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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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On Sunday morning, Khmer Architecture Tours presents Central Phnom Penh by Cyclo. 8.30 am start, reservations essential.
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On Sunday 13, 7 pm at Show Box, come Drink and Draw: two hours with a life model for $3, BYO materials.
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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

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


Every Tuesday, 6.30 – 7.30 pm, body music classes at Eurêka (#63, St 88) presented by Eric Ellul.
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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.
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Every third Wednesday, 7.30 pm at The Harbour in Siem Reap, the Spoken Arts night invites writers and readers to share.
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Every Saturday morning at 10 am Coin Café presents free apsara dance classes for children.
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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.
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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.”
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Java Café Independence presents Influence: The New Ages, a special presentation of new work by Leang Seckon, curated by Yean Reaksmey.
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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.

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

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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.
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In Battambang: visual arts exhibition from 6 pm then circus show at 7 pm.
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DanceWorldCambodia
 offers classes in adult ballet, yoga and Bollywood style.  For more info conta

 

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