Venue of the Month: Baan Sillapin Artist Village

Originally this feature was going to be the venue of the week! Oh, well. These things happen.

Baan Sillapin Artists Village is Hua Hin’s original arts centre, opened in 1998 on a 10-rai (approx. 4 acres or 1.6 hectare) site in the hills just to the West of central Hua Hin. It is the base for the Hua Hin Artists Group, and the residence of Hua Hin’s most famous artist, Tawee Kesa-ngam and other artists who also are members of his family.

Baan Sillapin includes large galleries of arts and antiques, artist studios, a coffee and gift shop, and classrooms for their very-popular classes in painting and sculpture. The facility is a frequent host of special exhibitions and performance events. Read on… More

The Hua Hin Arts Guide ON-AIR!

We have a radio show! That’s right. Sky Web Radio 98.5 FM, broadcasting from the top floor of Market Village , have invited us to do a  report every Monday at 3pm. It’s a dual-language show, with the fabulously bilingual “DJ Sunny” (Satsanee Sitapan), a professional interpreter, interviewing us and translating our English into Thai on the spot. First broadcast was this past Monday, 25 October, with the next show on 1 November. Check us out!

News Up! Vic Hua Hin November Schedule and Shuttle Service

Vic Hua Hin have announced that for the month of November, the famous Joe Louis Puppet Theater of Bangkok will be in residency. The Saturday evening shows (06, 13, 20, and 27 November) will be a production called “Kurumawatan: Rahoo and the Myth of the Lunar Eclipse“. It should be an amazing show.

Vic management also announced that for every show there will be a free shuttle bus running between Market Village Shopping Mall and the theatre. More

This Week in Hua Hin (21-28 Oct.)

It’s time for another big multi-topic post (4 separate stories, keep on reading), to report what we’ve seen this week and give you some ideas how you might like to spend your time in the days ahead.

1. Report: Debut Jam Session at Chez LouLou

Despite the threat of rain (and a busted keyboard), we had a fine time at LouLou’s opening session for the season. Here’s a slideshow of the jam and other images for this week:

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In many ways, we enjoy these early-season shows the most. More

Biggles Big Band, 26-27 October

Tuesday and Wednesday, 26-27 October, will be “Jazz Days in Hua Hin” with the Biggles Big Band from the Netherlands performing at the Municipal (“Boxer Statue”) Stage behind City Hall.

You can find out more about the band at www.bigglesbigbandontour.nl. And here’s a clip from YouTube to whet your appetite… More

Late News! British Blues at Souay Vista, Friday 22 October

We’ll have a special treat this Friday the 22nd when the Souay Vista Social Club on Soi 94 presents British blues artist Andy Martin. A veteran of the original Blues Explosion in England in the 60s and 70s, Andy is a widely recognized artist of slide guitar and blues stylings of classic artists such as Muddy Waters. Here’s a clip from YouTube to give you a taste… More

What’s a Mother to Do? The Week of October 14-20

Since starting the Hua Hin Arts Guide, I’ve been trying to do individual posts whenever new items, or review topics, or whatever, have come up. Now I’m coming to grips with a not-so-harsh reality: There’s just too much going on!

If I try to post each item separately, I won’t be able to keep up, new posts will push old ones down where they may not get the attention they deserve, and things will get left out that are of interest but too small to warrant a separate post.

So I’m going to try a new approach. Starting here, I’ll do a weekly post that ties up the general news, capsule reviews of that week’s shows, reminders of upcoming performances of interest, and general information.

Let’s see how that all works out… More

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