BANGKOK — Satisfy your lust for knowledge and ideas this Valentine's Day weekend with the mouths and minds of more than 40 artists, writers and thinkers.
Described as Bangkok’s First Ideas Festival, Bangkok Edge (Bangkok Waek Naew) will bring together a broad range of people for a weekend of thought-provoking talks, exhibitions, concerts, workshops, food and drinks.
In the spirit of TED, the event will feature talks by the likes of renowned architect Duangrit Bunnag, Dudesweet founder Pongsuang “Note” Kunprasop, “Very Thai” author Philip Cornwel-Smith and Dracula author’s great-grand nephew Dacre Stoker.
There’s also workshops, bands, movies and an exhibition.
“Bangkok Edge Festival is aiming to be Bangkok's first ideas festival where people come to exchange ideas and learn new things. However, we also didn’t forget that people love to have fun,” organizer Grissarin “Yui” Chungsiriwat said.
Duangporn “Chef Bo” Songvisava will teach how to cook authentic Thai food, Rajini School students will teach fruit and vegetable carving, and illustrator Kathy MacLeod will school children and adults in visual storytelling.
Along with the talks and workshops, Museum Siam will exhibit Chiang Mai-based photographer Philip Jablon’s work documenting classic movie theaters in Southeast Asia.