Dear ATS Member
Following a varied programme of events in 2011, culminating in an enjoyable Christmas lunch at the Lancaster Hotel, your committee has been concentrating on organising events to celebrate the ATS’s 50th anniversary, which falls this year.
Other dates for your diaries are: a visit to Taplow Court and Eton College on 12 May; the 50th Anniversary Educational Awards Reception to be held at the Oriental Club on 12 November; and the Christmas lunch to be held again at the Lancaster Hotel on 14 December. More details of these events can be found on this website.
Other events being planned in this anniversary year include: talks on Thai politics, the Thai film industry and the Thai novel; a Thai cooking demonstration at one of London’s leading Thai restaurants; a boat trip on the Thames; and a performance of classical music by leading Thai artists. Please watch the website for news and details. We’ll also let you know of events being organised by and for the Thai community in the UK, eg. over Songkran and Loy Krathong. Please let us know if you have any ideas for events – especially if you would be prepared to help organise them.
Our active membership continues to grow, to around 200. Please encourage your friends who have an interest in maintaining and developing links between Thailand and the UK to join. Why not consider giving a gift of membership for birthday or Christmas? You can do this by contacting either Trevor Knox or Charlotte Pinder.
Members of the committee look forward to seeing you at ATS events throughout the year.
22 March, 2012
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.