Patravadi Announces October Arts Camp for Children

October 10 to 17 will see a week-long residential Arts Camp on the campus of the Patravadi High School and Vic Hua Hin Theatre. The October Arts Camp aims to have students develop a creative  and assertive discipline along with strong physical health.

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Minimum age to enroll is 5 years. Students will be divided into three groups, by age: 5-6 year-olds, 7-11 years old, and 12 and over. Students will receive instruction in areas of breath control, voice projection, body movement, acting, blocking, singing, acrobatics, and showmanship.

Kru Patravadi sets a very high standard, and parents can be assured the their children will receive top-notch training. Her special skill is to get the very best out of young people.

Students will be boarded in the Patravadi High School dormitories, and must follow basic rules for dress and behavior. The fee for the week-long program, including meals and board, is 15,000 baht per student.  To enroll your child in this wonderful program, contact Miss Pinyada Puthom or Patravadi Mejudhon at Vic Hua Hin. Tel 032-827815, fax: 032-537039, Mobile: 08 89-2550002, Email: pr.vichuahin@hotmail.com.

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It’s Official! Jam Season 2010-2011 is Here!

We had wonderful party and a great music session at Ray’s Place on Monday, 27 Sept. Lots of old friends and new friends were on hand. Here are the pictures to prove it!

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Mr. Ray has promised us that there will be a music jam at his restaurant every Monday night for the rest of the season. Undoubtedly, when things get more busy there will be sessions on Thursdays also.

Meanwhile, Chez LouLou (next to the railway station) have announced that their season-opener will be held on Wednesday 20 October, and Baan Chang in Cha-Am will rev up their Sunday sessions beginning on 7 November.

Yes! We are doing it!

New Venue! Baan Sri Kaow Restaurant announces jazz show on 2 October

Baan Sri Kaow (the White House) Restaurant will host the band of Mr. Sompop (Khun Moo) on Saturday 2 October. Khun Moo is first trumpet for the Bangkok Philharmonic, ‘moonlighting’ as a jazz pianist with his own group. I

Ban Sri Kaow (aka Jan Suai) has prepared a package with a set menu of great fresh Mediterranean cuisine. For 900 baht, you get one drink dinner and what promises to be a fine jazz concert.

The menu is as follows. – Parma ham and melon – Spinach soup – Grilled fish fillet or cutlets of lamb with garlic and herbs served with rice pilaf and green salad – Mixed fresh fruits jelly with lemon Sorbets

Baan Sri Kaow is located at 17/49 Petchkasem Road, between sois 77 and 79 on the south end of town near Market Village. Music starts at 18:40 hrs.; dinner is at 19:30 hrs.; the show resumes at 20:30 hrs.. Space is limited, so call for reservations at 081-553-1959, 089-110-8453.

Wan Restaurant offers live music, Monday 27 September

Scandinavian-born Terrence Newborne, will perform solo piano at “Wan Restaurant“, from 5 to 7 pm, Monday 27 September. Jazz Classics, Evergreens, ballads and blues.

Wan Restaurant is located at 38/34 Hin Lek Fai road, off of Soi 88.

To get there:
1. Go south from Hua Hin train station about 1 km.
2. Take the railway crossing at Soi 88.
2. Take the road to the right, following as it bends left, then straight.
3. Go about 1,5 km, passing a 7/11 and a Family Mart
4. Turn right at Hin Lek Fai Road, where a sign points to Chom Dong Villa.
5. Go 60 yards/metres, and it’s on the left.
Cheap excellent thai and western food, and inexpensive beer. Welcome!

Souay Vista Social Club opens with a bang 28 September

The Souay Vista Social Club and Jam Bar, Hua Hin’s newest music venue, watering hole and social hangout, will have its season launch on Tuesday 28 September with local Rock ‘n’ Roll veterans The Stoned Head Band. It promises to be a smash-up evening of music and fun.

Souay Vista is located on Soi 94, about 8/10’s of a kilometer from Petchkasem Road, turning off just South of the Market Village. After turning onto Soi 94, continue across the railroad tracks and onward. At one point, the road appears to ‘dead-end’, but just turn right and then immediately left to continue. Suoay Vista is on the right about 200 meters beyond this point. Music begins at 9:30 pm.

Hua Hin Ensemble at Market Village

The Hua Hin Ensemble, Hua Hin’s own home-grown jazz band, are performing nightly at the Market Village Shopping Center through Sunday, 26 September4-8 pm in conjunction with the Eat Shellfish in Hua Hin Festival (งานกินหอยที่หัวหิน).

Cicada Street Dance Competition in October

Cicada Street Dance Competition 2010!

The Cicada Market in Khao Takiab, Hua Hin’s principle outdoor performance and arts venue, will host the first Cicada Street Dance Competition throughout October.

Starting Saturday October 9 and continuing through 16, 23, and 30 October), teams from throughout Thailand will compete for a 100,000 baht grand prize.

The competition will proceed by eliminations, with scoring based on various categories of Technique and Presentation. The final elimination on 30 October will also allocate points for Improvisation, Teamwork, and Creativity.

The stated purposes of the Cicada Street Dance Competition 2010 are:

1. To promote Street Dance as a branch of the Performing Arts.
2. To encourage young people to use leisure time well and avoid drugs.
3. To promote the process of learning, teamwork and creativity.
4. To be a space for expression for young people of ability.

Elimination rounds will be held at Cicada Market at 7:30 pm on Saturdays 9,16,23, and 30 October. With this kind of prize money, contestants are sure to work hard to give us all a great series of shows. This national competition is the first of its ever in Thailand, and is a big boost to Hua Hin’s reputation as a rapidly expanding center of creative activity. Be sure to come out to support this exciting and very positive event.

For more information (in Thai), visit Cicada Market’s stunning web site at http://www.cicadamarket.net.

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