Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 29 November, 2016

Greetings,

Opening on Friday 2 at 6.30 pm is a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps at Bophana Center, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
More info

The annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, will play three times this weekend: 7 pm on Friday 2 and Saturday 3, with a 2 pm Saturday matinee, at Le Grand Palais.  Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) in Cambodia.
More info

On Friday 2 at 8.30 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents a comedy night at Box Office (St 244) featuring headliner Nathan Jaiyeola.
More info

Two workshops this weekend at N o w h e r e:  self portrait acrylic on canvas on Saturday 3 from 1 pm, and block printing on fabric on Sunday 4 at 12 noon. Bookings essential.
More info

On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

On Monday 5, 7.30 pm at Cloud, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

The Phnom Penh Players are holding auditions on Sunday 4 to Tuesday 6 for a production of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters to be presented in February. Read all about it.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

 

Kumnooh

fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


Friday 2, 6.30 pm at Bophana Center, a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.
More info

Friday 2, 7 pm, the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
More info

Friday 2, 8.30 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents a comedy night at Box Office (St 244) featuring headliner Nathan Jaiyeola.
More info

Saturday 3, 2 pm, matinee performance of the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
More info

Saturday 3, 1 pm at N o w h e r e:  self portrait acrylic on canvas workshop. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 3, 7 pm, the final performance of the annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, at Le Grand Palais.
More info

Sunday 4, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 4, 12 noon, block printing on fabric workshop at N o w h e r e. Bookings essential.
More info

Monday 5, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap hosts a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, featuring the work of five street photographers, running through to December 19. On December 11, as part of the exhibition, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography
More info

Java Café Independence
presents Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly. “In this new body of work he constructs contemporary narratives of everyday lives and individual pursuit of success and beauty in contradiction with a neglected and failed environment.”
More info

The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv exploring the lost railways and locomotives of Cambodia.
More info

Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition by Building Community Voices, featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
More info

At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

 Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

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Kumnooh: Cambodia arts for week commencing 22 November, 2016

Greetings,

On Wednesday 23, Java Café Independence presents the opening of Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly. “In this new body of work he constructs contemporary narratives of everyday lives and individual pursuit of success and beauty in contradiction with a neglected and failed environment.”
More info

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On Wednesday 23 from 6.30 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts the opening of Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv exploring the lost railways and locomotives of Cambodia.
More info

In conjunction with the second annual City for All! urban planning conference in Phnom Penh this week, on Wednesday 23 from 6.30 pm Meta House presents a screening of the documentary The Man Who Built Cambodia by Christopher Rompre and Haig Baillan, with Q&A to follow.
More info

Wednesday 23 at 8 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents Back to the Comedy Roots at Roots & Burgers, featuring international and local acts.
More info

On Friday 25, the French Institute presents a performance by the contemporary dance company New Cambodian Artists, a pioneer in an artistic approach mixing traditional Apsara dance and modern influences. Show starts at 6.30 pm, in the IFC movie theatre. $10/$5. Tickets on sale now at IFC reception desk.
More info

At Meta House on Friday 25 from 7 pm, NYC author and U5 member Jay Torres and local author/U5 member Richard Crasta team up to hold a double-author book signing event, “providing readers the equivalent of a literary roller-coaster ride through the human emotions.”
More info

On Friday 25 at the ISPP Black Box, Devenir Juliette (Becoming Juliet), an all ages French comedy with English subtitles. Tickets $10/$5, with proceeds to go to French NGO Pour un Sourire d’Enfant. Show at 7 pm, venue opens 6.30 pm.
More info

On Friday 25, Comedy Club Cambodia #38 at Show Box at 7 pm, and Comedy Club Cambodia #39 at 3Mangos Guesthouse both feature Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
More info

Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop on Saturday 26 from 9 am and 1.30 pm. Bookings essential.
More info

N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners on Saturday 26 from 1 pm. Bookings essential.
More info

On Saturday 26, performers and audience are invited to Spoken Word #3 at the L Bar on the lakeside.  From 7 pm.
More info

On Sunday 27Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

On Sunday 27, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
More info

The annual Christmas pantomime by the Phnom Penh Players, The Wizard of Odd, will play three times next weekend: evenings of Friday 2 and Saturday 3 with a Saturday matinee, at Le Grand Palais.  Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) in Cambodia.
More info

Opening on Friday 2 is a photo exhibition entitled Thai Border Cambodian Refugee Camps at Bophana Center, the work of Stefan A. Ellis.

Serey Siv, a Cambodian-Canadian street photographer based in Siem Reap, has recently organized and curated a photo exhibition, The Mirage Collective, now open at The 1961 Co-Working and Art Space in Siem Reap, featuring the work of five street photographers, running through to December 19. On December 11, as part of the exhibition, a Q&A will be held to discuss what makes a winning photo, and the wider world of street photography
More info

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.
Fabian Hipp
Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com
If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact  fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…



Wednesday 23
, 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence presents the opening of Striving, by photo realist style painter Chov Theanly.
More info

Wednesday 23, 6.30 pm, The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation hosts the opening of Another time, Another train, a photographic exhibition by South African Bruce dv.
More info

Wednesday 23, 6.30 pm Meta House presents a screening of the documentary The Man Who Built Cambodia by Christopher Rompre and Haig Baillan, with Q&A to follow.
More info

Wednesday 23, 8 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia presents Back to the Comedy Roots at Roots & Burgers.
More info

Friday 25, 6.30 pm, the French Institute presents a performance by the contemporary dance company New Cambodian Artists. $10/$5. Tickets on sale now at IFC reception desk.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, at Meta House, NYC author and U5 member Jay Torres and local author/U5 member Richard Crasta team up to hold a double-author book signing event.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, at the ISPP Black Box, Devenir Juliette (Becoming Juliet), an all ages French comedy with English subtitles.
More info

Friday 25, 7 pm, Comedy Club Cambodia #38 at Show Box features Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
More info

Friday 25, 9 pm Comedy Club Cambodia #39 at 3Mangos Guesthouse both features Scottish comedian Stephen Carlin, Jacky Ng from Singapore and MC Scotty Muldoon. $5 entry.
More info

Saturday 26, 9 am and 1.30 pm, Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 26, 1 pm, N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on rubber stamping for beginners. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 26, 7 pm, performers and audience are invited to Spoken Word #3 at the L Bar on the lakeside.
More info

Sunday 27, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents New Khmer Architecture of the 1960s. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 27, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition by Building Community Voices, featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
More info

Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, November 9 – Day of Fate, a collection of images reflecting five significant historical events that occurred on this day, including the proclamation of the Republic and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
More info

At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

 

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 16 November 2016

Greetings,

On Thursday 17, from 7 pm, Meta House presents the official launch of Saraswati Publishing, along with their first two titles, Angkor Away and Angkor Tears, both SEA noir thrillers written by Steven W. Palmer. “With plans to publish up to ten titles by the end of 2017, Saraswati Publishing hopes to bring the best of both expat writers and emerging Khmer talent to a bookshelf near you.”
More info

N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on basics of calligraphy on Saturday 19 from 1 pm. Bookings essential.
More info

A double header for Khmer Architecture Tours this weekend, with Four Religions of Phnom Penh on Saturday 19 and Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building on Sunday 20. 8.30 am starts, reservations essential.
More info

On Sunday 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.
More info

On Monday 21, from 7.30 pm at Cloud, take part in Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials. Extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Coming soon:

Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop. Bookings essential.

Spoken Word #3 at the L Bar on November 26 – sharing encouraged.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Thursday 17, 7 pm, Meta House presents the official launch of Saraswati Publishing, along with their first two titles, Angkor Away and Angkor Tears, both SEA noir thrillers written by Steven W. Palmer.
More info

Saturday 19, 1 pm, N o w h e r e  hosts a workshop on basics of calligraphy. Bookings essential.
More info

Saturday 19, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Four Religions of Phnom Penh. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 20, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 20, 10 am, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.
More info

Monday 21, 7.30 pm at Cloud, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials. Extra drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition by Building Community Voices, featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
More info

Meta House hosts a photographic exhibition, November 9 – Day of Fate, a collection of images reflecting five significant historical events that occurred on this day, including the proclamation of the Republic and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
More info

At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

Java Café Independence presents Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
More info

The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info 

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info conta

 

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 8 November 2016

Greetings,

From today, Tuesday 8, Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition by Building Community Voices, featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
More info

Tonight from 7 pm at N o w h e r e gallery (St 312), an art talk by Lisa, of fashion label Finchittida, that draws on Laotian and London heritage to create “audacious jewellery and accessories”. Entrance is free but seats are limited.
More info

On Wednesday 9, from 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition, November 9 – Day of Fate, a collection of images reflecting five significant historical events that occurred on this day, including the proclamation of the Republic and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
More info

Also on Wednesday 9 at Metro Mara, AsiaLIFE magazine celebrates its tenth anniversary with a party to include the launch of Mark Bibby Jackson’s new novel Peppered Justice. From 6 pm.
More info

And finally also on Wednesday 9, at 7 pm, Chinese House hosts its first stand-up comedy night, Chinese Comedy Club, featuring Stevo Joslin, Dan Riley and Sam Thomas. Reservations encouraged.
More info

Friday 11 at 7 pm, Meta House presents the documentary Piano Encounters, in which young children meet and learn from famous pianists. Director Q&A to follow.
More info

On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
More info

On Sunday 13, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
More info

Later in the month, on November 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.

Also coming up at the end of the month, Phnom Penh Community College is hosting a double photography workshop. Bookings essential. More info here.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.


In brief: new and returning…


 

Tuesday 8, Bophana Centre presents Community, Development, Freedom, a community photographic exhibition featuring 30 photographs from nine Cambodian provinces.
More info

Tuesday 8, 7 pm at N o w h e r e gallery (St 312), an art talk by Lisa, of fashion label Finchittida. Entrance is free but seats are limited.
More info

Wednesday 9, 6 pm at Meta House, the opening of a photographic exhibition, November 9 – Day of Fate, a collection of images reflecting five significant historical events that occurred on this day.
More info

Wednesday 9, 6 pm at Metro Mara, AsiaLIFE magazine celebrates its tenth anniversary with a party to include the launch of Mark Bibby Jackson’s new novel Peppered Justice.
More info

Wednesday 9, 7 pm, Chinese House hosts Chinese Comedy Club, featuring Stevo Joslin, Dan Riley and Sam Thomas.
More info

Friday 11, 7 pm, Meta House presents the documentary Piano Encounters, in which young children meet and learn from famous pianists. Director Q&A to follow.
More info

Sunday 13, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. Reservations essential.
More info

Sunday 13, 7 pm at Show Box, Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.
N o w h e r e  hosts an experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, the work of a variety of artists exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
More info

At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

Java Café Independence presents Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
More info
The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.

More info
At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

 

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info
The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info conta

 

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 1 November 2016

Greetings,

Wednesday 2, the opening event for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, An evening with the writers, takes place at Raffles Le Royale in Phnom Penh, 4 pm – 9 pm. Local and international writers including Shane Maloney, Laura Jean McKay, Ky Kalyan, Kosal Kiev, Carlos Andres Gomez, Phina So, Lok Ta, Thavry Thon, and Chath Piersath will be attending, along with a special performance by the Bou’Sra Arts & Culture Troupe of Mondulkiri.
More info

Thursday 3, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art. $35 for a two hour session including all materials, tapas, and a glass of wine. Spaces limited. From 7 pm.
More info

The aforementioned Kampot Writers and Readers Festival takes place this weekend, Thursday 3Sunday 6, with a closing night party in Phnom Penh on Monday 7 at The Exchange. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line, and the schedule is being progressively released. Expect readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more. A general call is going out for a Saturday afternoon event, My Favourite Poem, hosted by Tree Bernstein – if you would like to contribute a reading and a few contextual comment about the poet and the poem, please contact Tree [treebernstein@gmail.com] for more information.
More info

Also this weekend, from Thursday 3Monday 7, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, features music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary of the English writer’s death. The five concerts will take place at the Intercontinental, the National Museum and Meta House.
More info

Thursday 3 at Sundance, St 172, Full Metal Comics presents UK comedian Graham Wooding, from 8.30 pm.
More info

On Friday 4 at 7.30 pm, then Sunday 6 at 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works performed by students from CSBPP and Dance Made In Cambodia, at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.   Tickets $10 at Feel Good Coffee Shop (Street 136), Java Cafe (both locations) and Brooklyn Pizza (Street 123, Toul Thom Pong).
More info

Note that the Sophiline Arts Ensemble return performances of A Bend in the River that were scheduled this weekend in Takhmao have been postponed for health reasons.
More info

On Sunday 6Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

On Monday 7Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Later in the month, on November 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…


 

Wednesday 2, from 4 pm, the opening event for the Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, An evening with the writers, takes place at Raffles Le Royale in Phnom Penh. Local and international writers will be attending, along with a special performance by the Bou’Sra Arts & Culture Troupe of Mondulkiri.
More info

Thursday 3, 7 pm, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art. Spaces limited.
More info

Thursday 3 – Sunday 6, Kampot Writers and Readers Festival features readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more.
More info
Thursday 3 – Monday 7, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, SHAKESPEARE 400, at the Intercontinental, the National Museum and Meta House.
More info

Thursday 3, 8.30 pm, at Sundance, St 172, Full Metal Comics presents UK comedian Graham Wooding.
More info
Friday 4 at 7.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.
More info

On Sunday 6, Khmer Architecture Tours offers Front du Bassac, the Chaktomuk Theatre and White Building. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 6, 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm, the Central School of Ballet Phnom Penh presents an evening of three original dance works at the Blackbox Theatre, ISPP, Hun Neang Boulevard.
More info

On Monday 7, Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

 


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

N o w h e r e  hosts an experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, the work of a variety of artists exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
More info

At Sa Sa Bassac, is Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

Java Café Independence presents Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
More info

The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

The FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
More info

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 25 October 2016

Greetings,

Microgallery N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, opens on Wednesday 26, from 6 pm. A variety of artists have contributed to the exhibition, exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
More info

Thursday 27 at Sa Sa Bassac, from 6 pm, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

On Sunday 30 at The L Bar, a closing party for the Flori Green exhibition, open at 2 pm with a DJ set at 4 pm.
More info

On Monday 31, Java Café Independence hosts the opening of Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey. From 6.30 pm.
More info

Next week, on November 3, ARTillery Café’s Easels in the Alley returns with a sketch edition, hosted by Laura Emily of Lau Le Miray Art,  Get signed up soon for the early bird special.

The Kampot Writers and Readers Festival descends on Cambodia for the weekend 3 – 7 November. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line, and the schedule is being progressively released. Expect readings, discussions, panels, workshops, music, screenings and more. A general call is going out for a Saturday afternoon event, My Favourite Poem, hosted by Tree Bernstein – if you would like to contribute a reading and a few contextual comment about the poet and the poem, please contact Tree [treebernstein@gmail.com] for more information.   Raffles Le Royale is hosting a pre-festival event, An Evening with the Writers, on Thursday 2 from 4 pm.

On the same weekend, 3 – 7 November, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, will feature music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary of the English writer’s death. The programme is on-line now.

Also on the same weekend, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents return performances of the groundbreaking A Bend in the River, choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, featuring an original score by Him Sophy, puppets by Pich Sopheap, costumes by San Vannary and sets by the artists of Char RUFA. Friday 4 to Sunday 6 at 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theater, Street 115, Takhmao. (Roundtrip bus service available from Phnom Penh for $2.50 per seat.)   Entry at the door: $2.50

Later in the month, on November 20, Ragamuffin Cambodia is offering a one day workshop, Writing from the Heart, on story making, poetry and letters.

Phnom Penh based ambient composer Warren Daly has released a new lush, spacey four-track EP, Spiralling Continuum, on Bandcamp. Check out the promotional video here.

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…


 

Wednesday 26, 6 pm, the opening of N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, exploring our individual strangenesses. Until 11 November.
More info

Thursday 27, 6 pm, at Sa Sa Bassac, the opening of Decomposition, an exhibition of paintings by Yim Maline, that “imaginatively prods and ponders expanded notions of landscape and its representation.”
More info

Sunday 30 at The L Bar, a closing party for the Flori Green exhibition, open at 2 pm with a DJ set at 4 pm.
More info

Monday 31, 6.30 pm, Java Café Independence hosts the opening of Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

Cloud presents Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, featuring the photography of of Isabelle Serro, Juan Carlos Mohr and Cèsar Lopez Balan. Until November 2.
More info

Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
More info

The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

The FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
More info

The French Institute hosts an exhibition, For those who are no longer here, by Phnom Penh born artist Sera, focusing on the preparation of a Khmer Rouge memorial that will be constructed near the French Embassy. Run through to November 3.
More info

Meta House presents an exhibition of arts and crafts put together by the Department of Fine Arts and Handicrafts at the Ministry of Culture, an annual showcase of works by artists and artisans from Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng and Phnom Penh.
More info

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).

More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com

Kumnooh: arts guide for Cambodia, week commencing 18 October 2016

Greetings,

Thursday 20, from 6.30 pm, Cloud presents Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, featuring the photography of of Isabelle Serro, Juan Carlos Mohr and Cèsar Lopez Balan. The opening night will feature two short documentaries: 53 Moons, directed by Balan, and White Helmets recently released by Netflix.  Exhibition runs until November 2.
More info

At Meta House on Friday 21 from 2 pm, the opening of an exhibition, Beyond “Tolerance” – Living Together With Migrants presented by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN): a multimedia presentation and photo exhibition as part of an ongoing project, in collaboration with documentary photographer John Hulme. The photos will be exhibited from 21-23 October. The exhibition includes a broad range of photos capturing the aspirations and struggles of migrants in destination and home countries, including Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Japan.
More info

Friday 21 from 7 pm, Spoken Word Open Mic #2 at The L Bar in the Lakeside district. Jenny and Morgan host and invite spoken word performers of all types – writers and readers – to participate.
More info

Friday 21 (7 pm) and Saturday 22 (5 pm and 8 pm), The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge, a sequel to their production earlier this year of Romeo y Juliet, to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.   Performances are at the Department of Performing Arts (St 173, Tuol Tom Pong). Tickets are $10 and available at Box Office (#76, Street 244), Long After Dark (Street 450), and The Flicks Community House 1 (#39B, Street 95).
More info

Friday 21 from 8.30 pm at Show Box, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Canadian comic Brian Aylward, Sam Thomas of the US and Englishman Dan Riley, with Nik Coppin as MC.
More info

N o w h e r e is offering a workshop on Saturday 22 entitled Self portrait: acrylic on canvas, offering instruction on portraiture basics, acrylic technique and brush types. 1 pm – 5 pm.
More info

On Sunday 23, Khmer Architecture Tours offers 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork and the White Building in Bassac. 8.30 am start. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

On Sunday 23Drink and Draw at Show Box from 7 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

Sunday 23 at 5.30 pm, Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts the opening of Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
More info

On Monday 24Drink and Draw at Cloud from 7.30 pm. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info

Last call for submissions for Microgallery N o w h e r e’s  experimental three-dimensional art show, Strange Creatures, to run from 26 October until 11 November. Deadline: 21 October.
More info

Coming up:

  • The Kampot Writers and Readers Festival, 3 – 7 November. A comprehensive list of the many visitors to the KWRF is now available on-line. More on the KWRF next week.
  • On the same weekend, the 13th Phnom Penh International Music Festival, 3 – 7 November, entitled SHAKESPEARE 400, featuring music, songs and poetry from the Renaissance to mark the 400th anniversary English writer’s death. The programme is on-line now.
  • On the same weekend, Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents return performances of the groundbreaking A Bend in the River, choreographed by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, featuring an original score by Him Sophy, puppets by Pich Sopheap, costumes by San Vannary and sets by the artists of Char RUFA. Friday 4 to Sunday 6 at 7 pm at the Khmer Arts Theater, Street 115, Takhmao. (Roundtrip bus service available from Phnom Penh for $2.50 per seat.)   Entry at the door: $2.50

For a more rock’n’roll musical flavour of Phnom Penh, make sure you follow weekly gig guide LengPleng.com as well.

Fabian Hipp

Kumnooh
fabianhipp@kumnooh.com

If you are a venue or artist and would like to receive a weekly reminder to provide Kumnooh with an upcoming event or activity, please contact fabianhipp@kumnooh.com and ask to be added to the venue/artists list.

 


In brief: new and returning…


Thursday 20, 6.30 pm at Cloud, Exodus, a photographic exhibition with film screenings based on the refugee crisis on Lesbos in 2015, plus two short documentaries: 53 Moons, and White Helmets. Exhibition runs until November 2.
More info

Friday 21, 2 pm at Meta House the opening of an exhibition, Beyond “Tolerance” – Living Together With Migrants presented by the Mekong Migration Network (MMN): a multimedia presentation and photo exhibition as part of an ongoing project, in collaboration with documentary photographer John Hulme. This weekend only.
More info

Friday 21, 7 pm, Spoken Word Open Mic #2 at The L Bar in the Lakeside district. All types of writers and readers are invited to participate.
More info

Friday 21, 7 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge.
More info

Friday 21, 8.30 pm at Show Box, The Comedy Club Cambodia presents Brian Aylward, Sam Thomas, and Dan Riley, with Nik Coppin as MC.
More info

Saturday 22, 1 pm, N o w h e r e is offering a workshop entitled Self portrait: acrylic on canvas.
More info

Saturday 22, 5 pm and 8 pm, at the Department of Performing Arts, The Phnom Penh Players present an original short play, Kill Friar: The Enduring Ballad of Juliet’s Revenge.
More info

Sunday 23, 8.30 am, Khmer Architecture Tours offers 1960s Houses and Villas in Toul Kork and the White Building in Bassac. Reservations required, email contact [@] ka-tours.org.
More info

Sunday 23, 7 pm, Drink and Draw at Show Box . Two hours with a life model for $3.
More info

Sunday 23, 5.30 pm, Constable Gallery at Large in Siem Reap hosts the opening of Resilience, a photographic exhibition to mark the 25th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords that ended the Cambodian civil war.
More info

Monday 24, 7.30 pm, Drink and Draw at Cloud. Two hours with a life model for $3. Additional drawing class at 7 pm for $1.
More info


Ongoing….


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) presented by Eric Ellul.
More info

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30 pm, Bophana Center presents Cine Soiree, an evening of film and discussion. Programme changes every week, across a wide range of cinema experiences.
More info

Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
More info

Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
More info

The Phnom Penh Writers Workshop holds events every second Sunday afternoon for Phnom Penh writers who are interested in discussion and critique of their works in progress. If you would like to be involved, please contact Claire (clairemarchantcollier [ @ ] gmail.com or John john.christopher.brown [ @ ] gmail.com.

The Lotus Pond Gallery at The Plantation presents Tioulong, Echoes from a Golden Past, an exhibition of photographs by Kim Hak uncovering the lost villas of the village of Tioulong in Kirirom National Park.
More info

At the Asia Foundation Community Art Gallery on St 242, Envisioning the Future of the Post Office Square, an exhibition of architectural models designed by seven groups of university students from Norton University, Pannasastra University of Cambodia and Royal University of Fine Arts, who participated in a competition to re-design the future for the square.
More info

The FCC presents Kambuja, by Em Riem, a new series of works inspired by Cambodian portraits from the early twentieth century, produced on burlap.
More info

The French Institute hosts an exhibition, For those who are no longer here, by Phnom Penh born artist Sera, focusing on the preparation of a Khmer Rouge memorial that will be constructed near the French Embassy. Run through to November 3.
More info

Meta House presents an exhibition of arts and crafts put together by the Department of Fine Arts and Handicrafts at the Ministry of Culture, an annual showcase of works by artists and artisans from Siem Reap, Battambang, Kampong Thom, Prey Veng and Phnom Penh.
More info

Romcheik Pram brings to Battambang the recent Meta House show by hometown artist Hour Seyha, Phum Sakadey som swa kum! (Welcome to my village!). “Sakadey is the name of an imaginary village, living removed from time, whose inhabitants and various characters (ghosts, historical figures, stone statues, cartoon characters, animals, and even creatures that combine all these forms…) tell a timeless but also contemporary tale.”
More info

The Governor’s House Boutique Hotel (3 Mao Tse Tung Blvd, 100 m from Norodom Blvd) and Little Hearts International present a twofold exhibition by street photographer Vincent de Wilde, Between Salt and Earth and Supervivere, Cambodia Today.
More info

Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra hosts Wonders of 1929, a collection of vintage photographs of Cambodia, the work of Georges Portal, a French actor and director.
More info
Even more info

New Leaf Book Cafe in Siem Reap, has a continuous exhibition for Small Art School, featuring the work of young aspiring Cambodian artists.
More info

Elegy: Reflections on Angkor by John McDermott. The award-winning American photographer maintains his strong presence on the Siem Reap art scene with his mesmerizing monochromatic fine art images of Angkor taken between 1995-2014. Now exhibiting in two McDermott Galleries located at FCC Angkor and Raffles Grand Hotel d’Angkor.
More info

The Traditional Dance Show, presented by Cambodian Living Arts, takes place at the National Museum stage. The hour-long performance showcases classical and folk dances from across Cambodia, including the famous Apsara. Every night Monday-Saturday (October-April) and every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (May to September).
More info

Phare Ponleu Selpak, the famous Cambodian circus school offers nightly performances in Siem Reap and performances on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays in Battambang, on a rolling cycle of different works.
In Siem Reap: at 7.30 pm under the big top in Siem Reap, behind the Angkor National Museum, in front of Angkor Century Hotel.
More info
In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
More info

DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info contact dance@danceworldcambodia.com