Welcome to the Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) and thank you for visiting our website.
The Anglo-Thai Society (ATS) was founded in 1962 to help promote good relations between the UK and Thailand. It currently has around 300 members with an interest in Thailand's people, culture and its business relations. Throughout the year the society organises various events and activities of interest to our members. The two principal Anglo-Thai Society events each year are the Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June and The Presentation of Educational Awards in November. ATS is extremely grateful to our society patrons, H.E. The Thai Ambassador and The Lord Gedddes.
Wednesday 22nd March, 7:00 PM - Hall One at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Former Samaggi Samagom President and Thai-British pianist and composer Prach Boondiskulchok teams up with British poet Sarah Howe and the Linos Piano Trio for an evening of poetry and classical music entitled 'Lullaby Too Rough'. The evening will feature readings from Sarah Howe's collection 'Loop of Jade', which largely explores her dual heritage, and poetry she has written in response to Prach's and the Linos Piano Trio's music. more information and booking details, please click here
The event promises to be an evening of 'dreams and dialogue with lullabies and lyrics exploring Eastern roots and Western journeys'.
We have a host of interesting and fun events planned for 2017, so please mark your calendars now. More information, including booking details, will be coming soon.
Thursday 9th March
Talk on " Siamese Tears" by the author Claire Keefe-Fox at Thai Tho Restaurant, Soho. For more details and how to book, please click here
Sunday 9th April
Songkran Festival at Buddhapadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon. The only Thai temple in the UK purposely built in the Thai architectural style and a perfect place to celebrate Songkran in London. The programme of events includes the chance to make offerings to monks and enjoy Thai food and cultural performances on stage. Free entry, all welcome.
Tuesday 16th May
Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. Venue to be confirmed, booking details coming soon.
Sunday 15th July
Summer Reception at Taplow Court, Taplow. Time 2 -5 pm. Free admission. Picnics in the grounds, prior to the reception, are welcome. Booking details coming soon.
Please note that this event will replace the annual Summer Reception at the House of Lords to celebrate the 120th Anniversary of when King Chulalongkorn of Siam visited UK and stayed at Taplow Court in 1897
Friday 28th September
A talk by Professor Duncan on " Contemporary Political Development in Thailand" postponed from 2016, at Royal Over-Seas League.
Friday 20th October
TS Gala Dinner Dance to celebrate our 55th Anniversary at Royal Lancaster Hotel. Tickets are now on sale. To book please click here.
Friday 17th November
Educational Awards Presentation. Venue and booking details coming soon.
Tuesday 12th December
Annual Christmas Lunch at Royal Lancaster Hotel
Thursday 9th March at 6:00 pm at Thai Tho Restaurant, Soho
“…History books recount the facts but historical fiction recounts the emotions: Siamese tears, blending fact and fiction, gives an overview of daily life in Bangkok during the last years of the 19th century.
As Paris and London play global colonial chess with South-East Asia as one of their pawns; Frenchwoman Julie Gallet and British diplomat Michael Crawford live through every moment of the harrowing times, culminating in the Pak-nam incident and watch as Siam fears for its fate.”
Entry to this event will be by pre-paid ticket. The cost will be £20 for ATS member, and £25 for guest. As we have booked a private room, places are limited, so please book early.
Friday 20th October, 2017 at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, W2 2TY
Come and celebrate this significant occasion by joining us for a fabulous evening of food, dance, music and entertainment. Special performances by the Thai Music Circle, Thai Dance Academy and Helen Orford.
Dress code: Black Tie with a Touch of Thai. Adorn your evening attire with a Thai-syle scarf, tie, waistcoat, hat or whichever fashion accessory you prefer.
To view the Gala Dinner Dance flyer, please click here
To book please click here
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Calendar of Events
Thursday 9th March
Monday 20th March
'Searching for Ali Wallace' a docu-drama film at the Overseas League. For more details please click here
Sunday 9th April
Songkran Festival at Buddhpadipa Thai Temple, Calonne Road, Wimbledon. Wat Buddhapadipa is unique in Europe. The only Thai temple in the UK purposely built in the Thai architectural style and a perfect place to celebrate Songkran in London. The programme of events includes the chance to make offerings to monks and enjoy Thai food and cultural performances on stage. Free entry, all welcome.
Tuesday, 16th May
Talk by David Hallmark on The Travels and Trials of an English adventurer Advocate in Thailand 1970-1971. Venue and booking details coming soon.