 

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]


Chiang Mai’s tastiest party, the First Chang Food Festival, to showcase local delicacies

The 18 restaurants from Chiang Mai that will take part in the 1st Chang food festival present a variety of foods at the press conference.

Supoj Thiamyoj
The First Chang Food Festival takes place November 25 to December 4 at the Central Airport, Chiang Mai’s Deputy Governor, Chumporn Saengmanee, TAT’s Director Chalermsak Suranant, Chiang Mai Municipality’s deputy permanent secretary Saruamchai Meesomsak and M. L. Parson Svasti, the famous food critic, announced at a press conference October 28.

The Chang Food Fair will feature dishes from more than 70 “Shell Chuam Chim good food” approved restaurants nationwide, as well as free concerts featuring artists from Bangkok, and handicrafts from about 50 stores at the DIY market zone. There will also be an amusement zone at the food fair to keep the kids entertained as well.


Concerts in Chiangmai

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


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.



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