The tradition of having a Christmas gathering for the Anglo-Thai Society has grown over the last few years from just three people meeting in a bar to a hugely jolly event of 60 people. This year, on 17th December, the event took over the entire Nipa restaurant in the Lancaster Hotel, which overlooks Hyde Park.
The impeccable arrangements of Tui Thapthimthong were again in evidence, although he couldn’t attend the event himself and Dr Orapin Dawson and David Fall were the hosts. As we all tucked into the excellent food, members of ATS were joined by friends from the Tourist Authority of Thailand. (TAT) and the wives and partners of Thai Embassy officials who belong to the Krachubmitre (‘Friendship’) Society. As ever, the generosity of sponsors was astounding, to the extent that a present was provided for everyone through a lucky draw of the numbers that were placed on each individual place. We are most grateful to the Royal Thai Embassy, the Lancaster Hotel, Monsoon Wine, Warren Wood Wine, Tam Nak Thai and Thai Tho restaurants. Ms Bee Constable, as the Master of Ceremonies, ensured that this lucky dip was enormous fun.
It was such a wonderful start to the Christmas festivities and it is now a fixture in the in the Anglo-Thai event calendar
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.