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Pilan Thaisuang, the founder of a natural-dyed, hand-embroidered cotton brand, Bhukram, from Phu Pan, Sakon Nakhon, shares how her business allows her to do what she loves, while helping to improve livelihoods of the local women.
Wonderful craft pavilion at Wonderfruit Festival
British Council (Thailand) British Council participated in the Wonderfruit Festival, an annual celebration of art, music and life, at Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thail. The collaborative project engaged a Scottish designer maker Naomi McIntosh, and three Thai designer makers, Saruta Kiatparkpoom, Vassana Saima, and Piboon Amornjiraporn who work together on a pavilion that explored the meaning of craft, sustainability, and innovation.
Mr. Sanchai Chotirosseranee, Deputy Director of Film Archive
British Council Thailand supports Mr. Sanchai Chotirosseranee, Deputy Director of the Film Archive (Public Organization), Thailand to participate in the BFI Archive Futures Course on 22nd – 24th March 2017 in London, UK.
Secondary students from Wat Mai Ta Po School
A group of secondary students from Wat Mai Ta Po School in Panus Nikom, a weaving town from Chonburi made bamboo woven fishes to be used as decoration of the British Council’s pavilion co-designed by the UK and Thai artists at Wonderfruit Festival, taking place on 16th -19th February 2017.
Technology Center for Northern Textile
Ms Sali Sasaki, Advisor of British Council East Asia Regional Crafts Programme visited members of Technology Center for Northern Textile (Fai Gaem Mai) in Nan to study authentic Tai Lue textile and their needs.
Dr Patcharawee Tunprawat
Dr Patcharawee Tunprawat, Head – Arts and Creative Industries gave an interview about British Council’s conference titled Craft Reveals: New paths toward sustainability, as part of upcoming Chiangmai Design Week which will take place between 3-11 December 2016.
Mahidol Wind Orchestra
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, the British Council (Thailand) and the Mahidol Wind Orchestra organised a concert which performed a range of music from the official Royal Shakespeare Company's productions, from the time of the poet, to Shakespeare-inspired classical music of the modern era.
Featuring on the welcome page of the East Asia regional art brochure is Saruta Kiatparkpoom, one of the Thai participants in our Craft & Design Innovation programme under the New for Old programme which is considered one of the region’s priorities.
Master-classes for primary and secondary schools
In July-August 2016, British Council (Thailand) together with Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) organised master-classes for primary and secondary schools in Bangkok and up-countries.